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Beatles Tribute Cruise to Support Thrive Survive of Los Angeles

Beatles Tribute Cruise 2012 is proud to announce that this year’s cruise will be a fundraiser for Thrive Survive Of Los Angeles. Founded by Nico Juber (BTC 2012 headline entertainer Laurence “L J” Juber’s daughter), Thrive Survive is an organization dedicated to offering young adult cancer survivors the help and resources they will need to move forward successfully with their lives.

Laurence "L J" Juber




Thrive Survive of Los Angeles is a project of The Giving Back Fund and a 501 (c) (3) organization so all donations are Tax Deductible.

During the cruise there will a raffle with hundreds of Beatles related items like autographed books, DVDs, CDs, Beatles toys, games, Artwork, clothing plus special silent auctions of products donated by a single company or corporation.

According to Nico Juber “We’re so honored and delighted to be chosen again as the official charity of the Beatles Cruise 2012. The support of BTC allowed us to flourish in 2011, creating a unique support group, several community programs, as well as forming partnerships with local businesses and medical practitioners, allowing us to provide concrete resources and community support programs for young adult survivors once treatment has ended. Every dollar donated makes a difference to our organization. The ongoing support in 2012 will be critical to our continued growth in Los Angeles and beyond.”

Nico Juber and Sunshine Esteves

BTC Host Woody Lifton. “For us to able to keep out support within our BTC community is a real blessing, “L J” and his wife, Hope, have made a huge contribution to the success of these cruises and this is our way of showing our gratitude.”

BTC 2012 sets sail on 2/4/12 from Ft Lauderdale for 7 nights aboard Royal Caribbean’s OASIS of the SEAS. Joining “L J” as a special guest will be Mark Hudson, Tony Bramwell, Revolution – Tribute to the Beatles, Tim Piper (Revolution’s John who will perform a special BTC version of his critically acclaimed Lennon solo show “Just Imagine”), and Joe Johnson (Host and creator of Beatle Brunch). BT Cruisers will experience 7 concerts in 7 nights, (two each from “L J”, Mark Hudson & Revolution and one from Tim Piper) plus movies, Beatles Trivia and Name That Tune games and be able to get private guitar lessons from “L J” and private songwriting lessons from Mark Hudson. There will also be a VERY special Celebration with all guests for the 48th Anniversary of the Beatles first Ed Sullivan Show appearance.


BTC Travel Coordinator Angela Dedomenico “We’re almost sold out, I had to make special arrangements with the cruise line for 6 additional cabins, so if you want to join this cruise I suggest you make your reservations as soon as possible. We don’t want you left at the dock when BTC 2012 sets sail.”

For all the information you need just check out the Beatles Tribute Cruise website.



BT Cruisers to Get PRIVATE Lessons from TWO Grammy Award Winners

The news just keeps getting better for those who will be cruising on the Oasis of the Seas for Beatles Tribute Cruise 2012. Along with 7 concerts in 7 nights music lovers within this private group will have the rare opportunity to receive private guitar lessons from Laurence “L J” Juber and private songwriting lessons from Mark Hudson.

Mark Hudson, who is currently starring in Season 2 of VH1’s Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, co-wrote 64 songs with Ringo Starr including all the songs on his Liverpool 8 LP and co-produced 9 of his albums. Mark co-wrote the Grammy Award Winning song “Livin’ on the Edge” with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, and co-wrote a total of 12 songs for the band and co- produced one of their LPs. Mark will perform two of his unique Rock and Comedy Shows for the private group of Beatles Tribute
. These shows will take place within one of the ship’s lounges giving
fans an up close and intimate experience.

Two Time Grammy Award winner and former WINGS lead guitarist Laurence “L J” Juber will be performing twice from these same intimate settings as well. Last year’s group of BT Cruisers were thrilled with “L J’s” two shows with some calling it the most incredible display of guitar playing they had ever seen. Shane Levine of Los Angeles said “I was amazed at the how he made the Beatles and Wings catalogue come alive with a new twist…despite playing just one instrument”. BTCer Bob Perrett
was one of the cruisers who received private lessons from “L J” last year and
thrilled that “L J” would be back for the 2012 cruise. “I’m already signed up
for lessons again and cannot wait to learn from “L J” again”.

Beatles Tribute Cruisers will be enjoying 2 shows from REVOLUTION– Beatles Tribute Band and from Revolution’s John Lennon, Tim Piper they’ll witness a special BTC version of his critically acclaimed Lennon solo show “Just Imagine”.

Mix in films and stories from Beatles bud Tony Bramwell, Beatles Trivia and Name That Tune with Joe Johnson of Beatle Brunch and a vendor show with Beatle goods you can see why this Beatles Themed cruise has become so popular. According Cruise Coordinator Woody Lifton, “It’s the only Beatles event where the Special Guests leave
knowing who YOU are. You get more than just a handshake and an autograph…you
walk off the ship as their friend.”

Beatles Tribute Cruise 2012 sets sail from Ft Laudersdale on 2/4/12 for 7 nights aboard Royal Caribbean’s OASIS of the SEAS.

For more information about Beatles Tribute Cruise 2012 go to

Laurence "L J" Juber

Joe Johnson and Mark Hudson






Beatles Tribute Cruise 2012

Cabins for Beatles Tribute Cruise 2012 have been on sale since 6/1/11. In that time frame over 110 people have signed on to join this fantastic Beatles themed cruise. Currently we have just 25 cabins available in our inventory. If you are planning on joining us I suggest you reserve your cabin as soon as possible as this cruise will sell out.

We are limiting our group to just 160 people in order to keep our 7 concerts in the OASIS of the SEAS most intimate venues. You’ll get to experience Laurence  “L J” Juber’s fantastic two acoustic guitar shows up close and personel. Wait until you see what “L J’ can do with just one guitar.

You’ll be in the front row when Mark Hudson takes the stage for two of his VERY unique Rock and Comedy Shows.

Beatles Tribute Band REVOLUTION will have you dancing the night away during their Beatles Dance party and REVOLUTION’S Tim Piper will move you with his special BTC version of his critically acclaimed show “JUST IMAGINE”.

Beatle bud Tony Bramwell will have his newest book about the Beatles with him and will be showing a very special film of his time with those boys.

And, of course, Joe Johnson will be aboard to EMCEE our cruise and run his Beatles Trivia and Name That Tune contests.

So…don’t wait…don’t hesitate and don’t be late to reserve your cabin…we would hate to see you standing at the dock when the Oasis of the Seas and our group of Beatles fans and entertainers set sail on 2/4/11.

Here is the link to a great article about the cruise with a slide show of pics and a very nice write up!!

See you on board




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Beatles Tribute Cruise to extend 2014 invite to Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney Continue reading on Beatles Tribute Cruise to extend 2014 invite to Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney

Well, here’s a nice little article containing an interview with Beatles Tribute Cruise Travel Coordinator Angela Dedomenico and myself.

Beatles Tribute Cruise 2012 UPDATE

Just a quick update on Beatles Tribute Cruise 2012. Due to the size of the venues we wish to use on the OASIS of the SEAS we are limited to just 180 cruisers. To date almost 100 of those “Tickets To Ride” have been purchased. This cruise is going to sell out and at this rate…very soon. So if you are thinking of joining us I suggest you reserve your cabin quickly. Remember the full payment is not due until November. You can reserve your cabin by calling Angela at 877 291 1952. For more information check out our website @

One of the reasons that this cruise is selling so quickly is the avalanche of publicity that it has generated. Here are the links to just a few of the great articles that have written. I would like to thank my friends that have clued me in on a few of the articles that I did not see…right Shane…lol!

First there was a great article that appeared in AOL TRAVEL and was then picked up by numerous wire services and travel websites and blogs.

Then Miami Examiner Buzz Fleischman ran this article

John Lennon Examiner Shelley  Germeaux had this article

Here’s one from an Italian Paul McCartney blog written by Facebook friend Tiziana De Filippi.

On the Official Royal Caribbean Blog

Of course you find us on Tony Bramwell’s website and our partners in this venture Beatle Brunch hosted by our EMCEE Joe Johnson.

And one very interesting article about Angela and Music in M’Ocean

Hope to see you on board.




Beatles Tribute Cruise 2012

Beatles Tribute Cruise 2012 will be sailing from Ft Lauderdale on 2/4/12 aboard the world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s OASIS of the SEAS for 7 nights featuring exciting ports of call, Falmouth, Jamaica, Cozumel Mexico and the exotic private island of Labadee. This FABulous cruise is set to coincide with the 48th Anniversary of the Beatles first U.S. Television appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show (2/9/64) and Super Bowl XLVI and honor the world’s greatest little Rock n Roll Band THE BEATLES by celebrating the music and stories of the Beatles with an All Star Cast of entertainers and musicians.

Beatles Tribute Cruise 2012 Entertainment:

Laurence “L J” Juber– a two-time Grammy award-winning fingerstyle acoustic guitarist, also known for his electric work as lead guitarist in Paul McCartney’s Wings. Juber has released 16 critically acclaimed solo albums which feature his celebrated arrangements of popular tunes and genre-crossing compositions.  BTCers will enjoy L J’s acoustic guitar concerts from the ship’s intimate stages, he will offer private guitar lessons and a Beatles Guitar Workshop.

Revolution- The Beatles Tribute as a long time headliner on Royal Caribbean Revolution brings the music, mannerisms, sounds and authentic Beatle instruments to its fantastic act. Returning Beatles Tribute Cruisers are asked to dress up in their best 60’s style gear when the band plays for a “Beatles DANCE Party” for the special BTC group. According to Greg Piper the leader of Revolution, “WE’VE BEEN HEADLINER ENTERTAINERS FOR ROYAL CARIBBEAN FOR OVER 10 YEARS – WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE OASIS – THE BEST CRUISE SHIP ON THE SEAS.”

Tim Piper- Revolution’s John Lennon created the critically acclaimed  “Just Imagine” John Lennon solo show about 6 years ago. This show has played to sold out audiences all over the country and Tim has something extraordinary planned especially for the BTCers.

Mark Hudson– an incredibly talented singer, songwriter and Ringo Starr’s former producer. The artist Mark Hudson’s talent, humor and style are readily apparent upon meeting him. As a veteran headliner for the FEST FOR BEATLES FANS Mark delivers his unique one-man rock band and comedy show to the Beatles Tribute Cruise for several key appearances.

Tony Bramwell– Beatle bud and childhood friend of John, Paul, George and Ringo returns to share stories of the Beatles from before they were big stars and from inside the board room of Apple Corp. Tony was a huge hit on the BTC 2011 cruise and he will introduce his latest masterpiece.

Joe Johnson- the host and creator of the nationally syndicated radio show Beatle Brunch, returns as EMCEE of BTC 2012. Joe will entertain with Beatles Trivia contests, prize give-aways and a special presentation of the Ed Sullivan Show which aired on2/9/64. All the entertainers will be invited to join in to share their special memories of that historic moment in music history. 

For information on BTC 2012 go to …the only place to make your reservations.

Beatles Tribute Cruise 2011 Report #2

Here is the link to my 2nd report on Beatles Tribute Cruise 2011…it’s all about our raffle to support Thrive Survive of Los Angeles

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