Updated December 4, 2019
The Malt Shop Memories Cruise has been bringing a nostalgic sensibility to the high seas for over a decade, giving cruisers the chance to sail with celebrated stars of the '50s and '60s. A curated program of onboard experiences is designed to evoke the good ol' postwar days, with everyone from rock 'n' roll legends to Elvis impersonators coming onboard for the ride.
The 2020 Malt Shop Memories Cruise is an eight-night sailing aboard Holland America's Eurodam. The cruise stops in Key West, Cozumel and Half Moon Cay, and sails roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, November 1 to 8, 2020.
Malt Shop Cruise prices range from $2,240 to $6,205 per person, based on double occupancy. Discounted rates are available for past cruisers.
Lineup and Highlights
The lineup for the 2020 sailing includes Gladys Knight, the Righteous Brothers, Jay and the Americans, the Miracles, the Duprees, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Jay Siegel's Tokens, Charlie Thomas' Drifters, the Tymes, the Coasters, The Brooklyn Reunion, Bronx Wanderers, Ricky Nelson Remembered, the Vogues, the Elegants, Jan and Dean's Beach Party, Elvis tribute artists and Jerry Blavat.
Passengers can look forward to an array of celebrity-led and nostalgically themed events, including a sock hop, prom night, game shows, cooking demos featuring artists, Q&A sessions with onboard acts and even vow renewal services.
Step onboard the Malt Shop Memories Cruise and you'll join a community of like-minded cruisers looking to reminisce and revel in performances by the stars they loved in their youth. There's a nostalgic vibe on this mid-century themed cruise, with cruisers sporting vintage gear like saddle shoes and poodle skirts.
Who Would Like It
This cruise tends to be a hit with the Boomer contingent, drawing passengers who can remember Elvis performing on the Ed Sullivan Show and the birth of Beatlemania.
How to Book
This fully chartered sailing is sold directly by StarVista LIVE. To book, visit the Malt Shop Memories Cruise website. Passengers who've sailed on the 2019 cruise can enjoy advance access to purchase tickets before the general public.