Evoking the simpler days of sock hops and poodle skirts, Time Life and Jazz Cruises have teamed up with Carnival Cruise Lines to once again host Malt Shop Memories, a musical extravaganza featuring live performances from chart-topping 1950s and 1960s artists aboard the Carnival Inspiration in October 27-31, 2011.
Featured performers on the four-day cruise from Tampa include The Beach Boys, Chubby Checker, Little Anthony & the Imperials, Jay Black, Shirley Alston Reeves of the Shirelles, Lou Christie and many more.
It will be a nostalgic trip down memory lane as participants enjoy captivating musical performances and meet and greet opportunities and autograph sessions, and a host of activities associated with that era, including a fun-filled sock hop and a recreation of that high school highlight, prom night.
"Jazz Cruises is excited about teaming with Time Life and Carnival for this trip to a fun-filled musical era highlighted by stellar live performances by the greats of that period. The Malt Shop Memories cruise will provide cruisers with intimate and unique personal encounters with the artists, which for many will realize a dream dating back to when they were teenagers," said Michael Lazaroff, Executive Director of Jazz Cruises.
In addition to four days of fun and nostalgia, Malt Shop Memories participants can enjoy all that the 2,052-passenger Carnival Inspiration has to offer, including a diversity of dining choices, a luxurious spa, full casino gambling, a WaterWorks aqua park, a tropical, resort-style pool deck, and 12 lounges, bars and nightspots. A variety of shore excursion choices during the call in Freeport are also available.