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The Country Music Cruise is the premier annual event for real country music fans. Country music stars love two things: playing music and meeting their fans. This cruise blends the two, providing more than 50 live performances, some scheduled and a number of impromptu jam sessions, and many daily opportunities for fans to interact with the stars including Q&As, guitar seminars, cooking demonstrations, wine tasting, cocktail parties, or just bumping into them at meals, in the casino or the spa.

Just a few of the many legendary country superstars who have sailed with us include Kenny Rogers, Vince Gill, Alabama, Martina McBride, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mel Tillis, Patty Loveless, The Gatlin Brothers, Josh Turner, Clay Walker,  and more!

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Over 40 artists will perform over seven nights aboard the Cruisin Country music voyage.

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Country and sea combine as Aussie country stars John Williamson , The Wolfe Brothers , Casey Barnes and more set sail this December onboard Cruisin’ Country – Australia’s leading country music-themed cruise.

Choose Your Cruise’s country music voyage will depart from Sydney from 1-8 December, along with a stellar line-up of country music artists with ports of call in Noumea (New Caledonia) and Lifou (Loyalty Islands). Cruisin’ Country is one of four themed voyages currently offered by Choose Your Cruise and promises an “unforgettable experience for country music fans of all ages”.

Over 40 artists will be performing throughout the seven-night music festival at sea, including South Australian country music icon Beccy Cole , multi-Golden Guitar award-winning artist Amber Lawrence , CMA Global Country Artist award winner Gord Bamford plus up-and-comer James Johnston , and duo acts Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont , and McAlister Kemp .

Hopping onboard for her 11th appearance at Cruisin’ Country, CMAA Golden Guitar Award’s 2023 Female Artist of the Year, Amber Lawrence, says she looks forward to the event in her calendar every year, “There is just so much that keeps me coming back, from the incredible shows we get to perform in luxury theatres with our super band, to the feeling of being out on the beautiful Pacific Ocean, taking in the sea air when you wake every morning.”

Lawrence is also eager to share the stage with fellow Australian artists Beccy Cole, The Wolfe Brothers, Casey Barnes and the “amazing international acts joining the cruise”, such as the Canadian country music group Petric . The ARIA Award nominee admitted she’s just as keen for the star-studded line-up as her fellow passengers, “I can’t wait to enjoy Ashleigh Dallas and her family band, and a singalong with John Williamson and his iconic songs!”

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On the unique opportunity to mingle with her audience during the trip, Lawrence says she loves talking to other country music fans while enjoying the many onboard activities and amenities, “Doing all of these things helps me meet and connect with all the passengers. It’s so fun and social. I’ve made great mates onboard Cruisin’ Country.”

Cruisin’ Country first-timer and Golden Guitar Award winner James Johnston agrees the connection artists make with passengers onboard drew the rising country music star to the gig, “I’m so used to just quickly coming in, playing my show and heading off. But to get the chance to hang out with the guests and to get to actually have a chat with everyone is what I’m most looking forward to.”

Johnston will be joining the audience in between his own sets to take advantage of the exceptional line-up, “I’m really excited to see Brooke [McClymont] and Adam [Eckersley] play again! I got to sit down and see their whole show in Tamworth this year, and it was one of the most entertaining shows I’ve ever seen, so I can’t wait to see them play again.”

CEO of Choose Your Cruise, Marius Els , says country music fans will be delighted with everything Cruisin’ Country has to offer, “Music fans can come along for a wonderful week at sea enjoying all the great things about cruising and some great music concerts with some of our most loved artists.”

Along with the weeklong schedule of shows, passengers can also expect a range of activities and entertainment onboard, including themed parties, guitar and songwriting workshops, and immersive experiences with artists – alongside world-class amenities such as a cinema and theatre, arcade, library, rock climbing wall and sports deck, onboard shopping and more.

While sipping cocktails poolside, you’re certain to find Amber Lawrence taking it all in, “I love hitting the pool deck for a swim, the gym for a run on the treadmill (especially when the ship is moving, it’s a good challenge), indulging in some beauty treatments and massages and enjoy getting off the ship on the days when we visit our ports of call.”

The main attraction, of course, will be the country music soundtrack while you set sail on the Pacific Ocean. Els says passengers can particularly look forward to the artists making their debut on the cruise this December, “We have two amazing acts out of Canada – Gord Bamford and Petric will also debut on this year’s cruise.

“Australian artists include John Williamson, who has now exceeded over a billion streams – a milestone for any artist. It’s going to be a great week at sea in December, so we hope to see all our Countrytown friends on board!”

Cruisin’ Country 2023 sets sail from Sydney on 1-8 December. Book your cabin by visiting the website at www.cruisincountry.com.au or contacting your preferred travel agent.

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About Cruisin’ Country 2023

The team at Choose Your Cruise is thrilled to announce the return of the ultimate Country music lovers’ dream Cruise  CRUISIN’ COUNTRY 2023 , featuring an illustrious list of iconic talent from both Australia and abroad. This music cruise extravaganza features iconic performances with over 40 acts performing live on board, including multi-award-winning acclaimed Australian homegrown talent.

Featuring:  JOHN WILLIAMSON • JAMES JOHNSTON   • THE WOLFE BROTHERS • CASEY BARNES • BECCY COLE • GORD BAMFORD (CAN) • ADAM ECKERSLEY & BROOKE McCLYMONT • McALISTER KEMP • AMBER LAWRENCE •  Plus many more!

It is not just about live country music either, there will also be a variety of experiences on board such as the dress-up theme nights, line dancing, songwriting sessions hosted by Mike Carr, open mic opportunities, and many other special attractions in store for all passengers. Everything music lovers could want in a country music dream holiday is all on one luxury ship, Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas – there is no doubt, that this is a once-in-a-lifetime music cruise.

Cruisin’ Country and the team at Choose Your Cruise are passionate about the opportunity and spotlighting homegrown Australian Country Music talent. As we return to the full-ship country music format in 2023, if you have enjoyed any of these past charters this is the cruise for you… so what are you waiting for, GET ON BOARD!

BOOK NOW TO RECEIVE EOFY DISCOUNTED PRICING – SAVE UP TO $2000 OFF PER CABIN*  Reflected in pricing changes when you proceed by clicking ‘BOOK’ via the www.cruisincountry.com.au website. INTERIORS from $2350 p.p. / OCEANVIEWS from $2425 p.p. / BALCONIES from $3150 p.p. & SUITES from $3980 p.p. (twin share) *T’s & C’s apply.

INTRODUCING NEW FLEXIBLE CRUISE PAYMENT OPTIONS* Introducing CruisePay, Choose Your Cruise’s new flexible payment options for our upcoming 2023 charters. With optional tiers of payment options, you can now ‘Pay Your Way’ to best suit your budget. These payment options include:

MONTHLY PAYMENTS – Split across up to 12 months* An option for all future CYC music cruises, our fantastic online booking system now has the option for split monthly repayments (up to max. 12 months), making it more affordable than ever, for any budget, to go on a music cruise! Please note, that this is available at the discretion of your specific travel agent. If booking closer to the final payment date, monthly repayments will be fewer than 12 months, date dependant.

QUARTERLY PAYMENTS Our previous standard booking repayment process is still available as a booking payment option within the online system.

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“The Country Music Cruise is my favorite week of the year, when all we need to think about is enjoying warm weather on a beautiful ship, seeing old friends and making some new ones, and listening to great country music all day and all night,” said Mike Jason, StarVista LIVE Senior Vice President, Live Entertainment.

In addition to headliners Randy Owen, Clay Walker, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mark Chesnutt, Neal McCoy, and Pam Tillis, the star-packed lineup includes Asleep At The Wheel, Johnny Lee, John Berry, Jimmy Fortune, T.G. Sheppard, Gary Morris, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, The Malpass Brothers, Ray Scott, Karen Hester – A Tribute To Dolly, Gil Grand “The Grand Tour”, 50 Shades of Hay, Chuck Mead, Tim Atwood & Chrissy Sparks, and more to be added. Cruise host Nan Kelley, perennial favorites the Elvis Tribute Artists, and a very special Grand Ole Opry at Sea performance event return in 2023.

Guests onboard The Country Music Cruise enjoy live performances in seven different venues from bow to stern throughout the week. Fans have unprecedented opportunities to meet and mingle with the stars at theme nights, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, jam sessions, and more aboard what has been called the ultimate country music party. The non-stop entertainment also includes Country karaoke, dueling pianos, corn hole tournament, line dancing and theme nights.

Fares for The Country Music Cruise 2023 include all concerts, daily activities, delicious meals and so much more. For cabin rates and more information, visit www.countrymusiccruise.com or call toll-free 866-476-2879.

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Announcing The Country Music Cruise 2020

December 7, 2018

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We’re bringing back real country music again next January and we’d love to have you join us! We’re excited to bring some new faces to The Country Music Cruise including Tracy Lawrence, Randy Owen, Pam Tillis, David Frizzell, John Berry and Ben & Noel Haggard ! 

We couldn’t contain everyone’s excitement for Jeff Foxworthy in 2019, so we’ve brought his Blue Collar Comedy co-star Larry the Cable Guy onboard! And of course, The Country Music Cruise wouldn’t be complete without perennial favorites including The Oak Ridge Boys, Larry, Steve & Rudy—The Gatlin Brothers, Moe Bandy, Johnny Lee, T. Graham Brown, and so many more!  

The Country Music Cruise is all about being surrounded by real country music and having a real good time and 2020 will be no exception. You’ll enjoy gospel shows, dances, pool concerts, cooking demonstrations, game shows, artist Q&As, interactive game shows and so much more. As always, we’ll have our fabulous cruise host Lorianne Crook along for the ride to help us get to know these artists a bit better. 

In 2020 we’ll be departing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL on January 25th and returning on February 1st, making ports of call in St. Maarten, San Juan, and Half Moon Cay. Once again we’ll be aboard the beautifully appointed Holland America Line Nieuw Amsterdam. We can’t wait to soak up the sun in these beautiful ports and enjoy a full week of real country music and a real good time.

For guests joining us this January on the 2019 Country Music Cruise

You may book your same cabin and occupancy using your unique personal identifier link that was emailed to you on December 6 th . The link will be active until 11:59pm ET on Tuesday, January 22 nd . You may also call the office during office hours but will not be able to receive the $100 onboard credit/cabin that you would receive for booking online.

For our loyal fans and previous guests (not joining us in 2019)

If you weren’t able to secure a spot with us in 2019, we are offering an exclusive pre-sale event for the The Country Music Cruise 2020. By booking online during the 24-hour presale event you have the opportunity to secure your spot for 2020 before booking opens to the public. You will also receive the special lower insider rate plus a $100 credit per cabin to spend onboard in 2020. The Country Music Cruise always sells out fast so we want to make sure our valued fans and previous guests get the opportunity to secure their spot and book the best cabins available.

Important Registration Details for the Exclusive Booking Event:

  • You must register by Tuesday, January 22 nd in order to be able to make a reservation online during the presale window. ( Please note: you are not making an actual booking at this time, you are simply registering to have the ability to make a booking during the presale window ).
  • Your registration will include the ability to make a reservation for you and companions in your cabin. Each person in the cabin does not need to register separately.
  • In the “How did you hear about us” section, enter the special promo code  PRESALEINTEREST  for the special rate and $100 onboard credit!
  • By registering in advance for this special presale event you will receive a  Unique Token Code  that will provide you access to the reservation system during the presale window.
  • You will receive your Unique Token Code on Monday, February 4 th .
  • The 24-hour booking window will begin at 9am ET on Wednesday, February 6 th .
  • Once you have completed your registration, you will receive a confirmation email that you have successfully registered for the event.  If you do not receive a confirmation email, your registration is invalid, and you will not be able to make a reservation during this exclusive presale window.

To Register for the Exclusive Presale Window:

  • Register for The Country Music Cruise 2020 Presale by clicking the button below to log-in or create a new account on our StarVista LIVE registration page.
  • If you have previously made a reservation online with a StarVista LIVE cruise in the past but don’t remember your username or password, just click the “forgot username or password” link and your information will be emailed to you.
  • After completing the registration, you will receive a confirmation email that you have successfully registered for the presale event. Please note, you have not secured your cabin for the 2020 cruise.  You are simply registered for the opportunity to book a cabin early in our presale event.
  • On Monday, February 4 th , you will receive an email from us that will include your Unique Token Code.
  • On Wednesday, February 6th, use your Unique Token Code to book online and join us on The Country Music Cruise 2020!

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Important dates to remember:

  • You will immediately receive a confirmation email if you have successfully registered.
  • January 22 nd : Registration for the presale ends
  • February 4 th : You will receive your personal “Unique Token Code” via email
  • February 6 th : Beginning at 9am ET; Use your Unique Token Code to log-in to your StarVista LIVE account and BOOK The Country Music Cruise 2020!
  • February 7 th : Booking opens to the public at 9am ET

We can’t wait to see you on The Country Music Cruise 2020 –

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Great country music never stops. This list of tours scheduled for 2024 features hitmaker, legends and newcomers embarking on a first set of headlining dates.

As of now, Parker McCollum will be first to begin but Cody Johnson is next on this updated list of country music tours. Scotty McCreery is another star who will hit the road before Feb. 1 but once the days grow longer so does this list.

See all country music tour dates from your favorite artists by clicking on any link below. Several tours have been added to start 2024, including headlining tours from Zach Bryan , Morgan Wallen and Kenny Chesney . All ongoing tours are at the top of this comprehensive list, with those slated to start later to follow.

The opening acts for each tour are included with the full set of dates when you click. This list is updated frequently to include new tours, with new dates, canceled and postponed dates all added as they become available.

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2024 Ongoing Country Music Tours:

Conner Smith's Creek Will Rise Tour (Through Jan. 27, 2024) Ashley McBryde's The Devil I Know Tour (Through June 15) Carrie Underwood's Reflection Las Vegas Residency (Through Oct. 26) Garth Brooks' Las Vegas Residency (Through Dec. 22)

Country Music Tours Scheduled for 2024:

Jan. 2024: Jan. 18: Parker McCollum's 2024 Burn It Down Tour (Through Aug. 31) Jan. 19 : Cody Johnson's The Leather Tour (Through July 11) Jan. 26 : Scotty McCreery's Cab In a Solo Tour (Through March 16)

Feb. 2024:  Feb. 1 : Bailey Zimmermans' 2024 Religiously The Tour  (Through May 20) Feb. 1 : Oliver Anthony's Out of the Woods Tour (Through Sept. 13) Feb. 2 : Jordan Davis' Damn Good Time World Tour (Through Oct. 20) Feb. 3 : Jo Dee Messina's Heads Carolina Tails California Tour 2024 (Through July 11) Feb. 7 : Priscilla Block's Hey Jack Tour (Through May 4) Feb. 9: Brantley Gilbert's Off the Rails Tour (Through July 26) Feb. 15 : Larry Fleet's the Earned It Tour (Through April 19) Feb. 16 : Clint Black's 2024 Killin' Time 35th Anniversary World Tour (Through July 11) Feb. 21: Adam Doleac's Wrong Side of a Sunrise Tour (Through May 18) Feb. 22 : Blake Shelton's 2024 Back To the Honky tonk Tour (Through  March 29) Feb. 22 : Sam Hunt's 2024 Outskirts Tour (Through April 13) Feb. 27 : Brad Paisley's 2024 Son of the Mountains World Tour (March 10) Feb. 22 : Riley Green's Ain't My Last Rodeo Tour (Through June 1) Feb. 29 : Dan + Shay's Heartbreak On the Map Tour (Through April 13) Feb. 29 : Kylie Morgan's 2024 Making It Up As I Go Tour (Through May 11)

March 2024: March 2 : Chris Stapleton's 2024 All-American Road Show Tour (Through Aug. 22) March 6 : Zach Bryan's the Quittin' Time Tour 24 (Through Dec. 14) March 14 : Tim McGraw's Standing Room Only Tour (Through June 27) March 20 : Lainey Wilson's Live 2024 Global Tour (Through May 3) March 28 : Brothers Osborne's Might As Well Be Us Tour (Through June 29) March 28 : Kane Brown's 2024 In the Air Tour (Sept. 14)

April 2024: April 2: Dustin Lynch's Killed the Cowboy Tour (Through May 11) April 4 : Morgan Wallen's 2024 One Night At a Time Stadium Tour (Through Aug. 8) April 12 : Luke Combs Growin' Up and Gettin' Old Tour (Through Aug. 9-10) April 19 : Darius Rucker's 2024 European Starting Fires Tour  (Through May 11) April 20 : Kenny Chesney's Sun Goes Down Tour (Through Aug. 25)

May 2024: May 4 : George Strait's 2024 Stadium Tour (Through Dec. 7) May 10 : Shania Twain's Come On Over Las Vegas Residency (Through Dec. 14) May 18 : Jason Aldean's 2024 Highway Desperado Tour (Through Oct. 5) May 31 : Lainey Wilson's Country's Cool Again Tour (Through Nov. 15)

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A fan of live musical concerts? Do you also love to cruise? In 2023 and 2024 you can enjoy both with a music-themed cruise that mixes your favorite genre—from rock to blues to disco to country—with an amazing vacation in the Caribbean, Mexico, the Mediterranean and beyond. 

Spend the day exploring your favorite  Caribbean island , and then, as the sun is setting, gather by the ship’s pool to hear your all-time favorite band play an outdoor concert. After rocking out to hit after hit, you may even find yourself elbow to elbow with the lead singer at the bar. The ultimate fan experience, a music-themed cruise offers the chance to mingle with band members as you enjoy a cruise vacation with a fun group of like-minded music lovers. 

There are music-themed  cruises  for fans of all genres. Here are 10 of the best options for 2023 and early 2024. And if your top choice is already sold out, most of these cruises happen annually, so check the links for updates on the next sailing—and prepare for a memorable party at sea.

The ‘80s Cruise

The ‘80s Cruise is always a crowd-pleaser and 2023’s musical line-up is certain to have fans of this memorable musical decade on their feet. The cruise will feature more than 50 concerts and live performances and it will be hosted by original MTV VJs Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter, and Downtown Julie Brown. 

PS: Don’t forget to pack your hairspray, neon spandex, leg warmers and Members Only jackets.

  • Dates: March 3-10, 2023
  • Ship: Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas
  • Port of departure: Los Angeles
  • Itinerary: Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, and Ensenada

Artists: Devo, Brett Michaels, Howard Jones, The Church, Living Colour, Morris Day and the Time, Kim Wilde, the Smithereens, Autograph, Tone Loc, and others

Rock Legends Cruise

The annual Rock Legends Cruise , now in its 10 th year, is a “cruise for a cause” featuring live onboard concerts by some of the biggest musical names of the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s along with memorabilia auctions and photo-ops—all helping to benefit the Native American Heritage Association (NAHA), which offers direct aid to struggling Lakota (Sioux) peoples living on reservations in Wyoming and South Dakota.   

  • Dates: February 13-17, 2023
  • Ship: Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas
  • Port of departure: Port Everglades, FL
  • Itinerary: Perfect Day at CocoCay plus two sea days.

Artists: Roger Daltrey, Deep Purple, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, The Marshall Tucker Band, Lou Gramm, Night Ranger, Randy Bachman, Outlaws, and others

’70s Rock and Romance Cruise

If you’re stoked to relive the days of polyester and platform shoes as you groove to music from this iconic musical era, the 7-night ‘70s Rock & Romance Cruise promises live musical performances plus a ‘70s Costume Ball, a Disco Party under the stars, artist Q&A sessions, panel discussions, pool parties, and more.

  • Dates: March 16-23, 2023
  • Ship: Celebrity Summit
  • Port of departure: Miami
  • Itinerary: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Artists: Jefferson Starship, Rick Wakeman (of Yes), Foghat, Bay City Rollers, Leo Sayer,  Don Felder (formerly of the Eagles), John Lodge (of the Moody Blues), The Hollies, Pure Prairie League and others

Ultimate Disco Cruise

Whether you were alive when doing the Hustle was first a thing, learned your best moves from John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, or are just riding the never-ending wave of this oh-so-danceable 1970s musical genre, the Ultimate Disco Cruise will make you want to get down and boogie all night long.

Dates: February 25-March 2, 2023

  • Itinerary: Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico

Artists: KC and the Sunshine Band, Kool and the Gang, Billy Ocean, Taylor Dane, Sister Sledge, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Tavares, The Trammps, and others 

The Broadway Cruise

If you’re prone to humming show tunes in the shower and love the glitz and glamour of Broadway, you can enjoy five nights basking in the spotlight of live musical theater performed on three different stages during The Broadway Cruise , sailing roundtrip from (where else?) the Big Apple. 

  • Dates: March 31- April 5, 2023
  • Ship: Norwegian Gem
  • Port of departure: New York
  • Itinerary: Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda

Artists: Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Laura Benanti, Randy Rainbow, Michael Cerveris, Sierra Boggess, Lena Hall, and others

Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea

The blue waters of the Aegean, Adriatic, and Mediterranean create a perfect medley with the blues instrumentals and vocals of top international performers on the Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean sailing, which will also feature live performances, stripped down acoustical sets and unique artist collaborations—all to benefit the Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation whose aim is to fund scholarships and programs for talented students.

  • Dates: August 17-22, 2023
  • Ship: Norwegian Jade
  • Port of departure: Athens, Greece
  • Itinerary: Santorini, Greece and Dubrovnik, Croatia

Artists: Joe Bonamassa, Blackberry Smoke, Christone Kingfish Ingram, Ruthie Foster, King King, Jimmy Vivino, Kirk Fletcher, and others

The Country Music Cruise

During the 2024 Country Music Cruise , you can enjoy a full week of kickin’ things up during onboard live performances, attend panel discussions and tribute nights and practice your line dancing, Texas Swing and two-stepping in this country saloon overlooking the sea.

  • Dates: January 20-27, 2024
  • Ship: Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam
  • Itinerary: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; Key West, FL; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Artists: Clint Black, Tracy Lawrence, Neal McCoy, Joe Nichols, Shenandoah, Home Free, Wade Hayes, Darryl Worley, Billy Dean, Grand Ole Opry at Sea, and others 

The Soul Train Cruise 

The 10 th anniversary Soul Train Cruise in 2023 is already sold out (a wait list is available), but this popular musical event at sea will feature more than 50 live performances and “Soul Train”-themed activities all day long.

  • Dates: January 29–February 5, 2023
  • Ship: Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam
  • Port of departure: Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Itinerary: Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Artists: Babyface, George Benson, The Commodores, The Spinners, Peabo Bryson, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Midnight Star, Deniece Williams, and others 

Flower Power Cruise

Another 7-night sailing that’s already sold out for 2023 (wait list available) is the Flower Power Cruise , a groovy celebration of all things ‘60s—from tie-dye to peace signs to bell bottoms—with a line-up of top pop and rock musicians in concert and participating in artist Q&As.

  • Dates: March 23-30, 2023
  • Port of departure: Miami, FL
  • Itinerary: Belize City, Belize; Cozumel, Mexico; and Costa Maya, Mexico

Artists: The Zombies, Herman’s Hermits, Mickey Dolenz (of The Monkees), The Yardbirds, The Buckinghams, The Grass Roots, The Fifth Dimension, The Family Stone, The Cowsills, and others 

The Rock Boat

While The Rock Boat XXII is sold out (a wait list is available), the spectacle at sea will continue in 2024 with dozens of talented musicians onboard, billing itself as the “World’s Greatest Floating Music Festival.” 

  • Dates: January 23-28, 2023
  • Ship: Norwegian Pearl
  • Itinerary: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Nassau, Bahamas

Artists: NeedToBreathe, Neon Trees, American Authors, Lit, Red Wanting Blue, Welshly Arms, Magic Giant, Carbon Leaf, and others 

Other music-themed cruises worth checking out: Blue Note at Sea , an annual cruise (2023’s dates are January 13-20 aboard Celebrity Millennium from Fort Lauderdale) featuring top jazz headliners; Monsters of Rock Cruise (April 29-May 4, 2023) aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas sailing from Port Canaveral to the Caribbean and featuring “five nights of rock decadence”; Beatles and Beyond 2023 on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth, sailing April 19-28, 2023 roundtrip from Tokyo and featuring music from the Beatles (including a finale show by the tribute band Bootleg Beatles) as well as nightly dancing to top hits from The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, Tom Jones and others; the next The Kiss Kruise isn’t slated until 2024, but it’s been a wild and rockin’ good time for more than a decade and details about the next voyage are slated to appear on the website by spring 2023; The Outlaw Country Cruise 7 (January 21-27, 2023) is already sold out (with a waiting list) but as in past years features a jam-packed line-up of performers as well as artist panels and fun onboard activities.

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P&O Country Cruise

30th nov - 3rd december 2024, what to expect.

If you’re a lover of country music this is one cruise you don’t want to miss, inspired and in partnership with Groundwater Country Music Festival, this 3 night cruise is tailored to country music lovers with a ton of live country music, grab your cowboy boots and Akubra’s, and start practicing your line dancing, this one’s for you.

Get ready, the best adventure is yet to come. Welcome aboard the Pacific Encounter, find your room get settled in, head to the deck and grab a dink, get ready to wave Brisbane goodbye as we depart at 4pm to hit the open waters. 

The next 2 days you will spend at sea, you can maximize your holiday any way you want, there is tons of onboard entertainment, fun and laughs for everyone. From relaxing by the pool, to visiting the casino, enjoying delicious food at many different restaurants, watching live shows or simply relaxing in the spa. Don’t forget to join in on our country themed parties and events.

Unfortunately, our Queensland Country Cruise has come to an end, the ship arrives back in Brisbane at 6am don’t worry there’s still time for one last dip in the pool and a buffet breakfast. Don’t forget your boots and Hat, we hope to see you again.

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P&O Cruises are proud Support Partners of the Groundwater Country Music Festival on the Gold Coast and we’re calling all country music lovers to keep the good times going into 2024 with a P&O Country Cruise!

There’s no better place to practise your line dancing or don your cowboy boots than aboard one of our fun-filled getaways. Cruises include accommodation, main meals and entertainment, so grab your partner, family, or a group of mates and hit the high seas. Sailing from Brisbane and Auckland, it’s a true country throw down while out at sea!

Don’t miss out – book your spot today.

AUCKLAND: 16-19 Aug 2024 BRISBANE: 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2024 and 29 Jul - 2 Aug 2025

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