It’s going to be a Carnival … Country stars set to perform on cruises this year

Carnival Live

Carnival Cruise Lines is getting ready to become extra musical this year with the announcement of their Carnival Live Concert Series. 

On Wednesday, the company announced that it has lined up an impressive group of stars who will all be performing for passengers on board the cruise ships throughout 2014. Unlike other recent music-based cruises, however, Carnival plans on having the performers do their thing while the ships are in port at various locations rather than while they are at sea. 

"Onboard entertainment is an important part of the overall guest experience when cruising," said Mark Tamis, senior vice president of guest operations for Carnival Cruise Lines. "With the Carnival Live Concert Series, our guests will enjoy an exclusive performance with one of their favorite artists for an extraordinary value. Combined with our enhanced house bands fleetwide, this is just another example of the many ways we are constantly looking to create even more fun and memorable moments for our guests."

In total, the cruise line has lined up 15 performers for a total of 49 performances on eight different ships. The most surprising part of the announcement is that one of the performers is Trace Adkins, who didn't exactly have the best experience the last time he was on a cruise ship. I'm sure he signed up with Carnival long before his most recent trouble, but still.  

Cruises will begin in April and last through the end of the year. Country stars taking part include Trace, Jewel (occasionally country anyway), Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, and Leann Rimes. Regular tickets will cost $20-$40 while VIP tickets, which includes meet-and-greet, photos, seating in the first three rows, etc. will cost anywhere from $100-$150.

Schedule with band, dates, port of departure, ship & destination:

TRACE ADKINS
Oct. 13: Jacksonville  Fascination Nassau, The Bahamas
Oct. 14: Port Canaveral Sensation Nassau, The Bahamas
Nov. 24: Jacksonville Fascination Nassau, The Bahamas
Nov. 25: Charleston Fantasy Nassau, The Bahamas

CHICAGO
June 3: Tampa Paradise Cozumel, Mexico
June 4: Miami Ecstasy Cozumel, Mexico

DAUGHTRY
Dec. 3: Jacksonville Fascination Nassau, The Bahamas
Dec. 4: Charleston Fantasy Nassau, The Bahamas

GAVIN DeGRAW
Aug. 20: Miami Ecstasy Cozumel, Mexico
Aug. 21: Tampa Paradise Cozumel, Mexico

FOREIGNER
May 9: Port Canaveral Sensation Nassau, The Bahamas
May 10: Miami Ecstasy Nassau, The Bahamas

JENNIFER HUDSON
June 18: Miami Ecstasy Cozumel, Mexico
June 19: Miami Breeze Cozumel, Mexico

JEWEL
Nov. 10: Los Angeles Imagination Catalina Island, CA
Nov. 11: Los Angeles Inspiration Catalina Island, CA

KANSAS
April 15: Port Canaveral Sensation Nassau, The Bahamas
April 16: Jacksonville Fascination Nassau, The Bahamas
May 21: Miami Ecstasy Cozumel, Mexico
May 22: Miami Breeze Cozumel, Mexico
Sept. 23: Port Canaveral Sensation Nassau, The Bahamas
Sept. 24: Jacksonville Fascination Nassau, The Bahamas
Nov. 13: Charleston Fantasy Nassau, The Bahamas
Nov. 14: Port Canaveral Sensation Nassau, The Bahamas

LADY ANTEBELLUM
Nov. 19: Miami Ecstasy Cozumel, Mexico
Nov. 20: Miami Breeze Cozumel, Mexico

MARTINA McBRIDE
May 14: Miami Ecstasy Cozumel, Mexico
May 15: Tampa Paradise Cozumel, Mexico 

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
June 27: Port Canaveral Sensation Nassau, The Bahamas
June 28: Miami Ecstasy Nassau, The Bahamas

REO SPEEDWAGON
April 22: Tampa Paradise Cozumel, Mexico
April 23: Miami Ecstasy Cozumel, Mexico
Sept. 22: Los Angeles Imagination Catalina Island, CA
Sept. 23: Los Angeles Inspiration Catalina Island, CA
Dec. 15: Charleston Fantasy Nassau, The Bahamas
Dec. 16: Port Canaveral Sensation Nassau, The Bahamas
Dec. 17: Jacksonville Fascination Nassau, The Bahamas

LEANN RIMES
Oct. 28: Port Canaveral Sensation Nassau, The Bahamas
Oct. 29: Charleston Fantasy Nassau, The Bahamas

STYX
April 7: Charleston Fantasy Nassau, The Bahamas
April 8: Jacksonville Fascination Nassau, The Bahamas
Sept. 15: Los Angeles Imagination Catalina Island, CA
Sept. 16: Los Angeles Inspiration Catalina Island, CA
Sept. 29: Jacksonville Fascination Nassau, The Bahamas
Sept. 30: Port Canaveral Sensation Nassau, The Bahamas
Oct. 8: Miami Ecstasy Cozumel, Mexico
Oct. 9: Miami Breeze Cozumel, Mexico

.38 SPECIAL
Sept. 6: Jacksonville Fascination Nassau, The Bahamas
Sept. 7: Charleston Fantasy Nassau, The Bahamas

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.