Still time to board Tom Joyner’s Fantastic Voyage

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Cruise that supports students at HBCUs sets sail April 23 from Fort Lauderdale

Legendary singer Diana Ross will be a featured headliner on the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage presented by Ford.

The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage generally books about 60 entertainers per cruise. Headliners for this year’s 17th cruise include a legendary group of performers - Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle, Charlie Wilson and New Edition.

The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage generally books about 60 entertainers per cruise. Headliners for this year’s 17th cruise include a legendary group of performers – Diana Ross, Patti LaBelle, Charlie Wilson and New Edition.

Referred to as the original “Party with a Purpose,” the cruise also will feature Charlie Wilson, Patti LaBelle, New Edition and Jazmine Sullivan as it sets sail to support students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU). The Fantastic Voyage takes place on the Carnival Breeze, which departs from Miami on April 23.

The customized eight-day itinerary includes visits to St Thomas, St. Maarten and Grand Turk. It includes guest activities, empowering seminars, theme nights, and day parties.

160408_metro01aCruise lineup
The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage, hosted by the renowned radio personality and philanthropist, is the longest-standing music themed and empowerment cruise.

Along with the aforementioned artists, other performers scheduled this year are Johnny Gill, Angie Stone, Jazmine Sullivan, Faith Evans, Total, 112, Carl Thomas, The Bar-Kays, Con Funk Shun, Switch, Brick, Steve Arrington, Tony Terry, Glenn Jones, Michael Cooper, Jon B, Case, Christopher Williams, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, DJ Quick, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Rob Base, Black Sheep, Dana Dane, Kwame, DJ Kool, Joeski Love, Positive K, Mr. Cheeks, Whodini, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Eddie Holman, Blue Magic featuring Ted Mills and Russell Thomkins Jr.& The New Stylistics.

160408_metro01b“The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage presented by Ford is one of those special experiences that stay with you forever. We’ve sold out annually for 16 years because we have set a precedent of premiere entertainment, outstanding service, and an unmatched purpose of supporting our students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” Joyner said.

Fun, philanthropy
Ford’s sponsorship of the Fantastic Voyage is part of Ford Motor Company’s overall support of education in the African-American community.

Each year, Ford invests millions of dollars in educational programs that include scholarships, innovative elementary, middle and high school programs, STEM initiatives and other opportunities.

The Tom Joyner Foundation started its annual voyage to raise money for HBCUs in 1999 as the first to ever charter and program an entire ship.

Now in its 17th year, the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage also is the only charter that promotes philanthropy in a fun and uplifting environment.

For more information on the cruise and a full list of entertainment, visit BlackAmericaWeb.com.

2 Responses to Still time to board Tom Joyner’s Fantastic Voyage

  1. This is my 4th consecutive cruise on the Fantastic Voyage. It is so much fun and a great way to support HBCUs. Thank God for Mr. Joyner’s commitment to give back to our young adults in their pursuit of higher
    education.

  2. Jon johnston

    I would love to attend, I’m concerned that I won’t be accepted though. You see I’m a white male in my early 40s. Does anyone this there would be an issue with me attending?.

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