The Big Easy Cruise will sail January 5–12, 2025 with a musical gumbo of performances honoring the spirit and culture of New Orleans.

The festival at sea will host over 100 live performances including sets by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Allman Betts Band, Tab Benoit, Anders Osborne, The Soul Rebels, and many more. Cruisers will also enjoy over 20 interactive artist-led events, with jam sessions, Q&As, gameshows, trivia, and more, as well as New Orleans festival inspired activities like themed pool parties, costume nights, and the very best authentic New Orleans cuisine, all while traveling from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Cozumel and back with stops in Key West and Belize City. All meals served on the ship except for meals at the specialty restaurants are included in the ticket cost, including 24-hour room service (late night fees may apply).

Rounding out the Big Easy Cruise 2025 artist lineup are Marcia Ball, Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Blind Boys of Alabama, Louisiana’s LeRoux, Bender Brass Band, Johnny Sansone, Chambers DesLauriers, Sugaray Rayford, Bonerama, John Boutté, Tin Men, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, Minx Burlesque, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, John “Papa” Gros, Sierra Green, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, J’Wan Boudreaux, and Chef Kevin Belton.

Tickets for The Big Easy Cruise 2025 are on sale now. Reserve your cabin now via the festival website.

In other Big Easy news, Live For Live Music is gearing up to host a slew of exciting events during New Orleans Jazz Fest, including Daze Between New Orleans featuring LettuceGov’t Mule, Krasno/Moore Project, Galactis Featuring Jelly Joseph, and many more, as well as the Fest By Nite late-night series, which includes a number of all-star collaborations and tributes to Chaka Khan, Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead, Tower of Power and Stevie Wonder, Dr. John, and more. For more information and tickets, click here.