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Old February 7th, 2013, 12:40 AM
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What exactly is a "Concert At Sea" cruise?

We are currently booked on a cruise and someone on our roll call cancelled because they were told it was a "Concert At Sea" theme cruise.

Not planning to cancel ... but would like to know before we go so we'll know what to expect. HELP!

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Old February 7th, 2013, 04:57 AM
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Isn't that one of the 60's music theme cruise featuring Paul Revere and the Raiders, BJ Thomas, Mary Wilson (Supremes), The Drifters etc on a Princess cruise ship?. A private promoter is sponsoring it , which usually means in order to attend the concerts and events you have to book thru the promoter? Depending on the size of the private group will determine how it will impact guests who are not part of that group

Sounds like a great line up...
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Old February 7th, 2013, 12:11 PM
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Thanks so much Hattack for your reply.

It's exactly the sort of music we like. Unfortunately, we aren't booked through the promoter. Maybe our TA can arrange for us to pay extra to attend the concerts?

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Old February 7th, 2013, 05:51 PM
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How BIG of a fan are you of the music of that era? Looking at the "raw" numbers (inside cabin) it's about a $1000 difference in price (prorated over 7 days about $140 per day more) and you are talking about a January 2014 cruise date, so you have plenty of time to adjust your cruising budget
The Crown Princess holds 3080 and according to the promoters website they had a group of 1000 on their cruise last year which means it will impact dining times, room venues etc.
You can have your TA contact the promoter to see how you can join their group. I have been on 2 cruises as part of a private group featuring 60's oldies artists and had a BLAST!!!! Well worth the price differential. Imho...plus you have the option of being able to participate in regular ship activities while the non group cruisers cannot attend your private events. Not only do you have the nightly concerts, but there are planned theme activities with the artists on sea days. In essence you are getting two cruise experiences in one week. Cruising with 1000 oldies music friends is alot more fun then 2000 strangers

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Old February 7th, 2013, 06:38 PM
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How BIG of a fan are you of the music of that era? Looking at the "raw" numbers (inside cabin) it's about a $1000 difference in price (prorated over 7 days about $140 per day more) and you are talking about a January 2014 cruise date, so you have plenty of time to adjust your cruising budget
The Crown Princess holds 3080 and according to the promoters website they had a group of 1000 on their cruise last year which means it will impact dining times, room venues etc.
You can have your TA contact the promoter to see how you can join their group. I have been on 2 cruises as part of a private group featuring 60's oldies artists and had a BLAST!!!! Well worth the price differential. Imho...plus you have the option of being able to participate in regular ship activities while the non group cruisers cannot attend your private events. Not only do you have the nightly concerts, but there are planned theme activities with the artists on sea days. In essence you are getting two cruise experiences in one week. Cruising with 1000 oldies music friends is alot more fun then 2000 strangers

To paraphrase my favorite Visa Card commercial...expression on regular cruisers faces...priceless
Thanks so much Hattack!

That's exactly what we did earlier today. Our TA talked to the promoter and arranged it for us. For an additional $500 pp (our TA keeps our booking ... just sends them $1,000 which she charges to our AMX) we will be considered a part of the Concert at Seas cruise ... get the t-shirts, wrist ban, attend all special functions, etc.

Glad you thought it was well worth it! We thought it would be! Normally, we are rather happy about taking a cruise. This is the first time in ages we have actually been EXCITED about one!

Any chance you would consider going? That would be so FUN!

Yes, it's on Crown Princess January 18th. We're making ours into a B2B so will be there the following week as well.

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Old February 7th, 2013, 10:36 PM
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Glad it worked out for you and thanks for the invite but I will be just coming off the full charter Capital Jazz SuperCruise in November...so many great music theme cruises and not enough money or time
I am a child of the 60's and remember seeing most of the artists on your cruise live in concert on my college campus...from time to time these days we attend the PBS concerts (that you see during their annual pledge drives) and it's incredible because the entire audience knows every word to every song and sing along with the artists and do the dance that were current at the time.
The neat part of your cruise is the interaction you have with all of the artists and the friendships you form with the other members of your group. I bet you will sign up for next year's cruise while you are onboard this one.
I spoke with my friend who is a TA and sends alot of her clients on music theme group cruises and she indicated that you selected a good one. Have a great time and don't forget to bring your 33 1/3 LP album covers to be signed by the artists and a really good SLR camera with an extended lense to take great pictures
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we were on the CAS cruise in January and have been on 6 others. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
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What exactly is a "Concert At Sea" cruise?

We are currently booked on a cruise and someone on our roll call cancelled because they were told it was a "Concert At Sea" theme cruise.

Not planning to cancel ... but would like to know before we go so we'll know what to expect. HELP!

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The "Concerts at Sea" cruise has been changed from the Crown Princess to the Caribbean Princess on 1/18/14. It will depart from Houston, Texas now. You might want to take note of the change. Last year they had 600 concert goers on the cruise. They use ship venues that are not normally open. In fact, when there are private concerts/events on the ship, you will have full use of the ship with little crowds (ie. casino, clubs).
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How BIG of a fan are you of the music of that era? Looking at the "raw" numbers (inside cabin) it's about a $1000 difference in price (prorated over 7 days about $140 per day more) and you are talking about a January 2014 cruise date, so you have plenty of time to adjust your cruising budget
The Crown Princess holds 3080 and according to the promoters website they had a group of 1000 on their cruise last year which means it will impact dining times, room venues etc.
You can have your TA contact the promoter to see how you can join their group. I have been on 2 cruises as part of a private group featuring 60's oldies artists and had a BLAST!!!! Well worth the price differential. Imho...plus you have the option of being able to participate in regular ship activities while the non group cruisers cannot attend your private events. Not only do you have the nightly concerts, but there are planned theme activities with the artists on sea days. In essence you are getting two cruise experiences in one week. Cruising with 1000 oldies music friends is alot more fun then 2000 strangers

To paraphrase my favorite Visa Card commercial...expression on regular cruisers faces...priceless
It's called "Concerts at Sea" you can Google- I was thinking of going on one when Davy Jones was on the ship and I'm so sorry that I backed-out. However; you can't get a refund if the group/singer is a "no-show".
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Thanks so much Hattack!

That's exactly what we did earlier today. Our TA talked to the promoter and arranged it for us. For an additional $500 pp (our TA keeps our booking ... just sends them $1,000 which she charges to our AMX) we will be considered a part of the Concert at Seas cruise ... get the t-shirts, wrist ban, attend all special functions, etc.

Glad you thought it was well worth it! We thought it would be! Normally, we are rather happy about taking a cruise. This is the first time in ages we have actually been EXCITED about one!

Any chance you would consider going? That would be so FUN!

Yes, it's on Crown Princess January 18th. We're making ours into a B2B so will be there the following week as well.

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My wife and I are booked on the same cruise. I understand there is also a party in Houston the night before.
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Old August 25th, 2013, 07:28 PM
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The pre cruise party the night before is alot of fun...it sets the mood for the week..you make new friends before you board..they play the music and do the dances of that era...some of the artists may be there...you will also receive last minute changes and if you are lucky there will be surprise guests that were not announce beforehand...on these types of cruises, many artists of that era will cruise as fans, (not scheduled to perform) which is like lagniappe (bonus)

I always enjoy watching the expressions on the faces of the cruisers who are not a part of your group, in the cruise terminal on the morning of check in...your group will stand out because of your energy level and excitement when one of your artists go thru the check in process and are recognized by the regular cruises..when they find out it's a private group function, they will be jealous(if they are fans of the music of that era)....the upside ,as another poster mentioned, is that the ship's areas are less crowded while your group is occupied..by designed, your group size is limited to the largest lounge, so not to interfere with the main showroom or normal ship's activities..

Very often, the promoter has a sign up desk onboard where folks who are not a part of the group, can sign up for next year's group outing..very smart on their part...your next logical step will be to sign up for a full charter cruise, cost more, but well worth it IMHO
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My wife and are booked for the CAS Cruise January 2014, and are very excited. Paul Revere and the Raiders are still one of my favorite groups from the 60's and still put on a great show. We have our album covers ready to be signed, and looking so much to having a fun time on this cruise. BJ Thomas is another very exceptional songwriters and singer.... Cowsills, and Mary Wilson, should be fun.
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