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Diana Ross headlines the ultimate music-party-with-a-purpose Caribbean cruise

Diana Ross

Diana Ross, accepting a Lifetime Acheivement Grammy Award in 2012.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Diana Ross, Charlie Wilson, Patti LaBelle, New Edition and Jazmine Sullivan will be rockin’ it aboard an eight-day Caribbean cruise in April that raises money for a great educational cause.

The cruise, which also will feature a boatload of other entertainers, including DJ Kool, the Bar-Kays and Con Funk Shun, raises money to support students attending historically black colleges and universities.

Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle performs during a Gabrielle's Angel Foundation event on October 19 in New York City.

(Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation)

Entertainment runs from a Funk Fest to West Coast Hip Hop to Smooth Grooves from the ‘70s, where Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes will be singing. And there will be empowerment seminars, theme nights and daytime parties too.

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The Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage is organized by radio personality Joyner and sponsored in part by Ford. Joyner has been chartering fund-raising cruises to support black colleges and universities since 1999.

The cruise aboard the Carnival Breeze sails from Miami on April 23 and returns May 1. Port calls include St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Maarten and Grand Turk in Turks & Caicos before returning to Miami.

There’s still room on board too. Prices start as low as $2,860 per person for interior cabins and $4,000 per person for ocean view cabins; both are based on double occupancy.

Info: Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage, (972) 980-7245

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