Irish music torchbearers Celtic Thunder have announced details for their second CELTIC THUNDER CRUISE 2014 - sailing out of Miami this November 8-12, 2014 with excursions to Nassau, Bahamas and an event filled day at the private island Thunder Bay. The four-night excursion returns this year sailing on the MSC Divina, one of the world’s newest and most amazing floating festival ships, and featuring top tier Irish-themed entertainment.

Along with the two full shows from Celtic Thunder; a Best of Celtic Thunder and a Celtic Thunder Holiday Show, Solo shows from all the guys, there will be performances by an array of Irish music artists and a full slate of activities with the participating bands. Cabins aboard the CELTIC THUNDER CRUISE 2014 go on sale beginning today (2/27) here: As part of the cruise’s “Refer-A-Friend” program, if you refer one friend or family member to book a cabin by March 31, 2014 you’ll received a limited-edition guitar signed by Celtic Thunder (limited restrictions apply, full details outlined HERE).

Additional artists on the CELTIC THUNDER CRUISE include former Celtic Woman star Chloe Agnew, Gaelic Storm, Young Dubliners, The Killdares, Paddy Cole Jazz Band, Dueling Pianos, Belinda Murphy’s Gaelic Rhythm Dance Show, Full Set Traditional Irish Band as well as solo and duet performances from members of Celtic Thunder, with more acts to be announced. Full bios on each artist performing on the cruise here: Activities include demonstrations by acclaimed mixologists, comedy shows from Mick Thomas, psychic Sandra O’Hara, surprise guests, black tie night, sound check parties, a whiskey and cigar event, afternoon teas, Ceili dancing, pub quizzes, dancing lessons, Irish-inspired movies, cooking demonstrations and much more.

Regarding the return of the CELTIC THUNDER CRUISE, Colm Keegan of Celtic Thunder proclaims, "We had such a blast on last year's cruise and it was great to meet so many amazing fans.
We are all really looking forward to a fantastic Celtic Thunder Cruise this year, it's going to be bigger and better than ever. We are bringing two new shows, we have new guest artists and bands joining us. The line-up is amazing, it's going to be so much fun and I can't wait to get onboard!"

This is the fourth major cruise this year for music-themed cruise forerunners ON THE BLUE - the leader in cruise charter innovation and promoters of the CELTIC THUNDER CRUISE 2014. “We’re excited to join forces with the Celtic Thunder family,” says ON THE BLUE President Mike London.  “The 2013 Celtic Thunder was a full ship charter and - due to high demand for another CELTIC THUNDER CRUISE - we have gone to an amazing new vessel in 2014 to accommodate fans, and the MSC DIVINA is just the right place for this party.”

Celtic Thunder is the brainchild of producer Sharon Browne and since its inception in 2007 has released 11 albums, toured the U.S. and Canada, coast to coast, six times, and Australia twice performing at over 700 shows to date. Celtic Thunder has also been hailed as BILLBOARD’s “Top World Music Artist,” along with “Top World Music Imprint” and “Top World Album” of in 2009 and again in 2011. The Celtic Thunder official YouTube channel, “Thunder Tube” has received over 28 million views since 2008. Celtic Thunder is now comprised of five diverse performers--Keith Harkin, George Donaldson, Ryan Kelly, Neil Byrne and Colm Keegan--who are each a powerhouse in both their solo and ensemble songs. The group is backed by the dynamic Celtic Thunder Band and their shows are known for the use of dramatic effects of lighting and choreography as well as a stage set resembling an ancient stone pathway suggestive of those referenced in Celtic lore.