Has anyone done the Carnival Live cruises with certain entertainers? If so, are they worth the money? Floating rock concerts, etc?
I look forward to comments hear as I have been thinking about it also. I saw where Tim McGraw was going to perform.
I did the Journey cruise this year (great concert) and I'm booked for the Jay Leno show cruise next year on the Vista. It is a regular cruise except the one night when they have the concert. A concert on the ship is a great venue, nice and small, good sound system and good view from most every seat. You can see the performers faces, they have bar service going though out the concert.
The Journey Cruise did have the ship with a older age group then they typical Carnival cruise, lots of 40's, 50's and early 60's on the ship and less 20's. Since Im in the 50's age rang I was fine with it. Buy your tickets in advance as they sell out before the cruise.
I have looked at the Carnival Live cruises in the past while planning our usual cruise and have skipped on booking any of them because of the increased price. The same ship and itinerary a week before or a week after is almost always $100-300 less per passenger.
The show with the entertainer or band listed is for only 1 seating in the main theater (replace an otherwise free "fly-on" act like the magician or hypnotist) while spending an extended time in either Nassau or Cozumel. A ticket to the special show is not included with the fare, in fact it is sold as an excursion pre-cruise and generally sells out according to the chatter on other cruise forums. It is so much a factor that Carnival has a special additional 48 hour provision about cancelling any booking rate w/out penalty if there are no tickets left (instead of just informing PVPs and TAs the concert is sold out). The famous people are not "working" passengers, they just get on at the port then right back off after the show or concert.
SO the Carnival Live cruises are not like the themed cruises other lines run, which is more like a floating convention where there are multiple performances or the chance to meet-n-greet the stars.
This is all great information. They have a cruise event with lots of different bands through the whole cruise (ShipRocked), typically on a carnival ship, but you don't buy through carnival, its through the event. I would love to do it but its always last min and $$ as always.