Here's What To Expect

2,100 Blues Enthusiasts.
5 Days of Live Performances.
3 Beautiful Destinations.
One Floating Festival.
The Ultimate Music-Lovers Paradise.

Joe Bonamassa, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, and Sixthman invite you to join Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean II sailing August 14-19, 2020 from Barcelona, Spain to Genoa, Italy and Cannes, France aboard Norwegian Jade. Joe Bonamassa, joined by legendary musicians and the best up-and-coming talent, are ready to create unforgettable moments aboard a ship filled with music aficionados. Don’t miss this immersive vacation experience that connects Blues-rock fans from all over the world during a five-day musical celebration on the open ocean!

Days and nights will be filled with phenomenal live performances across multiple stages and various settings throughout the ship. Discover new favorites among emerging Blues artists, witness groundbreaking sets and extraordinary collaborations, and be a part of rare musical moments that can only be experienced during Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean. From lively concerts you can watch while basking in the sun to intimate acoustic shows enjoyed while sipping your morning coffee, every moment offers a unique and delightful experience.

In addition to non-stop music, the specially curated schedule of events offers a variety of music-centric activities and opportunities to interact with some of your favorite artists, including an activity with Joe Bonamassa.  

Beyond the onboard experience, you have the chance to explore two of the world’s most beautifully-renowned cities. Relax and indulge in the chic, waterfront town of Cannes famous for sparkling, sandy beaches and lush attractions. Wander the historic streets of Genoa, a remarkable gem of Italy, to round out the ideal holiday adventure. After an adventurous day roaming the sites, you’ll be welcomed back aboard and the Blues-rock festivities will continue through the night.

We look forward to seeing you aboard another spectacular European festival at sea that brings a wonderful community together and keeps the Blues alive during an unbeatable vacation of a lifetime!



All Aboard!

Itinerary subject to change

When booking flights, we recommend that you arrive in Barcelona no later than 12:00pm CET, or in Girona/Reus no later than 11:00am CET on August 14.

Return flights should be arranged to leave Barcelona after 12:00pm CET on August 19, or leave Girona/Reus after 1:00pm CET.

Please allow additional time for customs and immigration clearance for international flights.

  • Friday, August 14
    Depart Port of Barcelona
    (approx. 4:30pm CET)
  • Saturday, August 15
    Day at Sea
  • Sunday, August 16
    Genoa, Italy
    (8:00am to 5:30pm CET)
  • Monday, August 17
    Cannes, France
    (8:00am to 5:30pm CET)
  • Tuesday, August 18
    Day at Sea
  • Wednesday, August 19
    Arrive Port of Barcelona
    (approx. 5:00am CET)

Ahoy, Vacation!

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Friday, August 14, 2020

The capital of Catalonia, and one of its provinces, Barcelona, is a place of palpable history where you can lose yourself strolling down the medieval streets of the Barri Gotic. It's a city designed to delight the senses. Visit other-worldly Modernista churches like Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, or treat yourself to Patatas Bravas or a sangria at a street side cafe. A destination of her own, Barcelona will serve as the perfect launching pad for five days of Blues on The Med.

  Things to do in Barcelona

Shore Excursions in Barcelona, Spain

Genoa, Italy

Genoa, Italy

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Brimming with history, the ancient seaport of Genoa, the largest in Italy, used to be a political powerhouse in the 12th and 13th centuries. Make your way through the Old City gates for a stroll along narrow, twisting medieval streets. One of the most famous explorers from the Age of Discovery, Christopher Columbus, was from Genoa. Visit the pink-stoned Palazzo Tursi to see some of his letters, or head to the Palazzo Bianco to marvel at paintings by the old masters. Genoa is also gateway to the breathtaking Cinque Terre, where colorful villages are seemingly clinging to coastal cliffs, as well as the picturesque resort town of Portofino.

Shore Excursions in Genoa, Italy

Please note: Shore excursions will not be available until 3-5 weeks prior to sailing. You will be able to book an excursion once you have received your booking number.

Cannes, France

Cannes, France

Monday, August 17, 2020

Drive up Suquet Hill for a view of the city, sea and Lerins Island - fabulous dahling! How many rich and famous can you spot, walk the palm-lined promenade de la Croisette and count. The French Riviera at its best...the International Film Festival calls this home. 

Shore Excursions in Cannes, France

Please note: Shore excursions will not be available until 3-5 weeks prior to sailing. You will be able to book an excursion once you have received your booking number.