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News All Aboard!: "Rosie Cruise" Departs July 7 from Manhattan The annual R Family Vacations Summer Adventure Cruise — featuring performances by such Broadway favorites as Andrea McArdle, Liz Callaway and Sarah Uriarte Berry — departs from New York City July 7.
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Andrea McArdle Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Gregg Kaminsky, who co-founded R Family Vacations with Rosie and Kelli O'Donnell, told that the week-long adventure will also boast the talents of Euan Morton, Seth Rudetsky, Ann Hampton Callaway, Sandra Bernhard, Michael Berry, Klea Blackhurst, Tim Cross, John Daw, Phil Fabry, Nina Hennessay, Joy Hermalyn, Mary Ann Hu, Capathia Jenkins, Michael Klimzak, Jason Little, Naomi Naughton, Kate Pazakis, Jimmy Smagula, Haviland Stillwell, Ann Van Cleave, James Wesley, Anne Steele, Leo Daignault, Ann Cooley, Rob Flennikan, LeRoi Freeman, Megan Jacoby, Dan LuBuono, Mark Reis, Kim Reis, Kathleen Seymour, Colin Sheehan, Brian Nash, Bobby Peaco and Jennifer Kruskamp.

Comics Judy Gold, Alec Mapa and Jessica Kirson will also be featured as well as the pop group Erasure.

The entertainment will kick off July 7 with Broadway Belters, hosted by Rosie O'Donnell. The final show of the trip will be Annie: The Concert, featuring original Annie, Andrea McArdle, reprising her Tony-nominated performance with O'Donnell as the evil Miss Hannigan. Seth Rudetsky musical directs the final concert.

Choreographers for the various productions include Michael Lee Scott, Tammy Colucci and Devanand Janki.

The itinerary for the cruise follows: July 7 (depart from New York City), July 8 (at sea), July 9 (P. Canaveral), July 10 (Key West), July 11 (private island), July 12 (private island), July 13 (at sea) and July 14 (return to New York City). The mammoth ship features the Stardust Theatre, a plush, comfortable, full-sized theatre; the Spinnaker Lounge, a large cabaret with different arrays of chairs and tables and a full bar; the Fitness Center, which is open 24 hours a day and includes treadmills, a spin-cycle room, weight machines and free weights; numerous pools and hot tubs on the ship's top deck as well as a more private indoor pool downstairs from the health club; Gatsby's Champagne Bar, which adjoins the piano bar; an internet cafe with approximately 20 computers; the Dazzles Lounge and Night Club; the Java Café; the El Dorado Spa & Beauty Center; a Las Vegas-style casino; a jogging track and a basketball/volleyball court.

About the R Family founders: Emmy-winning talk-show host Rosie O'Donnell has appeared on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, Grease! and Seussical and in such films as "A League of Their Own" and "The Flintstones"; she also co-produced the Broadway musical Taboo and spent last year as a co-host of "The View." A former Nickelodeon marketing executive, Kelli O'Donnell's responsibilities for that network included developing promotions and marketing materials targeted to children. The O'Donnells have four young children. A long-time worker in the gay and lesbian travel industry, Gregg Kaminsky has developed and produced all-gay trips throughout the world. He and partner Dan were featured on Bravo's "Gay Weddings" documentary series.

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