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IT’S A “TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART” AS DNCE AND BONNIE TYLER CELEBRATE RARE CELESTIAL MOMENT ON ROYAL CARIBBEAN

The Entertainers Perform a Modern Take on Tyler’s Classic as Oasis of the Seas Sails Toward the Total Solar Eclipse

ATLANTIC OCEAN, Aug. 21, 2017 – Today the only place on Earth to see Bonnie Tyler and DNCE perform “Total Eclipse of the Heart” during the Great American Eclipse – a total solar eclipse 99 years in the making – was on board Royal Caribbean International’s adventure-packed Oasis of the Seas. Tyler, known as the international first lady of rock, joined multi-platinum selling band DNCE in an exclusive performance of the popular ballad for guests on the cruise line’s once-in-a-lifetime Total Eclipse Cruise.

“As if moving our ship to sail along the eclipse’s path of totality to give our guests 100 percent visibility of this phenomenon wasn’t enough, we wanted to take it to another level – just above ‘out of this world’,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “Royal Caribbean is known as the most innovative cruise line, always pushing to create bigger and bolder adventures for vacationers. We’re excited to have DNCE and Bonnie on board, and even more thrilled to have seen the looks on our guests’ faces when she was brought on stage to sing ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart.’ This is what we live for – to make unforgettable memories. ”

As the moon made its way to cover the sun for the celestial event of the century, DNCE took center stage in Oasis of the Seas’ open-air AquaTheater, performing the band’s chart-topping hits, including “Kissing Strangers,” “Body Moves” and, of course, “Cake by the Ocean.” The concert culminated in the ultimate performance by DNCE and the Welsh-born singer. All eyes were on Joe Jonas and Tyler, alongside DNCE bandmates Cole Whittle, JinJoo and Jack Lawless, as they sang a powerful remix of Tyler’s classic, paying tribute to the solar eclipse.

While on board Oasis of the Seas, one of the world’s three largest cruise ships, the performers will explore the ship’s seven distinct neighborhoods and experience unmatched adventure from flying across the ship on a zip line nine decks high to catching waves on one of the ship’s two FlowRider surf simulators, and scaling to great heights on one of the ship’s signature rock walls. The 7-night Total Eclipse Cruise set sail on Aug. 20 from Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida and will visit Eastern Caribbean destinations including Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas;  and Nassau, Bahamas. 

Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 48-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike. On board, guests are catered to with the cruise line’s world-renowned friendly and engaging service by every staff and crew member. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 14 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards.

The cruise line sails 24 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in Bermuda and the Caribbean, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand. Media can stay up to date by following @RoyalCaribPR on Twitter, and visiting RoyalCaribbeanPressCenter.com. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should call their travel agent; visit RoyalCaribbean.com; or call (800) ROYAL-CARIBBEAN. 

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During the Great American Eclipse on Mon., Aug. 21, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas was the only place on Earth to see legendary songstress Bonnie Tyler and multi-platinum-selling band DNCE perform a never-before-heard duet of the iconic ‘80s power ballad, “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” The duet was part of an exclusive concert in the ship’s signature outdoor AquaTheater, commemorating the cruise line’s once-in-a-lifetime Total Eclipse Cruise.
During the Great American Eclipse on Mon., Aug. 21, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas was the only place on Earth to see legendary songstress Bonnie Tyler and multi-platinum-selling band DNCE perform a never-before-heard duet of the iconic ‘80s power ballad, “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” The duet was part of an exclusive concert in the ship’s signature outdoor AquaTheater, commemorating the cruise line’s once-in-a-lifetime Total Eclipse Cruise.
During the Great American Eclipse on Mon., Aug. 21, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas was the only place on Earth to see legendary songstress Bonnie Tyler and multi-platinum-selling band DNCE perform a never-before-heard duet of the iconic ‘80s power ballad, “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” The duet was part of an exclusive concert in the ship’s signature outdoor AquaTheater, commemorating the cruise line’s once-in-a-lifetime Total Eclipse Cruise.

During the Great American Eclipse on Mon., Aug. 21, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas was the only place on Earth to see legendary songstress Bonnie Tyler and multi-platinum-selling band DNCE perform a never-before-heard duet of the iconic ‘80s power ballad, “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” The duet was part of an exclusive concert in the ship’s signature outdoor AquaTheater, commemorating the cruise line’s once-in-a-lifetime Total Eclipse Cruise.

“Total Eclipse of the Heart” singer Bonnie Tyler glances up at the Great American Eclipse aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas on Mon., Aug. 21. The ship set sail along the path of totality, offering Tyler and fellow passengers an unobstructed view at sea. The ship was the only place on Earth where people could see the legendary songstress sing “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” her 1983 megahit, alongside DNCE. They performed during the eclipse, in the ship’s signature AquaTheater.

“Total Eclipse of the Heart” singer Bonnie Tyler glances up at the Great American Eclipse aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas on Mon., Aug. 21. The ship set sail along the path of totality, offering Tyler and fellow passengers an unobstructed view at sea. The ship was the only place on Earth where people could see the legendary songstress sing “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” her 1983 megahit, alongside DNCE. They performed during the eclipse, in the ship’s signature AquaTheater.

Cole Whittle and Joe Jonas of multi-platinum-selling band DNCE, joined actress Shay Mitchell to celebrate the Great American Eclipse aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, Mon., Aug. 21. The ship set sail along the path of totality, offering guests a once-in-a-lifetime view of the epic celestial event.

Cole Whittle and Joe Jonas of multi-platinum-selling band DNCE, joined actress Shay Mitchell to celebrate the Great American Eclipse aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, Mon., Aug. 21. The ship set sail along the path of totality, offering guests a once-in-a-lifetime view of the epic celestial event.

Jack Lawless, Joe Jonas, Cole Whittle and JinJoo of multi-platinum-selling band DNCE watched the Great American Eclipse aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, Mon., Aug. 21. The ship set sail along the path of totality, offering DNCE and fellow passengers an unobstructed view at sea. DNCE accompanied legendary songstress Bonnie Tyler in an exclusive performance of her ‘80s hit, “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” as a part of the cruise line’s Total Eclipse Cruise.
Jack Lawless, Joe Jonas, Cole Whittle and JinJoo of multi-platinum-selling band DNCE watched the Great American Eclipse aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, Mon., Aug. 21. The ship set sail along the path of totality, offering DNCE and fellow passengers an unobstructed view at sea. DNCE accompanied legendary songstress Bonnie Tyler in an exclusive performance of her ‘80s hit, “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” as a part of the cruise line’s Total Eclipse Cruise.
Actress and Royal Caribbean Adventurist, Shay Mitchell bears witness to the Great American Eclipse aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, on Mon., Aug. 21. The ship set sail along the path of totality, offering Mitchell and fellow passengers an unobstructed view at sea.

Actress and Royal Caribbean Adventurist, Shay Mitchell bears witness to the Great American Eclipse aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, on Mon., Aug. 21. The ship set sail along the path of totality, offering Mitchell and fellow passengers an unobstructed view at sea.

Royal Caribbean International is applying the recommendations of its Healthy Sail Panel of public health and scientific experts to provide a safer and healthier cruise vacation on all of its sailings. Health and safety protocols, regional travel restrictions and clearance to visit ports of call, are subject to change based on ongoing evaluation, public health standards, and government requirements. For more information on the latest health and travel alerts, U.S. government travel advisories, please visit https://www.royalcaribbean.com/cruise-ships/itinerary-updates or consult travel advisories, warnings or recommendations relating to cruise travel on applicable government websites.
NOTICE: For U.S. cruises and guests: Prior to booking, please consult all applicable U.S. Centers for Disease Control travel advisories, warnings, or recommendations relating to cruise travel, available at www.cdc.gov/travel/notices. If a certain threshold level of COVID-19 is detected onboard your cruise ship during your voyage, your voyage will be ended immediately and the ship will return to the port of embarkation, and your subsequent travel, including your return home, may be restricted or delayed. For cruises and guests worldwide: Health and safety protocols, guest conduct rules, as well as regional travel restrictions and clearance to visit ports of call, are subject to change without notice based on ongoing evaluation, public health standards, and government requirements. Onboard and destination experiences, features, itineraries and guest conduct rules vary by ship and destination and are subject to change without notice.