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.

Join Joe Bonamassa, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, and Blues fans from far and wide on the vacation of a lifetime!  We’re sailing from Athens, Greece to Mykonos, Greece and Kusadasi, Turkey, August 17-22, 2021 aboard Norwegian Pearl.  Joe Bonamassa, and an iconic lineup filled with legendary musicians and award-winning artists, promise unforgettable moments aboard a ship filled with fellow music aficionados.  You don’t want to miss this immersive experience that connects Blues-rock fans on a five-day musical celebration at sea.

Enjoy live performances from sunup to sundown, across several stages and settings throughout the ship.  It’s the perfect opportunity to discover new favorites among emerging Blues artists, all while witnessing groundbreaking sets and collaborations.  Experience rare musical moments that can only be experienced during Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean!  Enjoy upbeat concerts while basking in the sun, and intimate acoustic shows while sipping your morning coffee. Each moment is promised to be unique!

In addition to non-stop music, the specially curated schedule of events offers a variety of music-centered 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 beautiful destinations. Relax in Mykonos, Greece, a picturesque island adorned with white-washed, blue-domed buildings, or explore the beautiful nature and stunning beaches this island is known for.  On our next stop, enjoy the authentic culture and lush attractions in Kusadasi, Turkey. This history-rich city is laced with ruins and archaeological excavation sites you just can't miss! After magical days full of site seeing, you’ll be welcomed back aboard by Blues-rock music that continues throughout 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 unforgettable vacation of a lifetime!

 


All Aboard!

Itinerary subject to change

When booking flights, we recommend that you arrive in Athens no later than 12:00pm EET on August 17.

Return flights should be arranged to leave Athens after 12:00pm EET on August 22.

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


  • Tuesday, August 17
    Depart Port of Athens, Greece
    (approx. 4:30pm EET)
  • Wednesday, August 18
    Mykonos, Greece
    (8:00am - 4:30pm EET)
  • Thursday, August 19
    Day At Sea
     
  • Friday, August 20
    Kusadasi, Turkey
    (8:00am - 5:30pm EET)
  • Saturday, August 21
    Day At Sea
     
  • Sunday, August 22
    Arrive Port of Athens, Greece
    (approx. 6:00am EET)

Ahoy, Vacation!

Athens, Greece

Athens, Greece

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

The oldest and largest city in Greece, rich in history and culture. Not only is this city home to the Acropolis and other iconic  architectural structures and archaeological finds in the Western world, it is also a very modern city, an urban amalgam of extraordinary art, culture, cuisine and shopping. Spend your days exploring lush parks, beaches with crystal clear water or some of the most important architecture in European history. 

Shore Excursions in Athens, Greece

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.

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Mykonos is a picturesque classic Greek Island adorned with whitewashed houses, and blue-domed churches and windmills. The island has a reputation for amazing beaches, beautiful nature, delicious cuisine and a chic culture. One look at this stunning landscape and you'll understand why Mykonos is the most popular island in the Cyclades. Spend your time in Mykonos exploring all the island has to offer or take a ferry and escape to the tiny island of Delos. Delos, an uninhabited designated archaeological site, is known to be one of the most important historical, mythological, and archaeological sites in all of Greece. 

Shore Excursions in Mykonos, Greece

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.

Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi, Turkey

Friday, August 20, 2021

Situated along the Gulf of Kusadasi, this Turkish city is rich in history and jumping-off point for visiting nearby Ephesus. Once an ancient Greek city, Kusadasi was known for the famed Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Built, destroyed, and rebuilt again through several notably historical periods, Ephesus boasts abounding ruins and archaeological excavation sites. View what remains of the Roman Library of Celsus, the Gate of Augustus, the Tomb of John the Apostle, and the Basilica of St. John, among several other ancient remnants. After you get your fill of history, visit one of the beaches, many lined with shops, cafes and bars.

Shore Excursions in Kusadasi, Turkey

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.