Win A Cruise With Country Music's Biggest Stars And Help Support Diabetes Research Institute

Nov 04, 2013, 15:13 ET from Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

MIAMI, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Country music fans far and wide can enter to win a seven-day excursion for two on Country Cruising's mega-concert at sea while supporting the cure-focused work of the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami.  Throughout November's National Diabetes Awareness Month, sweepstakes tickets can be purchased at a chance to score the cruise of their dreams, courtesy of Flying Dutchman Travel.  The winner will be announced on December 2, 2013.


Sailing to the Western Caribbean in an ocean view cabinon NCL's Norwegian Pearl, the lucky pair will be on board with Country's biggest stars, including Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry, Wynonna Judd, and Country Music Award nominee Love and Theft, plus more than 20 other outstanding artists.  Departing from Miami, FL, on January 12, 2014, guests will enjoy live country music each evening. They will also be privy to up close and personal experiences with the artists via Q & A sessions, song writer workshops, late night dance parties, surprise unplugged performances, and a search for the best voice on the ship judged by the pros.

The ship will sail January 12-19 to Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman; and Cozumel, Mexico with three full days at sea. On sea days, guests can relax in the sun while listening to their favorite tunes and take time to explore all that the Norwegian Pearl has to offer. All meals in the ship's main restaurants are included. The trip does not include airfare or ground transportation to and from Florida, airport transfers, alcoholic beverages (except at the scheduled onboard cocktail party), or any other activities on the ship or on shore that require a fee. Travelers must have a valid passport.

Other performers include: Neal McCoy, Lonestar, Craig Morgan, Maggie Rose, Frankie Ballard, McKenna Faith, HER & Kings County, Chris Cavanaugh, Brandon and Leah, JJ Lawhorn, James Wesley, JT Hodges, Ray Scott, Mantz Brothers, Clayton Anderson, Bryan Edwards, Clark Hill, Whiskey Row, Kate McRae, Steel Magnolia and Corey Cox.

With "Country Music's Biggest Night" on the horizon, fans are sure to be in the mood to participate, so don't miss out! Learn more and purchase sweepstakes tickets for $25.00 each, three for $50.00 or ten for $100.00 at The trip does not include airfare or ground transportation.  The winner is responsible for taxes and fees.  With questions, call the DRI Foundation at 800-321-3437 or email

The Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine leads the world in cure-focused research. As the largest and most comprehensive research center dedicated to curing diabetes, the DRI is aggressively working to develop a biological cure by restoring natural insulin production and normalizing blood sugar levels without imposing other risks. Researchers have already shown that diabetes can be reversed through islet transplantation, with some study patients living without the need for insulin injections for more than a decade. The Institute is now building upon these promising outcomes by developing the DRI BioHub, an integrated "mini organ" that mimics the native pancreas, containing thousands of insulin-producing cells that sense blood sugar levels and produce the precise amount of insulin needed in real time.  The Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation were created for one reason – to cure diabetes – which is and will continue to be its singular focus until that goal is reached. For the millions of children and adults affected by diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute is the best hope for a cure. For more information, please visit or call 800-321-3437.

SOURCE Diabetes Research Institute Foundation