Three music groups, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Barenaked Ladies and Sister Hazel are signed to perform in the Atlanta-based cruise company Sixthman. Employing the alternative rock theme this time, the ship will set sail early next year.
The cruise which features multiple live performances, meet and greets, Q&A sessions and frequent bumps to the artists, schedules Skynyrds' cruise to sail on 10th up to 14th of Jan 2008 with destination and stop in Mexico. Marshall Tucker Band will also appear in the same cruise. Meanwhile, on the next cruise scheduled Jan 19-24, Sister Hazel is featured along Josh Kelley and other artists. Barenaked Ladies' turn will be on Jan 27 up to Feb 1 where the cruise heads to Grand Cayman and Jamaica.
The cruise that harnessed artists and their fans has been a popular holiday spot. Ross Schilling, the manager of Skynyrd told Billboard, "Sometimes you'll think that a cruise is for the newlywed, the nearly dead or the overfed, but when it comes to musicians playing cruises, it gives your fanbase a whole new perspective and a really good vacation at the same time."