Now that all of the Summer festivals have wound down for good, it’s time to prepare for the harsh unforgiving East Coast winter. Yes, now you will have to settle for clutching your peacoat instead of waiting in line for the coatcheck while watching your favorite bands in stuffy, sweaty venues as the full force icy gales whip outside with no remorse. Does it really have to be this way? Here are four great concert cruises you can check out to ease you into your post-Summer festival season hangover.
4 Amazing concert cruises to help keep your Summer alive
Concert Cruises — KISS
The Kiss Kruise: VIII, Decades at Sea!
When: October 31st — November 5th
Millions of members of the KISS army are hanging their heads low now that their faithful leaders are finally calling it a day with their final tour. Luckily, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, along with current members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer will be suiting up for one more voyage on their last annual “Kiss Kruise”. The voyage will set sail from from Miami, Florida and make stops in Key West, Florida and Nassau, Bahamas over this week long trip at sea with three performances by the band. Other artists throughout the trip will include ex-KISS members Ace Frehley and Bruce Kulick, Vintage Trouble, The Dead Daisies, Lucifer, and many more. Who knows, this could be your only chance to see Gene Simmons floating in a hottub sporting full makeup.
For more information on tickets and lodging, head over to thekisskruise.com.
The Soul Train Cruise
When: January 20th —27th
Fans of vintage soul — and working on their tans in the winter — will enjoy this cruise collecting some of the living legends of the genre at sea. Headlined by Gladys Knight, George Clinton, the Ohio Players, Morris Day and the Time, and none other than Smokey Robinson, this cruise will leave from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and stop in Amber Cove, Dominican Republic, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the island of Half Moon Cay. The cruise will include Soul Train style dance-line competitions, artist Q&As, games shows, and many more activities.
For more information on tickets and lodging, head over to soultraincruise.com.
The Outlaw Country Cruise
When: January 27th — February 1st
The Outlaw Country Cruise not only has one of the most stacked Alt-Country lineups of any festival around, but will also provide you with an amazing cruise to help you escape the harsh East coast winter. Leaving from Tampa, Florida to both Great Kay and Nassau in the Bahammas — the festival will have some special performances from heavy hitting bands like The Drive By Truckers, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and the Dukes, and the Old 97’s. Just to name a few. We’re not kidding. Guests will also be able to enjoy an ondeck casino and special artist conversations with Sirius XM DJ’s like the Cow-punk Legend Mojo Dixon (Elvis is Everywhere, man) as well as the creators of the Adult Swim show Squidbillies.
For more information on tickets and lodging, head over to outlawcountrycruise.com.
Kesha’s Weird & Wonderful Rainbow Ride
When: February 17th — 21st
Now that she is free to perform again after a long legal battle with producer Dr. Luke, Kesha is taking to the high seas for a weeklong cruise dubbed “Kesha’s Weird & Wonderful Rainbow Ride”. Setting sail from Tampa, Florida to Nassau, Bahammas — the festival will feature performances from Kesha, Girl Talk, Matt & Kim, Betty Who, Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness, and many more. Kesha will aslo be hosting a lip synch battle called “Lip Synch for your Lifeboat”. While we don’t know if this means you will have to lip synch to get your own lifeboat as you are thrown overboard, we think it will be a blast finding out!
For more information on tickets and lodging, head over to keshasrainbowcruise.com.