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Country Music Cruise 2024

JANUARY 20-27, 2024


Spend a week cruising the Florida coast with a literal boatload of fellow country music enthusiasts.

Are you a diehard country music fan who happens to love tight spaces? A closet snowbird who prefers the view of open water to the beach’s salty sting? If so, the Country Music Cruise might just be the winter vacay you need. 

A seven-day themed float from the coast of Florida through the Bahamas and the Turk and Caicos Islands, this cruise combines nightly musical performances and daytime celeb-hosted activities with relaxing daytime excursions in some touristy, Caribbean locales. 

If one thing’s for sure, you won’t be bored. In addition to hollering along with Clint Black’s triple- platinum Killin’ Time and swinging to Nashville-based West Coast-country girl Sarah Gayle Meech, the schedule is jam-packed. Literally. You can both fret your way up the fingerboard at a musical jam session and learn to make jam at a cooking demonstration. Other activities include poker and corn hole tournaments (watch you don’t pitch too hard and send that sandbag sailing over the rail) as well as Texas Swing and 2-step dancing in the country saloon. 

Don’t worry about getting cabin fever, however: the ship docks every other day, stopping at Grand Turk Island, Key West in the Florida Keys and Half Moon Cay. 

The Specs 

  • Over 2,000 country music lovers berth on the twangin’ Holland America Line cruise ship. 
  • Cabins start at $2,249. The cruise is already sold out for 2024, but you can join the waitlist here. 
  • If you enjoy NASCAR but prefer cowboy coffee to pumpkin spice lattes, sign up for Outlaw Country Cruise, which leaves from Miami.


Where does the Country Music Cruise depart from? 

The ship leaves from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 

What is the closest airport to the Country Music Cruise port in Fort Lauderdale?

Fly into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL, 3 miles, 11 minute drive), or Miami International Airport (MIA, 28 miles, 35 minute drive). 

What if I’m driving? Where should I leave my car?

You can park at Port Everglades for $20 a day.

How do I get Port Everglades from the airport?

From the Fort Lauderdale airport, a taxi or rideshare will cost approximately $25. If you’re coming from Miami, it will be approximately $85. A budget-friendly option is the Holland America Line shuttle service ($19 per person from Fort Lauderdale airport and $29 per person from Miami airport, each way).

Where does the Country Music Cruise stop?

After departing Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the cruise makes stops at Grand Turk, Key West, and Half Moon Cay. 

Which artists are on the Country Music Cruise 2024 lineup?

Clint Black, Tracy Lawrence, Neal McCoy, Joe Nichols, Shenandoah, Home Free, Moe Bandy, Wade Hayes, Darryl Worley, Billy Dean, Jimmy Fortune, T. Graham Brown, The Malpass Brothers, Chuck Mead, Linda Davis, Sister Sadie, Brennen Leigh, Gil Grand: One Night with Conway + The Grand Tour Legends Show, 50 Shades of Hay, Val Storey, The French Family Band, Tim Atwood & Chrissy Sparks, Sarah Gayle Meech, Ryan Matthew, Grand Ole Opry at Sea, Elvis Tribute Artists.

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BY Katherine James