Chris Perez Set To Headline Selena Tribute Cruise In September 2020
The chisme that has been swirling about a Selena Quintanilla Tribute Cruise is looking more credible. Chris Perez has confirmed that he’d be the headlining entertainment. The cruise is promoting itself as “Como La Flor Cruise Dreaming of You 25 Years” to honor the Tejana sensation.
While the organizer of the cruise has declined to share their name or the host agency for the trip, Chris Perez’s name adds much-needed street cred to the event. It kind of seems too good to be true, but here’s what we know.
The three-day cruise is tailored to Selena fans.
The event is boasting all sorts of Selena themed events from trivia to “Selenaoke.” You can let your freak-for-Selena flag fly freely here. These are your people.
All signs are pointing toward the host agency being Carnival Cruise Lines.
The images of the boat on the event’s website show a Carnival cruise ship. Officials from Carnival told Caller-Times that the cruise is scheduled through their company.
After a “fun day at sea,” you’ll arrive in Enseñada, México.
The organizer copied and pasted Carnival’s description of Enseñada’s port of call:
“Thanks to its stunning coastline, Ensenada will give you plenty of postcard-worthy moments…, and it couldn’t be easier to get there. Escape to Mexico’s original seaside getaway with Carnival cruises to Ensenada. Once a favorite hideaway for high-rolling Hollywood stars, Ensenada is now one of Mexico’s most popular ports of call. You can sightsee, shop or kayak at Punta Banda… but the true pleasures of this festive city are culinary. That’s why a cruise to Ensenada, Mexico should top every foodie’s wish list. Have your fill of fresh oysters and sip a rich Baja merlot. Soak up the richness of the local culture as you enjoy the journey.”
Selena’s father’s company, Q-Productions, said the cruise “has nothing to do with us.”
Given the ongoing lawsuit between Abraham Quintanilla Jr. and Chris Perez, it’s hard to know what’s going on behind the scenes. Q Productions has consistently sued any independent event featuring Selena’s name.
As far as we know, the event is real and can’t happen soon enough for Chris Perez.
Perez is still in a legal battle with Selena’s father to create a television series of his memoir, “Dear Selena, With Love.” He’s going for it, though!
There are a dozen other bands set to perform live over the weekend.
According to its website, SelenaTributeCruise.com, this is the lineup:
- The Chris Perez Project
- The Como La Flor Band: A Tribute to Selena
- Raymond Ray Ray Garcia
- Monica Tribute to Selena
- J.R. Gomez
- Veronique Medrano
- Yvonne y Fuego
- Jessie Marie
- Ernestine Romero y Techno Cumbia
- Almost Selena
- Tina Mares
- Nikki Lopez
The site also promises the most amount of cumbia and dancing you can muster.
The site also boasts Latin dance lessons “from the Latin All-Star Dance Instructors. You will be getting your CUMBIA on in no time!”
There will be a huge Selena party off-ship at Papas & Beer.
According to the website, Selena Tribute bands will be playing from all over the world at Papas & Beer’s main stage. The event will be from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. and is “FREE for all of our Cruisers.”
Plus, you’ll get to enjoy all the perks of a Carnival ship.
Like all these slides with ocean views. 🙂 There will be pool parties, a full-service casino, and a celebrity DJ playing cumbia every single night.
Rates begin at $950 per person and only require $100 as a down payment.
It includes all meals, shows and onboard event produced by Selena Tribute Cruise. You can spend as little as $950 to secure an interior room, or ball out at $3000 per person for suite ocean views.
The ship leaves Long Beach on September 25th, but you have until May 2020 to reserve a spot.
Whose going? Save us a seat!