Boot-Scootin' Beyond the Music

There's more, y'all! In addition to the non-stop music, you'll have an opportunity to participate in immersive onboard activities and engaging experiences that will take your Country 'cation to the next level. You might even find yourself competing with or playing against your favorite Country stars in friendly games or competitions... Talk about a once-in-a-lifetime experience! While many of our onboard experiences will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, some of our activities will have limited space and require you to sign up ahead of time. Details for advanced sign-up activities will be sent out via email prior to sailing. 


 

LINE DANCING WITH BOOT SCOOT USA

LINE DANCING WITH BOOT SCOOT USA

Shuffle, skip, two-step and slide! Grab your favorite cowboy boots and come ready to cut a rug on the dancefloor with Boot Scoot USA, a classic Country DJ party! Dance instructors will be on hand to guide you through the steps. All skill levels are welcomed (and encouraged) to participate in this general admission event.

BINGO

BINGO

It's a good old-fashioned round of B-I-N-G-O! Nominal fee to participate on board. Bingo cards will be available for purchase one hour prior to start time. Instant wins will also be sold.

 

BELLYFLOP CONTEST

BELLYFLOP CONTEST

WITH JO DEE MESSINA

Do you have grace, style, or just splash-ability? Pick your strategy wisely and give it your best flop, because Jo Dee Messina and our panel of Boots on the Water Cruise judges are looking for a 10 out of 10! Space is limited! Sign-ups will open 30 minutes prior to the contest start time on the Pool Deck.

 
THE BIG GAME WATCH PARTY

THE BIG GAME WATCH PARTY

Touchdown! We're celebrating Big Game Sunday on the ship with a watch party, complete with our very own halftime show and host. More to be announced prior to sailing. Please note, commercials will not be viewable on board.

LIVE BAND KARAOKE

LIVE BAND KARAOKE

WITH BOOT SCOOTIN' BOOGIE NIGHTS

Are you ready to be the star of the show? ´╗┐Get ready to grab the mic and rock out to your favorite karaoke song, backed by Boot Scootin Boogie Nights. Signups will happen prior to sailing. We will send an email with information on how to submit an audition soon!

WHISKEY TASTINGS

WHISKEY TASTINGS

Liquid sunshine is calling your name... Whether you're in the mood to sip back on something smooth or looking for a giddy-up good time, these tastings are for you! Space is limited. Tastings will go on sale prior to sailing. An email will be sent with more information when it's time to pre-purchase your spot!

SILENT DISCO

SILENT DISCO

with Shut Up & Dance

Get ready to trade in your cowboy hats for headphones and dance the night away at Silent Disco, hosted by Shut Up & Dance. General admission. Space is limited. Headphones are first come, first served.

CRUISE KICKOFF TAILGATE

CRUISE KICKOFF TAILGATE

What better way to kick off your Country 'cation than with a tailgate? Gather with your fellow cruisers for some friendly cornhole competition, drinking games, music, and more! 

FLIP CUP TOURNAMENT

FLIP CUP TOURNAMENT

Get in on the flippin' fun at sea by participating in our Flip Cup Tournament. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-time flipper, you're in for a beer-filled blast. Don't know how to play? Don't worry, we'll show you the ropes. This will be a single-elimination tournament. Space is limited. An email will be sent with more information when it's time to secure your spot!

KARAOKE

KARAOKE

Shine bright like the star that you are! Whether you're ready to rock the mic solo or need a little help from your friends, get ready to sing your heart out in a room full of your fellow Country music fans! Participation will be first come, first served.

TOBY KEITH TRIBUTE SHOW

TOBY KEITH TRIBUTE SHOW

We're paying our respects to the late great, Toby Keith, with a tribute show honoring his legacy in Country music. Various artists will be participating in this show. More to be announced prior to sailing!

 

ACOUSTIC MORNINGS

ACOUSTIC MORNINGS

Sip on a steaming cup of coffee as you bask in the gentle sounds of acoustic guitars, delicate vocals, and stirring harmonies to start the day. Participating artists will be announced prior to sailing.

PANELS WITH AGENTS, MANAGERS, AND ARTISTS

PANELS WITH AGENTS, MANAGERS, AND ARTISTS

Lend your curious minds and open ears to the legendary hit-makers of Country music, as agents, managers, and artists pull back the curtain for a behind-the-scenes look at what really happened in the studio and on the road touring, as they discuss the impact and iconic moments of the genre over the decades. 

 

WRITERS' ROUNDS IN THE LISTENING ROOM CAFE

WRITERS' ROUNDS IN THE LISTENING ROOM CAFE

The Listening Room has the reputation as the best songwriting venue in Nashville and where many of country music’s great like Carly Pearce, Brett Young, and Lainey Wilson got their start. During Boots on the Water, we're bringing this venue along with a handful of songwriters out to sea! In these one-of-a-kind writers' rounds, you'll hear songs from their perspectives and the meaning behind why they wrote them! Check out The Listening Room on Instagram and Facebook

STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS PODCAST RECORDING

STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS PODCAST RECORDING

Chris Blair, founder of The Listening Room, will be on board to host his podcast “Stories Behind The Songs”. Chris will interview our songwriters to dive deeper into their work and allow the audience to participate and ask questions during the show! Keep up with the show on Instagram and TikTok, and click HERE to stream the podcast. 

 


More Amenities


In addition to the around-the-clock Country, guests can enjoy the following amenities on Norwegian Gem:

 

Swimming Pool & Hot Tubs
Casino
Spa
Fitness Center
Jogging/Walking Track
Sports Court