Joe Bonamassa’s 2020 Mediterranean sailing of Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea postponed to 2021

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Guitar legend Joe Bonamassa, in conjunction with partners Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation and Sixthman have postponed Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean II into next year. The second voyage is now scheduled to sail aboard Norwegian Pearl out of Athens, Greece taking blues fans to Mykonos, Greece and Kusadasi, Turkey on August 17-22, 2021. A full line-up of talented artists will be joining Joe Bonamassa onboard the blues rock festival including Ian Anderson presents Jethro Tull, Walter Trout, Marc Broussard, Ana Popovic, King King, Jimmy Vivino, Terry Reid, The James Hunter Six, The Suffers, Kris Barras Band, Selwyn Birchwood, The Cold Stares, Daddy Long Legs, Jade MacRae, Elles Bailey, Ben Levin, Lakota John and Toby Lee. The original sailing was planned for August 14-19, 2020, from Barcelona, Spain to Genoa, Italy and Cannes, France.

Fans can book their spot on the 2021 sailing now at

“We know how much our guests were looking forward to this special sailing but also know the time right now just isn’t right. With the enhanced health and safety measures being put in place by Norwegian Cruise Line and our new programs giving guests the extra value and flexibility they need right now, fans can be assured when we all come together in the Greek Isles next year, it will be an event that creates memories that last a lifetime”. – Anthony Diaz | CEO Sixthman

Looking After Our Communities with Extra Value and Flexible “Vacation with Confidence” Booking Options

Guests who currently are booked on the original 2020 Mediterranean voyage will have several options to maintain flexibility with their vacation.
Guests can choose to:

  • transfer their reservation to the rescheduled dates in 2021, all guests who do can receive a free beverage package*
  • cancel their reservation and receive a future credit on a Sixthman festival event on land or sea good through December 31, 2022
  • cancel their reservation and receive a future credit on a Norwegian Cruise Line sailing good through December 31, 2022
  • cancel their reservation and be provided a full refund of monies paid.

In order to provide maximum flexibility to our booked guests, those that transfer their reservation will be able to change their selection and opt for a full refund through August 31, 2020 by contacting Sixthman prior to the August 31, 2020 cut-off date. For more information on this and updates to Norwegian Cruise Line’s safety measures, visit

Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea VII

In addition to the second Mediterranean voyage, Joe Bonamassa, Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation and Sixthman will set sail March 8-12, 2021 on the seventh annual Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea VII, on the beautiful Norwegian Pearl from Miami, Florida to Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Aboard the Blues Rock Festival will be an incredible lineup including George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Charlie Musselwhite, Eric Gales, Shemekia Copeland, Jimmy Vivino, Sue Foley, Popa Chubby, Jontavious Willis, Vanessa Collier, Joe Robinson with more to be announced. Fans are encouraged to join the presale now. —

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BOOKING & INFO: For the 2021, Mediterranean voyage, Double occupancy staterooms on Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean II begin at $1650 per person (subject to availability), plus taxes and fees, with low deposit amounts and flexible payment plans available.

For the 2021, Caribbean sailing, Double occupancy staterooms on Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea VII begin at $1245 per person (subject to availability), plus taxes and fees, with low deposit amounts and flexible payment plans available.

A destination of her own, Norwegian Pearl offers guests Norwegian Cruise Line’s signature freedom and flexibility to enjoy 11 onboard bars and lounges, 15 dining experiences, a casino, one outdoor pool, hot tubs, and a full menu of spa treatments.

For more information about booking your vacation, visit or or call Sixthman directly at 877-379-9180 between the hours of 10AM EST and 6PM EST.

As Joe Bonamassa has been a professional musician for over 30 years, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work. Bonamassa’s career began onstage opening for B.B. King in 1989, when he was only 12 years old. Today, he is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation and is an ever-evolving singer-songwriter who has over 30 albums to date with studio and live recordings, collaborative albums with blues sensation Beth Hart, and the adventurous side projects Black Country Communion and Rock Candy Funk Party, all on his own label, J&R Adventures. He founded and oversees the non-profit Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation to promote the heritage of the blues music to the next generation, fund music scholarships, and supplement the loss of music education in schools. Bonamassa has received two GRAMMY® nominations, and recently achieved his 22nd #1 Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist) with the release of LIVE AT SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE in 2019. Bonamassa has recently shared a new single, “A Conversation With Alice,” from his recordings at Abbey Road Studios, and is currently supporting musicians during the COVID-19 crisis through the launch of his fundraising program Fueling Musicians.

Keeping the Blues Alive’s mission is to conserve the art of music in schools by funding projects, scholarships, and grants that preserve Music Education For The Next Generation. Every week, they donate to a school in need of instruments, sheet music, supplies and more in the effort to uphold the rich culture and history of the Blues as a true American art form. Through generous donations from Joe Bonamassa, J&R Adventures, individual donors, and KTBA cruises, the foundation has been able to fund music projects reaching over 70,000 students with over $600,000 donated so far.

Since 2001, Sixthman has set the stage for moments that make life rock, serving over 300,000 guests unforgettable vacations on sand and at sea with their favorite artists, athletes, actors, comedians and brands. These carefully curated, intimate events bring non-stop performances, artist collaborations, in depth panels and Q&As, fan-artist activities, museums and overall truly immersive experiences that celebrate community and change expectations of what a vacation could be. Sixthman’s domestic home port of Miami takes guests to dream destinations in the Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Belize, Honduras, Mexico, and The Bahamas. In 2019, Sixthman expanded their festivals at sea to Europe, sailing from Barcelona, Spain to exotic Mediterranean ports. 2021 brings sailings through the Greek Isles. In addition to festivals at sea, in 2019 Sixthman began bringing their innovative vacation concept to world class, all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic. Sixthman also powers the events of other producers and brands through their experience and suite of in-house services.

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