Least Likely Sail-Away Song

That actually worked?

For me, upon boarding the Solstice for a 7 day round trip Alaska cruise, someone a few balconies forward blasted out "North To Alaska". My first instinct was that it was an unusual choice for a cruise, but within seconds I found myself in the proper cruise mood (It doesn't hurt that I like Johnny Horton).

My wife, though, was less than pleased. It also started getting on my nerves after the third loop.

What is the most unusual sail-away song you have heard that actually worked in the moment?

Tags: sailaway

30 Answers

I've never paid any attention to sailaway songs playing. Sometimes we are on a deck as far forward as we can be so we are not close enough to hear the music on the Lido. If there was a steel band playing, I'd be there listening though.

The theme from Titanic? JUST KIDDING!

I haven't heard it played, but "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" might give me pause.

There's Got to Be a Morning After ...Poseidon Adventure

Actually it wasn't unusual but when we sailed on the Regal Princess they played "Love Boat" plus the horn did as well and since the Royal Princess was also setting sail within minutes of our departure that horn answered with the theme song. It went back and forth for several minutes.So we could hear the music and horns from both ships, sort of like living in a set of stereo speakers.Big Smile


( Come ) Sail Away by Styx

Gilligan's island

That reminds me - we are going to see Gordon Lightfoot in concert next Thursday. A good old Canadian icon for sure! Love

That would have been great!

That’s what’s great about Canada. 2 hit songs and you’re an icon.


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