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 Pride "Polka Dreams At Sea - Polka Cruise" (2017, Apr 2) 8-day Baltimore to Caribbean
  2. ship Carnival Dream "Carnival Live! Little Big Town" (2017, May 7) 7-day Caribbean
  3. ship Carnival Inspiration "Carnival Live! Little Big Town" (2017, May 11) 3-day Bahamas
  4. ship Carnival Inspiration "Groove Cruise LA 2017" (2017, Oct 6) 3-day Mexico
  5. ship Carnival Liberty "Shiprocked 8" (2018, Jan 21) 4-day Bahamas

Royal Caribbean

  1. ship Grandeur of the Seas "Remembering the King: 40th Anniversary of His Passing"" (2017, Oct 14) 5-day Bermuda
  2. ship Allure of the Seas "14th Annual Memories of the King 83rd Birthday" (2018, Jan 21) 7-day Caribbean
  3. ship Navigator Of The Seas "Monsters of Rock Cruise" (2018, Feb 11) 5-day Caribbean

Holland America

  1. ship ms Koningsdam "Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise" (2018, Feb 4) 7-day Caribbean
  2. ship ms Nieuw Amsterdam "Amy Grant Alaska Cruise" (2017, Jul 8) 7-day Alaska
  3. ship ms Nieuw Amsterdam "Legendary Blues Cruise" (2017, Oct 24) 7-day Caribbean
  4. ship ms Eurodam "Dave Koz and Friends at Sea" (2017, May 16) 7-day Mediterranean
  5. ship ms Eurodam "Malt Shop Memories Cruise" (2017, Nov 5) 7-day Caribbean

Princess Cruises

  1. ship Ruby Princess "Dave Aguallo Cruise to Mexico" (2017, Oct 14) 7-day Mexician Riviera
  2. ship Ruby Princess "Toms Unify Rhythm Drum Circle Cruise to Mexico" (2018, Mar 3) 7-day Mexician Riviera
  3. 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

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

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. "Cayamo 11" (2018, Feb 4)
  4. "The Rock Boat XVIII" (2018, Jan 30) Caribbean
  5. "Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea IV" (2018, Feb 26) Caribbean


ship Queen Victoria

  1. "Arena di Verona Opera festival" (2017, Jul 1, Jul 15) 14-day Mediterranean
  2. "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 Duchess

  1. "Chicago Blues Cruise" (2017, Aug 20) 8-day Ottawa (Chicago) to St. Louis

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

Star Clippers

ship Star Flyer

  1. "John Tedechi - Opera Singer and Speaker" (2017, Aug 19) 7-day Greek Isles

Ponant Cruises

  1. ship Le Boreal "Music Among the Fjords" (2017, Jun 17) 10-day Norway and Arctic Circle
  2. ship Le Lyrial "Opera at Sea with Radio Classique" (2017, Sept 26) 8-day Mediterranean-Aegean Sea

Sea Cloud Cruises

ship Sea Cloud II

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