Country Music Cruise Celebrates 5th Anniversary In 2018

Voyage Sails From Fort Lauderdale to St. Maarten and St. Kitts February 3-10, 2018

ALABAMA - Fort Payne; Alabama - 5.26.15 Photograph by Alan MESSER

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.

“I am excited and honored to be back on The Country Music Cruise,” says Larry Gatlin of The Gatlin Brothers, “especially on this 5th-anniversary journey. I was on the first one back in 2014, so it means a lot to me to be asked to help celebrate with the guests and the team onboard. The whole cruise – from the concerts to the country-filled events to all of the time the artists spend with the fans – is like nothing else out there.”

“It’s as if someone took the greatest parties, concerts, and fans and put them all in one place. You can’t even imagine how much fun and great music you can fit into a week until you’ve gone on The Country Music Cruise,” said Randy Owen of Alabama.

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.

Every person aboard The Country Music Cruise attends mainstage concerts, daily activities and gourmet meals, all included in the cabin price. Fares start at just $1,975 per person. To book a cabin, call toll-free 866-476-2879 or go to

About StarVista LIVE:
StarVista LIVE creates unique entertainment experiences that bring fans together to relive their favorite moments, create new memories, and enjoy unparalleled access to the superstars they love. StarVista LIVE cruise events include the Malt Shop Memories Cruise, the Soul Train Cruise, The Country Music Cruise, The Flower Power Cruise, the ‘70s Rock and Romance Cruise, the Southern Rock Cruise and Abbey Road on the River festival. StarVista LIVE is a division of Direct Holdings Global. Direct Holdings Global is a leading multi-channel marketer with a broad portfolio of products and services, most notably associated with the success of the StarVista / Time Life brand, delivered with a commitment to excellence and integrity. Additional information about StarVista LIVE can be found at:

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