The inaugural Progressive Nation At Sea cruise hit the high seas from February 18th - 22nd on the luxurious Norwegian Pearl and travelled from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport, Bahamas. Fan-filmed video from the cruise of DEVIN TOWNSEND performing a cover of DREAM THEATER's 'Burning My Soul' (as only he can) with supergroup PORTNOY SHEEHAN MACALPINE SHERINIAN - featuring former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian - is available below:
Twenty-three bands and artists were on board including TRANSATLANTIC, PORTNOY SHEEHAN MACALPINE SHERINIAN, JON ANDERSON, ADRIAN BELEW'S POWER TRIO, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, KING'S X, SPOCK'S BEARD, THE FLOWER KINGS, PAIN OF SALVATION, ANATHEMA, RIVERSIDE, PERIPHERY, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, THE SAFETY FIRE, TONY HARNELL & BUMBLEFOOT, BIGELF, BEARDFISH, THE DEAR HUNTER, HAKEN, JOLLY, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN, MARK MIKEL and NEXT TO NONE.
Portnoy, the man behind the cruise, has posted the following recap:
"To all of you that were at Progressive Nation At Sea 2014, what can I say? It was a truly magical experience that I know none of us will EVER forget.
I must once again thank Sixthman for being so unbelievably incredible to work with - an absolutely top notch staff - the Norwegian Pearl for such beautiful accommodations, all of the incredibly talented artists and bands that came on board to share this amazing experience, Thomas Waber and Edgel Groves at InsideOut Music for their great support, my Del Fuvio brother Derek Sherinian for all of his behind the scenes involvement, and of course finally, EACH and EVERY one of YOU! If you didn't reserve your cabin and join us for this maiden voyage, ultimately the ship would've never sailed.
If this was the only time we ever did this, it was enough memories to last a lifetime for all of us.
But I'm hopeful we can pull it off and do this again (and again and again)...time will tell! Believe me, my wheels are already spinning with a million ideas... : )
Thank you all for one of the greatest experiences of my career."
Watch for fan-filmed video from the cruise to be uploaded in the coming days.