24th March 2022 0 By John Deaux

On The Blue, one of the leading music cruise experience producers over the past 20 years, has announced the return of the world’s greatest classic rock experience at sea, On The Blue Cruise (OTBC), in 2023.


This five-day/five-night full-ship charter cruise hosted by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artist Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues, featuring an array of events and musical performances from over twenty artists (including Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Zombies and Dave Mason), will set sail out of Miami, FL aboard the Norwegian Pearl next January 28th – February 2nd and visit two ports: Harvest Caye, Belize and Costa Maya, Mexico.


OTBC’s public on-sale kicks off today (3/24) at 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT, with cabins starting at $1,299.00 per person (double occupancy, not including mandatory taxes and fee supplement or fuel surcharge). For booking and more info, visit OnTheBlueCruise.com and follow @OnTheBlueCruise on Facebook.


Hayward’s performances will include songs from his solo archives along with deep cuts from five decades of material from The Moody Blues. Plus, fans will be able to attend an intimate Q&A with the rock legend, who will be sharing insight into his career and music.


In addition to Hayward, The Zombies, and Mason, the line-up for OTBC ‘23 includes Alan Parsons, Little River Band, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, The Lovin’ Spoonful, Renaissance, Orleans, Firefall, The Babys, Lighthouse, Pat Travers Band, The Skatalites, Randy Hansen, Young Dubliners, From A. To Beatles, Tom Toomey, Alan Hewitt & One Nation, Julie Ragins’ Pear Duo, Mellow Yellow, Top of the World (A Carpenters Tribute), Marbin, and Fernando Perdomo & The Out To Sea Band.

Beyond the many band performances on multiple stages, the cruise will feature over-the-top, well-curated activities (such as Artist photo experiences, themed-nights, Mellow Yellow Dance Party, Painting with Rock Stars, with much more to be announced.


Norwegian Pearl is designed specifically for the concert cruise market, featuring some of the best venues on the high seas, incredible dining options, and the friendly and attentive service the Norwegian Cruise Line is known for. The ship’s 16 chic dining options, 15 bars and lounges, dazzling casino, tranquil spa, Body Waves fitness center, rock-climbing wall, and spacious Garden Villas are just a few things that make this Jewel-class cruise ship a destination of her own. All accommodations showcase a relaxing vibe with cool blue hues reminiscent of the calming ocean with silver and turquoise accents. Stateroom’s feature new furniture, carpeting, headboards, and televisions. Click here for more info on the ship.

Norwegian Pearl

Voted “Best New Cruise Port” in 2017 by Porthole Magazine, Harvest Caye in Southern Belize is the Caribbean’s premier island destination. Cruisers can immerse themselves in natural beauty and culture on a 75-acre oasis featuring an expansive pool with a swim-up bar, salt-water lagoon for water sports, exclusive 7-acre beach, and exciting shore excursions ranging from zip lining across the island to snorkeling the world’s second largest barrier reef. While it feels like an island experience, Harvest Caye is only a 15-minute boat ride from mainland Belize. Available tours include the Mayan archaeological ruins, a tropical spice farm, savannah ecotours by boat, rainforest river tubing and rafting excursions and more. Whether you opt for a day of fast-paced activity or prefer a day laying in the sun, Harvest Caye will surely impress.


If cruisers enjoy white sand beaches and turquoise Caribbean water, then cruisers don’t want to miss out on Costa Maya. Located 100 miles south of Playa del Carmen along Mexico’s Caribbean coast, this port has the beauty and feel of a private island. Rich in Mayan culture and best known for its jungles, beaches, and lagoons…it is truly unlike any other. As you exit the ship you will find restaurants, shops, two salt-water swimming pools, bars, as well as the Dolphin Park. Not only is there a ton to do right in the port itself, but just five minutes from there you will find the town of Mahahual, featuring a boardwalk lined with shops, restaurants, and boutique hotels. From scenic rafting, snorkeling, kayaking, catamaran sailing, and more…Costa Maya has it all.

Harvest Caye, Belize

With two music-filled days at sea to keep fans entertained day and night, plus a myriad of events and activities, On the Blue Cruise is a playground for the serious fan where music and a luxury cruise unite for the vacation of a lifetime. OTBC ’23 will be a reunion for fans and artists who were aboard past sailings of The Moody Blues Cruise, which sailed annually between 2014-2018, and the inaugural On the Blue Cruise in 2019, which was a huge hit with fans, resulting in a complete sell-out.



About On The Blue:

On The Blue (OTB), creator of On The Blue Cruises, is a leader in cruise charter innovation, having sailed well over 130,000 passengers in the last 20 years. OTB have deep roots in the music industry, having provided world-class cruise ship production management for celebrities and musical artists for over two decades. OTB has run dozens of charter and large group programs for organizations, corporations, celebrities, and artists throughout North America, and has played major roles in the development of ground-breaking theme cruise concepts. Past charters have included an array of Fortune 500 companies, plus theme cruises featuring entertainers such as Dave Matthews, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Journey, Def Leppard, REO Speedwagon, Styx, Night Ranger, The Moody Blues, Alan Parsons, The Orchestra, UFO, Queensrÿche, Tesla, Cinderella, Steve Hackett of Genesis, Yes, Little River Band, UK, Carl Palmer, Greg Lake, O.A.R., and many others. For more info, visit OTBlue.com.

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