The Country Music Cruise announces 2025 lineup

The event is 60% sold out

The 11th Country Music Cruise has announced the exciting lineup for the 2025 sailing with some of music’s biggest names performing January 19-25 aboard Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam ship. John Michael Montgomery, who recently announced his farewell tour, will hit the World Stage along with Deana Carter, The Bellamy Brothers Diamond Rio, Neal McCoy, Home Free, and more. The seven-day cruise will depart from Ft. Lauderdale and make stops in Key West, Cozumel, and Costa Maya.

This year’s cruise sold out in record time, and over 60% of the cabins for the 2025 sailing are already sold. Booking for 2025 is open to the public.

“Our 10th anniversary sailing last month was a very special one indeed,” states Mike Jason, President of StarVista LIVE. “Whether a guest on many of our sailings or a first-timer, everyone was warmly welcomed into the Country Music Cruise family. The artists entertained us in a world-class fashion, provided plenty of great music and laughs, and created many, many special moments.”

The Country Music Cruise offers more than 100 live and unforgettable performances in seven venues throughout the week. The exciting lineup also includes Moe Bandy, T.G. Sheppard, John Berry, Wade Hayes, Jimmy Fortune, The Isaacs, Mo Pitney, Chuck Mead, The Malpass Brothers, Jamie O’Neal, 50 Shades of Hay, and more will be added. Enduring favorites the Elvis Tribute Artists, a very special Grand Ole Opry at Sea performance event return for 2025, and popular television personality Nan Kelley will be back to bring insightful interviews, entertaining cooking segments and artist introductions.

Throughout the week, Cruisers socialize with their favorite artists at theme nights, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, jam sessions, meet and greets, and have unprecedented opportunities to meet and mingle with the stars aboard what has been called the ultimate country music party. The non-stop entertainment also includes country karaoke, Gospel Hour, corn hole tournaments, line dancing, theme nights, world-class dining and vow renewals.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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