August 27th – September 3rd, 2023!

Your host, Joanie Madden, invites you to join her and an astonishing array of the best Irish entertainers on the planet for a fun-filled week of Irish Music, Song, Dancing & Craic. Joanie’s past 10 cruises have been legendary… Don’t miss out on her 11th! Explore Canada and New England onboard the incredible Norwegian Escape. Norwegian’s own award-winning entertainment includes the Broadway Musicals including The Choir of Man, The Malevo Argentinian Folk Dance Show, Howl at the Moon, Headliners Comedy Club and more.


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musicians, singers & dancers

Joanie Madden
Cherish the Ladies
Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones
Susan McCann
Don Stiffe
Ger O’Donnell & Trevor Sexton
Swallows Tail Ceili Band
Makem & Clancy
Padraig Allen & The McLean Avenue Band
Dermot Henry
The Coleman Brothers (Mickey and Ray)

Chicago’s Finest with Liz Carroll, Pauline & Kathleen Conneely
Patrick & Conor O’Sullivan
The Pride of Moyvane Margie Mulvihill & John Reynolds Patrick & Conor O’Sullivan
Sailors on the Rock (Bruce Foley, John Nolan, Hughie Boyle, John Reynolds)
The Kane Sisters (Liz & Yvonne)
Bugsy Moran & Neil Burgett
Carmel Dempsey

Maírtín de Cógaín
The Great Craic Band

Kate Purcell
Kevin Crawford, Cillian Vallely, Sean Smyth, Colin Farrell, Trevor Hutchinson
Dylan Foley & Josh Dukes
The Epic Ceili Band

John Carty

Mirella Murray, Mary Coogan, Kathleen Boyle, Nollaig Casey

John McHugh, Maria Lynn Michael Hurley, Tom Doherty

Damaris Woods, Andreas Durkin, Cormac McGuinness, Eddie Kane

Cormac DeBarra, John Madden, Casba O’Callaghan, Dennis Heaney, Mattie Mancuso
Pat Murphy Set Dance Master, Paul Keating Ceili Dance Instruction
World Class Dancing with David Geaney, Ronan Kelly, Michael Holland, Donny Golden, Noel Spillane
Nathan Pilatzke, AnneMarie Keaney
Our Priest, Father Brendan Fitzgerald

Irish Activities

Set Dancing
Dance Lessons
& more

Along with the fabulous entertainment, you will have a week packed with activities based on a survey of what you all want! These fun-loving Irish music lovers from around the globe will be planning unforgettable workshops, dance lessons, golf outings and more! 

Check out our photo gallery from past cruises.

Shore Excursions

Shore Excursions are available for each of the port cities. They are not included in the price of your room. Info on booking & costs will be available closer to sailing date.

august 27th - september 3rd, 2023

new york city

day at sea



portland, maine

bar harbor, maine

day at sea & back to New York

Aboard the


Whatever you choose to do, the Norwegian Escape is sure to dazzle. Get ready to set sail on one of the most exciting ships on the high seas while chasing sunsets and indulging your every whim… and that is what unforgettable vacations are made of! You have access to all 25 dining experiences with no set dinner times, 14 bars and lounges, the Mandara Spa, the Casino, Broadway, Comedy, Pools, and more. Enjoy the ship’s fitness center, beautiful pools and giant waterslide (all with plenty of deck space to enjoy a cocktail and some great music!



In addition to the outstanding Irish Performances, activities, workshops that are part of our event, Joanie’s Guests also have access to all of Norwegians award-winning entertainment. Here are a few performances you don’t want to miss!

Choir of Man

Howl at the Moon

headliners comedy club

malevo argentinian folk dance troupe

the supper club

and more...

Book Online or by phone

This is a private exclusive event. You must book through us to attend. Book online or by phone. Before booking, please review the page “Rooms & Prices” and all the pages under the BOOKING section in the menu.


left until August 27th, 2023

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