RUNAWAY TOURS AND SIXTHMAN ANNOUNCE ‘RUNAWAY TO PARADISE’ TWO LANDMARK VACATION EXPERIENCES WITH JON BON JOVI IN 2019
Oct 04 2018
IMMERSIVE VACATIONS ON NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE WILL COMBINE MULTIPLE
JON BON JOVI SHOWS, Q&A STORYTELLER SET, BEHIND THE SCENES PANELS, MEMORABILIA GALLERY, EXCITING SUPPORT ARTISTS AND MORE
CARIBBEAN CRUISE SAILS APRIL 12-16 FROM MIAMI TO NASSAU, BAHAMAS
MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE SAILS AUGUST 26-30 FROM BARCELONA TO PALMA, MAJORCA
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and GRAMMY® Award-winning legendary superstar, Jon Bon Jovi will curate two special fan cruise experiences titled Runaway To Paradise, offering 2,200 of his most passionate fans the vacation of a lifetime in two idyllic settings.
The Caribbean trip will set sail April 12-16, 2019 from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas, on Norwegian Jade while the Mediterranean excursion follows August 26-30, 2019, from Barcelona to Palma, Majorca, on Norwegian Pearl.
“Ever since we started Runaway Tours, it’s given me such joy to entertain and tell stories of where my songs came from. What I’ve realized after all these years is that my fans have found that these are not only my stories, but their own,” says Jon Bon Jovi “Hundreds of people have gotten together every time we take off for a destination, and long lasting friendships are born. We want to continue that tradition in Runaway’s fully-immersive vacation trips. Get ready, we’ll see you out there!”
Co-produced by Runaway Tours, creators of world-class intimate artist experiences, and Sixthman, the industry leader in music festival vacations, the Runaway To Paradise immersive fan experience will feature Jon Bon Jovi joining guests on board the ship at each destination port. Guests will be treated to a full rock show on the pool deck starring Jon Bon Jovi and the 11-piece Kings of Suburbia band, a second acoustic storyteller set where cruisers can ask Jon all of their burning questions, multiple shows from support artists (to be announced), and panels with key figures from Bon Jovi’s storied history, all the while sipping Jon and Jesse Bongiovi’s new wine, Hampton Water rosé and enjoying the stunning amenities of Norwegian Cruise Line Jewel class ships.
The action on Runaway To Paradise goes far beyond the music. Guests will get up close with historic memorabilia in the Jon Bon Jovi Gallery, shop for new looks in the Hart N Dagger pop up shop, and even enjoy a meal while giving back to those in need at The JBJ Soul Kitchen that will be brought to life on board. All guests will take home an autographed event lithograph, and fans who book in the first 400 staterooms on each cruise will get an opportunity to take a picture with Jon Bon Jovi.
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Double occupancy staterooms on Runaway To Paradise begin at $1,895 (USD) per person for the Caribbean sailing, and $2,221 (USD) per person for the Mediterranean sailing, plus taxes and fees. Prices for the four-night music festivals at sea include access to all shows and activities, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages, customized Jon Bon Jovi Runaway to Paradise gift, commemorative event program, custom event lanyard and laminate. Low deposits and flexible payment plans are available. For the best selection of staterooms, fans are encouraged to register for the cruise pre-sale at runawaytoparadise.com.
Norwegian Jade and Norwegian Pearl are destinations of their own, each offering guests Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature freedom and flexibility, which allows guests to design their ideal cruise vacation on their schedule with no set dining times, a variety of world-class entertainment options and no formal dress codes. The ships also features fourteen onboard bars and lounges, 15 unique dining experiences, a casino, two outdoor pools, five hot tubs, and a full menu of treatments at the onboard Mandara Spa.
“We are beyond excited to host Runaway To Paradise aboard Norwegian Jade and Pearl,” said Andy Stuart, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line. “Hosting an international rock and roll sensation like Jon Bon Jovi is a testament of our commitment to offering world-class entertainment for all who board our ships. We have been working with Sixthman to host musical experiences at sea for the past six years and believe that our guests are in for the vacation of a lifetime.”
ABOUT JON BON JOVI: Self-reliance, optimism, and a community are key concepts that define Jon Bon Jovi’s music and charitable efforts. The front man for the Grammy Award-winning band Bon Jovi has not only written and performed countless rock anthems, he has utilized his spotlight and raised millions of dollars to aid the working poor, the homeless, and the hungry. After selling more than 130 million albums and performing in over 50 countries for more than 37.5 million fans, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018 in recognition of their longevity and impact on popular music for the past three decades.
Jon is also the Chairman of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing about positive change and helping those in need “one SOUL at a time.” The Soul Foundation funds partnerships that address the issues of food and shelter, benefitting temporary shelters, transitional housing for teens, permanent supporting housing (including housing for vents and special needs populations), and providing home ownership opportunities. In October 2011, the Foundation opened the first JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, NJ, then a second location in Toms River, NJ in 2016. These community restaurants have since served over 80,000 meals.
ABOUT RUNAWAY TOURS: Runaway Tours, in partnership with EBG (Entertainment Benefits Group) was created with one goal in mind: to super-serve the super-fan. Dedicated to creative once-in-a-lifetime, unique travel experiences for fans, Runaway Tours offers exclusive vacation packages available nowhere else. Only Runaway Tours will host you in a luxurious hotel, welcome you with private receptions and cocktail hours, provide great tickets to concerts and/or exclusive performances, throw members-only parties, and offer you the opportunity to meet your favorite performer! If you want to be a part of this experience, you need to book a Runaway Tours adventure!
ABOUT SIXTHMAN: Sixthman festivals tear down walls between artists and fans by creating community-inspired vacation experiences on land and at sea. Since 2001, Sixthman has set the stage for moments that make life rock, serving more than 250,000 guests on unforgettable vacations at sea with their favorite bands and brands. These carefully curated, intimate events bring non-stop performances, artist collaborations and a truly immersive experience that celebrates community and changes expectations of what a vacation should be. Sixthman’s domestic home ports include New Orleans, Miami, and Tampa, travelling to dream destinations in the Virgin Islands, Belize, Honduras, Mexico, and The Bahamas. Beginning in 2019, Sixthman will expand their festivals at sea to Europe, sailing from Barcelona, Spain to exotic Mediterranean ports, and bring their innovative festivals to world class, all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic. LIVE LOUD.
ABOUT NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE: Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 51-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising. Most notably, Norwegian revolutionized the cruise industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal cruise vacation on their schedule with no set dining times, a variety of entertainment options and no formal dress codes. Today, Norwegian invites guests to enjoy a relaxed, resort-style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea with a wide variety of accommodations options, including The Haven by Norwegian®, a luxury enclave with suites, a private pool and dining, concierge service and personal butlers. Norwegian Cruise Line sails around the globe, offering guests the freedom and flexibility to explore the world on their own time and experience up to 27 dining options, award-winning entertainment, superior guest service and more across all of the brand’s 16 ships.