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FIRST URBAN GOSPEL CRUISE SETS SAIL IN 2010 ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL AND XIST WORLDWIDE PARTNER FOR FIRST OF ITS KIND CRUISE DESIGNED WITH GOSPEL’S YOUNG, URBAN GENERATION IN MIND FEATURED PERFORMERS INCLUDE SEAN SIMMONDS, COKO, DEWAYNE WOODS, LISA M

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FIRST URBAN GOSPEL CRUISE SETS SAIL IN 2010 ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL AND XIST WORLDWIDE PARTNER FOR FIRST OF ITS KIND CRUISE DESIGNED WITH GOSPEL’S YOUNG, URBAN GENERATION IN MIND
FEATURED PERFORMERS INCLUDE SEAN SIMMONDS, COKO, DEWAYNE WOODS, LISA MCCLENDON, J.R., 21:03 AND MANY MORE

Fort Lauderdale, FL – A four day/three night praise party awaits as Xist Worldwide, Travel Network Group and Royal Caribbean International present the first “ Xist Urban Gospel Cruise,” scheduled to set sail September 17-20, 2010.  Hosted by Edward Long, Jr., former host of INSP Network’s Mixx Master’s Lounge, this cruise is hitting the high seas with a sophisticated, sanctified swagger unlike any other.

The exciting performance lineup includes Gospel crooner Sean Simmonds; multi-GRAMMY nominee, Coko; 2008 Stellar Awards Male Vocalist of the Year, DeWayne Woods; multi-Stellar and Dove Award nominee, Lisa McClendon; Dove and multi-GRAMMY nominee producer/singer, J.R.; GRAMMY nominees and Stellar Award winners 21:03; Dove Award winning holy hip-hop artist T-Bone; Karima Kibble of the award-winning group Virtue; Juno Award winners Sharon Riley & Faith Chorale and rising stars Jamaal “Mali Music” Pollard and Viktory. 

T Black, CEO of Xist Worldwide, says “this was a vision that God gave me, to create a cool platform for urban talent that provides an opportunity for young people who appreciate Gospel music to have a fun and praise-filled cruise experience.”
Host Edward Long, Jr. says “this is going to be the event of the year!  There are a lot of Gospel cruises out there, but this is the only one that will feature the unique appeal of holy hip hop and urban gospel artists.  The performance lineup is crazy, and with all of the other events – not to mention the features of the cruise ship itself – there will never be a dull moment!” 
In addition to live performances, the Xist Urban Gospel Cruise will feature a choir competition, with the winning choir receiving a studio recording package; daily praise and worship; a new artist showcase; Soul2Sole Dance Competition; a White-Out Singles Party, and much more.  

The Urban Gospel Cruise will depart from Miami with port calls at Coco Cay and Nassau, Bahamas.  Cost starts at $484.00 and includes all meals and all activities.   More information can be found at www.xistgospelcruise.com