Five Nights in White Satin
by Judy Cuervo
A cruise featuring the Zombies, Asia, Ambrosia, Little River Band, Stephen Bishop, Joe Williams (Toto) and Greg Lake
The Moody Blues on stage on Poesia
If you're a big fan of The Moody Blues or other classic and prog rock artists, you'll be kicking yourself for missing the March 20th rock cruise on MSC Poesia. Cruising round trip from Fort Lauderdale and visiting Jamaica and Grand Cayman, this was the real rock and roll deal: No tribute bands or stand-ins, but the original, legendary artists themselves assembled for an extravaganza that was chock full (and I mean chock full) of concerts and events that allowed fans to get up close and personal with many of their idols.
Don't be too hard on yourself, though. Unless you're a die-hard, dedicated follower of The Moody Blues, you'd never have known about this full charter of the 2,550-passenger Poesia. Consumer advertising was limited to the band's website and a companion Facebook site which, in the end, was all it took to fill the ship to capacity with fans from 20 different countries including Australia, Norway, Belarus, Turkey, The Philippines and New Zealand.