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The popular country music trio will join other stars for the fifth annual Country Music Cruise.

Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers are ready to set sail on the fifth annual voyage of The Country Music Cruise. Along with a host other country music stars, they’ll performing for passengers during an eight-day excursion that will depart from Fort Lauderdale, Florida aboard Holland America’s Signature class ship, the Nieuw Amsterdam, on Feb. 3, 2018, and journey to St. Maarten and St. Kitts before returning to Fort Lauderdale on Feb 10.

“I am excited and honored to be back on The Country Music Cruise,” says Larry Gatlin. “Especially on this fifth anniversary journey. I was on the first one back in 2014, so it means a lot to me to be asked to help celebrate with the guests and the team on board. The whole cruise — from the concerts, to the country-filled events, to all of the time the artists spend with the fans — is like nothing else out there.”

Steve Gatlin agrees: “In addition to our country performances, we are also planning a special gospel music show featuring us and several of our friends. Stay tuned for more info!”

In addition to The Gatlins, the lineup for the 2018 Country Music Cruise includes Alabama, Mickey Gilley, Lorrie Morgan, Bobby Bare, Jim Stafford, Johnny Lee, T. Graham Brown, Dailey & Vincent, Lacy J. Dalton, Asleep At The Wheel, Jeannie Seely, Wade Hayes, Chuck Mead and his Grassy Knoll Boys, comedian Jon Reep, Crook & Chase’s Lorianne Crook and several Elvis tribute artists.

But wait, there’s more: The cruise also will present The Grand Ole Opry At Sea, a performance event designed to bring the best of the country music institution onto the ship just for passengers.

A limited number of cabins still are available for the 2018 Country Music Cruise. For more information visit, or call the reservations center at 866-476-2879.