The Music Boat was my first cruise and it was wonderful! First having it hosted by Third Day was the reason I chose this cruise, the beautiful ports of call, many of my FB and Twitter friends joining me, and it being chartered by Premier Christian Cruises was the icing on the cake! We were exploring the boat the first day when word spread like wildfire that Third Day was playing poolside at 3 pm! It was not previously announced. We hadn't set sail yet and the party was already starting! We staked out our place and rocked out to Third Day and even Michael Tait joined in on one song!
The next 4 days was filled with concerts, autograph sessions, games, devotionals, you name it! You couldn't possibly do it all! It was fun having Third Day visit with us during our first dinner. We had a Wired VIP section in the dining room. The private VIP concert was all requests. Heard some great classic TD songs as well as some new ones. Camped out before the show and got front row seats! Saw Third Day again during their regular concert and enjoyed Mac with Glory Revealed also. I love that band!
Happened to be on the same excursion as David Carr and his beautiful wife and sons and his mom. Got to meet everyone. Awesome folks. Jason Hoard was there also. Always a pleasure to see him. Such a sweet guy! Always has a smile and a hello for you and what a talent! Saw Stephanie Lee several times but did not have the opportunity to meet her. Got to meet Duncan Phillips from the Newsboys and chat with him between the Newsboys sets. So much fun! Missed the autograph sessions because they were happening when I was onshore parasailing and playing with dolphins in the Bahamas! We spent one day on Royal Caribbean's private island CocoCay. There was a volleyball game - artists vs passengers plus an island barbeque! The weather once we set sail was beautiful. Warm, sunny, and dry! The men of Third Day spent a lot of time talking to fans and making themselves available to us.
So I say all of this to say -- if you get the chance to go on one of these Christian Music Cruises - do it. You will not regret it! I will do it again oneday. Just waiting for Third Day to host again!!
Thank you Mac, David, Tai, Mark, Scotty and Jason for a blessed time. It's one vacation I'll never forget!