While our very own Jessica Crans is trying to figure out what to pack today before we leave for Miami tomorrow for the Blake Shelton Cruise Sunday, as an experienced cruiser I thought it was appropriate to put together a little piece on what fans should bring and pack for the cruise. While you’re pacing around your room trying to figure out what to bring and not to bring, and trying to double check your checklist, make sure you read this to make sure you really are just bringing what you need – then you can bring home more than what you came with.
Take a second to take a breath and watch Blake Shelton’s latest music video and relax for a minute before reading the rest.
You’re okay now? Good. Lets start off talking about clothing. We’ll be on the Cruise for seven days, (eight days if you’re coming down a day early to Miami like we are), so make sure you have six casual outfits. If you’re like most people and plan on wearing the same pair of pants, or shorts, for a few days then just pack multiple shirts – but remember shorts are NOT allowed in the dining room. What exactly is a cruise casual? Jeans, polo shirts, khakis, t-shirts, tops, and cute dresses for the ladies. Of course, yes, wear your cowboy boots and show your country pride! Comfortable shoes are a must for the cruise, especially when you’re at port. You do a lot of walking and don’t realize it until you’re finally laying down in your bed at night.
It gets quite windy and cool at night on the ship, so please remember to pack a light jacket or something a little warmer to wear at night if you’re going to be walking on the outdoor decks. That’s one thing a lot of people don’t realize – yes, it will be warm during the day, but at night it gets pretty chilly. Not Canada cold, but it’s pretty windy in the middle of the ocean. So make sure you have something to wear at night. During the day make sure to have something light to wear – shorts, a dress, and most importantly, your bathing suit.
Logan Mize is a name that country music fans will soon be hearing a lot of. The talented singer-songwriter left behind a football career for Nashville and hasn’t regretted it since. He’s not someone who’s worried about getting his name in big lights, or becoming the next Jason Aldean… he just wants to make music that can be heard and appreciated. Spend a few seconds on his YouTube page and you’ll quickly see why his “Nobody In Nashville” record hit number forty-nine on the Billboard Country Albums Charts, and number fifteen on the Billboard Heatseekers Album Chart.
He’ll be joining us on the Blake Shelton Cruise in October; the largest country music live event to ever set sail. He’s one of multiple great performers announced for the cruise, and definitely one that fans need to check out. In our interview, Logan shares a few things he’ll be packing, how excited he is for the cruise, and we really get to know the singer – down to who he sees himself as an artist.
Check out our exclusive interview with Logan Mize below and get to know one of Nashville’s brightest independent stars:
I’m what you can consider to be a veteran cruiser. I’ve been on cruises at all times of the year on different cruise lines: from Disney Cruises when I was a young teen, to Royal Caribbean, and even for last New Years Eve on Norwegian. I’ve put together a list of ten things new cruisers might not remember, or know to bring, to get ready for the biggest live country event to ever set sail.
The Blake Shelton Cruise embarks from Miami for a 7-night party with some of country music’s rowdiest, and biggest, fans on October 14th to the 21st this year. Blake will perform twice on the cruise, with so many special guests performing that I can’t even list them all! If you mention Keepin’ it Country when you book your new reservation you’ll qualify for a free gift from us on-board! What’s better than a free gift? For more information, and to book your cabin now, visit blakesheltoncruise.com.
Here’s ten things every Blake Shelton Cruiser should know before heading off to Miami:
Due to an unfortunate scheduling conflict, Justin Moore will no longer be climbing aboard the Blake Shelton Cruise. We realize some of you may be quite disappointed about this but there are still 24 AMAZING acts scheduled to perform on-board the cruise and we assure you that you will have a fantastic time!
The Blake Shelton Cruise will set sail from Miami, FL on October 14th and return on October 21st. The 7 night cruise will visit San Juan, Nassau, Tortola, and St. Thomas. This is the biggest country music event to set sail and we’ll be on board! Want to come party with us? Simply mention Keepin’ it Country when you book your new reservation at blakesheltoncruise.com and you qualify for a free gift from us on-board! Don’t forget to stay tuned to Keepin’ it Country as we keep you up-to-date with all future additions, and great cruising ideas, from our team.
The party is getting bigger every week! The Blake Shelton Cruise has added even more performers to its already fantastic line-up. Joining the cruise now are Maggie Rose, sisters Nik and Sam, and Clayton Anderson. They’ll be on-board the 7 night cruise that leaves Miami on Octobeer 14th and returns on the 21st. The cruise will visit San Juan, Nassau, Tortola, and St. Thomas during the biggest live country music event ever to set sail. We’ll be there too! Do you want to come with us? Simply mention Keepin’ it Country when you book your new reservation at blakesheltoncruise.com and you qualify for a free gift from us on-board! Don’t forget to stay tuned to Keepin’ it Country as we keep you up-to-date with all future additions, and great cruising ideas, from our team.
Are you new to cruising? I was recently on the Norwegian Epic for New Years Eve, and have sailed on other cruise lines and will be putting together a list of what first-time cruisers can expect on the biggest party of the year. Do you have questions about cruising? Send us an e-mail and we’ll get you the answers you need.
What could be a better combination than a successful business manager, a hit songwriter, and a chart-topping recording artist? That is precisely what Becky Harris, Anthony Smith, and RCA recording artist Chris Young asked themselves when they teamed up to create Artist Concepts, a production and artist development company. While all three will be searching for new talent, each brings a unique skill set to the table and will handle their specialized aspect of the company as well.
Artist Concepts recently signed alumnae of Belmont University, Brinley Addington. Anthony Smith is currently accepting song submissions through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Brinley has also signed a publishing contract with Razor & Tie. To get a sneak peek at Addington, you can visit his website, www.brinleyaddington.com, follow him on Twitter @Brinley_, and climb aboard the ship for the Blake Shelton & Friends Cruise, as Brinley was just added to the line-up.
We would like to wish Artist Concepts and Brinley Addington the best of luck as they begin their journey together. We are looking forward to hearing big things from this camp in the near future!
Just when you thought the line-up for the Blake Shelton Cruise was perfect as is and you couldn’t be happier…then it gets even bigger! The newest additions to the line-up are Joanna Smith, Brandon & Leah, Clayton Anderson, HER & Kings Country and hot off the NBC hit series The Voice, RaeLynn. The total lineup now is up to 14 artists, wow!
We want you to come join us on the Blake Shelton Cruise! Head on over to blakesheltoncruise.com and book now before it’s sold out! Don’t forget to mention us, Keepin’ It Country, when you book (new bookings only) and you’ll get a FREE gift! Everyone loves free gifts, right?!
The cruise sets sail from Miami, FL on October 14th and returns on October 21st after hitting up San Juan, St. Thomas, Tortola and Nassau. You won’t want to miss this cruise!
The Cruise embarks on a fabulous 7-night cruse from Miami, Florida on October 14th, 2012, and returns on October 21st, 2012. Fans will visit San Juan, St. Thomas, Tortola and Nassau before returning to Miami. Blake will perform two nights during the cruise, and his friends will all have their own appearances and performances throughout the ship on different nights.
If you mention Keepin’ it Country on your new reservation, we’ll send you a free gift on-board! It’s that easy and we want our readers to join us for a fun and country music filled cruise. If you have any questions just e-mail us and we’ll help you out! If you’ve never been on a cruise before, this is the perfect time to take one because this line-up is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Stay tuned to Keepin’ it Country to stay up-to-date on everything to do with the Blake Shelton Cruise, and to hear about what we’ll be checking out on-board. Both site owners, Jessica Crans and Lydia Picknell, will be on-board and we’d love to meet all the country music fans out there!
The Blake Shelton Cruise made an exciting announcement this morning with the addition of Frankie Ballard and McKenna Faith to the already star-studded line-up. There will be more artists announced this week, and we’ll have them here for you on Keepin’ it Country!
We have an interview with Frankie which you’ll see here later tonight. Stay tuned for that!
Are you thinking of the Blake Shelton Cruise? We’ll be there! The Blake Shelton Cruise is already the largest live country music line-up ever to hit the seven seas. Each night will be filled with live entertainment, music, and live performances from Blake Shelton and his friends. Other artists already part of the line-up and who will be performing include Justin Moore, Easton Corbin, Neal McCoy, Lee Brice, and many more. If you mention Keepin’ it Country when you book your new reservation, you qualify for a free gift from us on board! We’ll also be having a party for the whole ship to attend during the cruise so it’s guaranteed to be a good time. For more information on the cruise, or to book your cabin today, mention us in your booking at blakesheltoncruise.com.
Who do you want to see added to the amazing line-up?
Join Blake Shelton and friends this fall on the Norwegian “Pearl” for a 7-day Blake Shelton Cruise! Setting sail from Miami, FL on October 14th, the cruise will last from October 14th to the 21st and will include performances by Blake Shelton himself, plus Jerrod Neimann, Justin Moore, Easton Corbin, Neil McCoy, Lee Brice, and Randy Houser. Blake will perform 2 shows over 2 nights, and his special guests will perform on the rest of the nights. Also included in the cruise will be nightly performances around the ship from the special guests in two other locations (besides the theater), question and answer sessions, chances to get up close and personal with the special musical guests, late night dance parties with radio station DJs, songwriter workshops for those looking for some insight on the songwriting world, surprise unplugged performances, a singing competition to find the person with the best voice on the ship (judged by professionals) and lots of other surprises yet to be announced!