6 Catchy Cruise Playlists

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Get your groove on with these catchy cruise playlists. - Photo by Olesya Kuprina

Every great cruise needs a soundtrack, so we asked the Cruiseline.com team and our loyal Facebook fans for their favorite cruise tunes. We organized the best suggestions into six spotify playlists that will make you feel like you’re back on board your favorite ship.

1. Embarkation / Sail Away

embarkation sailaway cruise playlist music

Photo by Carnival Cruise Line

Genres: Rock, Pop

Energy Level: Medium

Description: The perfect sailaway party mix. These iconic tracks will kick off your voyage in style and get you ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

Highlights: Come Sailaway by Styx, Sail on Sailor by The Beach Boys, Walking on a Dream by Empire of the Sun and One Particular Harbor by Jimmy Buffett.



2. Lido Deck Loungin' and Breezy Beachin'

lounge relax beach cruise playlist music

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Genres: Lounge, Reggae, Downtempo Electronic

Energy Level: Medium

Description: These chilled out tunes are for those times when you just want to lie motionless on a poolside deck chair.

Highlights: (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding, Amber by 311, Inside My Mind (Blue Skies) by Groove Armada, and Girl from Ipanema by Frank Sinatra



3. Beach Party

music beach cruise party playlist

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Genres: Reggae, Rock, Tropical, Country

Energy Level: Low

Description: Upbeat tunes with tropical vibes. Beach Party is our go-to playlist when we feel like dancing in the sand.

Highlights: Island in the Sun by Weezer, Hot, Hot, Hot by the Merrymen, and Cake By The Ocean by DNCE.



4. Time to Explore!

cruise playlist explore excursion music

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Genres: 80s Pop, Rock

Energy Level: Medium

Description: The soundtrack to make your sightseeing excursions even more breathtaking.

Highlights: Caribbean Queen by Billy Ocean, Africa by Toto, and Rock the Casbah by The Clash.



5. Bottoms Up!

drinking cruise playlist music

Photo by Princess Cruises

Genres: Rock, Country

Energy Level: Medium to High

Description: Good luck not singing along to these classic drinking anthems after you’ve had a few.

Highlights: Beer for My Horses by Toby Keith, The Booze Cruise by Blackjack Billy, and Margaritvaille by Jimmy Buffett.



6. Late Night Party / Onboard Workout

cruise playlist party workout music

Photo by Norwegian Cruise Line

Genres: Pop, Electronic, Hip Hop

Energy Level: High

Description: Hard-hitting, dance floor tunes for when the real party starts, or when you need some workout motivation after last night’s celebration.

Highlights: Bulletproof by La Roux, International Love by Pitbull, and Gangnam Style by PSY



Join the discussion

What songs did we miss?


Posted by Fish23

Island Girl by Patrick Norman Rum and Coca Cola (instrumental) by Roberto Delgado and his orchestra Free to Carry On by the Sandpipers all are available on You Tube-Music

Posted by WeCruiseToo

Too fun – and some great suggestions! I’ll be updating my playlist before my next cruise!

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