Tuesday, November 8, 2011 – Three of The Osmonds, perhaps the world’s best-known pop family, are to perform live on two Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ cruises aboard Balmoral. Wayne, Jay and Jimmy will be bringing their well-known music to the high seas on L1205, a 14-night cruise of the Western Mediterranean, departing on May 12, 2012 from Southampton (England), and on L1206, a three-night mini-cruise to Ostende (Belgium) and Le Havre (France) from the same port, departing on May 26, 2012.
The Osmonds have enjoyed a string of massive hits on both sides of the Atlantic throughout their long career, and have sold millions of albums, with several gold and platinum discs to their credit. Well known for their close harmonies, The Osmonds now perform all styles of music, from barbershop to pop, rock, country and jazz. Having first appeared on U.S. TV on the Andy Williams Show in the 1960s, The Osmonds toured together again for the first time in 27 years in 2008 to mark their 50th year as a performing family. Playing to packed houses all over the world, and the subject of two TV documentaries, The Osmonds’ dedication to their families, religious beliefs and their sheer wealth of musical talent have won them fans of all ages.
Now, Fred. Olsen’s guests will be able to enjoy The Osmonds’ tremendous talent aboard Balmoral as part of the 2012 season of Fred. Olsen’s award-winning Music & Laughter program on a choice of two cruises. The three Osmond brothers are multi-talented, Wayne is the second oldest of the original Osmond Brothers band and plays a variety of instruments, including clarinet, sax and guitar and has also written many of the band’s hits. Jay has been a performer since he was two-and-a-half, was voted one of the Top Ten Drummers in the U.S.A. during the 70s and also shared lead vocals on the band’s 1972 smash hit, Crazy Horses. Jimmy is something of a multi-facetted showbiz entrepreneur, who has latterly also performed in Britain, as Buttons in Cinderella, in Grease in the West End and as Billy Flynn in a national tour of the musical Chicago.
The cruises featuring The Osmonds are L1205 to the Western Mediterranean and L1206, a mini-cruise to Belgium and France. L1205 is a 14-night cruise, departing from Southampton on May 12, 2012, and calling at Lisbon (Portugal), Almeria (Spain), Alicante (Spain), Palma (Mallorca), Mahon (Menorca), Gibraltar and La Coruna (Spain), before returning to Southampton. This attractive Iberian itinerary also has a theme of drawing as part of the onboard enrichment program Vistas. Prices for this cruise start from $2,044 per person, based on two adults sharing an inside twin cabin, grade I, and includes all meals and entertainment on board, port taxes, and of course, live performances by The Osmonds. Book a cabin by February 4, 2012 to receive discounted pricing and an onboard spending credit of $215 per cabin.
Mini-cruise L1206 is an ideal sampler for those who are new to cruising, it departs from Southampton on May 26, 2012, for a three-night cruise to Ostende (Belgium) and Le Havre (France), returning to Southampton. Prices for this cruise start from $625 per person, based on two adults sharing an inside twin cabin, grade H. The price includes all meals and entertainment on board, and port taxes.
Source: Borton Overseas