Themed cruises are hugely popular, and different styles of music are often featured onboard. As well as specific eras such as 60s, 70s, and 80s, some lines host music-themed cruises relating to genre. These could be classical, rock, blues, or country music for example. To be a part of one of these cruises can be a fabulous experience, as you can let loose and enjoy the music you like with other holiday makers of the same mind. You will no doubt create all kinds of great memories, and make life-long friends.

For Fans of the 80’s

Join Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas from the 6th to the 13th of May, for a thrilling Back to the 80s cruise from Southampton. This cruise features some classic acts from the era, including former member of Spandau Ballet - Tony Hadley, ABC, Kim Wilde, Belinda Carlisle, and Paul Young to name a few. BBC Radio 2’s Sara Cox will also be onboard, presenting 'Just Can't Get Enough 80's', to keep you dancing all night long!

You'll have the chance to chat to the stars at a meet and greet, where you can request an autograph and buy some great 80s merchandise.

In addition to the chance to see these brilliant performers, the Back to the 80s cruise offers even more blasts from the past in the way of entertainment and activities. Embrace retro style by dressing up as your favourite 80s icon, take part in poolside workout ‘Let’s Get Physical’, and boogie away at the neon glow disco.

For Fans of Classical Music 

If 80s music is not your style, but you do fancy a music-themed cruise , why not consider Celebrity Cruises’ stunning Bravo cruise. This outstanding opportunity is perfect for lovers of classical music; over 20 acts will perform, including the renowned Alfie Bow and Katherine Jenkins, with the National Symphony Orchestra accompanying.

Avid singers will also have the opportunity to join Jonathan Welch’s onboard choir – The Bravo Choir – and take part in rehearsals before performing later on in the cruise.

In keeping with the cultural focus on music and the arts, this cruise also includes a private tour of the Guggenheim in Bilbao. This fascinating museum is not only host to a great array of modern and contemporary art, but the building itself is a true feat of architecture, designed by Frank Gehry. There will be onboard lectures before this excursion, to help acquaint guests with what they will see.

What to Pack for a Music Cruise

Whether it’s your dancing shoes, sequined trousers or comfortably chic attire, be sure to think about your evenings onboard when packing for your cruise. Some music themed cruises even encourage genre themed fancy dress to get the party started onboard. Check with your cruise line for more information and guidance about what to pack.

Find out about other exciting ways to combine your cruise with your interests, on a themed cruise.