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Legendary 80s pop stars Tony Hadley, Sister Sledge and UB40 will headline Throwback 2019 – the 1980s luxury party cruise.

Final plans are now being made for what will be another unmissable three-night Throwback roundtrip Southampton-Le Havre-Southampton in October.

The inaugural Throwback last year saw headline performances from a string of 80s artists including The Human League, OMD, Erasure’s Andy Bell, and Jason Donovan.

Passengers on the sold-out cruise transported themselves back into the decade and now the fabulous and flamboyant pop music of the 1980s is being celebrated once again as Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas takes passengers on the coolest 80s themed music festival at sea.

Performing alongside the headline acts for Throwback 2019 will be British Eurovision favourites The Fizz (formerly Bucks Fizz) and Brother Beyond frontman Nathan Moore while the 80s favourite DJs Gary Davies and Pat Sharp will provide entertainment throughout the cruise.

As part of the trip, passengers will also get the opportunity to enjoy a great day ashore in Le Havre.

Packages for this full-on music festival at sea are on sale now priced from £589. For more details go to

This luxurious Throwback cruise is produced by Floating Festivals.

Unlike other charter cruises, Floating Festivals replaces the usual cruise ship entertainment programme transforming the ship into a full 1980s experience. From hit movies and TV shows of the time to your favourite DJs and pop acts, passengers are taken right back to the decade of fun pop.

Floating Festivals is the brainchild of cruise entertainment expert Jonathan Blackburn.

Jonathan said: “We are absolutely delighted to be bringing Throwback back for 2019. The reaction to our first ever Throwback cruise was phenomenal, and it is safe to say our passengers had an absolute blast.

“The ship was awash with passengers who were on a mission to go back in time to the 80s and celebrate the icons and music of the decade.

“Throwback is no ordinary music festival – you don’t have to traipse through mud and worry about your tent getting wet, instead our festival-goers get to enjoy three fabulous days at sea in the lap of luxury while partying like they’re back in the 80s.

“And it’s not just a few headline acts, Throwback is a 100% full-on 80s experience with a schedule packed with events including themed pop quizzes, Q&As with the stars and of course, karaoke.

“Our maiden voyage was fantastic and 2019 will be even bigger!”

As well as being part of Floating Festivals passengers will be able to enjoy all the amazing features of the Explorer of the Seas including a miniature golf course, the unique FlowRider surf simulator, the signature Royal Caribbean Rock Wall, ground-breaking virtual balcony cabins, the Vegas style Casino Royale, luxurious Vitality Spa & Fitness Centre, three pools, six whirlpools, Outdoor Cinema and a selection of luxury Boutique Shopping experiences.

All Floating Festivals packages also include complimentary à la carte restaurant and buffet dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Speciality Restaurants are also available for an additional charge.

Throwback will depart Southampton for three nights from 11 October 2019 and includes a full day in the port city of Le Havre.

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