over 60 Grammy® Award nominations, several BET Artist of the Year honors, countless Dove Awards and four places in the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame between them. The most highly acclaimed and recognized gospel artists in the world will come together for one unprecedented week of uplifting and inspirational concerts, including Kirk Franklin (7 Grammys®), Yolanda Adams (4 Grammys®), Fred Hammond (1 Grammy® and 15 Nominations), Shirley Caesar (11 Grammys®), Tye Tribbett (2 Grammys®), Marvin Sapp (2 time BET Best Gospel Artist) and Take 6 (8 Grammys® and 16 Nominations). Grammy® Winners Kirk Whalum and Regina Belle will also perform onboard as well as serve as special event hosts for guests throughout the voyage. The cruise will also feature comedian Alonzo Bodden and dance band DW3, with additional performers to be added shortly. Donnie McClurkin will be joining many of his friends onstage during concerts aboard The Gospel Music Cruise ’16 and will be instrumental in the development of the 2017 sailing.