The voyage, on the Norwegian Pearl, will mark a return visit for both Earle and Williams. They were part of Outlaw Country Cruise 5, which took place in January last year before coronavirus took its grip on the world. Others on the 2020 adventure included Shooter Jennings, Margo Price, the Mavericks, and Blackberry Smoke.
Next year’s expedition, organized by Sixthman and Renegade Circus, will raise anchor on February 25 in Miami, sailing to Costa Maya, Mexico, and the island of Harvest Caye, southern Belize, and returning on March 3. Harris will perform on the trip with the Hot Band, of which Crowell was a distinguished member for three years in the 1970s. Virtuoso British guitarist Albert Lee, his bandmate in the line-up at that time, is also in the line-up for the cruise.
Earle will be with the Dukes, and other performers will include Old 97’s, Waco Brothers, Supersuckers, and Sarah Shook & The Disarmers. Artists also confirmed, with more to follow, are Elizabeth Cook, Chuck Mead and his Grassy Knoll Boys, Dale Watson, Jesse Dayton, Los Straitjackets, Linda Gail Lewis (younger sister of Jerry Lee), and Mojo Nixon. Each artist will play multiple shows during the trip.
Theme nights including costume parties will be offered along with other such facilities as a casino, spa, fitness center, swimming pool, a jogging/walking track, sports court, and hot tubs. Double occupancy interior rooms are currently available starting at $1,275 per person, and deposit and payment plans are available for prospective guests. For those of more expansive means, various balcony and penthouse suite options are available, culminating in the Owners’ Suites, which are currently priced at $5,285 per person. Pre-sale tickets for the cruise are available here.