Cruise lines all provide music as a part of its entertainment package. Music on cruises includes tunes from a resident band, musical theater shows, Caribbean music, a classical quartet and piano bars. Of course, each cruise has its own musical lineup based on factors like a theme and target audience. In fact, many facets of the cruise experience are accompanied by live soundtracks.
There are cruises targeted at varying age groups ranging from youth to seniors. Additionally, the size of the ship typically plays a role in how extensive the musical variety will be. For example, it is less likely that there will be classical music, samba, line dancing and jazz on a small ship. Essentially, a riverboat is less likely to have live music beyond a piano-playing singer doing nightly renditions. If you prefer a certain type of live music while you’re at sea, you should check with a few cruise lines before making the final decision.
Music varies by dynamics like a ship, cruise line, time of year and itinerary. The majority of ships, at the very least, have a nightly on board band to set the atmosphere. The band could also play during daylight on sea days. Typically, piano players and bands host theme nights one or two nights during the cruise. During their sets, they will play a particular artist, hits from a certain era or various genres to entertain passengers.
Most cruises, particularly those with warm-weather itineraries or ones departing from Florida, Texas and other Southern U.S. regions, will feature the Caribbean or Latin band on the pool deck at certain points throughout the day. A number of luxury liners use classical quartets as an accompaniment as they host afternoon tea.
The easiest method of navigating the range of musical offerings on board is to consult your cruise program daily for locations and times of all the options. Typically, these are unavailable before sailing begins.
Theater performances, poolside music, piano, live bands and other types of on board music are typically covered in the cost of your fare as a regular aspect of the cruise experience. The only exception is usually if a big-name celebrity is in the lineup and this is usually outlined before boarding. For music-themed cruises, the cost of the concerts is usually covered in your fare.
If you are interested in going to a music festival at sea, there are quite a few from which to choose. The options include heavy metal, indie rock, country, futuristic dance music, and the oldies but goodies. There are a number of theme cruise companies that host popular festivals at sea. These include Kiss Cruise, Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea and Mad Decent Boat Party.
In addition, the Carnival Cruise Line hosts Carnival Live, which is a concert series. It features popular artists in an assigned venue and this attracts an additional fee. Of course, attending the concert is not a requirement for passengers to sail on the cruise. However, attending the show will require an additional payment. You will have the option of regular admission or VIP access. Best of all, ticket prices are usually lower less than what you would typically have to pay on land.
Karaoke is also a very popular type of music on cruises. This can provide a whole lot of enjoyment for seniors, middle-aged and younger passengers. If your dream is to belt your heart out while grooving to your favorite music and the motion of the ocean, you will be happy to know that most ships offer this type of entertainment.
There are also other events that encourage audience participation and this could mean a chance to vibe with the musicians on the cruise ship. There are several cruise ship companies that offer these types of interactive atmosphere. For example, audience members can request songs and sing along to awesome covers of super stars like Mariah Carey and Billy Joel. There are even cruises that feature a Pop Choir, which gives you the opportunity to rehearse with other passengers; this culminates in a live performance.
These are just some of the music on cruises that can be enjoyed by passengers. Whatever your musical preference, you will find a cruise to satisfy your desires.