Thursday, October 17, 2013

Soul Train Cruise...

I'm always tickled when I see themed cruises offered on the Internet or TV.  If you're a nudist, chances are good you can find a nudist friendly cruise.  If you are LGBT, you can find cruises that cater to gays, lesbians, and transgendered people.  Want a cruise that caters to seniors?  You can find one offered by a certain British travel agency.  There are all sorts of cruises out there for a broad gamut of people.

However, today I was watching TV and saw an interesting cruise being advertised.  Are you ready for a Soul Train Cruise?  I remember watching Soul Train when I was a kid.  I really only watched it because my sister was a fan.  Every Saturday, it would come on in the afternoon and Don Cornelius would wish all views peace, love, and soul.  There would be a dance line and the latest funk and soul music... in the 70s and 80s, anyway.

The week long Soul Train cruise features a big line up of black entertainers, including: the Isley Brothers, Roberta Flack, Jeffrey Osbourne, Peabo Bryson, The Commodores, Morris Day and the Time, and the Chi-Lites, among many others.  The ports of call will take revelers round trip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and down into the Caribbean, with stops in St. Barts, St. Maarten, and Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas.  The ship is Holland America Line's Eurodam.

It looks like a good time.  I'm not really a fan of big ships and the crowds that come with them, but I do like some of the folks who will be performing on this cruise.  I have a feeling it would offer a prime opportunity to people watch.  And it is taking place at a time of year when I typically crave a vacation...

I doubt Bill would go for it, though.  He likes the smaller ships and all inclusive pricing...     

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  1. the Soul Trincruise would be my mom's worst nightmare. When she was in high school, she would go out and do whatever it was that she did on Saturday night, then she'd come home and catch the rest of Saturday Night Live. If she didn't pay attnetion, the opening lines from the "Soul Train" theme song would play before she got to the tV. (Her dad would usually have lost the remote control. s/he eventually took her gambling earnings and bought her own remote, which she kept hidden in her room.) She said it was a superstition she held that th entire upcoming week would be terrible if she didn't change the channel of NBC before "Soul Train."

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    1. I always found Soul Train kind of boring. My sister loved that show, though. Every Saturday, she'd tune in... after American Bandstand.

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