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Flower Power Cruise: Step Back in Time With This Groovy 60s and 70s Cruise

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The Flower Power Cruise (Olga_Anourina/Shutterstock.com)

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Remember the Summer of Love? If so, you'll dig the Flower Power Cruise -- featuring music from the 60s and 70s -- which has been delighting former hippie chicks and the far out cats who loved them since 2016. Think bell-bottom tributes, tie-dye T-shirts and the mellow atmosphere you'd expect from the Love Generation.

Updated June 19, 2019

General Info

The weeklong full-charter Flower Power Cruise sails roundtrip from Miami, March 28 to April 4, 2020. As part of the voyage, 2,170-passenger Celebrity Infinity will visit Tortola, St. Thomas and Nassau. While the 2020 cruise is currently sold out, you can join the wait list; cabins often open up as it gets closer to sailing.

Lineup and Highlights

The Zombies performing in the theater on the Flower Power Cruise

The 2020 Flower Power lineup boasts The Hollies, The Zombies, The Turtles, Arlo Guthrie, The Buckinghams, The Grass Roots and Vanilla Fudge. You'll also find a slew of tribute bands, including ones that focus on the Beatles and Cream.

Besides music, you'll find 60s and 70s-music themed activities, such as trivia, wine tastings, a vow renewal with musician/producer Peter Asher, panel discussions and game shows. Based on past sailings, theme nights for the 2020 cruise might include British Invasion, 60s Movie & TV characters, Crimson & Clover Bell Bottom Ball and Psychedelic 60s Dance Party.

Onboard Vibe

Groovy, man. The music of the 60s fueled the Baby Boomer generation, and you'll find most Flower Power cruisers in that cohort. Even if you can't remember Woodstock, you might find a shipmate who does; the cruise partners with the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Woodstock, NY, as well as the esteemed Wolf Trap in Virginia. Can you dig it?

Who Would Like It

Two female passengers wearing tie dye, peace signs and pink cowboy hats on the Flower Power Cruise

Anyone who loves the music of the 1960s and early 1970s is well suited for this sailing. Remember, these bands formed the foundations of rock music. Baby Boomers who want to let loose for a few days with like-minded people would also feel at home. (Just remember, flower children: Cannabis is illegal on cruise ships, regardless of state statutes.)

How to Book

The Flower Power Cruise is run by StarVista LIVE, which runs other popular theme cruises, such as the Malt Shop. Booking is done via the Flower Power Cruise website. The Flower Power Cruise has sold out in the past, so early booking is encouraged.

For one Cruise Critic member's firsthand account of what the Flower Power cruise is really like, check out the thread on our message boards.

Want even more info about music at sea? Check our page on music theme cruises.

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