The 29th Sandy Beaches Cruise To Set Sail in 2025 - Initial Lineup Announced

Article Contributed by All Eyes Media | Published on Thursday, February 8, 2024

The Sandy Beaches Cruise has announced the initial line up for the 2025 voyage, welcoming an incredible line-up of artists that represent an array of American roots music. The seven-day trip will take place on Holland America’s beautiful Nieuw Amsterdam which departs out of Fort Lauderdale, FL on January 12th, with stops in San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Croix, USVI before returning to Ft. Lauderdale on January 19th.

The 2025 line-up includes The Mavericks, Los Lobos, Jimmie Vaughan, The Band of Heathens, Marcia Ball, Shinyribs, Blood Brothers – Mike Zito & Albert Castiglia, Raul Malo (solo performances), Carolyn Wonderland, Paul Thorn, Lee Roy Parnell, Teresa James & The Rhythm Tramps, Wayne Toups, Jimmy Hall, Seth Walker, The McCrary Sisters, Yates McKendree, Big Joe Maher, Red Young, plus Founder and Musical Host Delbert McClinton and many more to be added. Stay up to date at

The Sandy Beaches Cruise offers over 100 plus live performances in five different venues including a large festival-like stage on the outdoor pool deck. Guests will be treated to jam sessions, artist collaborations, Q&A’s, songwriter sessions and special events, while catching up with old friends, making new ones, and meeting some of their favorite artists.

The Sandy Beaches Cruise is like a music festival at sea with 2000 of your best friends, but without the massive crowds, long lines, dust, dirt and lack of shade. What really makes it special is that the community is just as important as the music. Loyal and enthusiastic guests treat the cruise as an annual pilgrimage, many returning year after year, while forging lasting bonds with fellow guests. Each year new guests become regulars because the joyful, celebratory vibe onboard is all welcoming and highly addictive.

The sold out 2024 cruise featured electrifying sets from the likes of Delbert McClinton, The Mavericks, Marcia Ball, The California Honeydrops, Marc Broussard, The Band of Heathens, Jimmy Hall, Carolyn Wonderland, The McCrary Sisters and many more.

Legendary artist/producer/arranger/musician Red Young held court during his specially curated late-night sets highlighting different genres each night. As regulars know, anything Young has scheduled is a must see, and he never disappoints.

“We at StarVista LIVE always loved this music and these artists, but we also feel incredibly blessed to be a part of continuing the very special experience that is the Sandy Beaches Cruise. In this, our second year, it was also great to see and spend some time with long-time guests and new fans enjoying the week,” says StarVista LIVE President of Live Entertainment Mike Jason.

The sold out 2024 cruise completed its voyage in late January and 2025 is already over half sold. Book your cabin today at