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Malt Shop Memories Cruise Brings the Best of the ’50s and ’60s to the High Seas

Posted on: September 22nd, 2009 - News Blog

Carnival Inspiration

Carnival Cruise Lines and Sixthman have partnered to launch the Malt Shop Memories Cruise, aboard the 2,052-passenger Carnival Inspiration departing from Tampa, Fla.  May 13-17, 2010.

The five-day cruise will offer guests a unique travel experience as they journey back to the birth of rock n’ roll via live performances and themed events.

Inspired by Time Life’s Malt Shop Memories collection – a box set containing 150 songs epitomizing the birth of rock n’ roll – the themed cruise will feature live performances from the era’s top artists, including Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell and The Platters all in an intimate and personal setting. 

Apart from non-stop music and artist interactions, guests will enjoy other activities reminiscent of the era, including sock-hops, beach parties, dance contests, bingo and more. 

The Carnival Inspiration, which sails year-round from Tampa, also offers a number of casual and formal dining options, 12 lounges and bars, and an expansive 12,000-square-foot health and wellness fitness. The 70,000-ton ship also includes a resort-style pool area, Serenity- an adults only retreat – and Carnival WaterWorks, the line’s popular water park.