Norwegian Cruise Line and Sixthman announce fall and spring lineups for music festivals at sea

Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line
Photo courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line and Sixthman, the industry leader in music festivals at sea, have announced the full line up of fall 2014 and spring 2015 festivals sailing from Miami onboard the beautiful Norwegian Pearl.  Each of these unique, music-themed cruises are sure to give fans an intimate experience with their favorite artists, featuring outdoor performances, meet and greets, personal Q&A sessions and much more. With artists ranging from Heart to KISS, to 311 and Kid Rock, there is floating festival for every musical taste.

Highlights from the upcoming Fall and Spring seasons are as follows:

  • Debuting in fall 2014, Grammy Festival at sea presents Women Who Rock featuring Heart, the Indigo Girls, Emmylou Harris and many more. This group cruise sets sail November 4- 8, 2014.
  •  Country-Pop fans will not want to miss ACM’s 2013 New Artist of the Year and Vocal Duo of the Year, Florida Georgia Line as they take to the seas with Nelly, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three and more for “This is How We Cruise” from November 8 – 12, 2014.
  •  Music fans also have some exciting events to choose from in the spring, including Sixthman’s longest running festival The Rock Boat XV, The World’s Greatest Floating Music Festival at Sea, hosted by Sister Hazel and featuring Barenaked Ladies, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Will Hoge, who will be joined by more than thirty other artists for four days of non-stop entertainment. Cruisers will sail from Miami to Cozumel on this weekend getaway perfect for music lovers, January 24 – 28, 2015.
  •  With love in mind, Train’s Sail Across the Sun will include musical performances by the host as well as a full lineup of special guests, including Andy Grammer, A Great Big World, The Wailers and more along with wine tastings and cooking demonstrations from some of America’s top chefs.  The cruise departs on February 13, 2015, making it the perfect Valentine’s Day celebration setting sail over the long President’s Day weekend.

A perfect venue for festivals, Norwegian Pearl features a spectacular outdoor stage area and expansive pool deck. In addition, Norwegian Pearl offers access to 13 bars and lounges, 19 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, four hot tubs, and an award-winning fitness center and spa. Guests looking for more active amenities can visit the outdoor climbing wall, bowl a few frames at the on board bowling alley, shoot hoops on the sports court or tempt lady luck at The Pearl Club Casino.

 The full line up for the Fall ’14 season includes:

  •  KISS Kruise IV Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2014  Featuring KISS, Cheap Trick (pre-party only onboard ship October 30th), Leogun, Purson, Big Rock Show, Priss, Needeep
  • GRAMMY Festival at Sea: Women Who Rock! Nov. 4-8, 2014 Featuring Heart, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Shawn Colvin, Estelle, Skylar Grey, Joan Osborne, Mindi Abair
  • Florida Georgia Line Cruise Nov. 8-12, 2014  Featuring Nelly, Thomas Rhett, Colt Ford, Tyler Farr, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Tree, Black Stone Cherry, Canaan Smith, Chris Lane, Maggie Rose, Russell Dickerson, Clare Dunn, and Jacob Powell
  • Mad Decent Boat Nov. 12-16, 2014 Featuring Diplo, Major Lazer, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead, DJ Snake, Benny Benassi, Big Gigantic, and more.
  • Simple Man Cruise VIII Nov. 16-20, 2014  Featuring Lynyrd Skynrd, Blackberry Smoke, Foghat, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Lukas Nelson and P.O.T.R., Drake White and the Big Fire and more.

 The full line up for Spring ’15 includes:

  • Sandy Beaches Cruises – January 10-17, 2015 Featuring Delbert McClinton, Marcia Bell, Paul Thorn, The Mavericks, Fred Eaglesmith, Wayne Toups and more.
  • Cayamo 2015 – January 17-24, 2015 Featuring Lyle Lovett, John Prine, Brandi Carlile, Lucinda Williams, Richard Thompson, Buddy Miller, Kacey Musgraves, Shawn Colvin, and more
  • The Rock Boat XV – January 24-28, 2015 Featuring Barenaked Ladies, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sister Hazel, Will Hoge, Red Wanting Blue, Kris Allen, and more.
  • Sail Across the Sun 2015 – February 13-17, 2015 Hosted by Train along with The Wailers, Andy Grammer, A Great Big World, comedian Michael Ian Black, chefs Chris Cosentino and Ryan Scott and more to be added soon.
  • Keeping the  Blues Alive at Sea – February 17-21, 2015 Featuring Joe Bonamassa, John Hiatt, Robben Ford, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Ana Popovic, Joanne Shaw Taylor.
  • 311 Caribbean Cruise, Sound System Jamaica – February 25-March 1 Featuring 311, Dirty Heads, Pepper and More.
  • Kid Rock’s 6th Annual Chillin’ The Most Cruise – March 2-6, 2015 Featuring a host of surprise bands to be announced onboard.

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