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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andy Webb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2014 at 21:36
I could never go on a cruise, myself. Too crowded, commercialized, and dirty, from what I can tell. While it would be amazing too have so many awesome bands in one place, I would much rather do something like the RIO concert in Paris or the various prog festivals like RosFest for a vacation involving prog.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote infocat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2014 at 00:39
I went last year.  It was crowded, but not horribly so (and I hate crowds).  It was not at all dirty (why would it be?).  And commercialized?  Not really.  This is PROG, after all! LOL
This is not to say that the cruise part itself was all that great; it was mediocre.  But the bands made up for it!  Even if most of the performances were not, shall we say, "professional grade".  In any case I do not regret going.  Seeing Steve Hackett and discovering IOEarth alone made it worth it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 10 2014 at 09:04
I wish I could go....I think it would be pretty cool. I also hear there is opportunity to meet the bands on a more casual basis around the pool or just lounging around....talking music, would be cool to have that opportunity. I mean you can't stay locked in your cabin the whole time!

   

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WinkI almost went on the "Cruise to the Edge" trip. I am so glad I didn't!!!!! Why do people need to bring their little kids on a cruise? What kind of monsters will these kids turn into when they grow up! Cruises are for adults. If I spend big bucks to go on a vacation I don't want to have to put up with other people's kids pissing in the pool, screaming, and generally being a pain in my backside. Smile.
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Highlights by word of mouth for 2014 were:

Asturius (Electric Asturias)
Moon Safari
Lifesigns
Three Friends(Gentle Giant)
SAGA
Sound Of Contact (Simon Collins)
Soft Machine Legacy
Stick Men
...and Stick Men w/ special guest Eddie Jobson on "Red" and "Larks Tongues in Aspic Parts 1 & 2"

I mean...where else are you going to see Stick Men with Eddie Jobson?  They should seriously make that stick for a tour.  It was received very well.  Where else are you going to see Phil Collins's son Simon on stage with Steve Hackett on Supper's Ready as well as John Wetton?

Yes...is already established...but of course...were great.  Steve Hakcett and UK as well.  I didn't see Strawbs but now kicking myself.  I thought it was the acoustic version...but later found out John Hawken was on-board playing keys. My bad. Angry Smile

Queensryche was very good if you like that sort of thing...even without Geoff Tate.  I was impressed.  Seems they have a second wind in them with Todd on vocals.

Great cruise all around, lots of food and kindred spirits.  Artists seem to enjoy themselves talking to fans or, at least...keeping a stiff upper lip and tolerating it.  All depended on how one conducted oneself.

I recommend the cruise for anyone at least once.  I will likely go back (all depending if they mix up the line-up again).


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The 2014 Cruise To The Edge was the BEST holiday I have ever been on! Bar none! Everyone on the MSC Divina was all about the music;; no-one barely left the ship at ports of call! All bands were fantastic. The 'prog rock jam' from midnight till 3am had various featured artists playing with cover bands! A holiday I'll never forget and will be on EVERY year!
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SOC was fantastic!
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No kids pissing in the pool; 40-50 something adults who all loved the same music! Been on a lot of holidays, this ranks on top!
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Had Van der Graaf t on first night!
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Well, you missed a great holiday!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Michael678 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 05 2014 at 15:58
there was also the after hours prog jam after all of the concerts (of the cruise or that day, idk which) that i really liked. i wonder if anyone here was a part of that.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PJ20 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 24 2014 at 08:25

If they played good prog music .. then that would be an ideal cruise trip 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Michael678 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 24 2014 at 09:31
Originally posted by PJ20 PJ20 wrote:

If they played good prog music .. then that would be an ideal cruise trip 


what's that supposed to mean??
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Originally posted by woofer720 woofer720 wrote:

Had Van der Graaf t on first night!
 
Really???
 
Not the best setting for them. VdGG would be at their best at sea in a force 9 gale across the Bay of Biscay with PH in full flow articulating the challenges of lighthouse keepers.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Intruder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 10 2014 at 13:34
So you live....at the....bottom of the sea....  VdGG on a cruise - the whole concept does my head in. 
I like to feel the suspense when you're certain you know I am there.....
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