Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson at the launch of Carnival LIVE

Carnival Cruise Lines has unveiled details of its new onboard entertainment Carnival LIVE Concert Series.

Mark Tamis, senior vice president of guest operations for Carnival Cruise Lines said:

“Onboard entertainment is an important part of the overall guest experience when cruising. With the Carnival LIVE Concert Series, our guests will enjoy an exclusive performance with one of their favorite artists for an extraordinary value.

“Combined with our enhanced house bands fleetwide, this is just another example of the many ways we are constantly looking to create even more fun and memorable moments for our guests.”

The Carnival LIVE launch event in New York City on 22 January included a performance from Jennifer Hudson, one of the many stars that will sing on board one of Carnival’s cruise ships this year.

At the exclusive launch event of Carnival LIVE, GRAMMY® award-winner, Jennifer Hudson said: “Performing live is one of my favourite things. I’m excited to be part of this unique concert series that will allow me to interact with my fans in such an intimate and memorable setting.”

Carnival has booked 49 performance dates for 2014 – starting this April – including LeAnn Rimes, Jennifer Hudson, Olivia Newton-John, REO Speedwagon, Chicago, Lady Antebellum and many more.

Concerts will take place on board eight of Carnival’s fleet: Fantasy, Fascination, Sensation, Paradise, Ecstasy, Breeze, Inspiration, Imagination, ships that call in Cozumel (Mexico), Nassau (The Bahamas) and Catalina Island (California).

Tickets will cost between $20 and $40 each and there will be a limited number of VIP tickets between $100 and $150 each where guests can meet the artists, have a photo opportunity and sit in the first three rows at the concert.

In addition, Carnival is enhancing its onboard house bands across the entire fleet over the course of 2014.

Bands will include a more diverse set list and increased interaction with guests.

Watch this video of Jennifer Hudson from last night’s event in New York City.

http://youtu.be/gq2Q48d501E

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To find out more and view the full list of Carnival LIVE concert dates go to carnival.com/CarnivalLive