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Going on my first Sixthman-hosted Theme Cruise this October. (The Chris Jericho Cruise. I can't wait!!) Anyone have experience with Sixthman and/or their cruise events? I'm a member of the FB group already, so I've encountered some of the staff and several folks I'll be cruising with... but I'm just curious if y'all have had experiences with them. Was the theme worth the extra cost? How do you think they handled special events? Am I going to collapse from exhaustion on the flight home? :D

 

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We did a Sixthman cruise last year. It was a Walking Dead Cruise out of Miami. Overall it was a great experience and all four of us had a wonderful time. It was only a 3-night cruise though so everything was jam-packed. I didn't feel we got to experience enough because there were so many things going on at the same time and we couldn't do it all. For the price we paid, I wanted to do more of what they offered than what we actually got to do. Having said that, it was a very fun experience and definitely glad we did it. Sixth Man did a great job putting the event together. The couple times I had to go to information desk they were always upbeat friendly, and helpful. Hope you have a great time on your theme to Chris.

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Don't they do the Kid Rock cruise? If so, we have friends who go every year! Based upon their pics, they have a wonderful time! Sixthman has a very good reputation for their theme cruises!

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We went on the Keeping the Blues Alive II Cruise last year and we’re leaving on Monday, Feb. 26 for IV. Last year was packed with music, and a lot were new bands I’ve never heard of. All the venues were so full it was standing room only and you had to get there 45 min. early to get a seat. It was fun though.

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I've done two Rock Boats (Sixthman's first cruise - up to the 19th year!). They do a excellent job and think of everything, down to custom casino chips. Sixthman customer service is great, but there are some bit where you are still limited to what NCL has to offer, such as food and beverage (they are an NCL subsidiary now, since about 2012 or 13). You will really see what the extra cost went for, besides the artist(s). It really is a top notch cruise experience.

 

Rock Boat is just too much for me, honestly. Too much going on, too many conflicts, no quiet places. I love music, and go see many of the band on the Rock Boat multiple times a year (including one tonight!). But... to me it's not worth double the cost of a normal cruise (I can get a lot of land-shows for $1700). But that is me. I have a ton of friends who go every year and would never do a "normal" cruise. Its nothing on Sixthman - they do great. I'm just too much of an introvert for it lol

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Going on my first Sixthman-hosted Theme Cruise this October. (The Chris Jericho Cruise. I can't wait!!) Anyone have experience with Sixthman and/or their cruise events? I'm a member of the FB group already, so I've encountered some of the staff and several folks I'll be cruising with... but I'm just curious if y'all have had experiences with them. Was the theme worth the extra cost? How do you think they handled special events? Am I going to collapse from exhaustion on the flight home? :D

 

Thanks!

 

My son wanted to go on this cruise and didn't want to go by himself and since I love to cruise I'm going with him. We have cruised with NCL several times but the first with Sixthman. Can't wait to see all the answers you get. I was wondering about them too. How they did things like when we get to the port do they have special boarding for certain cabins like NCL does or how does this work?

 

Thanks,

Janice

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As you can see from my signature, I’ve been on a number of Sixthman cruises. I also did one charter put on by another company. Sixthman really knows what they’re doing. I couldn’t go to a normal music festival now - I like having food included and a bed close by.

 

I always see people complain about schedule conflicts - aka counter programming. But there’s no way the whole ship can experience everything all together. The pool deck is the only space big enough to hold everyone. What would you do if rain moved things inside? The next largest venue - the stardust theater - holds about half the guests. I like that I can float between shows depending on my mood.

 

There may be a line for suites, but there is usually not a line for those with status on NCL. One nice thing is you do get Latitudes points on Sixthman cruises, unlike other charters. And you get the perks if you have status. We’ve made it a habit to gather one morning in the Great Outdoors for mimosas using our free champagne.

 

 

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As you can see from my signature, I’ve been on a number of Sixthman cruises. I also did one charter put on by another company. Sixthman really knows what they’re doing. I couldn’t go to a normal music festival now - I like having food included and a bed close by.

 

I always see people complain about schedule conflicts - aka counter programming. But there’s no way the whole ship can experience everything all together. The pool deck is the only space big enough to hold everyone. What would you do if rain moved things inside? The next largest venue - the stardust theater - holds about half the guests. I like that I can float between shows depending on my mood.

 

There may be a line for suites, but there is usually not a line for those with status on NCL. One nice thing is you do get Latitudes points on Sixthman cruises, unlike other charters. And you get the perks if you have status. We’ve made it a habit to gather one morning in the Great Outdoors for mimosas using our free champagne.

 

 

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How do you get the Latitudes points? I'm a latitudes member and would love to get the points since I'm like two points away from the next level. I called NCL and they told me that I couldn't get points but some times I find out that some people that work for a company don't know all the items people can do. Either way we are so looking forward to this cruise.

 

Thanks,

Janice

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Customer service people often don’t realize that Sixthman cruises do earn points. You’ll get them after automatically.

 

 

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going on my first kiss kruise this halloween. super excited. since it was my first time there was very few cabins left when i was able to book. it sold out in 10 days.

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Just got back from my second Sixthman Keeping the Blues Alive IV Cruise. We got a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to our room plus gifts every night. That in in addition to non-stop incredible music! The food was good, but I always prefer the dining room since it gets hectic in the buffet and I enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and quiet. We went to Montego Bay in Jamaica which was not my favorite destination, but then it was a short cruise. Only one show was rained out which was disappointing but then it can't be helped. All in all, a great time!

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Just got back from my second Sixthman Keeping the Blues Alive IV Cruise. We got a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries delivered to our room plus gifts every night. That in in addition to non-stop incredible music! The food was good, but I always prefer the dining room since it gets hectic in the buffet and I enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and quiet. We went to Montego Bay in Jamaica which was not my favorite destination, but then it was a short cruise. Only one show was rained out which was disappointing but then it can't be helped. All in all, a great time!

 

Did you have a suite or is this something that Sixthman does for it's cruises?

 

 

Thanks,

Janice

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Most Sixthman cruises you get a couple gifts. I've gotten blankets, tote bags, posters, a nice insulated mug with the cruise art on them. Sometimes you get gifts from sponsors if your cruise has them - free beer, energy drinks, pool toys, etc.

 

The champagne is through Lattitudes. Some don't like it, but most think it's fine mixed with some OJ.

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Did you have a suite or is this something that Sixthman does for it's cruises?

 

 

Thanks,

Janice

 

No, we don’t spend hardly any time in the cabin so after the first cruise we reserve only inside cabins,

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We have the jokers cruise booked and they called and offered an upgrade to a suite. I wasn’t sure if the suite came with all the typical suite benefits since it’s a charter (UBP, dining, etc). Does anyone know?

I’ve sent a follow up email to sixthman but figured I’d see if anyone else knows from experience.

 

 

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You’ll get the normal suite perks, but no guests have Haven access.

 

 

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You’ll get the normal suite perks, but no guests have Haven access.

 

 

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They got back to me and said what you said and added that there’s no speciality dining and no beverage package with the room. Bummer (but I figured as much).

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I have been on 4 Sixthman cruises!!!! I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!! I went on Keeping the Blues alive this year and found the crowd a little too subdued for our taste. We like to see bands on the pool deck!!!! You will not be disappointed!!! Sixthman has it down!!!!!!

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I’ve been on 3of the Kiss Kruises by Sixthman...while they do a great job, NCL continues to get worse every year...food, service, employees that don’t speak a word of English. So, unless they switch to another cruise line no more Kiss Kruise for me.

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