Jon Bon Jovi Adds Collective Soul, Grace Potter to Runaway to Paradise Cruise


Story by Cat Badra

Jon Bon Jovi has added Collective Soul to his upcoming Caribbean cruise and Grace Potter to his Mediterranean cruise

Get ready to set sail, Jon Bon Jovi fans, as the superstar musician is putting together two special fan cruise packages, dubbed Runaway to Paradise, via the Norwegian Cruise Line in 2019.

The first Caribbean trip will happen April 12 through 16, setting sail from Miami to Nassau, Bahamas on the Norwegian Jade. The second trip, a Mediterranean cruise on the Norwegian Pearl, will take place from Aug. 26 through 30 from Barcelona, Spain, to Palma, Majorca, on the Norwegian Pearl.

Alternative rockers Collective Soul have been added to the Caribbean cruise, and they will bring a catalog of career-spanning radio hits, such as “The World I Know,” “Shine” and “December.” Grace Potter has been announced to the bill on the Mediterranean cruise.

“Ever since we started Runaway Tours, it’s given me such joy to entertain the fans and tell them the stories of where my songs came from. What I’ve realized after all these years is that they’ve found not only my stories, but their own,” Bon Jovi said in a statement. “Hundreds of people have gotten together every time we take off for a destination, and long-lasting friendships are born. We want to continue that tradition in Runaway’s fully-immersive vacation trips. Get ready, we’ll see you out there!”

Both Runaway to Paradise cruises will also feature sets from British pop artist Beth Thornton and Bon Jovi tribute band Slippery When Wet. Other aspects of the cruise include meet-and-greet sessions with performers and panels with key figures from Bon Jovi’s career, including longtime engineer Obie O’Brien, Jon’s brother, Matt Bongiovi, tour photographer David Bergman and Jon’s son Jesse Bongiovi.

For information about the Runaway to Paradise cruises, including ticket packages, visit the Runaway to Paradise website.



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