THE TRIBUTE CRUISE
Our Tribute Cruise feature shows by some of the world’s best Elvis Tribute Artists. Because of our great relationship with Royal Caribbean we have been granted excellent show times.
Please note that due to ship operations and changes, show times are also subject to change and we appreciate your understanding. You will receive a final schedule of all events and concerts when you arrive on board.
2024 Show Schedule
Doors for all shows open one half-hour before showtime. The priority seating group for each show (if any) will be seated first. Other guests can enter following the priority group (see details below). Those who purchased VIP seating will have reserved seats unless otherwise noted below.
Saturday, February 24
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Kick Off Reception at the Host Hotel – Early arrivals can gather at the host hotel for our Kick Off Reception where you can greet old and new friends, pick up your cruise swag bag, program and pass and listen to a few songs from those headliners that are in town early, get all the details about transportation arrangements to the port and hear about any last minute schedule changes.
Day 1 – Sunday, February 25 (Port of Galveston)
9:30 AM – Staff and Performers Shuttle loads for a 10 AM departure from hotel with an estimated arrival time at the port of 11:30 AM.
10:30 AM – Guest Shuttles (2) load for an 11 AM departure from the hotel with an estimated arrival time at the port of 12:30 PM. The shuttle is $35 per person and you must register in advance to be included. Click here to register.
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM in the Conference Center (deck 3, forward) – After visiting your Muster Station (this is required of all guests before the ship can depart), come down to the conference center to say hello to your Tribute Cruise Team, pick up your program, pass, t-shirt and goodie bag, and ask any questions you have about our wonderful week of entertainment!
4:00 PM The ship is scheduled to depart the Port of Galveston.
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Meet & Greet in the Solarium (deck 15, forward) – We weren’t able to schedule a concert tonight so instead join us as we take over the Solarium for an informal social. Grab a drink and socialize with the performers and band!
Day 2 – Monday, February 26 (at Sea)
The Door decorating contest will be judged starting at 5 PM today! Four prizes will be awarded, one for best overall, one for best ETA tribute, one for best Elvis tribute and one for best Tribute Cruise Tribute!
1:00 PM Concert in Studio B (deck 3, aft) – After a short welcome from Tribute Cruises Producer, Jason Sherry and our Master of Ceremonies for the week Dan Barrella, enjoy music from all of the performers backed by The Spin-Outs band! Doors will open at 12:30 PM for Priority Seating Group A with other guests to follow.
10:00 PM Concert in the Royal Theatre B (deck 4, forward) – Today’s concert will feature Moses Snow’s tribute to Elvis in the 1950’s, Taylor Rodriguez in leather performing songs from the ‘68 Comeback Special and Dwight Icenhower’s tribute to Elvis in the 1970’s, all backed by The Spin-Outs band! Doors will open at 9:30 PM for Priority Seating Group B with other guests to follow.
Day 3 – Tuesday, February 27 (at Sea)
It’s Hawaiian shirt day! Wear you most colorful Hawaiian shirt to the 11 PM concert for a chance to win prizes!
1:00 PM Concert in the Royal Theatre (deck 4, forward) – Today’s concert will feature a journey through the eras of Elvis storied career starting with Dwight Icenhower performing music from the 50s and 60s, followed by Diogo Light’s tribute to the ‘68 Comeback Special and ending with Gordon Hendrick’s tribute to Elvis in the 1970’s, all backed by The Spin-Outs band! Doors will open at 12:30 PM for Priority Seating Group C with other guests to follow.
11 PM Concert in Studio B (deck 3, aft) – For a late night treat on this day at sea, join Taylor Rodriguez, Moses Snow and Nick Perkins for a late night concert featuring a potpourri of music from Elvis’ songbook. Doors will open at 10:30 PM for Priority Seating Groups D with other guests to follow.
Day 4 – Wednesday, February 28 (Roatan, Honduras)
Tonight, wear your 50s best to the By Request Concerts for a chance to win prizes!!!
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM By Request Concert in Dazzles Lounge for Priority Seating Groups A-C (deck 8, aft)
10:00 PM – 11:30 PM By Request Concert in Dazzles Lounge for Priority Seating Groups D-F (deck 8, aft)
Double the fun! We had to split the group in two to accommodate everyone for this fun, informal, by request show in Dazzles Lounge. All the performers will appear and sing songs by Elvis and others as requested by you, the audience. Request slips will be distributed at the door. Only Priority Seating Groups A-C will be allowed into the 7:30 PM show with groups D-F being allowed into the 10 PM show. Doors will open at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM respectively. There is no VIP seating for the shows in Dazzles Lounge.
Day 5 – Thursday, February 29 (Costa Maya, Mexico)
Enjoy Costa Maya, make sure to take in some of the ship’s entertainment, and keep an eye out for Royal Caribbean’s Leap Day Celebration!
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM 2025 Cruise Q&A in the Conference Center (Deck 3, forward) – to get all the details on the 2025 Tribute Cruise out of Fort Lauderdale, FL join us in the conference center for a Q&A. We will be taking bookings at the early rate. Confirm your reservation with a refundable $500 deposit to lock in your cabin!
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Trivia Game in the Conference Center (deck 3, forward) – Join hosts Dan Barrella and Nick Perkins for an Elvis Trivia Extravaganza. A little “Name That Tune”, a little “Guess That Movie” and lots and lots of Elvis trivia! Prizes will be awarded for those who know their Elvis!!!!
Day 6 – Friday, March 1 (Cozumel, Mexico)
An unusual day with no activities scheduled. Enjoy Cozumel and make sure to take in some of the ship’s entertainment!
Day 7 – Saturday, March 2 (at sea)
Wear your cruise T-Shirt today to be ready for the group photo at the Aqua Theater!
11:30 AM Concert in Studio B (deck 3, aft) – On our last day at sea join us for a final concert with all the performers backed by The Spin-Outs band! Doors will open at 12:30 PM for Priority Seating Group E with other guests to follow.
4:00 PM Group Photo in the Aqua Theater! (deck 6, aft) – Wear your cruise T-Shirt!!! Photos will be available for FREE digital download on www.tribute.cruises as soon as we return to port and get it uploaded.
Day 8 – Sunday, March 3 (Port of Galveston)
Return to port early!
We have a shuttle providing transportation from the Port of Galveston back to the host hotel. The time will be announced on board. Click here to register.
Anyone flying out today should make their transfer arrangements to the airport with Royal Caribbean at the Guest Services desk once they are on board.
A NOTE FOR GUESTS ON SHOW TIMES, PERFORMANCE VENUES AND PUBLIC SHOWS
We are posting this as a way of addressing some of the comments on the surveys over the past several years. We would love to pick the exact time and location of each of our shows for the entire week, assuring you the best shows possible. But unlike at most of our festivals, on the cruise the cruise company gives us the times and locations they have available. Generally, our only choice is to say yes or no. Luckily, or relationship with RC has given us a lot of leeway. We have contacted other cruise lines, and not been offered anything as generous.
Most of our shows are held in Studio-B because its one of only two rooms that can accommodate our group on the ship. We would LOVE to use the theater more, but unfortunately it’s occupied every evening.
We always try to provide the best and we hope that those of you who have attended multiple cruises see it getting better every year!