The Soouull Train! Here it comes rumbling down the track. Or in this case, sailing across the Caribbean Sea.
I’m talking about the inaugural Soul Train Cruise, scheduled for February 17-24, 2013 onboard Holland America’s Westerdam.
I’m having a ball with this amazing cruise and I can’t wait to set sail and bust a move down the Soul Train Line.
Yes, I’m going … and I’m dancing. These hips may not swivel like they used to, but I sold a cabin to myself anyway and I’m gonna shake it as best I can.
Unfortunately (or unfortunately) my 70s and 80s wardrobes are long gone
Wow, do I ever love this job!
Hey, I may be able to make more money doing other things, and I have. But this is passion … this is thrilling … this is fun.
In my former life as a journalist I made it to the top as a news editor for SportsCenter at ESPN – officially the Worldwide Leader in Sports. And I was paid handsomely for my skills.
But that’s nothing compared to my new life traveling, writing about it and sending people on amazing vacations like the Soul Train Cruise.
My new favorite question from people is … “You mean they pay you to do that.”
Yeah, they do.
And even if I wasn’t a travel specialist I would still sail on this amazing music cruise. I’m gonna be hanging with nearly 2,000 of my newest best friends. Everyone on that ship is there for the same reason – each has a passion for one of the greatest shows of all time.
Whether you’re a fan of any of the performers – Patti Labelle, Jeffrey Osborne, George Duke, The O’Jays, Kool & The Gang, War, The Spinners, Jody Watley, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Russell Thompkins Jr. & The New Stylistics, Cuba Gooding Sr. & The Main Ingredient, Gerald Alston of The Manhattans and The Intruders – you were likely a fan of longest-running syndicated show in television history.
Many of the dance regulars were stars themselves … and I’m hoping that some of them will join us on the ship.
There are obviously many who feel the same way. The cruise is selling as a brisk pace, and I’m expecting that many people will be shut out before long when that final cabin is booked. Unfortunately, there are many out there who won’t hear about it until it’s too late.
If you know of anyone in that category, do them a favor and let them know.
Consider it a public service.