FEBRUARY 1st – FEBRUARY 8th, 2025!

Your host, the charismatic award winning flute and whistle player, 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 on the high seas. 

Joanie’s past 13 cruises have been legendary… Don’t miss out on her 14th!  Come along and escape the winter blues and explore the Eastern Caribbean onboard the luxurious Norwegian Epic, a cruise ship awarded best cruise ship entertainment from Frommer’s!   Along with Joanie’s dazzling entertainment, there is something for everyone!


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musicians, singers & dancers

Joanie Madden
Cherish the Ladies
Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones
The Best in Irish & Country with Susan McCann
Don Stiffe
Ger O’Donnell & Trevor Sexton
Kathy Durkin
Swallows Tail Ceili Band
Padraig Allen & The McLean Avenue Band
Rory Makem
The Coleman Brothers (Mickey and Ray)
Patrick & Conor O’Sullivan
The Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band with Margie Mulvihill & John Reynolds
Bugsy Moran and the Trouble Boys (Mitch Reilly, Matthew Lee & Neil Burgett)
Gerry Timlin
The Kane Sisters (Liz & Yvonne)
Sailors on the Rock (Bruce Foley, John Nolan, Hughie Boyle, John Reynolds)
TR Dallas & Tony Mac
The Bronx Boys (Alan Murray, Isaac Alderson, Dan Lowery)
Maírtín de Cógaín
The Midwest Girls (Pauline, Kathleen & Bernie Conneely, Eimear Arkins)
Kate Purcell, Carmel Dempsey
Donál Murphy, Mattie Mancuso, Donnchadh Gough & Conor O’Sullivan
Gabriel Donohue
Jimmy Higgins, Andrew Caden, John Paul Reynolds, Josh Dukes
Donie Carroll
The Great Craic Band and The Epic Ceili Band
Kevin Crawford, Cillian Vallely, Sean Smyth, Colin Farrell, Trevor Hutchinson
Mirella Murray, Mary Coogan, Kathleen Boyle, Nollaig Casey
John McHugh, Maria Lynn, Michael Hurley, Tom Doherty
Damaris Woods, Andreas Durkin, Eddie Kane, Dan Foster
Cormac DeBarra, Casba O’Callaghan, Dennis Heaney, Jimmy Kelly, Joe Biancorusso

Pádraig & Roísín Mc Eneany Set Dance Masters
Paul Keating & Donny Golden Ceili Dance Instruction
Waltzing, Jiving and Line Dancing Lessons also offered
World Champion Step Dancing with David Geaney, Ronan Kelly, Gavin & Niamh Shevlin
Noel Spillane, Nathan Pilatzke & AnneMarie Keaney

Hailing from County Kerry – Father Brendan Fitzgerald

Irish Activities

Set Dancing
Dance Lessons
daily mass
lectures, Golfing & more

Along with the fabulous Norwegian Cruise Lines Award winning entertainment, you will have our jam-packed schedule filled with activities based on a survey catering to everyone’s input! Our fun-loving Irish music lovers come from around the globe and will be taking part in unforgettable instrument workshops, lectures, concerts, dance lessons, ceili dancing, set dancing, waltzing, jiving, singing sessions, star led music sessions, a golf outing in the Caribbean, daily Catholic mass and more! 

Check out our photo gallery from past cruises.

February 1st - 8th, 2025

Orlando (Port Canaveral)

day at sea

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

day at sea

Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas

sail back to orlando (Port canaveral)

Aboard the


Whatever you choose to do, the Norwegian EPIC is sure to please. 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!

broadway plays including Burn the Floor

Howl at the Moon dueling piano show, headliners comedy club

Deal or No Deal

The epic Beatles show in the Cavern Club


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 February 1st, 2025

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