There’s a theme cruise for just about every interest these days. Music fans can join artists ranging from KISS to Blake Shelton on a variety of music fests for any interest. Fans of classic movies can cruise through the Caribbean with film stars from yesteryear on board too. We’ve covered everyone from Kid Rock to the Beatles and these sailings are popular too. The Rock Boat sails for the thirteenth time as the longest running music festival at sea in February, 2013. Now, Sixthman Productions, the king daddy of at-sea events, has partnered with banjo manufacturer Deering Banjos for The Banjo Petting Zoo..
Guests of the Mountain Song at Sea theme cruise will reap the benefits of the partnership while sailing aboard Norwegian Sky. Deering will host several activities on the ship for both artists and guests alike, including “The Banjo Petting Zoo,” an all ages experience for guests to sample, jam, play and try out many of Deering’s instruments.
In addition, Deering will also make instruments available for rental with the option to purchase at a discounted price when the cruise ends. Workshops sponsored by Deering will also be offered to guests sailing on Mountain Song at Sea free of charge.
“Having Deering Banjos on board Mountain Song at Sea feels like a match made in heaven. Not only will they be offering a banjo petting zoo, workshop opportunities, and banjo rentals, but, more importantly, they come with such a rich history of service to this community to say nothing of building some of the finest banjos in the world. We are really excited to have them onboard with us!” said Brian Perry, the community leader for Mountain Song at Sea.
Yes, but no furry little animals? Deering = banjos theme cruise not animals. Blah. Here you go:
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