Country Music Extravaganza on a Caribbean Cruise

Country Music Cruise Aboard the Norwegian Pearl

Whether it’s a New Year’s Eve knitting cruise on the Danube or scrap booking in the Baltic, there are theme cruises for every interest group. Topping the charts are country music cruises. In fact, country music cruises are so popular that for the second time in less than a year, Flying Dutchmen Travel is hosting another Country Cruising music extravaganza. This year’s Country Cruising event takes place aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines’ beautiful Norwegian Pearl, departing from Miami on January 12-19, 2014.

Who’s on first?
The roundup of country music all-stars is dazzling.  Headlining the show is Grammy-nominated Trace Adkins. If you know anything about country music, chances are you know that Trace is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, actor and television personality. With over 20 million albums sold since his debut in 1995, Trace was also the winner in the NBC television hit, “The All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.”

Platinum record artist, Neal McCoy, will perform during Country Cruising 2014.
Platinum record artist, Neal McCoy, will perform during Country Cruising 2014.

The list of CountryCruising’s stars continues with the chart-topping harmonic duo Montgomery Gentry, five-time Grammy winner Wynonna and Neal McCoy, a multi-platinum award winner.  But the list doesn’t stop here.

Guests performers include Love and Theft, Crain Morgan, Lonestar, Maggie Rose, Frank Ballard and over a dozen more well-known recording country music artists.

Flying Dutchmen Travel has scheduled up a jam-packed, week-long program filled with live music every night. Events will include:

  • Nightly headliner shows in the glittering Stardust Theater
  • Performances around the ship in other locations
  • Meet and Greet opportunities
  • Dance parties
  • Songwriter workshops
  • Unplugged performances and jam sessions
  • Vocal competition to find the best singer on the ship.

Where are we going?

On a western Caribbean cruise, round-trip from Miami, Florida.  Ports of call include Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico.  There will also be three full days at sea to explore and enjoy the ship.

What’s there to do in port?
Check out the shore excursion options on Norwegian Cruise Line’s website and decide what to do in each port.  Choose from dozens of excursions, from a laid-back beach day  to a breathtaking zipline ride high above the jungle canopy or a catamaran ride complete with rum punch and snacks.

Country Cruising event aboard the Norwegian Pearl in 2014.
Country Cruising event aboard the Norwegian Pearl in 2014.

What about the ship?
The Norwegian Pearl, built in 2006, was the first ship in the industry to offer a regulation-size, four lane bowling alley at sea. For the adventurous, there is a massive rock-climbing wall and to unwind, guests can relax in the soothing thalassotherapy pool.  Take a tour of the Norwegian Pearl.

This floating resort offers twelve bars and lounges plus six complimentary dining choices and ten specialty restaurants (with a small service charge) so there is never a dull moment. Unless, of course you want some down time. If so, head over to the Mandara Spa and choose from dozens of treatments and massages.  Children’s programs are free and kids from ages 3 – 17 years are welcome to participate.

So you want to go?
There is still some last minute space available so don’t wait too long to make your reservation.   Click for all the info you’ll need to join in this country music event for 2014.


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4 thoughts on “Country Music Extravaganza on a Caribbean Cruise”

  • Hi Lorrie,

    Sorry you were disappointed. I’m sure by now you know the reasons why Trace left the ship early. In my opinion, Flying Dutchman Travel did a superb job at holding the cruise together, especially with the impromptu outdoor festival on the last day. The owners of Flying Dutchman Travel announced that anyone who contacts them will receive two complimentary tickets to the Trace Adkins concert (from Trace’s PR team in Nashville) nearest to them, once the concert dates are announced. That’s about all I know.


    Sherry…a new country music fan!

  • Why did Trace leave the cruise early? Will we be getting a refund considering he was the headliner? I heard it was due to a family emergency but then was told it was not. Please explain. I am very disappointed!!!!

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