JOHNSON CITY, TN – IMC Concerts President, Landon Beene is please to share the exciting news that the 2023 Gospel Music Celebration Hawaii Cruise is no longer restricted by required vaccinations. This news comes as Norwegian Cruise Line announced on August 8, that starting in September, the Cruise Line will end its vaccine requirement for customers and loosen coronavirus testing rules. Starting Sept. 3, fully vaccinated travelers who are 12 or older will no longer have to test before boarding a ship on Norwegian Cruise Line, which includes the 2023 Gospel Music Celebration Hawaii Cruise, which sets sail the week of June 10-17, 2023.
According to the statement by NCL, travelers 12 years or older who are unvaccinated or who do not show proof of vaccination will be allowed onboard as long as they present a negative PCR or antigen test taken in the 72 hours before boarding. Children under 12 will have no testing or vaccination requirements. The relaxation of global protocols and travel requirements, makes it easier for guests to return to sea. “Our long-awaited revisions to our testing and vaccination requirements bring us closer in line with the rest of society, which has learned to adapt and live with COVID-19,” Norwegian President and CEO Frank Del Rio said in a news release.
According to IMC President Landon Beene, this recent announcement is great news for potential unvaccinated passengers who would like to be a part of the Gospel Music Celebration Hawaii Cruise. “This is wonderful news for those who are unvaccinated but were wanting to be a part of the Gospel Music Celebration 2023 Hawaii Cruise. We have been waiting to see the status change and are happy to see that Norwegian is taking the steps needed to allow unvaccinated individuals on board,” Beene stated.
Gospel Music Celebration cruises presented by IMC and Inspiration Cruises have historically sold out as fans have enjoyed trips to many popular destinations around the globe. Gospel Music Celebration Hawaii will set sail aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s elegant Pride of America from the Hawaiian capital on Honolulu on June 10, 2023. “This cruise is already at 50% capacity, and we believe it will now sell out very quickly since the mandates have been dropped,” Beene shared. Passengers will visit Maui, Hawaii Hilo, Kona and Kauai before returning to Honolulu on June 17. This spectacular island-hopping cruise gives travelers the unique opportunity to spend time on multiple, iconic islands over the course of an unforgettable week without leaving the United States.
In addition to exploring the beauty of sparkling waterfalls, dormant volcanoes, the vibrant array of color in the rainforest, and the majesty of God’s creation, cruisers will enjoy exceptional music from some of Gospel music’s most popular artists, including The Booth Brothers, The Hoppers, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, Triumphant Quartet, Greater Vision, Joseph Habedank, TaRanda Greene, Geron Davis and Kindred Souls, as well as a few special surprise guests.
According to IMC President Landon Beene, limited cabins are available for this exciting Gospel Music Celebration. “Space is limited to only 1000 passengers, so we expect this cruise to sell out very quickly, especially now that the vaccination mandates are being eased. We are excited to be able to offer a cruise to our passengers who may otherwise be uncomfortable traveling outside of the US. We encourage everyone to book their reservations very soon to secure a spot.” 
Beene also states that the next 100 passengers to book their cruise will receive a Free Luau, valued at $300 per person. “This luau exclusive for our passengers was and is one of the highlights of the Hawaii cruise, as we take over the entire Luau with our passengers. We fill the Hawaiian air with performances from Gospel music artists, as well as traditional Hawaiian music provided by the locals,” states Booth Brothers member, Michael Booth, who was a part of the Hawaii Gospel Music Celebration in 2018. Additionally, passengers who book online will automatically receive a $100 discount per cabin.
Make plans now to be a part of the 2023 Hawaii Gospel Music Celebration, which sails June 10-17.  Call 888-245-4284 or visit to learn more details, request a brochure or reserve a cabin.

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