'The Hippest Trip at Sea': Soul Train Cruise Enlists Smokey Robinson, Billy Ocean

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Smokey Robinson performs on stage at Pechanga Casino on Oct. 17, 2014 in Temecula, California.

Returning performers the O'Jays & Stephanie Mills are also on the voyage's 2016 bill.

Smokey Robinson, Billy Ocean and Sheila E. will be among the crew of first-time performers setting sail on the 2016 Soul Train Cruise (Jan. 30-Feb. 6). Soul Train's fifth voyage will depart from Ft. Lauderdale with stops in Grand Cayman, Jamaica's Ocho Rios, the Bahamas' CocoCay and Key West, Fla.

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Rounding out the 2016 lineup of new performers: Howard Hewett, Atlantic Starr, Deniece Williams, Tavares, the Dramatics featuring LJ Reynolds and Enchantment featuring Jobie Thomas. Returning acts include the O'Jays, Stephanie Mills and the Whispers. Longtime Soul Train television show producer Tony Cornelius will host, joined by comedian Bill Bellamy and MC Doug E. Fresh.


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