Damian Marley's "Jamrock Reggae Cruise" Sold Out A Month After Line-Up Was Announced

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Less than a month after its line-up of top-tier Jamaican acts was announced on his Facebook page, Damian Marley's inaugural 'Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise' has sold out all of the 2,300 available cabins aboard the Norwegian Pearl cruise liner, Damian told Billboard.biz in an exclusive interview.

So named for Damian's 2006 Best Reggae Album Grammy Award-winning Welcome to Jamrock (Universal Motown/Tuff Gong), which peaked at No. 7 on the Top 200, and its blockbuster title track which reached No. 55 on the Hot 100, the Welcome to Jamrock Reggae Cruise will sail from Miami to Jamaica, October 20-25, 2014, docking for daytime excursions and beach parties in the island's resort towns, Montego Bay and Ocho Rios.

The enthusiastic, globe-spanning response to the cruise (cabins were purchased by reggae fans from Asia, Australia, Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas), signifies reggae's broad-based, continual appeal, despite the genre's persistently modest sales.

"Reggae doesn't traditionally move a lot of numbers, but it is loved the world over and this cruise is a testament to that. We haven't done any marketing except announcing the line-up in late September, and it sold out," Damian told Billboard.biz on the phone from his Miami studio.

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