Songs to Get You in the Mood for Your Caribbean Cruise

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Every great experience deserves a great soundtrack, so we've put together a list of our top cruising songs to get you in the Caribbean state of mind. Enjoy! 

Jimmy Buffett: “Boat Drinks”

We know that Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville” is a must on your playlist, but we like this one too. With winter just around the corner, the chorus sings out, “I gotta go where it’s warm.” We hear you, Jimmy.

The Beach Boys: “Kokomo”

Can you say that you have been to all the islands in this song? This includes a cruiser’s bucket list of Caribbean islands; try to check each island off your list.

V.I.C: “Wobble”

As one of the most popular dances on a cruise ship, you will definitely hear this on the first day of your cruise. Check out our video, How To: Dance on a Cruise Ship, to learn the Wobble and other popular dances.

Bob Marley: “One Love”

You can pretty much put on any Bob Marley song and it will transport you to the Caribbean. Then just imagine sitting on a beach chair and enjoying a refreshing drink. Did you know that there is a drink you can enjoy in Jamaica named after this artist?


Beastie Boys: “Fight for Your Right”

Whether you take a cruise to party or to relax, you have the right to do what you want. That’s why we love cruising, and this party anthem will get you excited to dance all night long.

Brad Paisley: “Water”

Brad Paisley loves the water, and so do we. One of the big reasons people love to cruise is to experience that Caribbean Sea, whether it’s for swimming, cruising or just sitting by it. Let us help you pick that perfect bathing suit too.

UB40: “Red Red Wine”

This classic makes you feel as though you’ve just had a glass of red wine — or two. It’s also a great song to dance to with your special someone (under the stars on the top deck, of course).

Bobby McFerrin: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

This truly is THE cruising theme song. You have nothing to worry about when you are on a ship. Just be happy.

Harry Nilsson: “Coconut”

Sounds simple: Put the lime in the coconut, then you’ll feel better. We guarantee you’ll feel great on your cruise vacation as you drink a piña colada at one of many beach bars you will discover. We made it easy for you.

Billy Joel: “Piano Man”

Most ships have a piano bar on board. This is the one song you know they will play, and everyone will sing along.

Pharrell Williams: “Happy”

When this song plays you cannot help but start dancing and smiling. We suggest putting this on when you are packing for your cruise.

Flo Rida: “Wild Ones”

This song is all about experiencing new and amazing things. When you are on vacation, you have frequent chances to try something new.

Frankie Ford: “Sea Cruise”

This one may be the oldest on the list but we still love it. It is hard not to tap your foot and get excited to cruise when you listen to this song. Ooo wee. RIP Frankie Ford.

Styx: “Come Sail Away”

How exciting would it be if you played this song to invite friends and family on a cruise with you rather than just sending an email? We know it will get them in the mood to cruise.

Zac Brown Band: “Toes”

Life is good when you have nothing to worry about and your toes are in the water. We know it will be hard to go back to work, but play this song on your drive and it will bring you right back to your cruise vacation.


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