Music Cruises

By ,   November 25, 2015 ,   Themed Cruises

At CruiseMapper's Music Cruise survey you will find departure dates, itineraries and various "music and dance" theme cruise information and tips. 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. Very special are also all the music concert voyages on big riverboats in Europe.

For your convenience, the following link jumps down directly to CruiseMapper's music-theme cruises schedule, listing lines, ships, departure dates and homeports. This survey is integrated with Themed Cruises.

"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 before.

music 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 2018-2019 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).

Companies / Ships Music Themes Regions Departure Ports and Dates

Carnival Cruise Lines

Carnival Ecstasy

Carnival Imagination

Carnival Liberty

Carnival Fantasy

Carnival Sensation

  1. (Ecstasy) "Pickin & Biscuits Cruise"
  2. (Imagination) "2018 Baja Bop: Roots and Americana Cruise"
  3. (Liberty) "Shiprocked 8"
  4. (Fantasy) "2nd Annual Steel Guitar Cruise"
  5. (Sensation) "Ship Hop"
  6. (Sensation) "Backstreet Boys 2018"
  1. (2018, Feb 21) 5-day Nassau & Princess Cays, Bahamas
  2. (2018, Oct 18) 3-day Mexico
  3. (2018, Jan 21) 4-day Bahamas
  4. (2018, Feb 1) 4-day Mexico
  5. (2018, Jan 11) 4-day Caribbean
  6. (2018, May 3) 4-day Caribbean

Royal Caribbean

Allure of the Seas

Navigator Of The Seas

Independence of the Seas


Brilliance of the Seas

Radiance of the Seas

Serenade of the Seas

  1. (Allure) "14th Annual Memories of the King 83rd Birthday"
  2. (Navigator) "Monsters of Rock Cruise"
  3. (Navigator) "Stages The Musical Theatre Festival At Sea"
  4. (Independence) "Hit Songwriter Cruise"
  5. (Independence) "Rock Legends Cruise VI"
  6. (Independence) "70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise"
  7. (Independence) "Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise 2018"
  8. (Brilliance) "Southern Rock Cruise"
  9. (Brilliance) "Cruise to the Edge"
  10. (Brilliance) "Singing At Sea"
  11. (Brilliance) "Tropical Heatwave - Americana Cruise"
  12. (Radiance) "Cruisin Country 8 Cruise"
  13. (Serenade) "Dave Koz and Friends at Sea"


Europe (Baltic) 

  1. (2018, Jan 21) 7-day Caribbean
  2. (2018, Feb 11) 5-day Caribbean
  3. (2018, Oct 15) 4-day Caribbean
  4. (2018, Feb 9) 5-day Caribbean
  5. (2018, Feb 15) 4-day Caribbean
  6. (2018, Feb 1) 4-day Caribbean
  7. (2018, Dec 1) 5-day Caribbean
  8. (2018, Jan 20) 5-day Caribbean
  9. (2018, Feb 3) 5-day Belize and Mexico
  10. (2018, Feb 12) 5-day from Tampa
  11. (2018, Feb 22) 4-day Caribbean
  12. (2018, Oct 9) 7-day
  13. (2018, May 13; May 20) 7-day Scandanavia & Russia

Holland America


Nieuw Amsterdam

Nieuw Statendam


  1. (Koningsdam) "Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise"
  2. (Nieuw Amsterdam) "Sandy Beaches Cruise"
  3. (Nieuw Amsterdam) "Soul Train Cruise"
  4. (Nieuw Amsterdam) "Country Music Cruise 4th Sailing"
  5. (Nieuw Amsterdam) "Flower Power Cruise"
  6. (Nieuw Amsterdam) "80's Cruise"
  7. (Nieuw Statendam) "Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise #32"
  8. (Eurodam) "Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise #31"


US West Coast

  1. (2018, Feb 4) 7-day Caribbean
  2. (2018, Jan 6) 7-day Caribbean
  3. (2018, Jan 27) 7-day Caribbean
  4. (2018, Feb 3) 7-day Caribbean
  5. (2018, Feb 24) 7-day Caribbean
  6. (2018, Mar 7) 7-day Caribbean
  7. (2019, Feb 3) 7-day Eastern Caribbean
  8. (2018, Oct 28) 7-day Sea Of Cortez

Princess Cruises

Ruby Princess

Crown Princess

Emerald Princess

  1. (Ruby) "Toms Unify Rhythm Drum Circle Cruise to Mexico"
  2. (Crown) "25th Annual Concerts At Sea Where The Action Is Cruise"
  3. (Emerald) "Concerts At Sea Music of the 60's"

Mexician Riviera



  1. (2018, Mar 3) 7-day Mexician Riviera
  2. (2018, Jan 20) 8-day Eastern Caribbean, Antigua, St. Marteen, St. Thomas, Amber Cove
  3. (2018, Sept 9) 7-day Alaska

P&O Cruises UK




  1. (Azura) "Strictly Come Dancing"
  2. (Ventura) "Strictly Come Dancing"
  3. (Britannia) "Strictly Come Dancing"
Europe (UK to Mediterranean)
  1. (2018, Apr 13; Jul 21) 14-day
  2. (2018, May 11) 14-day
  3. (2018, June 3) 14-day

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Eclipse

Celebrity Equinox

Celebrity Infinity

Celebrity Summit

  1. (Eclipse) "The Moody Blues Cruise"
  2. (Equinox) "Fleetwood Mac Tribute Cruise"
  3. (Equinox) "New Orleans Jazz Fest"
  4. (Infinity) "2019 Smooth Jazz Cruise"
  5. (Summit) "Blue Note at Sea"
  6. (Summit) "Smooth Jazz Cruise"
  7. (Summit) "The Jazz Cruise"
  8. (Summit) "2018 Flower Power Cruise"
  9. (Summit) "70's Rock & Romance Cruise"
  10. (Summit) "The 80s Cruise"
  1. (2018, Jan 2) 5-day Caribbean
  2. (2018, Jan 20) 7-day Caribbean
  3. (2018, Apr 23) 11-day Caribbean
  4. (2019, Feb 2 & 23) 7-day Caribbean
  5. (2018, Jan 27) 7-day Caribbean
  6. (2018, Feb 10; Mar 10) 7-day Caribbean
  7. (2018, Feb 2) 7-day Caribbean
  8. (2018, Feb 24) 7-day Caribbean
  9. (2018, Mar 3) 5-day Caribbean
  10. (2018, Mar 17) 7-day Caribbean

NCL Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Pearl

Norwegian Epic

Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Jade

Norwegian Star

  1. (Pearl) "The Outlaw Country Cruise"
  2. (Pearl) "Cayamo 11"
  3. (Pearl) "The Rock Boat XVIII"
  4. (Pearl) "Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea IV"
  5. (Pearl) "TRAIN - Sail across the sun"
  6. (Epic) "Holy Ship"
  7. (Epic) "Cruisin' To Paradise"
  8. (Getaway) "Christmas In The Caribbean Cruise"
  9. (Jade) "Jam Cruise 16"
  10. (Jade) "Pitbull After Dark Party Cruise"
  11. (Jade) "Parahoy Paramore Cruise"
  12. (Jade) "Kid Rock’s 9th Annual Chillin’ the Most Cruise"
  13. (Star) "NCL-Booze Cruise-FREE Booze all week"


Mexician Riviera

  1. (2018, Jan 22) 4-day Caribbean
  2. (2018, Feb 4)
  3. "(2018, Jan 30) Caribbean
  4. (2018, Feb 26) 7-day Caribbean
  5. (2018, Mar 7) 4-day Caribbean
  6. 2018, Jan 6; Jan 10) 4-day Caribbean
  7. (2018, Jan 27) 7-day Eastern Caribbean
  8. (2018, Dec 9) 7-day Western Caribbean
  9. (2018, Jan 17) 5-day Caribbean
  10. (2018, Mar 2) 3-day Caribbean
  11. (2018, Apr 6) 4-day Caribbean
  12. (2018, Apr 10) 4-day Caribbean
  13. (2018, Mar 11; May 11) 7-day Mexicio Riviera

Cunard Line

Queen Elizabeth

RMS Queen Mary 2

  1. (Queen Elizabeth) "Cunard Line: Big Band Ball"
  2. (Queen Elizabeth) "QE2 Big Band Ball"
  3. (Queen Mary 2) "2019 National Symphony Orchestra"

 Northern Europe (Baltic)


  1. (2018, Aug 20, 24) 4-day North Europe
  2. (2019, Oct 4) 4-day Europe
  3. (2018, Sept 15) 7-day Tranatlantic

MSC Cruises

MSC Divina

"JazzFest at Sea"


(2018, Jan 3) 11-day

Pullmantur Cruises

MS Sovereign

MS Horizon

  1. (Sovereign) "1st Ever European Beatles Themed Cruise"
  2. (Horizon) "Escape to Portugal"

Europe (Mediterranean) 

  1. (2018, Oct 22) 8-day Mediterranean
  2. (2018, Nov 5) 7-day Spain & Morocco

Silversea Cruises

Silver Muse

Silver Spirit

Silver Shadow

  1. (Muse) "Silversea Opera Voyages" (2018, Sept 28) 10-day Mediterranean
  2. (Spirit) "Silversea Opera Voyages" (2019, Apr 25) 7-day Mediterranean
  3. (Shadow) "Silversea Opera Voyages" (2019, Oct 22) 11-day Holy Land

Europe (Mediterranean) 

  1. (2018, Sept 28) 10-day Mediterranean
  2. (2019, Apr 25) 7-day Mediterranean
  3. (2019, Oct 22) 11-day Holy Land

American Queen Steamboat Company (USA river cruise line)

American Queen

  1. "The 50s and 60s Remembered" (2018, Feb 19 & 22; Sept 23)
  2. "Music of America" (2018 various)
  3. "Mississippi River Big Band Cruise" (2018, Feb 25)
  4. all are 8-day Mississippi River itineraries
 Mississippi River (USA)
  1. (2018, Feb 19 & 22; Sept 23)
  2. (2018 various)
  3. (2018, Feb 25)

all are 8-day Mississippi River itineraries

American Cruise Lines

Queen of the Mississippi


American Constellation

  1. (Queen of the Mississippi) "Nashville Country & Blues Cruise"
  2. (Queen of the Mississippi) "Music Cruise"
  3. (America) "Music Cruise"
  4. (American Constellation) "Music Cruise"

 Mississippi River (USA)

  1. (2018, Sept 29) 7-day
  2. (2018, Nov 4) 7-day
  3. (2018, Mar 24; Nov 3) 7-day
  4. (2018, Oct 6; Nov 24) 7-day

Avalon Waterways

Avalon Impression

Avalon Poetry II and Avalon Tranquility II

Avalon Poetry II and Avalon Tapestry II

  1. (Impression) "Avalon's Magnificent Europe for Music & Opera"
  2. (Poetry 2 and Tranquility 2) "Sounds of Jazz from Burgundy & Provence"
  3. (Poetry 2 and Tapestry 2) "Sounds of Jazz & WWII History in Grand France"

 Europe (rivers)

  1. (2018, Oct 26)
  2. (2018, Jun 29) 14-day Rhone & Saone Rivers
  3. (2018, Jun 29) Seine, Saone and Rhone RIvers

Sea Cloud Cruises

Sea Cloud II

"Steinway Cruise"

Europe (Mediterranean)

(2018, Jun 11) 6-day