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Norwegian Cruise Line and Sixthman Announce Fall and Spring Lineups for Music Festivals at Sea

KISS, Florida Georgia Line, 311, Kid Rock, Diplo, John Prine And Hundreds More Are Getting Ready To Set Sail On Vacation With Their Most Passionate Fans

Miami   -    Jul 23, 2014   ---   

Norwegian Cruise Line and Sixthman, the industry leader in music festivals at sea, have announced the full line up of fall 2014 and spring 2015 festivals sailing from Miami onboard the beautiful Norwegian Pearl. Each of these unique, music-themed cruises are sure to give fans an intimate experience with their favorite artists, featuring outdoor performances, meet and greets, personal Q&A sessions and much more. With artists ranging from Heart to KISS, to 311 and Kid Rock, there is floating festival for every musical taste.

Highlights from the upcoming Fall and Spring seasons are as follows:

Debuting in fall 2014, Grammy Festival at sea presents "Women Who Rock featuring Heart, the Indigo Girls, Emmylou Harris and many more. This group cruise sets sail November 4- 8, 2014.

Country-Pop fans will not want to miss ACM's 2013 New Artist of the Year and Vocal Duo of the Year, Florida Georgia Line as they take to the seas with Nelly, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three and more for "This is How We Cruise" from November 8 ? 12, 2014.

Music fans also have some exciting events to choose from in the spring, including Sixthman's longest running festival The Rock Boat XV, The World's Greatest Floating Music Festival at Sea, hosted by Sister Hazel and featuring Barenaked Ladies, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Will Hoge, who will be joined by more than thirty other artists for four days of non-stop entertainment. Cruisers will sail from Miami to Cozumel on this weekend getaway perfect for music lovers, January 24 ? 28, 2015.

With love in mind, Train's Sail Across the Sun will include musical performances by the host as well as a full lineup of special guests, including Andy Grammer, A Great Big World, The Wailers and more along with wine tastings and cooking demonstrations from some of America's top chefs. The cruise departs on February 13, 2015, making it the perfect Valentine's Day celebration setting sail over the long President's Day weekend.

A perfect venue for festivals, Norwegian Pearl features a spectacular outdoor stage area and expansive pool deck. In addition, Norwegian Pearl offers access to 13 bars and lounges, 19 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, four hot tubs, and an award-winning fitness center and spa. Guests looking for more active amenities can visit the outdoor climbing wall, bowl a few frames at the on board bowling alley, shoot hoops on the sports court or tempt lady luck at The Pearl Club Casino.

The full line up for the Fall '14 season includes:

KISS Kruise IV Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2014 www.thekisskruise.com Featuring KISS, Cheap Trick (pre-party only onboard ship October 30th), Leogun, Purson, Big Rock Show, Priss, Needeep

GRAMMY Festival at Sea: Women Who Rock! Nov. 4-8, 2014 www.grammyfestivalatsea.com

Featuring Heart, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls, Shawn Colvin, Estelle, Skylar Grey, Joan Osborne, Mindi Abair

Florida Georgia Line Cruise Nov. 8-12, 2014 www.fglcruise.com Featuring Nelly, Thomas Rhett, Colt Ford, Tyler Farr, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Tree, Black Stone Cherry, Canaan Smith, Chris Lane, Maggie Rose, Russell Dickerson, Clare Dunn, and Jacob Powell

Mad Decent Boat Nov. 12-16, 2014 www.maddecentboatparty.com Featuring Diplo, Major Lazer, Flosstradamus, Dillon Francis, Zeds Dead, DJ Snake, Benny Benassi, Big Gigantic, and more.

Simple Man Cruise VIII Nov. 16-20, 2014 www.simplemancruise.com Featuring Lynyrd Skynrd, Blackberry Smoke, Foghat, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Lukas Nelson and P.O.T.R., Drake White and the Big Fire and more.

The full line up for Spring '15 includes:

Sandy Beaches Cruises January 10-17, 2015 www.sandybeachescruise.com

Featuring Delbert McClinton, Marcia Bell, Paul Thorn, The Mavericks, Fred Eaglesmith, Wayne Toups and more.

Cayamo 2015 January 17-24, 2015 www.cayamo.com

Featuring Lyle Lovett, John Prine, Brandi Carlile, Lucinda Williams, Richard Thompson, Buddy Miller, Kacey Musgraves, Shawn Colvin, and more.

The Rock Boat XV January 24-28, 2015 www.therockboat.com

Featuring Barenaked Ladies, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Sister Hazel, Will Hoge, Red Wanting Blue, Kris Allen, and more.

Sail Across the Sun 2015 February 13-17, 2015 www.sailacrossthesun.com

Hosted by Train along with The Wailers, Andy Grammer, A Great Big World, comedian Michael Ian Black, chefs Chris Cosentino and Ryan Scott and more to be added soon.

Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea February 17-21, 2015 www.bluesaliveatsea.com

Featuring Joe Bonamassa, John Hiatt, Robben Ford, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Ana Popovic, Joanne Shaw Taylor.

311 Caribbean, Sound System Jamaica February 25-March 1 www.311cruise.com

Featuring 311, Dirty Heads, Pepper and More.

Kid Rock's 6th Annual Chillin' The Most Cruise March 2-6, 2015 www.kidrockcruise.com

Featuring a host of surprise bands to be announced onboard.

To experience the feel of a Sixthman Music Festival at sea, click here. For more information on these special events, visit www.sixthman.net

About Sixthman

Sixthman, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, creates festivals at sea designed to set the stage for moments that make life rock! Since 2001, we have been pioneering themed cruise experiences for bands, brands, and their fans and are proud to be celebrating our 13th year of executing 67 full ship charters, hosting over 125,000 guests for over 500,000 days on vacation at sea with world class artists and brand partners such as KISS, Kid Rock, John Mayer, Train, Lynyrd Skynrd, 311, Zac Brown Band, Lyle Lovett, Barenaked Ladies, Sister Hazel, Paramore, Florida Georgia Line, Diplo, Joe Bonamassa, Turner Classic Movies, VH1, along with engaging festivals such as The Rock Boat and Cayamo. INC Magazine recognized us as America's Fastest Growing Travel Company and the 87th fastest growing company across all segments on the INC 500 List.

What is Sixthman? Click here http://vimeo.com/19267800 LIVE LOUD with us at www.sixthman.net

About Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 47-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which revolutionized the industry by giving guests more freedom and flexibility. Today, Norwegian invites guests to "Cruise Like a Norwegian" on one of 13 purpose-built Freestyle Cruising ships, providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed, resort style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea. Recently, the line was named "Europe's Leading Cruise Line" for the sixth consecutive year, as well as "Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line" and "World's Leading Large Ship Cruise Line" by the World Travel Awards.

The Company recently took delivery of its most innovative ship to date, the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Getaway on January 10, 2014. The largest ship to homeport year-round in Miami, Norwegian Getaway boasts 28 dining options, including seafood restaurant Ocean Blue by famed New York Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and a branch of Carlo's Bake Shop by Buddy Valastro, star of the TLC series "Cake Boss." The entertainment lineup includes Broadway shows Legally Blonde and Burn the Floor and a unique magical theatrical experience, the Illusionarium. Norwegian Getaway's sister ship, Norwegian Breakaway, was named "Best New Ship of 2013" by the editors of Cruise Critic and "Best Rookie Cruise Ship" by the readers of Travel Weekly. Known as New York's ship, Norwegian Breakaway is the largest vessel to homeport year-round in the city. The Company has two 4,200-passenger vessels on order at Meyer Werft: Norwegian Escape with delivery scheduled in October 2015; and Norwegian Bliss with delivery in February 2017.

Norwegian Cruise Line is the official cruise line of the Miami Dolphins/Sun Life Stadium, The New York Knicks, Blue Man Group and Legends in Concert; and the official cruise line partner of The GRAMMY Awards and is an official partner of the Rockettes and Radio City Music Hall.

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