Brantley Gilbert Takes It to the High Seas, Inaugural “KICK IT IN THE SHIP” Cruise Is Going to Rock

Sail From Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas Aboard the Norwegian Jade

October 23 – October 27, 2018


One of country music’s most-electrifying performers Brantley Gilbert, and Sixthman, the industry leader in music festivals at sea, are pleased to announce Brantley Gilbert’s Kick It In the Ship Cruise. The 4-night inaugural voyage sails October 23-28, 2018 from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas on the luxurious Norwegian Jade. Joining Brantley on the initial lineup is 2017 CMA Best New Artist nominee Luke Combs, Michael Ray, Blackhawk, Colt Ford, Josh Phillips, Faren Rachels and even more to be announced soon.


Like everything about the man who’s notched back-to-back platinum albums with Halfway To Heaven and Just As I Am, this cruise is going to be a lot about the music. Gilbert will treat the BG Nation to two unique performances onboard, as well as an up close, intense and personal Q&A session. In addition, Gilbert’s band will host a variety of activities for the hardcore BG Nation members to provide an even deeper look into his world. Other musicians on board are going to host their own special interactions. A teaser video for the cruise exists here:


“We want to take the entire BG Nation on vacation,” Gilbert says. “Have a lot of fun, a lot of music and a lot of coming together somewhere nobody has to drive, nobody has to go home and everybody can make friends. Obviously, we’ve never done this before, but then, that’s how some of the coolest stuff happens. So, lets all be pirates for a few days. Hit the seas, see the Caribbean and rock as hard as the Norwegian Jade can handle.”


A destination in her own right, the recently renovated Norwegian Jade offers guests Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature freedom and flexibility. Passengers enjoy 11 onboard bars and lounges, 16 dining experiences, the Jade Club Casino, an outdoor pool, hot tubs, and a full menu of spa treatments. Cruisers will enjoy duty-free shopping and awe-inspiring architecture in beautiful Nassau. Or people can explore their adventurous side diving into the crystal waters with dolphins and colorful fish.


Pre-sale registrations are open now at  Guests who book during the pre-sale period are eligible for one-of-a-kind lottery exclusives, including signed guitars, dinner with Brantley and spending credit to use on board the ship. ALL guests who book before March 2nd will receive a photo with Brantley. Reservations can be made with deposits $200; flexible, monthly payment plans are available.


With his The Ones That Like Me 2018 Tour hitting the road February 2, Gilbert’s committed to bringing his music to the people. For the hardcore fan, hard working American or just someone who wants to unwind where the music hits hard, reserve now. With just some of the new artists announced, it’s sure to be a four days of good fun, good times and good music on the ocean.


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About Brantley Gilbert: One of only four country artists this decade to have back-to-back platinum certified albums, Brantley Gilbert’s pummeling kind of hard country consolidated the outsiders, outliers and full-tilt life livers in a collective known as the BG Nation. The Georgia-born and bred songwriter/rocker has 6 #1s – “Country Must Be Country Wide,” “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do,” the CMA Song of the Year nominee “Dirt Road Anthem,” “My Kinda Party,” “Bottoms Up” and “One Hell Of An Amen” – and the 2014 American Music Award for Favorite Country Album for Just As I Am to his credit. What separates Gilbert from the pack is a deep commitment to real people, to vets, to the anyone who needs a little help. His hard-charging performances define country’s outlaw edge, what Entertainment Weekly hails for “his swaggering guitars, catchy hooks, and a DGAF attitude” and American Songwriter raves, “Gilbert never fails to deliver.”


ABOUT SIXTHMAN: Since 2001, Sixthman has pioneered themed cruise experiences, creating intimate shared encounters for bands, brands, and their fans. We are proud to be celebrating our 16th year and the accomplishment of executing 107 festivals, hosting over 230,000 guests for 940,000 days on vacation at sea with world class artists such as KISS, Kid Rock, John Mayer, Zac Brown Band, Train, Pitbull, Paramore, Florida Georgia Line, Diplo, Joe Bonamassa, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 311, Lyle Lovett, Barenaked Ladies, Sister Hazel and for brand partners such as Turner Classic Movies, VH1, SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country, Walker Stalker Con, truTV and others along with Sixthman curated festivals, The Rock Boat and Cayamo! Our festivals at sea bring non-stop performances, artist collaborations and a truly immersive music vacation experience with fan/band interactions throughout the voyage and in port. Our home ports of call include New Orleans, Louisiana, and Miami and Tampa, Florida with dream destinations to the Virgin Islands, Belize, Honduras, Mexico and the Bahamas. For more information, visit and connect with us @SXMLiveLoud. LIVE LOUD.

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