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Martina McBride & Carnival Cruises Provide a Concert Experience Like No Other

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The only thing better than seeing Martina McBride belt out her hits in a 50,000 seat stadium, is seeing her serenade an intimate crowd of 800 while sailing through the open sea. That is what a Carnival LIVE cruise does for you. This past week, we were privileged to embark on a cruise destined for Key West and Cozumel along with a spectacular show by Martina McBride.

After enjoying a day of fun in the sun in Cozumel, Mexico; Martina entertained with hits new and old from albums past and present which included many songs from her new album Everlasting. Martina breathed new life into classic hits including “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man, ” “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” “In the Basement,” and even Pink’s “Perfect.” The crowd got rowdy and loud for girl-power anthems “This One’s for the Girls,” “Independence Day,” and “Broken Wing.”

For 75 minutes Martina had the crowd in the palm of her hand. Unlike past tours, the Everlasting set-up is very reminiscent of old 50’s style shows complete with choreographed back-up singers, stellar horn players, and a glitzy and glamorous stage. It was like nothing we’ve seen from Martina before.

If you’re looking forward to a fantastic vacation complete with amazing music in an original venue not to be duplicated, then I suggest hitting-up on of Carnival LIVE’s shows. Still to come throughout 2014 is Jewel, LeAnn Rimes, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Gavin Degraw and more! Not only do you get to sail to beautiful destinations and fest on amazing food, but for an extra $20-40 you can get up close and personal with your favorite artists. It’s worth a look!!! I know that wasn’t my last!!! I’m not sure there’s anywhere else you can sail to exotic destinations, eat until your sick, enjoy world-class entertainment, and great music for the cost of a hotel room stay!

Photo Credit: Country Music Tattle Tale

Click here to see all of our pictures from Martina’s show aboard the Carnival Ecstasy, and click here to get more info on upcoming Carnival LIVE shows! We did sit down with Martina after the show, so stay tuned!

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