Updated October 10, 2019
Famous country music artists and fans from across the country can sail together on the seventh annual Country Music Cruise. The voyage will feature a lineup of more than two dozen singers, tribute bands and entertainers, including the likes of Randy Owen, John Berry and Pam Tillis. Even Larry the Cable Guy will be onboard for what is sure to be the biggest country music party at sea.
Cruise host Lorianne Crook of the "Crook & Chase" country music entertainment show will lead country music fans on a seven-night Caribbean cruise that departs roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale with stops in St. Maarten, San Juan and Half Moon Cay (the cruise line's private island), from January 25 through February 1, 2020.
The Country Music Cruise is a full charter of Holland America's 2,106-passenger Nieuw Amsterdam. While the 2020 cruise is currently sold out, there is a waitlist available.
Lineup and Highlights
The Country Music Cruise features more than 50 live performances by classic country music superstars, including Randy Owen, Pam Tillis, Tracy Lawrence, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Gatlin Brothers, and Ben & Noel Haggard, plus artists paying tribute to Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley.
To add even more fun, a number of these artists are also set to participate in more than two dozen interactive activities like panel discussions, tribute nights, country line dancing lessons led by professional instructors, cooking demonstrations, jam sessions and even Opry karaoke. You might also be able to book special group shore excursions with them.
This cruise is all about good old-fashioned country fun. Since The Country Music Cruise is on its seventh sailing, there are likely to be a number of repeat cruisers onboard who'll be happy to make new friends and reunite with pals from previous sailings.
Who Would Like It
Cruisers with a deep love for classic country tunes, an appreciation for the good ol' days and a laid-back cruise-style will get the most out of sailing on The Country Music Cruise.
How to Book
The Country Music Cruise is organized by StarVista LIVE, which runs other popular cruises like the Flower Power Cruise. Bookings can be made on The Country Music Cruise's website. The 2020 sailing is sold out, but you can join the waitlist online.
Want even more info about music at sea? Check our page on music theme cruises.