Carnival LIVE 2017 Lineup Reveals Big Names

by Carrie McLaren with no comments

That noise you heard today was just me squealing loudly over the announcement of the 2017 Carnival LIVE series lineup.

Big-name performers bring their acts to the small(er) stages onboard the ship creating an intimate experience that you definitely can’t have at home. I’ve been on two Carnival LIVE sailings – it is massive fun in a great setting — all while you are on vacation.

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Here’s a look at the fun performers coming to Carnival LIVE in 2017 –

Tim McGraw

Three-time Grammy award winner, Tim McGraw will perform aboard Carnival Breeze March 2, and Carnival Valor March 3, while the ships are docked in Nassau. Along with his 21 number one singles, 11 of McGraw’s albums have debuted at number one on the Billboard country album chart.

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Jeff Foxworthy

Famous for his “You might be a redneck if…” jokes, Jeff Foxworthy will perform two shows – one aboard Carnival Freedom June 21, and another aboard Carnival Ecstasy June 22, while the ships are docked in Nassau.

Jay Leno

The legendary Jay Leno will entertain Carnival cruisers with a pair of performances in Cozumel aboard the Carnival Victory May 3, and Carnival’s newest ship the Carnival Vista May 4.

Little Big Town

Platinum recording artists, Little Big Town bring their country sound to the fans with shows in Nassau aboard the Carnival Dream on May 11 , and Carnival Valor May 12. They have won nine Country Music Association awards — and I think I might be the most excited about this addition to Carnival LIVE.

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What is Carnival LIVE?

On Carnival LIVE sailings, the ship has an extended stay in one port for the night of the concert. On our last trip, we were docked in St. Thomas until midnight and Journey played that night in the ship’s theater. It is important to mention that performers are only on the ship for the concert, not the entire voyage.

When booking a Carnival LIVE sailing, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase concert tickets, just as you would book an excursion.

Carnival LIVE Credentials

Depending on the artist, tickets range from $30 to $80 for general admission. VIP tickets are available from $100 to $300 offering seating in the first few rows, an artist meet and greet, a souvenir photo with the artist and a commemorative concert pass.

Experience Carnival LIVE in 2017

To plan your Carnival LIVE sailing, go to  or call 1-800-CARNIVAL.

Be sure to stay up to date with the latest news by following Carnival Cruise Line on Facebook and on Twitter at @CarnivalCruise. The hashtag for Carnival LIVE is #CCLLive.

What Carnival LIVE show would you like to see?

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