Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Itinerary Update for the 2020 Castaway Music Cruise!

Hello future crew members and fellow sailors! We have a few itinerary changes to share with you for our upcoming March 2, 2020 Brilliance of the Seas sailing. From Royal Caribbean:

"Over the past few months, we’ve been hard at work transforming our private destination, CocoCay, into Perfect Day at CocoCay and we’re excited to share that you’ll now experience everything it has to offer. Instead of visiting Cozumel, Mexico, we’ve added Perfect Day at CocoCay and the beautiful port of Nassau, Bahamas to our itinerary! To accommodate all these exciting changes, we’ve adjusted our departure time in Key West, Florida. Below, please find our updated itinerary.

Mon - Tampa, Florida - Depart 4 pm
Tue - Key West, FL - Arrive 11 am - Depart 5 pm
Wed - Nassau, Bahamas - Arrive 11 am - Depart 10 pm
Thur - Perfect Day at CocoCay - Arrive 7 am - Depart 5 pm
Fri - Cruising
Sat - Tampa, FL - Arrive 7 am

Discover all that the Bahamas has to offer! While in Nassau, explore the streets and tunnels of the lost city of Atlantis! Whether you wander the city, swim with dolphins, or get a close glimpse of the 250-marine species in the underground aquarium, you won’t be disappointed.

Then, while in Perfect Day at CocoCay, you’ll see that this mighty island is packed with new thrills and even more ways to chill. With several new attractions added to our lineup, like Oasis Lagoon, Thrill Waterpark, Chill Island, plus much more, you’ll find yourself planning your next trip here in no time! To find out more about how you can spend your time in Perfect Day at CocoCay with us, click here.

Any pre-paid Royal Caribbean International shore excursions scheduled for Cozumel will be refunded to your original form of payment. Any affected Royal Caribbean International shore excursions booked for Key West, will be rescheduled for you by our Shore Excursions team. Within the next 3 business days, you’ll receive an email with your updated excursion details. Then, feel free to browse through our Cruise Planner for additional excursions that may interest you.

Thank you for understanding. We can’t wait to welcome you onboard your Royal Caribbean International vacation!"

Friday, April 5, 2019

Deadline For Special Cabin Pricing Extended To May 3rd!


A happy group of castaways on Coco Cay in The Bahamas during the 2nd Annual Castaway Music Cruise!

We had such a blast this year aboard the Royal Caribbean ship Enchantment of the Seas! With stops in Nassau, The Bahamas and private island Coco Cay, there were plenty of opportunities to sightsee, explore local cuisine and play lots and lots of music!


It was so much fun that we've already begun booking passage for next year's cruise and you're invited to join us for another wonderful musical time!  Here's everything that you need to know, including the newly extended deadline for special cabin prices!:




  • 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas
  • Monday, March 2 thru Saturday, March 7, 2020
  • Departing from Tampa, Florida with stops in Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico
  • Call Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines @ 800-465-3595, (select Option #4).  Book with GROUP # 1499734 "Castaway Music Cruise" 
  • $200.00 Refundable Deposit - Refundable until final pmt due date - Dec. 3, 2019 
  • Inside cabins start at $ 543.82 per person- includes all taxes and fees - (for 2 in a cabin)
  • Ocean View cabins start at $ 614.82 PP - (taxes & fees included). (for 2 in a cabin)
  • Ocean View Balconies start at $ 758.82 PP (taxes & fees included) (for 2 in a cabin)
  • Suites available - ask for rates and deposit terms
  • $50.00 onboard credit for each cabin
  • $200.00 deposit is TOTALLY refundable until December 3, 2019 when final payment is due!
  • Prices are held until 5/3/2019 
  • Separate Registration for Workshops aboard ship - go to www.CastawayMusicCruise.com to register for workshops $129.00 includes all workshops for Mountain Dulcimer, Ukulele, Pennywhistle and Native American flute. ($79.00 for Retreat Attendees - $29.00 for Jam/Flash-Mob Only Pass)
  • Call Sharrie @ 440-478-1302 with any questions!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Special Prices On Cabins Thru April 4th!


A happy group of castaways on Coco Cay in The Bahamas during the 2nd Annual Castaway Music Cruise!

We had such a blast this year aboard the Royal Caribbean ship Enchantment of the Seas! With stops in Nassau, The Bahamas and private island Coco Cay, there were plenty of opportunities to sightsee, explore local cuisine and play lots and lots of music!


It was so much fun that we've already begun booking passage for next year's cruise and you're invited to join us for another wonderful musical time!  Here's everything that you need to know, and time is of the essence, to lock in special cabin rates!




  • 5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas
  • Monday, March 2 thru Saturday, March 7, 2020
  • Departing from Tampa, Florida with stops in Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico
  • Call Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines @ 800-465-3595, (select Option #4).  Book with GROUP # 1499734 "Castaway Music Cruise" 
  • $200.00 Refundable Deposit - Refundable until final pmt due date - Dec. 3, 2019 
  • Inside cabins start at $ 543.82 per person- includes all taxes and fees - (for 2 in a cabin)
  • Ocean View cabins start at $ 614.82 PP - (taxes & fees included). (for 2 in a cabin)
  • Ocean View Balconies start at $ 758.82 PP (taxes & fees included) (for 2 in a cabin)
  • Suites available - ask for rates and deposit terms
  • $50.00 onboard credit for each cabin
  • $200.00 deposit is TOTALLY refundable until December 3, 2019 when final payment is due!
  • Prices are held until 4/4/2019 
  • Separate Registration for Workshops aboard ship - go to www.CastawayMusicCruise.com to register for workshops $129.00 includes all workshops for Mountain Dulcimer, Ukulele, Pennywhistle and Native American flute. ($79.00 for Retreat Attendees - $29.00 for Jam/Flash-Mob Only Pass)
  • Call Sharrie @ 440-478-1302 with any questions!

Friday, March 1, 2019

The Castaway Music Cruise

Come sail away with us!

Officially launched in 2018, The Castaway Music Cruise is a rollicking time on the high seas filled with music instruction, jamming and lots of tropical flair!  Your musical hosts, Guy & Sharrie George and Bing Futch, present a series of workshops for mountain dulcimer, ukulele, pennywhistle and Native American flute during the cruise, which takes a different route each year.

Comfortable conference rooms provide a peaceful learning environment and exclusive jam space while other group activities include meals, tours, trivia, flash mobs and plenty of relaxation.  Our castaways have performed spontaneous tunes for the unsuspecting other guests and have played music on a white sand beach while sipping on boat drinks and dancing in the waves.  It's a musical experience unlike any other!

Registration fees include a full slate of workshops for all skill levels, a spiral-bound booklet of music and resource materials (also available in digital form for tablets) and a special commemorative pick. Registration is $129 per cruise passenger/$79 for attendees of The Florida Gulf Coast Dulcimer Retreat.  For those who only wish to jam and join the flash-mobs, the cost is $29 and includes musical arrangements created especially for each cruise.

Our 3rd annual cruise is March 2nd - 7th, 2020!  Book your cabin and register for workshops/jams today!

Sharrie George, Jae Futch, Bing Futch and Guy George aboard the Enchantment of the Seas for the 2nd Annual Castaway Music Cruise!




Itinerary Update for the 2020 Castaway Music Cruise!

Hello future crew members and fellow sailors! We have a few itinerary changes to share with you for our upcoming March 2, 2020 Brilliance ...