We don’t call it “The Big Session on the High Seas” for nothing!  When you come on a Joanie Madden Cruise, it’s all about everyone joining in on the fun and we encourage all our passengers to bring your instruments, your dancing shoes and your singing voices!  

We would love to see you at our  daily and late night tunes and singing sessions where we encourage everyone of all levels to participate.  For our passengers that are just starting on their musical journey, we even have a few slow sessions on the itinerary to give everyone a chance to sit in.  

We want to see you on the dance floor working up a sweat while your face is beaming with joy at our numerous dancing events and workshops including Irish set dancing lessons, ceili dance lessons, Irish step dancing lessons and of course, waltzing and jiving lessons!  

Learn a tune and partake in a workshop led by a master instructor on various instruments including the flute, whistle, uilleann pipes, fiddle, button accordion, bodhrán, concertina, piano accordion, banjo, guitar, piano,  harp or feel free to take an Irish language class with a native Irish speaker!  

Shortly before the cruise, all booked attendees will be be sent a survey on their interests and skill levels. Based on your response, Joanie will come up with a custom activity schedule!

More information on the Irish Activities will be posted soon! Until then, take a look at photos from activities on past cruises.