By WALLACE IMMEN
It’s becoming an armada: the KISS Navy will be forming again for KISS Kruise III.
This year Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl is set to host what’s becoming an annual Halloween celebration, from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1. Fans are promised they can Rock and Roll All Night and Party Everyday. The uniform for the Kiss Navy is face paint, crazy costumes and sunscreen.
The Rock and Roll Party includes two full concerts by KISS and performances by 10 other top rock bands including Night Ranger, Big Rock Show and Craig Gass. And there will be Room Service and a Wall of Sound that promises to be Hotter Than Hell.
This year the Kruise starts in Miami, spends a day in Key West, another day at sea and then visits the private island of Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas before returning to Miami after the floating party.
It’s become an annual phenomenon and loyal sailors are promised fast promotion. Those on their first KISS Kruise are sailors, on their second, their rank is lieutenant and those who have done all three become commanders. Everyone gets commemorative dog tags and guests of each cabin with get a photo with KISS.
There are already plans to continue the Kruises in coming years, so those who keep re-enlisting can reach captain and then admiral. No saluting’s required, although there’s plenty of arm waving and chances to Shout It Out Loud.