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The 2025 80s Cruise is set and the lineup of bands has been announced. Are your favorites on their lineup for next year?

In 2024, the 80s cruise left Port Canaveral on the “Mariner of the Seas”. It made stops in Aruba and Curacao. The week-long cruise featured bands like Tommy Tutone, .38 Special, Air Supply, Debbie Gibson, Sheena Easton, Wang Chung and the lead singers of Warrant and Ratt, just to name a few. We’re excited to announce the 2025 80s cruise lineup!

What is The 80s Cruise?

The 80s Cruise is one of several themed cruises aboard Royal Caribbean ships. There’s also the Rock Legends Cruise, Star Trek: The Cruise, Super Legends, High Seas Rally, The 90s Cruise, Comic-Con: The Cruise, and The Old School Cruise.

Now that the 2024 cruise has passed, the next one is ready to book. Calling itself “The Ultimate 80s Party,” the cruise travels out of Miami, visits Nassau, San Juan and Labadee. Sailing aboard the Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas, the party begins March 2, 2025.

What is the ship like?

2025 80s Cruise

“Explorer of the Seas” will be the host of the 2025 80s Cruise. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

The Explorer of the Seas can carry up to 4,290 guests on 14 guest decks. While aboard, travelers can enjoy the Flowrider Surf Simulator, an ice skating rink, rock-climbing wall, nine-hole miniature golf course and the ‘Peek-a-Boo Bridge.’

There are four ‘complimentary’ dining restaurants along with six specialty restaurants, plus plenty of bars and lounges. For some relaxation, there are three pools, theater, casino and spa and fitness center.

It’s time to get ready for the fun!

This cruise is all about the 80s. Get ready to hear your favorite bands from the best decade of music and original MTV personalities. Many guests arrive with their best 80s garb.

The party continues all through the cruise. There are more than 50 concerts, ship-wide pub crawls, 80s karaoke, 80s movies and even “Let’s Get Physical” aerobics!

Are you ready to find out which artists will be aboard the 2025 80s Cruise?

Here’s the lineup of the 2025 80s Cruise

  • Squeeze


    (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella)

    Squeeze is led by Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford who founded the band in 1974. They had hits with “Cool for Cats,” “Tempted,” and “Hourglass.”

  • Adam Ant

    Adam Ant

    (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

    Adam Ant’s “Goody Two Shoes,” “Strip,” and “Room at the Top” made him an iconically ‘original’ and recognizable character of the 1980s.

  • Christopher Cross

    Christopher Cross

    (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

    Often labeled as ‘yacht rock,’ Christopher Cross had hits with “Ride Like the Wind” and most appropriately, “Sailing.” He also lent his voice to the theme from the movie “Arthur”

  • Sheila E.

    Sheila E.

    (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

    Her first album, “The Glamorous Life,” and it’s title single, would gain Grammy nominations. Percussionist Sheila E. had a sound that became a big part of Prince’s band, particularly on “Purple Rain.”

  • Men At Work

    Colin Hay of Men At Work

    (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

    It’s because of Men At Work that Americans know what Vegemite is. The band had hits with “Who Can It Be Now?” “Down Under,” “Be Good Johnny,” “Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive” and “Overkill.”

  • Andy Bell of Erasure

    Andy Bell of Erasure

    (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)

    Thought he tours solo now, he still performs Erasure’s hits, such as “Chains of Love” and “A Little Respect.”

  • Quiet Riot

    Quiet Riot

    (Photo by Timothy Norris/Getty Images)

    Feel the noize with Quiet Riot as they play on The 80s Cruise. Their signature hits are “Cum On Feel The Noize,” “Bang Your Head” and “Mama Weer All Crazee Now.”

  • Information Society

    It’s likely the only song on Q105 to feature a sample from an actor from “Star Trek.” Information Society’s “What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)” is still a huge hit, and will forever live on dance parties playlists.

  • Kurtis Blow

    According to Kurtis Blow’s website, he was the first rapper to sign to a major label, the first to earn a gold record for rap, the first to tour the U.S. AND Europe, first to make a rap video, first rapper to be featured in a soap opera (It was “One Life to Live”) and the first rap millionaire.

  • Honeymoon Suite

    Honeymoon Suite is best-known for their song “What Does It Take.” Their reformed lineup joins The 80s Cruise for the first time.

  • The Alarm

    Welsh band The Alarm formed in 1981, there have been member changes, but are led by founder Mike Peters. They’ve sold millions of albums worldwide. Their highest charting song on this side of the Atlantic was “Sold Me Down the River” from 1989.

  • Faster Pussycat

    “House of Pain” reached #28 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1989 for this L.A. band. Here are glam rockers Faster Pussycat, an American band whose longevity has been proven by new releases as recently as 2021.

  • T'Pau

    Lead singer Carol Decker is the face of T’Pau, a band named for a Vulcan high priestess from Star Trek. Of course, their hit ‘Heart and Soul’ is one of the iconic songs of the 1980s.

  • From The Jam

    Reformed from members of The Jam, From the Jam have sold out their appearances in the UK. Now, they’ve toured the world, and are set to cruise the Caribbean with you.

  • Musical Youth

    A British reggae band, they enjoyed at Billboard Top 10 single with “Pass The Dutchie.”

  • MTV Personalities Mark Goodman, Alan Hunter and Downtown Julie Brown

    Downtown Julie Brown

    Downtown Julie Brown
    (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

    Alan Hunter, Nina Blackwood, and Mark Goodman of MTV

    MTV VJ’s Alan Hunter, Nina Blackwood, and Mark Goodman. Sorry, guys, Nina won’t be on the cruise….
    (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for T.J. Martell)

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