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Flogging Molly's Salty Dog Cruise 2020

6th Annual Salty Dog Cruise



4 NIGHT CRUISE
Onboard Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas

NOVEMBER 5-9, 2020

Tampa | Key West | CocoCay

ALL MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

All musical entertainment presented on the cruise are included. Attend a nightly show on the pool deck as well as nightly performances around the ship in other locations.



FREE PREMIUM ALCOHOL PACKAGE INCLUDED

Keep checking our website for future lineup announcements!

Flogging Molly's Salty Dog Cruise 2020

Flogging Molly invites you to journey with them on their 6th annual Salty Dog Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of The Seas November 5th - 9th, 2020 for a 4 night trip filled with sunshine, adventure, and music! Known for their insane live shows, Flogging Molly has been taking their invigorating stage act to the seas over the past 5 years, captivating audiences full of long-time fans and new friends, and creating new memories with an impressive lineup of equally amazing musical acts. Not only will you get a host of entertaining live music opportunities with nightly shows on the pool deck and additional shows elsewhere - but there are pools, pool tables, a rock climbing wall, mini golf, and a sports court. A total of 6 different bar experiences exist throughout the ship, including a wine bar and an English pub. On-shore excursions are available as well, including - but certainly not limited to - Flamingo Gardens and Wildlife Sanctuary Park, pub crawls, parasailing, paddleboarding, snorkeling, dolphin watching, and helicopter, bike, and kayak tours. Take some time to enjoy the solarium, rock climbing wall, and spa and fitness center to have a well-rounded trip and help set the standard for all future vacations! If you so choose to take the plunge with us, we’ll be sailing from Tampa to Key West and CocoCay with many bands to be announced!

Los Angeles-based Flogging Molly is a Celtic-infused punk rock collective led by Irish vocalist Dave King (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bodhran) and comprised of Bridget Regan (Violin, Tin Whistle), Dennis Casey (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar), Matt Hensley (Accordion, Piano, Concertina), Nathen Maxwell (Bass Guitar, Vocals), and Mike Alonso (Drums, Percussion). They have been making music together for over two decades, fusing the energy of both the Irish experience and American experience with a unique, folk-tinged sound that is unmistakably them. With six studio albums under their belts (Swagger, Drunken Lullabies, Within a Mile of Home, Float, Speed of Darkness, Life Is Good) and a host of live and compilation releases (Alive Behind the Green Door, Whiskey on a Sunday, Complete Control Sessions, Live at the Greek Theatre), the band’s fanbase has exploded around the world, making the cruise an annual tradition to bring those fans and the music community at large together for an experience that is as unique, fun, and rich in culture as Flogging Molly is. Plus, 2020 marks the 21st anniversary of the conception of the band, so what better time to take a vacation and celebrate with them?


Past lineups include Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls, Pennywise, Stiff Little Fingers, Hepcat, Mariachi El Bronx, Face To Face, Street Dogs, The Bronx, The Faction, Punk Rock Karaoke, Brogue Wave, Pounded By The Surf, Beans on Toast, Pegboy, Michael Casey Magic (2019); Buzzcocks, The Vandals, Lagwagon, The Adolescents, Mad Caddies, The Bunny Gang, Skinny Lister, Punk Rock Karaoke, Blood or Whiskey, Broilers, Beans on Toast, Brogue Wave, Piñata Protest, The Attack, Celkilt, Neck, 1916, John Gazi (2018); NOFX, Devotchka, The English Beat, The Bouncing Souls, CJ Ramone, The Skatalites, VooDoo Glow Skulls, Zander Schloss, The Cherry Cokes, Flatfoot 56, Mickey Rickshaw, Askultura, West Lindy, Jon Gazi, The Attack, Pasadena, The Potato Pirates (2017); Rancid, Street Dogs, The Tossers, Beans on Toast, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, The Slackers, Skinny Lister, Authority Zero, Larry and His Flask, The Mighty Stef, Christopher Ellis, 1916 (2016); Gogol Bordello, Frank Turner, Mariachi El Bronx, Hepcat, Morgan Heritage, Aggrolites, The Tossers, The Real McKenzies, The Drowning Men, The Bunny Gang, Punk Rock Karaoke, Sean and Zander (2015); as well as additional bands and DJs, and many repeat performances by acts who have fallen in love with the atmosphere and continue to want to sail the open seas with Flogging Molly and their incredible fans!


Please complete Online Check-In 3 days prior to boarding. Brilliance of The Seas will board at Port of Tampa Bay (1101 Channelside Drive Tampa, FL 33602).

 

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SAILING ITINERARY


Date Port Arrive Depart
11/05/20 Tampa, Florida - 4:00 PM
11/06/20 Key West, Florida 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
11/07/20 Perfect Day, CocoCay 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
11/08/20 At Sea - -
1109/20 Tampa, Florida 7:00 AM -

SAILING ITINERARY


    • Date
    • Port
    • Arrive
    • Depart
  • Date
    11/05/2020
    Port
    Tampa, Florida
    Arrive
    -
    Depart
    4:00 PM
  • Date
    11/06/2020
    Port
    Key West, Florida
    Arrive
    8:00 AM
    Depart
    6:00 PM
  • Date
    11/07/2020
    Port
    Perfect Day, CocoCay
    Arrive
    8:00 AM
    Depart
    6:00 PM
  • Date
    11/08/2020
    Port
    At Sea
    Arrive
    -
    Depart
    -
  • Date
    11/09/2020
    Port
    Tampa, Florida
    Arrive
    7:00 AM
    Depart
    -
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Brilliance of the Seas®

Discover new experiences on every shore — and on every deck.

For every discovery you make onshore, you’ll find countless thrills to keep you immersed in the journey onboard Brilliance of the Seas®.

When you’re not busy strolling basking in the sunshine on a secluded beach in the Caribbean, keep the adventure going strong with endless thrills onboard. Score some deck-defying views while scaling the rock-climbing wall or show off your putting prowess in a round of mini-golf. And make sure to bring your A-game if you venture into the arcade.

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Brilliance of the Seas

Interior Cabins

Starting at
$1,199.00* 
Per Person

*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $259 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)

Brilliance of the Seas

Ocean View Cabins

Starting at
$1,399.00* 
Per Person

*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $259 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)

Brilliance of the Seas

Balcony Cabins

Starting at
$1,599.00* 
Per Person

*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $259 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)

Brilliance of the Seas

Suites

Starting at
$1,999.00* 
Per Person

*Taxes, fees & port expenses are an additional $259 per person. Prices are per person in (USD)

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Nov 5 - 9, 2020








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Brilliance of the Seas
Please note: Staterooms/Suites may vary in size and configuration from that pictured.

Interior Cabin


Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space. (Up to 4 guests)

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One or two Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests
  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Brilliance of the Seas
Please note: Staterooms/Suites may vary in size and configuration from that pictured.

Studio Interior


Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space. ( Up to 1 guest )

  • One full size bed
  • Stateroom: 108 sq. ft.

Brilliance of the Seas

Ocean View Cabin


Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space. (Up to 4 guests)

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One or two Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests
  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Brilliance of the Seas

Spacious Ocean Cabin


Have a spectacular view for a memorable vacation. (Up to 2 guests)

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One or two Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests
  • Stateroom: 170 sq. ft.

Brilliance of the Seas

Ultra Spacious Ocean View


Have a spectacular view in an immense space with family. (Up to 6 people)

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King
  • One double sofa bed
  • One Pullman bed and one twin bed or two Pullman beds
  • Stateroom: 265 sq. ft.

Please note: Staterooms/Suites may vary in size and configuration from that pictured.

Brilliance of the Seas
Please note: Staterooms/Suites may vary in size and configuration from that pictured.

Balcony Cabin


Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation. (Up to 4 guests)

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One single sofa bed in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests
  • One or two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 3 or 4 guests
  • Stateroom: 179 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 41 sq. ft.

Brilliance of the Seas
Please note: Staterooms/Suites may vary in size and configuration from that pictured.

Spacious Balcony


Immerse yourself in a gorgeous view for a memorable vacation.(Up to 5 guests)

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 3 guests
  • One double sofa bed or one single sofa bed and one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 4 guests
  • One double sofa bed and one Pullman bed in staterooms with up to 5 guests
  • Stateroom: 204 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 45 sq. ft.

Brilliance of the Seas

Junior Suite


An incredible intimate suite with a great view. (Up to 4 guests)

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed
  • Stateroom: 299 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 66. sq. ft.

Brilliance of the Seas

Grand Suite


2 Bedroom - Indulge in a comfortable suite and enjoy the extra perks. (Up to 8 guests)

  • Two sets of two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed
  • Two Pullman beds
  • Stateroom: 548 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 86 sq. ft.

1 Bedroom - Enjoy the ultimate suite for a perfect vacation with family and friends. (Up to 5 guests)

  • Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double soda bed
  • Stateroom: 385 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 106 sq. ft.

 

Brilliance of the Seas

Owner's Suite


1 Bedroom - Enjoy the ultimate suite for a perfect vacation. (Up to 4 guests)

  • One queen size bed
  • One double sofa bed
  • Stateroom: 532 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 57 sq. ft.

2 Bedroom - Enjoy the ultimate suite for a perfect vacation with family and friends. (Up to 8 guests)

  • Two sets of two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed
  • One double sofa bed
  • Two Pullman beds
  • Stateroom: 584 sq. ft.
  • Balcony: 151 sq. ft.

 

TAMPA

TAMPA, FLORIDA

Cruise from Tampa, FL and kick off the morning with a café con leche in the historic Cuban-Spanish neighborhood of Ybor City. Then take the TECO Line Streetcar into the Channel District where you can explore the Florida Aquarium or the SS American Victory, a World War II era ship turned museum.

TAMPA

CULTURE FIX

Stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk and see where it leads you. You might explore interactive exhibits at the Tampa Bay History Center, or go stand-up paddleboarding from the Sail Pavilion. Tampa Museum of Art’s collections range from ancient to modern— and the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park is home to splash fountains, a playground and skyline views.

HIT THE SAND

A short 30-minute drive west of downtown lands you along the Gulf of Mexico coast, which is fringed by a string of sugary beaches. Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach both offer an upbeat seaside atmosphere, while Caladesi Island State Park and Fort DeSoto Park provide serene shoreline settings.

TAMPA

TAMPA

SEA WATCH

Enter the Florida Aquarium to encounter over 20,000 species of aquatic plants and animals. Cruise to Tampa and see river otters on the Florida Wetlands Trail and ring-tailed lemurs on the Journey to Madagascar. Then say hello to goliath grouper, stingrays, reef fishes, sea turtles and sharks in the Bays & Beaches habitat.

TAMPA

LOCAL CUISINE

Tampa’s food scene stems from a fusion of Cuban, Spanish, Italian and Floribbean influences. Local raw bars serve up fresh shrimp, oysters, scallops and grouper from the Gulf of Mexico. The Cuban sandwich— piled with Genoa salami— is a city signature. For a taste of authentic Florida Cracker cuisine, try sofkee porridge, pilau (rice cakes) or fried alligator tail during your next Tampa cruise.

TAMPA

SHOPPING

Pick up tropical apparel and Florida-inspired souvenirs at the outdoor Channelside Bay Plaza, right at the port. Head to Hyde Park Village for upscale boutique stores, and stop in local sportswear outfitter Salt Pines. Nothing beats Ybor City when it comes to quirky vintage stores and hand-rolled cigars.

KEY WEST

KEY WEST, FLORIDA

You don’t need to venture outside the United States to find the perfect island getaway. Famously known as the southernmost tip of the country, Key West is closer to Havana than it is to Miami. Cruise to Key West and feel a world away from the bustle of the Magic City. Here, time seems to move more slowly than on the mainland. Locals pedal bikes past charming pastel-colored Bahamian porches. And live music spills out of the bars and restaurants that line Duval Street. From its fascinating history and beautiful natural landscape, to its diverse residents and their warm, laid-back attitude, Key West marches to the beat of its own steel drum.

KEY WEST

GARDEN PARTY

Meet macaws and play with parrots at Nancy Forrester’s Secret Garden, a haven for rescued exotic birds.

CONCH CABOOSE

Hop on the world-famous Conch Train to get a lesson in Key West history and hear local legends while touring Old Town and some of the island’s most iconic landmarks.

KEY WEST

KEY WEST

SQUARE DANCING

In the hours leading up to dusk, head to Mallory Square and watch as it comes to life with acrobats, dancers and performers. The grand finale is a sunset you must see to believe.

KEY WEST

LOCAL CUISINE

You can catch all kinds of exotic fish in Key West’s tropical waters, so it’s no surprise that much of the local cuisine centers on fresh seafood. Be sure to try some conch fritters and the iconic key lime pie, of course. When it comes to bars, you’ll find no shortage along lively Duval Street.

KEY WEST

SHOPPING

In Mallory Square, you’ll find lots of local vendors selling seashells, souvenirs, cigars, rum, and of course, key lime pie. If you’re looking for art galleries and clothing boutiques, head to Duval Street.

PERFECT DAY AT COCOCAY, BAHAMAS

PERFECT DAY AT COCOCAY, BAHAMAS

This isn’t vacation days spent. This is bragging rights earned. Conquer the tallest waterslide in North America and snap a shot from up to 450 feet up in a helium balloon. Grab a drink at the swim-up bar and soak up the scene in the largest freshwater pool in The Bahamas. Or get a taste of Bora Bora with your own Floating Cabana.

PERFECT DAY AT COCOCAY, BAHAMAS

THRILL WATERPARK

This is bragging rights earned. Conquer 13 waterslides including the tallest in North America. Brave the biggest wave pool in the Caribbean and more thrills in all sizes.

PERFECT DAY AT COCOCAY, BAHAMAS

UP, UP AND AWAY

Heighten the adrenaline and score an unrivaled view while drifting up to 450 feet above Perfect Day at CocoCay in a helium balloon.

PERFECT DAY AT COCOCAY, BAHAMAS

OASIS LAGOON

Explore the different coves of the Caribbean’s largest freshwater pool— whether you’re looking to spend some family time, share a few cocktails with friends or lounge around in your private cabana.

PERFECT DAY AT COCOCAY, BAHAMAS

COCO BEACH CLUB

Find your zen at the exclusive Coco Beach Club℠, where it’s nothing but good vibes. Plunge into the beachfront infinity pool. Indulge in upgraded cuisine. Then kick back and cue the views in the first Floating Cabanas in The Bahamas.

PERFECT DAY AT COCOCAY, BAHAMAS

CAPTAIN JACK'S

Jam out to live music, chow down on chicken wings and crispy steak fries, and grab a drink at the rowboat bar.

PERFECT DAY AT COCOCAY, BAHAMAS

CHILL ISLAND

Miles away from ordinary, you’ll find the island escape you’ve been dreaming about. All your beach day favorites are here— and more. Like fresh bites at Chill Grill, plus daybeds, cabanas, and plenty more ways to catch some shade.

 

FLOGGING MOLLY

FLOGGING MOLLY

LIFE IS GOOD

The social and political awareness that drives Flogging Molly’s music is never more prominent than in their upcoming new release LIFE IS GOOD – a strikingly powerful album and it arrives at a strikingly key time. The sixth studio album by the renowned Celtic-punk rockers now in their 20th year is mature, well crafted, equally polished and almost aggressively topical. It is filled with rousing songs that are timeless in their sentiment, but directly related to today’s most pressing concerns: Politics, the economy, unemployment, planned boomtowns gone bust, immigration policies gone awry, and much more.

For singer and lyricist Dave King, it may be the lyrical couplet contained within the surging “Reptiles (We Woke Up”) that points toward the album’s central theme. “We woke up,” sings King, “And we won’t fall back asleep.”

“The thing is, there are things changing,” says King. “That’s why I wrote that line, ‘Like reptiles, we’ll all soon be dust someday.’ It’s quite scary, especially for somebody who has children these days–bringing up family in this environment of who’s welcome and who’s not welcome. I’m talking about the cultures in America and the UK–especially American immigration.

Life Is Good thus serves as a wake-up call to those who have simply stood by while far-reaching political decisions were made that had serious impact on them. And, significantly, it also serves as notice that the time for action is now.

And people are indeed taking action, adds King, which is a crucial point.

“I think especially with things like government–I think we all tend to fall asleep a little bit when it comes to other people that are making decisions for you. I think we should be the ones influencing the government to make these decisions. It’s a great thing that we’re now taking to the streets again. And it’s a positive thing.”

Imagery abounds on Life Is Good, and one of the most memorable images might be found in “Adamstown,” the saga of a planned community west of Dublin that came to a halt in mid-construction a decade ago when the Irish economy crashed–and left little more than a ghost town in its place.

“It had a huge negative connotation to it,” King says of the eerie, unfinished settlement. “But now it’s starting to turn again, people are starting to move there, businesses are starting to open, and there is hope.”

Thematically, hope and inspiration are a major part of “The Hand of John L. Sullivan,” a rollicking track about the legendary “Boston Strong Boy” who was the first ever heavyweight champion of gloved boxing from 1882-1892. Sullivan was a hero to many, and his story has a cultural significance that fits squarely within the story Flogging Molly want to tell with Life Is Good.

“He came from an immigrant family to Boston, and they brought their family over to try to make the best possible world for them,” says King. “We live in an environment right now where that doesn’t seem to be what should be allowed to happen, you know?

Recorded in Ireland and produced by multiple Grammy Award winner Joe Chiccarelli (U2, the White Stripes, Beck), Life Is Good is by any measure a formidable return from Flogging Molly, an assessment with which Dave King fully agrees.

“It’s been a tough few years for a lot of us in the band. Dennis (Casey, guitarist) lost his dad, I lost my mother, and there have been certain issues, pertaining to sentiment, in a lot of the songs. But we just try to do the best we can. We’ve always had fun getting together and coming up with the new songs, and it’s still that way.

Here we see what’s uniquely distinctive about Life is Good, as the gravity and weight of these themes never overshadow the sheer fun and exuberance felt in each song. For the message is delivered and built on the backs of boisterous and barreling live touring.

“We’re known for our live shows,” says Dave King. Writing albums has always been a vehicle for us — it’s been a means to get people onto the dance floor. And that’s kind of the way we’ve always approached it, no matter what.”

“The one thing we are is a positive band,” adds Dave King. “When people come and see our shows, it’s a celebration–of life, of the good and of the bad. And we have to take the good and the bad for it to be a life.”

FLOGGING MOLLY IS: Dave King (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bodhran), Bridget Regan (Violin, Tin Whistle), Dennis Casey (Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar), Bob Schmidt (Banjo, Mandolin), Matt Hensley (Accordion, Piano, Concertina), Nathen Maxwell (Bass Guitar), Mike Alonso (Drums, Percussion).

LIFE IS GOOD
June 2, 2017
Vanguard Records

www.floggingmolly.com