Erykah Badu, John Legend Headline 2008 Fantastic Voyage

The 9th annual Fantastic Voyage™ , known as the Ultimate Party with a Purpose, is ready to set sale May 18th – 25th from Miami, but if you’re still looking for a cabin, you’re not too late.

To book your cabin on board the seven day, six night cruise on board the world’s largest cruise liner, the Royal Caribbean International’s ‘Freedom of the Seas’™, go to BlackAmericaWeb.com (http://blackamericaweb.com/fv2008) or call 972.980-SAIL(7245). This year’s cruise stops in Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and Coco Cay, Bahamas. Make sure you ask about the special, limited availability day trips.

Grammy winners Erykah Badu and John Legend will be performing in a special cruise-passengers only concert at The Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico., hosted by nationally syndicated media personality Tom Joyner. More than 3,500 guests will be rocking the boat with such R&B greats as Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, The Stylistics, The Emotions, Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and SWV. For the blues and jazz lovers, there will be Roy Ayers, Lonnie Liston Smith and Wayne Henderson. And yes, there will be lots of laughs with an all-star line up including D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Mark Curry, Earthquake, Ralphie May, Sheryl Underwood, Adele Givens and John Henton.

Adding to the weeklong buzz of activities are two movie premieres. Lynn Whitfield will be on board to watch and discus her new movie, “Mama, I Want to Sing” and Bill Duke and Vivica Fox will be on hand for the premiere of “Cover”. During the port stop in Grand Turk, passengers will have a chance to attend the Governor’s Reception, hosted by Premier Dr. Michael Misick and his wife, Lisa Raye McCoy Misick.

Additionally, there will be a performance of ‘The Vagina Monologues’, featuring Dawnn Lewis and Vanessa Williams. And there will be a wide range of seminars, card and domino tournaments and the infamous beach party in Coco Cay, Bahamas.

For passengers who want to show off their clothes, there will be a theme nights every evening, including Mardi Gras, white night and formal night.

To promote the works of African-American artists and to help keep students in black colleges, there will be several prominent African-American artists including Frank Frazier/Visions in Black, Annie Lee, E & S Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky and Andre Mayeaux – auctioning off their works on board.

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