2018 Black Cruise Line Up

= JANUARY 2018 =


THE SHIP HOP CRUISE 2018

THE 1990’s HIP HOP CRUISE
Cruise Dates: January 11-15, 2018

Ports-of-Call: Miami to Key West & Cozumel

Microphone check 1, 2… Let’s talk about this cruise baby!Ship-Hop drops in 2018 and we’re going to add some old skool beats to your ultimate vacation break! Featuring over a dozen of the most iconic names in 90s Hip-Hop and R&B, the boat will with live performances of hit jamz all week long! Setting sail January 11-15, 2018, from Miami to Key West & Cozumel, we’ll christen the Carnival Sensation with everything you love about the trend-setting decade of the 90’s, transforming your wack daily life into a paradise and VIP-worthy Caribbean holiday!





THE GROWN AND SEXY CRUISE 2018

Ports-of-Call: New Orleans, Belize, Honduras, Cozumel & Costa Maya

Cruise Dates: January 14-21, 2018

The Grown and Sexy Cruise was founded by Keith “KJ” Jones in 2000. This cruise began as a 7-day birthday cruise with KJ and another couple. After several cruises KJ noticed that for the most part, they were the only people of color on the entire ship. Even though they enjoyed the cruises, he knew that he could make this cruise more culturally diverse and balanced. The following year KJ returned with 20 friends and family members, and so began The Grown and Sexy Cruise. The Grown and Sexy Cruise has now grown into one of the largest African – American themed cruises.


THE GROOVE CRUISE 2018

Cruise Dates: January 26-29, 2018

Ports-of-Call: Miami to CocoCay and Nassau

From sunrise to sunset and around every corner for 3 days, there’s something planned for you. All white parties, dance party an. Prepare to be fully involved with so many activities. Over 15,000 lives have been changed forever by an oceanic experience unlike anything on earth. What started in 2004 with a group of 125 friends has now erupted into the world’s largest floating dance music festival. Join thousands of the most incredibly beautiful people on the planet as you sail to exotic destinations on gorgeous amenity jammed cruise ships. There is no question your feet will hate you from 72-96 hours of non stop dancing and that you will need a vacation from this vacation!





THE SOUL TRAIN CRUISE 2018

Dates: January 27 – February 3, 2018

Ports Of Call: Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Phillipsburg, St. Maarten – Frederiksted, St. Croix – Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Love, peace and soul! In addition to the nightly performances from Soul, Funk and R&B legends and exotic ports of call, your vacation will be filled with non-stop entertainment and fun with an exciting schedule of onboard events. Dance Down the Soul Train Line Put on your Boogie Shoes, it’s time to get down tonight! Get dance lessons from the original Soul Train Dancers and groove down that classic Soul Train line all over again. Participate in More than 25 Celebrity-Hosted Events.


THE BLUE NOTE AT SEA CRUSE 2018

Cruise Dates: January 27 – February 8,2018

Port Of Embarkation: Departing from Fort Lauderdale

Ports-of-Call:
Ft. Lauderdale
Labadee, Haiti
St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
CocoCay, Bahamas

Since 2001, The Jazz Cruise has presented the very best straight-ahead jazz in the world. With nearly 100 jazz musicians on the ship, 2018 is no exception. Adding spice to The Jazz Cruise ‘18 is our newest port of call, New Orleans! For 27 hours, the sounds, tastes and excitement of New Orleans will be ours for the taking, featuring special events, concerts, restaurant offerings and tours.


= FEBRUARY 2018 =


THE HUDDLE ON THE SEA 2018

Ports-of-Call: Nassau, Bahamas and Freeport, Bahama

Cruise Dates: February 1-5, 2018

Join sexy, accomplished, beautiful people from all over on the 4th Annual Huddle on the Sea! Setting sail from Jacksonville, FL Superbowl Weekend- Thursday, February 1, 2018- Monday, February 5, 2018 heading to Nassau, Bahamas and Freeport, Bahamas aboard the Carnival Elation!5 fun-filled days and 4 sexy nights aboard Carnival’s Elation cruise liner with exquisite meals, access to world-class entertainment including comedy shows, access to fitness and spa facilities and more! Plus enjoy exclusive events planned just for our cruisers!


THE SUPER BOWL CRUISE 2018

Cruise Dates: February 3-8, 2018

Ports-of-Call: Dominican Republic – Grand Turk

Comments: From sunrise to sunset and around every corner for 5 days, there’s something planned for you. All white parties, dance party an. Prepare to be fully involved with so many activities


THE JAZZ CRUSE 2018

Cruise Dates: February 3 – 10, 2018

Port Of Embarkation: Departing from Fort Lauderdale

Ports-of-Call: Ft. Lauderdale, Cozumel, Mexico, New Orleans, LA

Since 2001, The Jazz Cruise has presented the very best straight-ahead jazz in the world. With nearly 100 jazz musicians on the ship, 2018 is no exception. Adding spice to The Jazz Cruise ‘18 is our newest port of call, New Orleans! For 27 hours, the sounds, tastes and excitement of New Orleans will be ours for the taking, featuring special events, concerts, restaurant offerings and tours.


THE BLUES CRUISE 2018

Cruise Dates: February 4-11, 2018

Port Of Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Ports-of-Call: Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Road Town, Tortola, BVI

The Legendary Blues Cruise has truly been a wildly life changing experience for literally thousands of musicians and blues cruisers alike. Imagine dancing at the front of the pool deck stage while our luxury ship sails at 20 knots under the stars, or sunbathing on an upper deck while the bands play directly below.


THE SMOOTH JAZZ CRUISE 2018

Cruise Dates: February 10-17, 2018

Port Of Embarkation: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Ports-of-Call: Ft. Lauderdale – Belize- Costa Maya, Mexico – Cozumel, Mexico – Cococay, Bahamas –

The Smooth Jazz Cruise for is the #1 jazz cruise on the planet with over 15 of top selling artist.


= MARCH 2018 =


THE PITBULL CRUISE 2018

Dates: March 2-5, 2018

Ports Of Call: Miami to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas

Comments We’re spending a wild weekend on the high seas at Pitbull After Dark Party, and it’s looking to be more than a little f-u-n. Mr. Worldwide is taking over the ship March 2-5, 2018, as we sail from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas for our own private beach party.


THE 1980’S MTV MUSIC CRUISE

Ports-of-Call: Ft. Lauderdale – Nassau, Bahamas – St. Thomas – CocoCay, Bahamas

Cruise Dates: March 17–24, 2018

Step back in time,the 1980s. Remember when MTV played pop music? The cruise will be 100% about living the music of yesteryear.The 80s Cruise is the ultimate party of the century dedicated to the most gnarly decade of all time. Some of the biggest names in music have graced our stages including Kool and the Gang, Cheap Trick, Morris Day & The Time, Huey Lewis, Debbie Gibson, and the list goes on. This year promises to be even bigger with Rick Springfield joining us as one of our hosts and performances by Mike and The Mechanics, Loverboy, The Tubes and all your favorite musicians that you had posters of hanging on your walls as a teenager. The music is not the only reason to sail on this exclusive 80s party as you will spend seven days aboard one of the most luxurious ships in the world: Each day and night is jam packed with wicked events tailored for the adults who grew up loving the 80s as a kid, including special meet and greets, boss theme nights, Q&As with your favorite artists, interactive Trivia Sessions, 80s inspired Karaoke, thrilling competitions and a week-long party that never slows down. The 80s Cruise is an experience that you cannot find anywhere else.


LOVE AND HARMONY CRUISE

Ports-of-Call: Fort Lauderdale, FL – Montego Bay Jamaica

Cruise Dates: March 24 – 29, 2018

The ULTIMATE VACATION MUSIC CRUISE for Afro beat, dancehall, reggae and Soca. Wayne Wonder, Beres Hammond, Shabba Ranks, Elephant Man, Third World and so many more.

= APRIL 2018 =


THE URBAN FANTASY CRUISE

Cruise Dates: APRIL TBA, 2018

Port Of Embarkation: Miami

Ports-of-Call: Ocho Rios, Jamaica – Grand Caymen

This cruise includes EVERYTHING you need for the weekend for one price! All Featured, On Island Excursions includes RT Transfers, Up To 10 Hours Of Open Bar, Access To All 10 Exclusive Event (NOT Related to ANY Cruise Events), Infamous Group “STEAK & LOBSTER Dinner ,All You Can Eat All Weekend On Cruise


TOM JOYNER’S FANTASTIC VOYAGE CRUISE 2018

Date: April 19 – May 6, 2018

Place: Cozumel, Mexico, and Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Every year, nationwide radio personality Tom Joyner puts on an entertainment party packed cruise for his listeners called the Fantastic Voyage Cruise. It is the #1 cruise for professional African Americans and people of color.Each year this event sells out as thousands of participants gather each year for a week full of relaxing, concerts, comedy shows, educational forums, networking, beach parties, fashion shows and so much more. It is the ultimate party with a purpose.

= MAY 2018 =


DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS AT SEA

Cruise Dates:
May 13 – 20, 2018
May 20 – 27, 2018

Ports-of-Call: Scandinavia and the Baltic Copenhagen, Denmark • Stockholm, Sweden • Tallinn, Estonia St. Petersburg, Russia • Helsinki, Finland

Dave Koz & Friends are delighted to be able to cruise in style with you to “The Ultimate Caribbean”


THE VIBE CRUISE 2018

Date: May 28 – June 1, 2018

Place: Miami, Nassau, Bahamas – Cuba

This is the ultimate early summer Memorial Day Weekend cruise with the emphasis on 3 days of super fun.

= JUNE 2018 =


THE SUMMERFEST HIP HOP CRUISE 2018

Place: Miami

Date: TBA, 2018

Prepare yourself for 4 days of non stop parties when the kings of party style hip hop takes over the seas. THE OFFICIAL LINEUP FOR THE 2018 Summer Fest Cruise


THE ONELUV L.G.B.T.Q CRUISE 2018

Place: Miami, Bahamas

Date: June 8-11, 2018

3 days of non stop parties with themed events such as comedy shows, workshops and super fun with the LGBTQ community.

= JULY 2018 =


THE 2018 SOUTHEAST ASIA LEADERSHIP SUMMIT & MUSIC FESTIVAL AT SEA

Place: Cambodia – Mighty Mekong River – Vietnam

Date: TBA

Cruise Line: SCENIC’S 6-STAR SCENIC SPIRIT

NPN is an international association of multidisciplinary professionals who have sailed the globe. You are cordially invited to join NPN for this 24th Annual Continuing Education Conference Cruise. Our mission is to share unique business and professional expertise while networking and vacationing in extraordinary environments. Throughout the sailing, NPN will provide you with university accredited “Sailing to Success Seminars”, hosted by Education at Sea during the day and fantastic comedy & concerts hosted by Entertainment at Sea at night. For more details visit www.npncruise.com or call NPN at (301) 814-9990.


FESTIVAL AT SEA CRUISE 2018

Place: Miami to Grand Cayman – Ocho Rios, Jamaica – Labadee, Haiti – Nassau, Bahamas

Date: July 21 – 28, 2018

We bring new twists with us that make Festival at Sea the leader in African-American cruise vacations. .. family friendly activities … games for singles and couples … theme nights … costume parties … there’s a reason we call it FESTIVAL at SEA!


THE BLACK BOATERS SUMMIT 2018

Where: British Virgin Islands

Dates: TBA

Six nights aboard a luxury yacht, local captain, transfers, welcome gifts, meals on board your yacht, four hosted parties ashore and two nights at a five star resort.

= OCTOBER 2017 =


THE GROOVE CRUISE 2017

Cruise Dates: October 6-9, 2017

Port Of Embarkation: Los Angeles, CA

Groove Cruise Los Angeles is a 72 hour, non-stop experience, comprised of 3 straight days of beach & pool parties, as well as themed extravangazas and onboard events that rival the best dance music festivals in the world. You’ll be spending 3 nights onboard the Inspiration alongside top-tier artists and your closest friends!

Cruise to the beat of great tunes with amazing people as the GCFAM venture to the Cinderella of the Pacific for the very first time! This year’s voyage takes a stop at the Private Clifftop Estate – Casa De Los Siete Patios on Day 3 of YOUR Groove Cruise journey. Two stages will be available for your musical preference, along with open bar, food, and transport packages. See below for more information.


SOCA ON THE SEAS CRUISE 2017

Cruise Dates: October 9-13, 2017

Port Of Embarkation: Miami – Nassau

READY – FETE – SAIL! 5 Days. 4 Nights. 3 Destinations. 2 Much Fun. 1 Amazing Experience.Grab your friends and let’s cruise to the Bahamas & Key West aboard the fantastic Royal Caribbean – Enchantment Of The Seas. Rub shoulders with some of the world’s biggest names in the Soca industry and then stop off at our private island for the epic experience of the century! This is one vacation you must treat yourself to.


PARADISE ISLAND CRUISE

Cruise Dates: October 8-14, 2017

Port Of Embarkation: Miami

Ports-of-Call: Ocho Rios, Jamaica And Cozumel, Mexico

You are about to experience the best cruise event for the fall. While everyone else is bored in October, show your family and friends you know where the party is. Trade in your jackets for your best flip flops and bikinis. You are about to PARTY on the ship and on the exotic Caribbean islands.


THE BLUES CRUISE 2017

Cruise Dates: Oct. 21 – 28, 2017

Port Of Embarkation: Ft. Lauderdale to Aruba, Curacao & Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise has truly been a wildly life changing experience for literally thousands of musicians and blues cruisers alike. Imagine dancing at the front of the pool deck stage while our luxury ship sails at 20 knots under the stars, or sunbathing on an upper deck while the bands play directly below.


THE HALLOWEEN BOO CRUISE

Cruise Dates: October 27-30, 2017

Port Of Embarkation: Miami

Ports-of-Call: Nassau, Bahamas

This cruise includes EVERYTHING you need for the weekend for one price! All Featured, On Island Excursions includes RT Transfers, Up To 10 Hours Of Open Bar, Access To All 10 Exclusive Event (NOT Related to ANY Cruise Events), Infamous Group “STEAK & LOBSTER Dinner ,All You Can Eat All Weekend On Cruise


THE URBAN LESBIAN CRUISE

Cruise Dates: October 27-30, 2017

Port Of Embarkation: Galveston, Texas

Ports-of-Call: Cozumel, Mexico

diSpora, meaning of Love and Community is set to be the most Empowering and Entertaining cruise for women of color who love women. Journey with us as we partake in social activities that have a direct effect on our cultural being. Experience Artist of the Lesbian lifestyle while enjoying what all the Cruise has to offer. Enticing hundreds of Ladies across the World to celebrate themselves with opportunites of discovering new Love, Friendships and Networks.


BLACK GAY AND LESBIAN CRUISE

Dates: October 28, 2017 – Nov. 4, 2017

Place: Hawaii

Join us on the 09th Annual BGL (Black Gay and Lesbian) Cruise. Many of us may use SGL (Same Gender Loving). Experience the “Dream” where old friends reunite, new ones are made, love is found and romance is cultivated. This cruise will unite the Same Gender Loving community, friends and family as we sail to four incredible islands: This cruise is produced by SongMaster Entertainment and Travel. We expect this year’s cruise to be sold out because we will be sailing to some wonderful islands. We are sure that you will have a wonderful time. Our events may include: black gay and lesbian films, literary cafe where several same gender-loving authors will be featured, late night parties, fun days at the beach, karaoke night, variety show, cocktail parties, special guest concert and much more. To participate in our special events all bookings must be purchased through SongMaster Travel. Book your cruise today and save.

= NOVEMBER 2017 =


THE 20th ANNUAL FOUR SEASON CRUISE

Dates: November 11- 19, 2017

Where: Miami – Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades) to Grand Turk, La Romana, Dominican Republic, Curacao, Aruba.

Welcome to fun and entertainment on board Carnival Cruise lines courtesy of Four Seasons Party Cruise. This year’s annual cruise will be the 20th in a series of fun filled excursions through the Caribbean. As in previous years, our entertainment packages have a strong Caribbean music theme, featuring renowned artists & DJs. Bring your party feet and stage show vibe to enjoy this once a year treat with hundreds of fellow partiers. All Aboard!


THE UBERSOCA CRUISE

Cruise Dates: November 15th – 20th 2017

Port Of Embarkation: Miami

Ports-of-Call: Miami to Jamaica

The UberSoca Cruise is the next level of entertainment. Embracing the spectacle of Caribbean carnivals worldwide, we have created the ultimate interactive experience aboard the Carnival Sensation cruise ship. We have the biggest names in Soca music on tap and a dedicated crew just waiting to create the cruise of a lifetime


THE 4TH ANNUAL WELCOME TO JAMROCK REGGAE CRUISE 2017

When: November 13-17 2017

Place: Fort Lauderdale – Montego Bay, Jamaica – Ocho Rios

Comments: Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley invites you to take a journey to Jamaica with him on the 4th Annual Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise. Leaving Fort Lauderdale with stops in Montego Bay, and Ocho Rios, this 5 night cruise will be the ultimate Reggae music adventure.

Come experience some of the World’s top tier Reggae artists as they will perform in multiple venues throughout the beautiful Norwegian Pearl cruise ship. In addition to the multiple live concerts there will be numerous Sound Systems blazing the vibes all day and all night throughout the cruise.


= DECEMBER 2017 =


URBAN FANTASY CRUISE 2017

When: Dec 7-11, 2017

Place: Mobile, Alabama – Cozumel, Mexico

End your year with an ultimate cruise party. This is the last cruise of the year. All 8 Exclusive THEME Parties & Events Including The Bust A Gut Comedy Show || Spoken Word Concert

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