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Aug 3

Jean Shepard, Mandy Barnett to Set Sail On Opry Country Classic Cruise

Jean Shepard & Mandy Barnett

Jean Shepard & Mandy Barnett

The Grand Ole Opry is inviting fans to set sail with classic country music artists aboard the Royal Caribbean International’s Voyager of the Seas. Famed country music broadcaster Ralph Emery, along with fellow Hall of Fame member Jean Shepard, Jan Howard, Jeannie Seely, T.G. Sheppard and Mandy Barnett will entertain fans on this year’s Opry Country Classics Cruise from January 28 to February 4, 2012. The cruise will leave from New Orleans with stops at three ports of call.

“We are delighted that the Grand Ole Opry is sailing with Royal Caribbean again,” said Vicki Freed, senior vice president of Sales, Trade Support and Services, Royal Caribbean International. “Every guest will enjoy Voyager of the Seas innovative onboard amenities and world-renowned Gold Anchor Service from our friendly and engaging staff and crew. Country stars and fans alike will have a great time aboard Voyager of the Seas, especially during our first season back in the exciting city of New Orleans.”

During the cruise, fans will enjoy private shows by the artists, classic country karaoke with celebrity guests and an exclusive cocktail party. Departing from New Orleans, guests will visit three ports of call in Falmouth, Jamaica, George Town, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico.

Voyager of the Seas ranks among the world’s 10 largest and most innovative cruise ships and offers exclusive onboard amenities such as ice skating, a nine-hole mini-golf course and the Royal Promenade, a boulevard that runs almost the length of the ship containing boutiques, restaurant and lounges.

For more information, visit To book this cruise and participate in all the private Opry functions, contact Corporate Travel Service Inc. at (866) 653-OPRY (6779).


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