The 80s Cruise returns in March 2018 for its third annual sailing. That’s “junior year” for those of us who have been there for each year so far. Rick Springfield is the special host for the 2018 voyage. He’ll be performing with his band as well as leading the ship of ’80s fans through the trip. Other hosts include original MTV veejays Alan Hunter, Mark Goodman and Nina Blackwood. Performers for 2018 include Loverboy, Berlin, Billy Ocean, Lou Gramm, Thomas Dolby, Mike and the Mechanics, The Tubes, Katrina of Katrina and the Waves, Tommy Tutone along with tribute bands Jesse’s Girl and Trial By Fire.
Spearsy and Brad also return to host Big 80s Trivia.
Big ’80s Trivia Sessions
In 2017, Spearsy and Brad in LA (aka B-Rad) returned to stun guests with their trivia questions. After five sessions we now know this much: The questions will be much easier next year, we promise.
Well, technically we didn’t do LIVE podcasts. That’s called radio. But we did a number of shows on the ship to let people know back home that we were still alive and having the time of our lives.
Also, starting in March 2017, Stuck in the ’80s is going to a weekly format. That’s right: You get a new show every Sunday now. Twice the fun at the same low, low price.
80s Cruise Concerts
The shows on the 2017 voyage of The 80s Cruise just blew us all away. And it all starts and ends with Berlin. Terri Nunn and the boys were scheduled for a late-night show in the main show lounge (and then a smaller show later in the week), but the fan turnout demanded that organizers shuffle the schedule and give Berlin the main hall both nights. Terri, reunited with original guitarist Dave Diamond, put on a show for the ages, packing all the hits in the setlist while still having some fun with covers of classics by AC/DC and Jefferson Airplane. The highlight of the evening had to be when Terri’s husband – luckiest guy in the world – carried the singer around the seats, letting fans hold her hand while she sang Take My Breath Away.
Other concerts on the 2017 voyage included performances by: Cheap Trick, Morris Day & The Time, Howard Jones, Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins, Belinda Carlisle, Debbie Gibson, Men Without Hats, Colin Hay, Information Society and The Romantics.
The Theme Nights
Fans of The 80s Cruise might argue that the theme nights are the best part of the trip, and they’re not wrong. The 2017 voyage had the unique opportunity to put its traditional Prom Night on Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day. Smart move, guys. Even Spearsy felt the need to dress up – a little.
Other theme nights were: Back to the ’80s, Pop Icon, Neon Beach Party and Purple Rain. Oh, and how could we forget Rock vs. Hip Hop Night. But surely nobody can figure Brad, KT, Steve Ramos and Deja Ramos dressed as the original MTV veejays.