Carnival LIVE Tickets can only be purchased after you have placed a deposit for a reservation.
Carnival LIVE tickets for 2015 range from $35 to $60 for general admission, significantly less than land-based concerts.
VIP tickets are available for $125 to $250. VIP ticket holders will receive:
Commemorative concert pass
Meet and Greet with the artist(s) prior to the start of the show
Special VIP seating in the first four rows in the lounge
A souvenir photo with the artist(s)
Little Big Town
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES ANNOUNCES SPRING 2015
MIAMI (October 9, 2014) – Cruising has never sounded so good! Today Carnival Cruise Lines unveiled its new Carnival LIVE Concert Series roster for spring 2015, bringing more of the best live music to sea from some of most popular and highly requested music acts. Coming on board in the first part of next year will be Journey, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Smokey Robinson, and Styx, back by popular demand for the second season.
The exciting 2015 Carnival LIVE concert lineup continues this one-of-a-kind entertainment option, while building on the success of an inaugural year of high-energy, sold-out on-board performances. In addition to this incredible mix of GRAMMY® Award- and CMA Award-winning artists and nominees, next year the company will announce even more acts scheduled for the latter half of 2015.
Carnival LIVE was created to give guests the opportunity to experience exclusive live entertainment from major music artists, all at a tremendous value and with great convenience. Guests attend shows in the ship’s main theaters – which range in seating capacity from 900 to 1,300 – for an intimate on-board performance where there is never a bad seat in the house.
“Our 2014 Carnival LIVE shows have been tour standouts, so we are thrilled to get on board again to rock the boat next year,” said Tommy Shaw, singer and guitarist for Styx. “The audience of cruisers in a vacation state-of-mind combined with the ship’s theater design creates an incredible energy that’s fun for everyone, including the band.”
Guests will have even more Carnival vessels, homeports and itineraries to choose from with a total of 10 “Fun Ships” departing from six convenient U.S. homeports hosting concerts in spring 2015. Carnival LIVE voyages will originate in Miami, Port Canaveral, Tampa, and Jacksonville, Fla; Charleston, S.C.; and, for the first time, Galveston, Texas, the line’s second largest homeport.
The 2015 Carnival LIVE Concert Series kicks off next March and features one or more major artist each month, performing multiple shows on Carnival vessels docked in one of three ports of call: Cozumel, Nassau and a new port for the program, St. Thomas. Artists board the ship in port, perform in the main show lounge, and then debark following the concert.
• Journey kicks off the 2015 roster with two rock anthem-filled performances on March 18 and 19 in St. Thomas.
• The award-winning Little Big Town brings their unmistakable sound to “Fun Ships” in Nassau for three appearances on (March 30 and 31 and April 1).
• Guests “Cruisin’” to see Smokey Robinson sing timeless classics from his 50-year music career can catch the icon April 21, 22 and 23 in Cozumel.
• In May, country trio Rascal Flatts, one of the top-selling live artists in any genre, will perform a series of three shows for guests in Cozumel (May 5, 6 and 7).
• Rock fans are invited to “Come Sail Away” to see one of four Styx concerts to be performed in Nassau (June 16, 17, 18 and 20).
“We are thrilled to continue our Carnival LIVE Concert Series in 2015 and welcome aboard more fantastic rock, country and R&B artists for our guests to enjoy,” said Mark Tamis, senior vice president of guest operations for Carnival Cruise Lines. “This program has struck a chord with consistently sold-out shows and a tremendous response from past guests and travel agent partners, as well as those who sailed with us for the first time to catch their favorite performers.”
5 new artists scheduled for 2015 concerts.
During a cruise to The Bahamas, Cozumel or Catalina Island, California, you’ll have the unique opportunity to see a band you love rock the ship in a theater venue. Seating is limited, but there isn’t a bad seat in the house.
There’s even a VIP opportunity to meet the band for a photo, plus grab a seat in one of the front rows. To get your Carnival LIVE tickets, first choose your desired sailing date and have us book your cruise for you. You kick back and relax while we take care of all the details. After your cruise is booked, we will then purchase your desired concert tickets and they will be delivered to your stateroom while on board.
Cruising always sounds good…
but it’s never sounded this good.
Just a brief start of a bio synopsis of each artist ...
Chicago: Before the hits started flowing, Chicago had already established a reputation for its powerful live performance. Starting in 1967, Chicago’s members exploded the conventions of what rock music could be. Early fans like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin were impressed and took the group out on tour.
Daughtry: Multi-platinum recording artist Daughtry has scored four No. 1 hits, garnered four Grammy nominations, won four American Music Awards, sold over 7.5 million albums, 17 million singles worldwide and sold out concerts around the world. Daughtry’s self-titled debut was the fastest selling rock debut in Soundscan history.
Foreigner: With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner’s musical arsenal and exhilarating performances continue to propel sold-out tours and impressive album sales. The band behind enduring rock anthems like “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent” and “Say You Will”
Gavin DeGraw is a talent, who in just a few short years has become one of today’s premier singer-songwriters. He’s done it the old-fashioned way. On the merits of his creative abilities, perseverance and a healthy... read more
Jennifer Holiday: A Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author, Jennifer Hudson is extraordinarily multi-talented. As a young singer from humble beginnings, Hudson sang in a small Chicago church, where week after week she brought the congregation to its feet.
Journey: How many bands grow even more iconic with each passing year? It’s a short list, and on it is Journey. Through all its phases and eras, twists and turns the band sees its music become more popular as the years go on. The roadie who suggested the band name “Journey” truly had a vision. In a career spanning five decades.
Jewel is an acclaimed American singer, songwriter, actress, poet, painter, philanthropist and daughter to an Alaskan cowboy singer-songwriter. From the remote ranch of her Alaskan youth to international stardom, the three-time Grammy nominee, whether alone or fronting a band of ace musicians, has earned the respect...
Kansas, once simply a garage band from Topeka, released their first album in 1974, and it contained this statement: “From the beginning, we considered ourselves and our music different and we hope we will always remain so.” In the 21st century — over 40 years later — it certainly seems likely.
Lady Antebellum: Art is a moving target. Those who do it most successfully find shades of emotion within themselves that change the texture of their work and how they feel about themselves. As a result, a real artist is ever-changing. Since its 2006 inception, Lady Antebellum had risen quickly to become country music's most influential
LeAnn Rimes has sold more than 40 million albums, won two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Rimes is the youngest recipient ever of a Grammy Award, and was also the first country recording artist to win in the Best New Artist category. Rimes has placed 42 singles... read more
Little Big Town: Critically acclaimed Country group, Little Big Town first entered the music scene more than 15 years ago with hits such as Boondocks, Bring It On Home, Good As Gone and Grammy-nominated single Little White Church. The quartet’s fifth studio album Tornado debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Chart where it stayed for five...
Martina McBride is one of the most honored, admired and awarded women in contemporary music… but is not one to rest on her laurels. Even before there were laurels, Martina was singing country classics with father’s country band at age 7. Following a period singing with a rock group in Wichita, Kansas
Olivia Newton-John’s appeal seems to be timeless. Across a career spanning more than four decades, she’s remained a creative individual and humanitarian, adored by fans across the world. Across Olivia’s career, musical honors include four Grammy Awards, numerous Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, and People’s Choice
Rascal Flatts: If any act embodies the place to which country music has evolved in the new century, it is Rascal Flatts. Since their inception a decade ago in 1999, the trio has helped change the face of popular music. Their trademark sound — Gary LeVox's powerfully emotive lead vocals coupled with the soaring harmonies of Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney, set amid world-class arrangements ...
REO Speedwagon: Formed in 1967 in Champaign, Illinois, REO Speedwagon is a band with a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans whenever they step onstage. In their early days, the band hopped from small gigs to even smaller gigs, hoping to get their name out. Fans quickly realized that REO Speedwagon wasn’t just... read more
Smokey Robinson: Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Robinson founded The Miracles while still in high school. The group was Berry Gordy’s first vocal group, and it was at Robinson’s suggestion that Gordy started the Motown Record dynasty. Their single of Robinson’s Shop Around became Motown’s first #1 hit on the R&B singles chart.
Styx: Spawned from a suburban Chicago basement, Styx’s soaring power ballads transformed the arena rock landscape throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s. Today, after over a dozen studio albums, two Super Bowl appearances, and chart-topping tours with some of the biggest names in rock… there’s no end in sight for Tommy Shaw
38 Special : After more than three decades together, 38 Special continue to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. And at each and every show, thousands find themselves amazed by the explosive power of the band’s performance.
Trace Adkins is one of Country music's most accomplished entertainers. His trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques, selling over 10 million albums, cumulatively. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is also a television...
Each artist will have a bio listed on their featured page. Check out the newest Class of 2015 line-up.
Don’t Miss Soul Train Cruise 2015 Artist Valerie Simpson’s Special Appearance on Centric’s The Hot 10
As you know, Centric is on board every Soul Train Cruise, sharing in all the Love, Peace and Soul of our journey. We are excited to let everyone know that R&B legend and Soul Train Cruise 2015 Artist Valerie Simpson will appear on Centric’s The Hot 10 show on Friday, Oct. 10, at 6 a.m. EDT and again on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 9 a.m. EDT.
Every week, Centric counts down the hottest 10 videos in R&B, soul and hip-hop, and this week’s show was shot on location at Simpson’s New York restaurant, The Sugar Bar. Simpson will be sharing memories of her award-winning career and discussing her upcoming voyage on the Soul Train Cruise, which travels through the Caribbean from Feb. 22 to March 1, 2015. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy this special program.
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