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Along with days and nights filled with musical performances, specially curated activities will be a part of the scheduled programming, too! More activities will be announced between now and August. Reference the daily schedule (to be announced closer to sailing) for exact times & locations.

Q&A with Peter Frampton

Join Peter Frampton on the Pool Deck for an exclusive Q&A session with the KTBA community! Have a question you've always wanted to know about his life or career? This is your chance to find out, and YOU may get to ask the question yourself! The top twenty questions will be selected and those guests will ask Peter LIVE during the Q&A session on board. Whether you're a lucky participant or not, everyone is invited to attend this incredibly special event with Peter Frampton. 

Submit your question HERE by Tuesday, July 23rd. Winners will be notified on or around Friday, August 2nd. 

Artist Autograph Sessions

We’ll hold two Autograph Sessions giving you the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with our talented musicians! Bring a prized keepsake or a newly purchased souvenir from our onboard Merch Store to get autographed by your favorite Blues artists. Artist participation will be announced that morning in your daily onboard newsletter and on TV slides around the ship. More details about how to participate will be announced closer to sailing! 

Please note: Joe Bonamassa, Peter Frampton, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd will not attend either Autograph Session.

Guest Jams with Backline

Our KTBA artists aren't the only ones with musical chops on this ship! This is one talented group of people and we are excited to give you the opportunity to jam on stage with your fellow Blues cruisers! If an acoustic session is more your style, we’ll also have a reserved space throughout the event for spontaneous jamming. Look for the “This Is Your Space To Jam!” banner on board.

Here's are some important details about how to participate:


  • Backline
  • Microphones
  • Keyboard
  • Electric Guitar
  • Electric Bass
  • Drum Kit
  • Production assistance + Sixthman crew on hand to help you get signed up and settled in


  • Your OWN guitar or bass (if you don't want to borrow ours)
  • Drum sticks
  • Harmonica
  • Super amazing Blues talent!


  • Once the schedule is released, you'll see a designated time to sign up for one (or more) time slots during the two scheduled sessions. 
  • Find the Sixthman staffer with the sign up sheets. They can help you out. We will do our best to match you with other cruisers, or to sign up your whole group.
  • Time slots are first come, first served.
  • Share the wealth! There are only so many time slots to go around.
  • Once you've signed up for a spot, we'll give you a card with the date and time to help you remember. If you miss your time slot, we'll give it away to someone else. (But we will definitely try to fit you in elsewhere.)
  • If the slots are full, we encourage you to come to the session anyway! There's a chance a spot will open up.


Acoustic Mornings

This Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea tradition will quickly become your favorite way to begin any day! Enjoy stripped down sets from a hand-selected variety of KTBA artists to kick off our sea day mornings. Treat yourself to free coffee, splashed with one of our delicious Monin flavored syrups, while your ears are getting a treat, too! 

Participating artists will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

Hypnotic Boogie: A Tribute to the Fathers of the Hill Country Blues featuring Larkin Poe & Friends

Get into the groove during an exclusive collaboration show celebrating the unique style of Hill Country Blues. “Hypnotic Boogie”, hosted by Larkin Poe and featuring Joanne Shaw Taylor, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton and more, is paying tribute to Hill Country Blues’ greats like Mississippi Fred McDowell, R.L. Burnside, and Junior Kimbrough. Wild rhythms will rule this one-time-only show!

The Life and Times of Eric Gales

When you see Eric Gales take the stage with a guitar and microphone, you know you’re in store for an enlightening experience. For his fourth KTBA voyage, the spotlight will shine on Eric’s incredible story as he chronicles his life’s journey through songs and stories. He’s sure to leave it all on stage during this stripped down and intimate show, curated specially for Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean. 


More Amenities

In addition to programming that we'll plan especially for this event, guests can enjoy the following amenities on Norwegian Pearl:

Swimming Pool & Hot Tubs
Fitness Center
Jogging/Walking Track
Sports Court

Please note - due to the unique nature of this event, we may have to close certain venues and rooms unexpectedly. In the event that we need to close any of these areas we will notify guests as soon as possible. At times, notification may not be public until guests have arrived on board. 

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