For Immediate Release
July 12, 2017
Inaugural Voyage Includes Jack Ingram, Curtis Grimes, Bri Bagwell,
Matt Kimbrow, Many More

September 3-10, 2017 | Voyages ON SALE NOW!
Texas Music. Sea Breezes. Top Star Fun.

( Houston, Texas) - The Texas Country Music Cruise" (TCMC), presented by Top Star Cruises in collaboration with LUXX Vacations and Royal Caribbean, is pleased to announce Bob Pickett of 98-1 KVET FM in Austin has joined the voyage to serve as the official emcee. A long-time radio personality, Pickett joins artists Jack Ingram, Curtis Grimes, Matt Kimbrow, Bri Bagwell, The Rankin Twins, Jake Worthington, Dalton Domino, and Abbi Walker on the inaugural Labor Day cruise taking place September 3rd-10th, 2017. Setting sail from Galveston, Texas aboard the beautiful Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas, this 7-day cruise visits the western Caribbean ports of Roatán, Honduras, Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico. A must for any Texas Country/ Red Dirt music fan, cabins are on sale now!

"I'm so excited to be a part of the first ever Texas Country Music Cruise," said Pickett.  "The beautiful Royal Caribbean ship, the incredible countries we're going to visit, but, I'm most excited about all the amazing Texas country musicians that will be sailing with us. Working with 98-1 KVET FM, I've met many of the artists that will be on board. Love the Rankin Twins, Curtis Grimes puts on an amazing show and my friend of 20 years, Jack Ingram, well, he's the one of the best.  I'm looking forward to having a cold one with all of them.  Should be a helluva trip."

A proud member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame, Pickett has been part of the KASE/KVET family since 1983. Currently working the afternoon drive on KVET FM, he still holds the record for having the most Austin radio listeners in the midday day part. A finalist for the 2009 Country Music Association Personality of the Year, Pickett is one of the iHeart Media Custom Talent Jocks and can be heard on more than 50 radio stations coast to coast.

"Having Bob Pickett join us on this inaugural cruise is a real honor," said Pierr Castillo, CEO of Top Star Group, the parent company of Top Star Cruises. "With an established history on air and deep ties to the Austin music community and the artists joining us at sea, it was a natural fit. We are looking forward to promoting the Texas Country Music Cruise to Austin and iHeart radio listeners nationwide."

The 4-night concert itinerary will feature two full band and two acoustic shows; TCMC will also host a cocktail hour with an artist meet-and-greet on Day 2. 

The TCMC Concert & Travel itinerary is as follows:
Sunday, Sept. 3: Curtis Grimes @ "Anchors Away, Boots Up Kick-Off"
Monday, Sept. 4: Matt Kimbrow's "Guys Night Out" w/ Jake Worthington and Dalton Domino (Acoustic)
Tuesday, Sept. 5 : Bri Bagwell's "Girls with Guitars" w/ The Rankin Twins and Abbi Walker (Acoustic)
Wednesday, Sept. 6: Roatán, Honduras
Thursday, Sept. 7: Costa Maya, Mexico
Friday, Sept. 8: Cozumel, Mexico
Saturday, Sept. 9: Jack Ingram @ "Lone Star Finale"

Fans of KVET-FM are invited to join Pickett on the Texas Country Music Cruise and are encouraged to purchase their cabins by  July 31, 2017  for an incentive up to $100.

The general "on sale" is open now at or by calling LUXX Vacations at (832) 298-9898.

Texas Country Music Cruise
Texas Country Music Cruise

About Top Star Cruises
Pierr Castillo owns and operates the parent company Top Star Group and is focused on creating events that are creative, enjoyable and memorable for travelers and sponsors alike. Top Star Group includes Top Star Marketing which provides traditional marketing services that include campaigns, media buying, PR and market segmentation and Top Star Events & Entertainment that offers movie screenings, snow parties, Texas Stars Live Band Karaoke, photo booths, live entertainment and specialty services.  Enormously successful in bringing out-of-the-box marketing and promotional ideas to such companies as Chick-Fil-A, Kemah Boardwalk, Bay Area Regional Medical Center and others, as "Chief Endearing Officer," Pierr makes sure his employees and clients make the most out of life by constantly providing a positive attitude and imaginative ideas that are fun and profitable.

About LUXX Vacations
Cynthia Tevis shows a genuine passion for vacationing...and all that comes with it! She enjoys every stage of the planning process and loves helping others make their travel dreams a reality. By focusing on providing excellent service, while also keeping in mind unique vacation budget and needs, Cynthia shares firsthand knowledge of the most popular resorts and cruises. Always going above and beyond to make sure questions are answered, and that fun is had, Cynthia and LUXX Vacations provide personal attention you won't find anywhere else.

About Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is a global cruise vacation company that operates Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Pullmantur, Azamara Cruises and CDF Croisieres de France. The company has a combined total of 39 ships in service and four under construction. It also offers unique land-tour vacations in Alaska, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Dubai, Europe and South America. 
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