Music Cruises

By ,   November 25, 2015 ,   Themed Cruises

This is CruiseMapper's Music Cruise schedule. Find here departure dates, itineraries and various other information. We offer you a list of Classical music concerts and dance cruise specials on deals to visit Caribbean, Europe and Australia on a big cruise ship vacation. Caution - music cruises are super fun, generally promoting a lot of drinking and dancing activities. The cruise drinking and dancing fun generally involves big money spending. The survey is integrated with Themed Cruises.

Very special are also all the music concert cruises on big river ships in Europe. For music and dance themed sailings, the list of best cruise ship lines to choose from includes Carnival, Royal Caribbean, NCL (Norwegian), Princess, Holland America, Avalon (European rivers), the UK's Saga and P&O.

"Dance and Music Cruise" themed voyages

Themed as "Music Cruises" deals are from the list of the industry's newest inventions. They are very similar to all the music concerts arranged at land-based facilities (music halls, theaters, stadiums, etc. And since modern cruise ships can accommodate from 2500 (on average) to more than 5000 people, these so special marine vessels become the perfect place for the mixed "music concert and party" cruise vacation the world has never seen and dance cruises

From what Wikipedia have said about music - it's the art form "whose medium is sound and silence". However, on cruise ships there's no such thing as silence - it's party time all the time! The word "music" derives from Greek "mousike" meaning the "art of the Muses". And what is better than a Muses-inspired vacation of several days at sea, right?

  • Yo!
  • -What?
  • Great music, dancing, food, drinks, party and fun in one cruise package?
  • -So?
  • You want it?
  • -Absolutely!
  • Just ask the cucaracha performers here - they know all about it.

Dance-themed cruises

The dance cruise experience is a major part of the "Music Cruise" specials - especially when famous bands and singers are involved in these action. And these "musical" deals suggest a hell of a lot dancing on the ship. Imagine you can enjoy (if fortunate enough) your super cool band's performance at sea. there are some truly unique sailings, which include huge crowd dancing parties featuring NKOTB (with the "New Kids On The Block" celebrities),

Christian-themed music cruises are another unique offer in this category. On those you'll enjoy the company of hundreds and even thousands of like-minded folks sharing your ideas of God, right and wrong. And quite often, preachers there dance and enjoy the music more than the audience itself.

Popular musical genders on the specially themed music and dance cruises are Rock, Country and Folk bands. And Classical music and Jazz themed cruises offer one truly sophisticated experience at sea. Often music-themed sailings are combined with specials from the category of Food and Wine cruises. These are usually Jazz- or Classic music themed (often river cruise) deals, offering a gourmet voyage on some of the Europe's biggest rivers, such as Danube, or Rhone and Seine in France.

P&O Cruises UK ships offer each year several Music Cruises leaving from Southampton, and their Australia brand may offer such themed deals from Sydney, Australia. Most of them are Mediterranean cruises from Southampton, and Cruises To Nowhere from Sydney - i.e. without additional ports of call (which significantly lowers their cost by not including port charges).

How much do "Music Cruises" cost,  what is included in prices?

Your dance/music cruise infrastructure is pretty much like a normal sailing - but it's not, ok? The cruise part as always, include tanning, swimming, drinking, dining, sleeping (with the "repeat until" command) summarized as "easy big time fun". Your "music cruise tickets" prices are inclusive of all meals on the boat, and add to that the 24-hr room service onboard. This means all main dining rooms and the buffet dining, specialty restaurants charge extra (from ~$20 to $50 per meal). Alcohol, soda and soft drinks are not in the list of inclusions.

Beware - enjoying the music cruise fun in a not healthy and not cheap combination with lots of beverages could cost you way more than the ticket itself. Virtually all music and dance cruise deals are on round-trip departures from some of the world's biggest cruise ports - like Miami and Fort Lauderdale in Florida, NYC New York, Boston MA, Los Angeles, Southampton UK, Sydney AU.

Music Cruises 2017-2018 schedule

Most of the following voyages are themd on Classic, Folk, Country, Rock or Jazz music.

Dance and Music Cruises - CruiseMapper Note: In the following table, all links are internal (CruiseMapper) redirecting to the ship’s itinerary schedule where you can compare dates and prices per person (double occupancy rates).

cruise lines / ships / "music themes"

departures dates / itineraries

Carnival Cruise Lines

  1. ship Carnival Liberty "Shiprocked 8" (2018, Jan 21) 4-day Bahamas
  2. ship Carnival Fantasy "2nd Annual Steel Guitar Cruise" (2018, Feb 1) 4-day Mexico
  3. ship Carnival Sensation "Ship Hop" (2018, Jan 11) 4-day Caribbean
  4. ship Carnival Sensation "Backstreet Boys 2018" (2018, May 3) 4-day Caribbean

Royal Caribbean

  1. ship Allure of the Seas "14th Annual Memories of the King 83rd Birthday" (2018, Jan 21) 7-day Caribbean
  2. ship Navigator Of The Seas "Monsters of Rock Cruise" (2018, Feb 11) 5-day Caribbean
  3. ship Independence of the Seas "Hit Songwriter Cruise" (2018, Feb 19) 5-day Caribbean
  4. ship Independence of the Seas "Rock Legends Cruise VI" (2018, Feb 15) 4-day Caribbean
  5. ship Brilliance of the Seas "Southern Rock Cruise" (2018, Jan 20) 5-day Caribbean
  6. ship Brilliance of the Seas "Cruise to the Edge" (2018, Feb 3) 5-day Belize and Mexico
  7. ship Brilliance of the Seas "Tropical Heatwave - Americana Cruise" (2018, Feb 22) 4-day Caribbean
  8. ship Serenade of the Seas "Dave Koz and Friends at Sea" (2018, May 13; May 20) 7-day Scandanavia & Russia

Holland America

  1. ship ms Koningsdam "Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise" (2018, Feb 4) 7-day Caribbean
  2. ship ms Eurodam "Malt Shop Memories Cruise" (2017, Nov 5) 7-day Caribbean
  3. ship ms Nieuw Amsterdam "Sandy Beaches Cruise" (2018, Jan 6) 7-day Caribbean
  4. ship ms Nieuw Amsterdam "Soul Train Cruise" (2018, Jan 27) 7-day Caribbean
  5. ship ms Nieuw Amsterdam "Country Music Cruise 4th Sailing" (2018, Feb 3) 7-day Caribbean
  6. ship ms Nieuw Amsterdam "Flower Power Cruise" (2018, Feb 24) 7-day Caribbean
  7. ship ms Nieuw Amsterdam "80's Cruise" (2018, Mar 7) 7-day Caribbean

Princess Cruises

  1. ship Ruby Princess "Toms Unify Rhythm Drum Circle Cruise to Mexico" (2018, Mar 3) 7-day Mexician Riviera
  2. ship Crown Princess "25th Annual Concerts At Sea Where The Action Is Cruise" (2018, Jan 20) 8-day Eastern Caribbean, Antigua, St. Marteen, St. Thomas, Amber Cove
  3. ship Emerald Princess "Concerts At Sea Music of the 60's" (2018, Sept 9) 7-day Alaska

Celebrity Cruises

  1. ship Celebrity Eclipse "The Moody Blues Cruise" (2018, Jan 2) 5-day Caribbean
  2. ship Celebrity Equinox "Fleetwood Mac Tribute Cruise" (2018, Jan 20) 7-day Caribbean
  3. ship Celebrity Summit "Blue Note at Sea" (2018, Jan 27) 7-day Caribbean
  4. ship Celebrity Summit "Smooth Jazz Cruise" (2018, Feb 10; Mar 10) 7-day Caribbean
  5. ship Celebrity Summit "The Jazz Cruise" (2018, Feb 2) 7-day Caribbean
  6. ship Celebrity Summit "70's Rock & Romance Cruise" (2018, Mar 3) 5-day Caribbean

NCL Norwegian Cruise Line

ship Norwegian Pearl

  1. "Warped Rewind at Sea" (2017, Oct 28) 4-day Bahamas
  2. "The KISS Kruise VII" (2017, Nov 5) Caribbean
  3. "The Outlaw Country Cruise"(2018, Jan 22) 4-day Caribbean
  4. "Cayamo 11" (2018, Feb 4)
  5. "The Rock Boat XVIII" (2018, Jan 30) Caribbean
  6. "Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea IV" (2018, Feb 26) 7-day Caribbean
  7. "TRAIN - Sail across the sun" (2018, Mar 7) 4-day Caribbean

ship Norwegian Epic

  1. "Holy Ship" (2018, Jan 6; Jan 10) 4-day Caribbean
  2. "Cruisin' To Paradise" (2018, Jan 27) 7-day Eastern Caribbean

ship Norwegian Jade

  1. "Jam Cruise 16" (2018, Jan 17) 5-day Caribbean
  2. "Parahoy Paramore Cruise" (2018, Apr 6) 4-day Caribbean

ship Norwegian Star

  1. "NCL-Booze Cruise-FREE Booze all week" (2018, May 11) 7-day Mexician Riviea


ship Queen Victoria

  1. "Queen Victoria Big Band Ball" (2017, Nov 13) 5-day Europe

ship Queen Elizabeth

  1. "Cunard Line: Big Band Ball" (2018, Aug 20, 24) 4-day North Europe

MSC Cruises

ship MSC Divina

  1. "JazzFest at Sea" (2018, Jan 3) 11-day Caribbean

American Queen Steamboat Company (USA river cruise line)

ship American Queen

  1. "The 50s and 60s Remembered" (2017-2018 various)
  2. "Music of America" (2017-2018 various)
  3. "Mississippi River Big Band Cruise" (2018, Feb 25)
  4. all are 8-day Mississippi River itineraries

American Cruise Lines

ship Queen of the Mississippi

  1. "Nashville Country & Blues Cruise" (2018, Sept 29) 7-day Cumberland and Mississippi Rivers

Sea Cloud Cruises

ship Sea Cloud II

  1. "Classical Moments Between Sicily and Spain" (2017, Oct 28) 10-day Mediterranean