Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley and Norwegian Cruise Lines are happy to announce plans for the Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise. The 5-night ultimate reggae voyage will be the first of its kind. The state-of-the-art Norwegian Pearl ship will set sail October 20, 2014 from Miami, Florida with stops in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Jamaica before its return on October 25, 2014.
The world’s top tier reggae artists – including Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Stephen “Ragga” Marley, Julian Marley, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Etana, Tarrus Riley, Jah Cure, Busy Signal, Morgan Heritage, Jo Mersa, Wayne Marshall, Christopher Ellis, Black-Am-I – will be performing aboard the ship. More acts will be announced at a later date.
In addition to live concerts, there will be numerous sound systems and DJs (David Rodigan, Stone Love, Renaissance, Mighty Crown and Gramps Morgan) blazing vibes day and night throughout the cruise. Many other entertainment events will be planned to satisfy every reggae lover’s appetite. This cruise is all that is reggae, but especially all that is Jamaica.
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), an agency of the Ministry of Tourism for the island, has jumped on board to endorse the world-class Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise and will play an essential role in spreading the word to the masses.
“As the home of reggae, Jamaica is proud to be a sponsor of the inaugural Jamrock Reggae Cruise. This is a wonderful opportunity for music lovers to get immersed in the rich history of Jamaican music. The JTB will be on board to promote the island’s diverse offerings which are available for visitors to enjoy. The cruise will serve as an opportunity to whet the appetite of reggae music lovers to visit and explore the birthplace of reggae,” states John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism.