Here’s a bit of a sneak peak at some of the most popular international music-themed cruises for 2018-2019, in no specific order. It seems there’s a music cruise to suit all…

Kiss Kruise 

If six days of nonstop Kiss activities including live shows, themed nights (think Love Gun, Dressed to Kill and Psycho Circus), and an exclusive acoustic Storytellers set sounds like your idea of a good time, then this is the music cruise for you. Feel free to use the devil horns hand gesture freely — Gene Simmons dropped his attempt to trademark it.

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Kiss Cruise

Kiss Kruise

Country Music Cruise

In addition to several big country stars, this music cruise offers unique activities such as a Boot & Buckles Ball, a Red White & Blue BBQ, and line dancing. For music-history fanatics, a partnership with the Grand Ole Opry offers an opportunity to explore the genre’s vast history.

Ship: Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam

Country Music Cruise

Country Music Cruise

Blue Note at Sea

Jazz fans are no doubt familiar with the Blue Note name — the label has been at the forefront of jazz for almost 80 years. The label’s president, Don Was, helped dream up this cruise, which focuses on contemporary jazz musicians.

Ship: Celebrity Infinity

Blue Note at Sea

Blue Note at Sea

The Outlaw Country Cruise 4

If your taste in country music leans more towards Johnny Cash than Garth Brooks, the Outlaw Country Cruise might be for you. With a lineup full of alt-country legends, the cruise is sure to feature memorable performances as well as artist-hosted activities, theme nights, and more.

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

The Outlaw Music Cruise 4

The Outlaw Music Cruise 4

The Rock Boat XIX

With 5-plus stages, The Rock Boat lives up to it’s name by featuring dozens of bands — music lovers will have plenty of opportunities to find a new favourite artist. If you need a break, check out an acoustic set at the Spinnaker Lounge.

Ship: Norwegian Pearl

The Rock Boat

The Rock Boat

 

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