Come Sail Away: Top 10 Sailaway Song Requests

July 24, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Sailaway party on Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas
There’s no question the songs played at sailaway can set the tone for your cruise. A few weeks ago, we shuddered at the thought of leaving port with the Titanic theme, “My Heart Will Go On,” ringing in our ears. Not that we’re superstitious…..but why take a chance?
You, our readers, weighed in with some of your top song suggestions, many of which would happily get us up on our feet if the DJ played them. As a bonus, almost all of them have some sort of nautical connection – save for the top choice, Pharrell Williams’ crowd-pleaser “Happy.” Maybe we could persuade the versatile musician to trade in that mountie hat for a captain’s cap?
Which of these songs floats your boat? Tell us in the comments! 
1. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
2. “Come Sail Away” by Styx
3. “Time to Say Goodbye” by Andrea Bocelli
4. “Kokomo” by Beach Boys
5. “Hot Hot Hot” by Arrow (Soca)
6. “Sailing” by  Christopher Cross
7. “Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffet
8. “Beyond the Sea” by Bobby Darin
9. “Orinoco Flow’ by Enya
10. “If I Had a Boat” by Lyle Lovett
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    2 Responses to “Come Sail Away: Top 10 Sailaway Song Requests”

    1. Elizabeth
      July 24th, 2014 @ 5:20 pm

      The best sail-away was one time at Christmas. The steel drum band was playing carols and the crowd was just fun. They sang along as we left port. It is a fun memory.

    2. Cruise Arabia
      July 26th, 2014 @ 2:51 pm

      What about ‘We Are Sailing’ by Rod Stewart and ‘Out on the Boardwalk’?!

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