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 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!

Workshop Titles and General Itinerary

Here's your first look at the workshop offerings from all four instructors!  Workshops will be scheduled mainly at sea, with jams and fl...