Once again Tom Joyner, his crew and a hall of fame list of entertainers embarked on the annual Fantastic Voyage, the proceeds from which benefit HBCUs nationwide.

This annual event, now completing its 15th year is books as the Ultimate Party with a Purse, hosted more than 3,000 passengers on board the Carnival Conquest for eight days and seven nights.

Passengers were entertained by the likes of Robin Thicke, Nelly, George Clinton, Ice Cube, Katt Williams, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill, Chante Moore, Charlie Wilson, John Legend, KEM and many more from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Evangelist Dr. Bobby Jones was joined by Erica Campbell, Vashawn Mitchell, Tosha Cobbs, Willie Moore Jr. and James Fortune for a concert filled with the spirit and love on the first night of the cruise.

Over 500 guests auditioned and were narrowed down to a group of 30 to audition for actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer and author Tyler Perry. Perry chose 1 winner to be featured in an upcoming project as well as 14 other talented guests for parts in current and future projects.

The Tom Joyner Foundation not only raised money with the cruise, but also hosted art auctions to generate funds for scholarships and other initiatives to contribute to keeping students in HBCUs.

Ford featured two 2014 Ford vehicles on the ship, the Fusion and Focus ST and is giving a vehicle away to one Tom Joyner Morning Show listener as part of the 2014 Win Any Ford Giveaway. Details here http://bit.ly/1cGwpoO

Ford, The Islands of the Bahamas, Crest, Denny’s, The Home Depot Retool Your School Program, The Single Moms Club and Walmart presented empowering seminars and events encouraging healthy lifestyles, promoting self-awareness, caring for yourself and loved ones including “Empower Your Beauty” with Derek J from The Real Housewives of Atlanta.