Carnival Cruise Lines Announces ‘Carnival Live Concert Series’


Carnival Cruise Lines just made a pretty big entertainment announcement— A first-of-its-kind experience in the cruise industry, the new Carnival LIVE Concert Series will offer Carnival guests the opportunity to enjoy exclusive onboard performances by a diverse roster of popular music artists while ships are docked at select ports of call.

Carnival has booked 49 performance dates for the 2014 concert series with the following artists:

  •  38 Special
  •  Chicago
  • Daughtry
  • Foreigner
  • Gavin DeGraw
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Jewel
  • Kansas
  • Lady Antebellum
  • LeAnn Rimes
  • Martina McBride
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • REO Speedwagon
  • STYX
  • Trace Adkins

In addition to the Carnival LIVE Concert Series, Carnival is also enhancing its popular shipboard house bands. The bands will feature both male and female lead singers, a more choreographed, themed and diverse set list, and increased interaction with guests. Nine Carnival ships currently feature the new bands, with implementation across the full fleet over the course of this year.

Beginning in April 2014, Carnival LIVE concerts will take place on board eight Carnival ships that call in the following ports: Cozumel, Mexico; Nassau, the Bahamas; and Catalina Island, California. Artists will join the ship while in port, perform in the main show lounge that evening, and debark following their show.

Tickets cost $20-40 each and a limited number of VIP tickets are also available for each show for $100-$150 each. The VIP experience includes an artist meet and greet, photo opportunity, seating in the first three rows and a commemorative laminated concert pass. All tickets can be purchased through Carnival’s online Shore Excursion System prior to sailing, or on board participating ships at the Shore Excursion Desk based on availability.

Visit to view the full list of 2014 Carnival LIVE concert dates.

What artist(s) would you like to see perform for #CarnivalLIVE?


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    We are very excited about the Carnival Live Lineup. We would love to earn your business and help you book your trip. We work closely with Carnival and have great cabins available. For more information please visit Also wanted to let everyone know that you won’t be able to buy show tickets until you have full deposit paid which is $250 per person.


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