NCL will feature country music star Blake Shelton on a 2012 cruise

Most of my friends know that I am a fan of country music. So I always get pumped when cruises feature country music stars. Now there is a cruise featuring sexy Blake Shelton and chances are if he is on board, his wife singer Miranda Lambert will be, too.

Here is the scoop

Blake Shelton

The first ever Blake Shelton and Friends cruise will set sail on Norwegian Jewel from Miami to the Caribbean on October 14, 2012, for a seven-day cruise. This is the first ever opportunity for fans of Shelton, one of the hottest names in country music, to spend a week at sea enjoying intimate concerts, surprise unplugged performances and more. The week of boot-stomping fun at sea is being presented by Flying Dutchmen Travel and Fan Fair Country Cruises.

A full-blown country music showdown, Shelton will perform two live concerts in the intimate Stardust Theater. In addition, there will be live music every night in at least three different venues around the ship by various country artists to be announced soon. Other exclusive perks include:

Song writer workshops;

A custom version of “The Voice” with a karaoke contest judged by the pros;

Surprise unplugged performances and jam sessions;

Question and answer sessions;

Opportunities to get up close and personal with musical guests;

Late night dance parties with radio station deejays.

Shelton is currently the reigning CMA (Country Music Award) Male Vocalist of the Year as well as one of the judges on the hit NBC show, “The Voice.” Shelton has had a string of singles that has continued with his new album, Red River Blue, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts across all genres. His latest single “Honey Bee” spent four weeks as the #1 single, and holds the record for the fastest-selling digital Platinum single for a male country solo artist.

The Blake Shelton and Friends Cruise will call on San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Tortola, British Virgin Islands and Nassau, Bahamas. Guests will also be able to enjoy three relaxing days at sea to experience Norwegian’s signature Freestyle Cruising which includes 11 dining options and 10 bars and lounges on board.

Cruises are priced starting at $1,099 based on double occupancy. For a limited time, guests can take advantage of an Early Bird Discount with rates as low as $899 per person through August 26, 2011. To book the Blake Shelton and Friends Cruise, visit or contact Flying Dutchmen Travel at 800-248-7471. To learn more about Norwegian Cruise Line, visit or call a travel professional.



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