Bringing Country To The Caribbean | CCMC

I’m sure as most of you know we are huge country music fans. The Carolina Country Music Fest that takes over our town every June is hands down one of our favorite weekends of the year. 

When we first learned about the Carolina Country Music Cruise (CCMC) Jeff and I were sold….cruising with some of our favorite country artists in the middle of the ocean? What could possibly be better? We originally were all in, then Jeff broke his collar bone and we realized the cruise was during school/work (which I knew was going to be pretty much impossible to get off for) it seemed it just wasn’t in our favor to go. We kind of scraped the idea and were just counting down the days until CCMF 2020. 

CCMC Yes Please!

Then one day I opened up my DM’s on Instagram and got the most amazing news, I had been invited to attend the cruise with a guest! Say what?!?! After some behind the scenes work and getting all our “ducks in a row” we took the plunge and were set to go on the first annual Carolina Country Music Cruise leaving from Charleston on the Carnival Sunshine on November 16th! By the way @ccmfcruise you can slide into my DM’s anytime! 

The CCMC is pretty much the vacation of our dreams especially for those of us who love cruising and can’t get enough country music! We have been on a few cruises but of course, none that involved country music artists! I mean is it possible I could be in an elevator with an artist or sitting by the pool with the band?! How does this work? I mean the truth is, if we are all on the same ship together, it has to be pretty common to have some interaction, right?  Are these two just going to be walking around the ship?! I hope they don’t mind me totally fangirling over them. I’ll try to play it cool I promise!

The Ship

The Carnival Sunshine will be transformed with different country music-related events and major shows featuring popular stars from today’s country music industry. The cruise will be just for those interested in country music and it won’t be a regular voyage which the Carnival ship usually sails.

In addition to a stacked lineup of country artists, the cruise offers nine bars, 27 dining options, pools, whirlpools, and waterslides!

Theme Nights

If you are familiar with CCMF you know they love theme days, and I love shopping and picking out outfits for them as well. US of A Day is always so much fun during CCMF, and the CCMC is following suit with Theme Nights on the Cruise. 

The first theme night is Rhinestone Cowboy on Sunday, Nov 17. That’s the night everyone gets fancy for dinner. Think Captains Dinner turned Country. I’m packing my blinged out boots from Wild West Boot Store, I have a few options for dresses from Idyllwind and also found some dresses from Southern Fried Chics that would be perfect as well! My husband is packing his cowboy boots, hat and a shirt that just screams Rhinestone Cowboy all from Country Outfitters! 

The second theme night is ‘MERICA on Monday, Nov 18. This is a tradition at CCMF that I was referring to so I knew they weren’t going to leave this Americana themed night out! My husband and I got our outfits from Shinesty and I cannot WAIT to show y’all! Here are some of my past CCMF American Themed outfits as well! 

Drinkin’ Buddies Shirts from City Roots In Boots

The final theme night is Lei’d Back on Wednesday, Nov 20. Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts are going to be taking over the ship! My husband found Hawaiian shirts from Goodwill y’all! And I found my outfit on Amazon for under $20! Here are some ideas from Amazon!


Don’t forget the lei’s!!


What else to pack?


Go ahead and bring your favorite cruise wear like bathing suits, coverups, cocktail dress, hat, sunscreen, and flip flops! You never know who you may bump into while walking around the ship, so make sure you have a camera or your phone available as well!

One of my favorite shirt companies Hippie Runner has some fun cruise-related shirts as well that you might wanna check out! She even has some fun country music-themed tees too!

We are officially 11 days away from a non-stop country music party on the high seas! Mixing country music stars, music, a world-class ship and service and of course the greatest community of fans imaginable! And yes you can still book today! Use code: JAMIE to save 10%! 

C’mon, y’all what are you waiting for?!


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