Soul Train Cruises Set to Sail

3/26/2013, 10:30 a.m.

FAIRFAX, VA -- Last month's inaugural Soul Train Cruise lived up to the iconic television show's legacy as "the hippest trip," as the sold-out ship returned to port filled with ecstatic travelers calling the voyage "one of the best in the history of all cruises."

Anchored by an incredible array of concerts by the most iconic acts in R&B history -- including Patti LaBelle, The O'Jays, Kool and the Gang, Jeffrey Osborne, and Russell Thompkins Jr. & The New Stylistics -- the Soul Train Cruise was also host to exclusive activities and events.

Wine tasting with Jeffrey Osborne, dancing until dawn as special guest DJ Biz Markie spun the hits, stepping up to the legendary Soul Train Line, and playing classic Soul Train games such as the Scramble Board, filled the days and nights.

The cruise was highlighted by the screening of the documentary. "The Hippest Trip in America,?" hosted by Tony Cornelius, the son of founder Don Cornelius, and a Soul Train producer. Tony later joined in panel discussions about his father and the impact his vision had on popular culture throughout the world and multiple generations.

With luxurious vacation amenities ranging from lavish meals to deluxe accommodations, The Soul Train Cruise was such an unprecedented success, that Entertainment Cruise Productions and StarVista Entertainment/Time Life will launch two additional voyages within the next 12 months.

Soul Train Cruise Fall will depart on Oct. 5 from San Diego, Calif., and Soul Train Cruise 2014 will depart on Feb. 23, from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Cabins are available now at www.SoulTrainCruise.com or by calling (toll free) 1 855 SOUL TRAIN (768-5872).