Although being Irish is not required - MSC Divina’s Irish-Themed Celtic Thunder Cruise Celebrates Irish Music, Culture…and Fun!
By Judi Cuervo, Theme Cruise Editor
It’s St. Patrick’s Day: the perfect time to wear a little green, tipple a pint of Guinness, bake a batch of soda bread…or book the 2nd annual Celtic Thunder Cruise aboard the 140,000 grt, 3,300-passenger MSC Divina!
Celtic Thunder Principals: Keith Harkin, George Donaldson, Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne and Colm Keegan
Sailing November 8, 2014 from Miami to Nassau and private island Thunder Bay, the 4-day Celtic Thunder cruise is a floating festival of top tier Irish-themed entertainment starring Irish music torchbearers Celtic Thunder, hailed as Billboard’s “Top World Music Artists” and known for eclectic and theatrical performances that feature dramatic lighting and choreography, and a stage set that resembles an ancient stone pathway. Joining Celtic Thunder for this full-ship charter will be Celtic Woman star Chloe Agnew, Gaelic Storm, Young Dubliners, Belinda Murphy’s Gaelic Rhythm Dance Show, The Killdares, Paddy Cole Jazz Band, Dueling Pianos, with more acts to be announced. Celtic Thunder will perform two full concerts during the sailing (“Best of Celtic Thunder” and a “Celtic Thunder Holiday Show”) and you can also expect solo performances from each member of the group as well as their participation in a full slate of on board “meet & greets” and other activities.
Even between shows, the Irish celebration continues with demonstrations by acclaimed mixologists, comedy shows from Mick Thomas, readings from psychic Sandra O’Hara, surprise guests, black tie night, sound check parties, a whiskey and cigar event, afternoon teas, Ceili dancing, pub quizzes, dancing lessons, Irish-inspired movies, cooking demonstrations and much more.
Fares for this year’s Celtic Thunder Cruise begin at $999, double occupancy, or as low as $699 per person when four share an interior stateroom (air travel to and from Miami is not included). Children 11 and younger sail free when sharing a cabin with two adults. (And don’t miss the Celtic Thunder Cruise’s “Refer a Friend” program which awards a limited-edition guitar signed by Celtic Thunder band members to any booked guest whose referral becomes a Celtic Thunder Cruise booking. The offer is open to all booked guests and valid through March 31, 2014.)
For additional information, to view photos from last year’s Celtic Thunder Cruise, find a roommate for this year’s sailing or learn more about the “Refer a Friend” program , visit www.celticthundercruise.com or call 1-800-919-1806.