Time flies when you're making music. Can you believe that 2013 will mark the 40th anniversary of Alabama's first performance? To celebrate the milestone, the legendary country group is planning a vacation with their fans next fall.

Details are still being ironed out, but the Alabama & Friends Festival at Sea is expected to take place next October. "Think four or five days, warm weather, beaches, unique shows from us, shows from some of our favorite bands, and a few special surprises along the way," the group writes on their website.

Alabama is asking fans to sign up here in order to get information as soon as it becomes available, most likely in late January. Prices for the cruise are expected to start at $750 per person (plus taxes and fees).

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