Fantastic Voyage to Celebrate 20 Years With Headliners Janet Jackson and Maxwell

Janet Jackson
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Janet Jackson performs onstage during the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Be The Generation in Central Park on Sept. 29, 2018 in New York City. 

The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage has announced that it will set sail this April with headliners Janet Jackson, Maxwell, Charlie Wilson and Fantasia.

The 20th anniversary cruise will also feature performances from Sheila E., Biz Markie, WAR and MC Lyte.

"I'm proud of a lot of things we've accomplished on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, but I think I'm most proud of all the students we've helped stay in school for the last 20 years, and our biggest fundraiser for HBCUs [historically black colleges & universities] is the Fantastic Voyage cruise," said Tom Joyner in a release. "This year our lineup makes it all the more special -- Janet Jackson, Charlie Wilson, Maxwell and an endless list of performers!"

The "original party with a purpose" will take off from Miami on April 7 on the Carnival Magic and make stops in the Caribbean’s Amber Cove, San Juan and St. Thomas. Presented by Denny’s, the cruise will return on April 14 after a week of informative seminars, morning inspiration, fitness classes, notable celebrities, and popular theme nights.

This year, the Tom Joyner Foundation/Denny's Filmmaker's Scholarship Program will recognize six outstanding students from HBCUs who have produced a film about hunger in their communities.  On behalf of Denny's, the Tom Joyner Foundation has awarded more than $550,000 in scholarships to deserving elementary, high school, and college students.

Joyner previously announced that he will leave his radio show on Dec. 31, but promises to continue the Fantastic Voyage and working with the foundation for years to come.

A full lineup of artists can be found at

Festivals 2019