The Country Music Cruise will celebrate its 5th anniversary with a superstar-studded party when it sails from February 3-10, 2018 with Alabama, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Mickey Gilley, Lorrie Morgan, Bobby Bare, Jim Stafford, Johnny Lee, T. Graham Brown, Dailey & Vincent, Lacy J. Dalton, Asleep At The Wheel, Jeannie Seely, Wade Hayes, Chuck Mead and his Grassy Knoll Boys, comedian Jon Reep, host Lorianne Crook and a slew of Elvis tribute artists onboard. The cruise will also present a very special performance event, the Grand Ole Opry At Sea, bringing the best of the country music institution onto the ship just for guests. The Country Music Cruise will depart from Fort Lauderdale, Florida aboard Holland America’s stunning Signature class ship, the Nieuw Amsterdam, on February 3, 2018 and journey to St. Maarten and St. Kitts before returning to Fort Lauderdale on February 10.
The Country Music Cruise has sold out every year since its launch in 2014. Fans quickly embraced the experience – a combination of the very best in Country Music and the vacation of a lifetime – with more than 50 live performances by the biggest names in Country Music, select artists making special appearances at the Gospel Hour, during songwriter workshops, guitar playing seminars, panel discussions, Q&A events, cooking exhibitions, autograph sessions, hilarious live game shows, a number of incredible jam sessions and all kinds of interactive artist events. Guests have unprecedented opportunities to meet and mingle with the stars aboard what has been called the ultimate country music party. Plus the 2018 Country Music Cruise will feature the return of the Grand Ole Opry at Sea: a very special performance event featuring cruise artists taking the stage together for an evening of stories and songs celebrating country music’s most famous show.