Photo credit: Carnival Cruise Lines

Photo credit: Carnival Cruise Lines

Jennifer Hudson kicked off the Carnival Cruise Line LIVE Concert Series on January 22 in New York. In a first-of-its-kind experience in the cruise industry, the Carnival LIVE Concert Series offers Carnival guests the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive onboard performance by a diverse roster of popular music artists while ships are docked at select ports of call, including Cozumel, Mexico; Nassau, the Bahamas; and Catalina Island, California. Artists will join the ship while in port, perform in the main show lounge that evening, and debark following their show.

Hudson said at the event: “I’m excited to be part of this unique concert series that will allow me to interact with my fans in such an intimate and memorable setting.”

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Photo credit: Carnival Cruise Lines

In addition to Jennifer Hudson, some of the artists who will be participating in the Concert Series include Chicago, Daughtry, Foreigner, Gavin DeGraw, Jewel, Kansas, Foreginer, Stix and many more!!  Check out the full list of performers at the Carnival Website.

Tickets cost $20-40 each with a limited number of VIP tickets available for each show for $100-150 each. The VIP experience includes an artist meet and greet, photo opportunity, seating in the first three rows and a commemorative laminated concert pass.

All tickets can be purchased through Carnival’s online Shore Excursion System prior to sailing, or on board participating ships at the Shore Excursion Desk based on availability.

Will the Carnival Cruise Line Concert Series make you more likely to book a cruise?