Music-themed cruises aplenty are planned out of South Florida’s port this year — and next. Here’s a sampling.
It’s not a football-themed cruise that New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and his family are hosting.
There will be lots of music aboard Gronk’s Party Ship (Norwegian Pearl), which sails Feb. 19 from PortMiami with Flo Rida, Redfoo, Waka Flocka Flame, 3LAU and The Big Rock Show aboard. Activities also include a Q&A session with the Gronkowskis, and the family will challenge a team of randomly selected guests to a game of Family Feud.
The three-night cruise makes stops in Nassau and at “Gronk’s Island” in the Bahamas.
Details at www.gronkspartyship.com.
If you’re one of those people who miss the ’80s (and haven’t thrown out those colorful leg warmers), you can immerse yourself in the decade on The 80s Cruise.
Embark on the seven-night voyage on Feb. 28 in Fort Lauderdale and sail Holland America’s ms Eurodam along with Huey Lewis and the News, Richard Marx, Starship, Kool & The Gang and Tiffany among other musical guests.
In addition to reveling in the music, guests can play the board games they enjoyed in the ‘80s, watch some of the movies from that decade (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Pretty in Pink) or show off their talents in Star Search.
The ship will visit Grand Turk, St. Thomas and San Juan, and make a stop at the private island of Half Moon Cay.
Sign up at www.the80scruise.com.
WEARIN’ OF THE GREEN
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend at sea on Flogging Molly’s Salty Dog Cruise, March 18-21. (And if you were out celebrating the night before, you might find yourself looking a wee bit green!)
Depart from PortMiami on Norwegian Sky for a three-night voyage calling on Nassau and the private island of Great Stirrup Cay.
Joining Flogging Molly will be a shipload of musicians, including Street Dogs, The Tossers, Rancid, Beans on Toast, The Slackers, 1916 and The Bunny Gang. Also, traditional Irish singers will be roaming about the ship.
Warning: Adult beverages are included in the price of the cruise.
Online booking is at www.floggingmollycruise.com.
ALL THAT JAZZ
Music lovers know there are The Jazz Cruise and The Smooth Jazz Cruise. Now there’s a third cruising option on the horizon for jazz fans: The Contemporary Jazz Cruise.
The inaugural sailing for this gathering of musicians is more than a year away, so start saving your pennies. Depart Fort Lauderdale on Feb. 4, 2017 aboard Celebrity Summit for a seven-night voyage featuring performances by the Pat Metheny Trio, Marcus Miller, Gregory Porter, Dianne Reeves and the Robert Glasper Trio among other entertainers.
The ship makes stops in Nassau, Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Samana, Dominican Republic; and Labadee, Haiti.
Book now at www.thecontemporaryjazzcruise.com.
FROM THE 305
He’s the godfather of Norwegian Escape. Now he’s planning to commandeer Norwegian Pearl.
The Pitbull After Dark Party will launch March 10-13, 2017.
Details are still in the works, but Mr. Worldwide is expected to bring some top names on board Norwegian Pearl as it sails from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas for a private beach party.
A pre-sale sign-up can be found at www.pitbullcruise.com.