According to the KISS Kruise website, the first annual rock-n-roll cruise departed from Miami, Florida, on Thursday, October 13. According to their twitter accounts, Gene and Shannon were all smiles and tweeting as they boarded the "Carnival Destiny" luxury cruise liner. The cruise event lasts from October 13-17, visiting Half Moon Cay and Nassau, The Bahamas.
During the cruise, the band KISS will perform two or more times for on-board passengers. Other bands listed in the performance lineup include Skid Row, The Envy, Bad City, Craig Gass, Radiolucent and the Brian Collins Band. There will also be a cover band called The Big Rock Show that performs 80's top hits by Motley Crue, Ratt, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi and more. Other on-board activities include a KISS karaoke night, Q&A session with the band and a Halloween dance party, complete with costumes and full-makeup.
One of the Bahamas cruise stops is to the private island of Half Moon Cay. According to the KISS Kruise website, cruise passengers will have the island all to themselves the day they are in port. The cruise also visits the city of Nassau, which is the island nation's capital. Hopefully Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed can enjoy some of the romantic tours offered in port.
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As per the Gene Simmons Family Jewels show on A&E, the KISS Kruise event has been planned for several months. Gene and Shannon both mentioned on the show and on Twitter, they were looking forward to a "wet, wild and rockin' time" aboard the cruise. The reality show will eventually highlight some of the cruise event, so be sure to stay tuned into the show, which airs on A&E every Monday evening at 9 p.m.
For the upcoming week, the Gene Simmons Family Jewels show will air back-to-back episodes on two nights, beginning Monday, October 17 at 9 p.m. Episodes for Monday will include "Wedding Boot Camp," "Our Life Passes Before Us" and "Sleeping with the Boss." On Tuesday October 18, beginning at 8 p.m., is the long-awaited wedding day episode titled, "The Demon Says I Do." The Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed wedding episode airs for two full hours, along with a one-hour "Post Wedding Special" at 11 p.m. on the same night.