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WORLD'S ONLY MOTORCYCLE RALLY ON A CRUISE SHIP

The High Seas Rally isn't your typical getaway! This amazing 7-day rally at sea brings together riders from around the world to celebrate their passion for all things with two wheels and a motor.

The rally takes place aboard Royal Caribbean's magnificent Mariner of the Seas. With more than a dozen bars and restaurants, a Vegas-style casino, rejuvenating spa, and expansive pool deck, the ship is a destination of its own! Plus, for the first time ever, High Seas Rally is all-inclusive, with a Royal Caribbean Deluxe Drink Package free to all guests.

We keep things amped up with non-stop motorcycle fueled action for 7-days:

  • Nightly parties and concerts
  • Exclusive panels and interviews with custom bike builders
  • Raffles, contests and auctions that raise money for great causes
  • Some of the top vendors in the motorcycle world
  • Adventures in four bucket list ports of call in the Caribbean that you simply can’t reach by motorcycle
  • And so much more…

You’ll also have the chance to win the jaw dropping, high-tech, tricked out HSR motorcycle built by award-winning custom builder Xavier Muriel of Providence Cycle Worx.

This October, when rally season comes to an end, there’s no other place to eat, sleep and breathe motorcycles than on High Seas Rally.

The High Seas Rally isn't your typical getaway! This 7-day rally at sea brings together riders from around the world to celebrate their passion for all things with two wheels and a motor, in four bucket list ports of call in the Caribbean that you simply can’t reach by motorcycle.

The rally takes place aboard Royal Caribbean's magnificent Mariner of the Seas. With more than a dozen bars and restaurants, a Vegas-style casino, rejuvenating spa, and expansive pool deck, the ship is a destination of its own! Plus, for the first time ever, High Seas Rally is all-inclusive, with a Royal Caribbean Deluxe Drink Package free to all guests.

WE KEEP THINGS AMPED UP! WITH NON-STOP MOTORCYCLE FUELED ACTION FOR 7 DAYS
Every guest is automatically entered to win a custom bike by Xavier Muriel of Providence Cycle Worx

This jaw dropping, high-tech, tricked-out HSR motorcycle built by award-winning custom builder Xavier Muriel of Providence Cycle Worx could be yours!

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This October, when rally season comes to an end, there's no other place to eat, sleep and breathe motorcycles than on High Seas Rally. Enjoy a vacation custom-built for you! This October, when rally season comes to an end, there's no other place to eat, sleep and breathe motorcycles than on High Seas Rally. Enjoy a vacation custom-built for you!

Events & Concerts

There’s no shortage of activities and events onboard the High Seas Rally. We've got rockin’ concerts; contests, games, raffles, and auctions; Grease & Gears Garage tutorials; interviews and panel discussions; a virtual bike show; custom bikes; Q&As; vendors; and tons more non-stop motorcycle fueled action for 7 days.

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Theme Nights & Parties

When you’re not jammin’ to a concert at the Main Stage, get ready to turn up the excitement even more with our legendary theme nights and parties. The theme of the night sets the stage, and our guests knock it out of the park with their killer styles and gear, from classic to over-the-top.

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Charitable Causes

High Seas Rally is honored to support two great causes in 2022. We are dedicated to carrying on the legacy of supporting dialysis patients with the High Seas Rally Dialysis Fund. In addition, we have expanded our mission to support Veterans and Service members with our new partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Forming a Union where GREAT MUSIC is the ONLY RULE

Blue Note at Sea was created by Great Music lovers for Great Music lovers. In 2016, Blue Note Jazz Clubs, Blue Note Records and Jazz Cruises joined forces to create a cruise program that was unlike any other music cruise. Most music cruises present a deep dive into a particular genre, but not every performer fits neatly into a niche. 

Just as these three iconic presenters have done independently for decades, they came together to present Great Music of all kinds in an innovative way to the world’s most discerning and passionate music fans. Yes, jazz is a prevalent component, but Blue Note at Sea performers, and the wall-to-wall music experience presented aboard a luxury ship, operate outside of standard industry classifications. They are truly the “Blue Note” of their craft.

Blue Note Jazz Clubs bring great skill and knowledge as a talent provider and presenter. Its leader, Steven Bensusan, is known by musicians, agents, and managers throughout the world, mirroring the expanse of his clubs.

Blue Note Records may be the most heralded jazz label in the world. Its list of musicians includes legends of the past and stars of the present. Under the watchful eye of Don Was, the label has risen once again to prominence and influence.

Jazz Cruises has been producing music programs longer and in greater number than any charter company in the world. Though it dominates the jazz cruise genre, it has also produced cruises that feature rock, country, gospel, and pop music.

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Past Sailings of Blue Note at Sea

Blue Note at Sea has sailed in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Each cruise was a sellout featuring some of the GREAT NAMES in the world of GREAT MUSIC. Here is a partial list of those who have performed on Blue Note at Sea:

Marcus Miller / Robert Glasper / Wynton Marsalis / Pat Metheny / Kamasi Washington / Chick Corea  / Gregory Porter / Dianne Reeves / Melody Gardot / David Sanborn / Joshua Redman / Lalah Hathaway / Chucho Valdes / Terence Blanchard / Dee Dee Bridgewater / Kurt Elling

Due to scheduling issues caused by the pandemic, Blue Note at Sea did not sail in ’21 and will not sail in ’22. ’23 will be its big return to the high seas.

Show Style Presentation

Blue Note at Sea presents your GREAT MUSIC in several ways during the weeklong cruises, combining the very best aspects of a music festival, theater concerts and intimate jazz club shows amidst the comforts of a luxury cruise ship. At all times, the sound, lighting, and production elements are top notch. The Blue Note at Sea ’23 Production Team is led by Brian Rachko, who has been a part of Jazz Cruises’ programs for nearly 15 years. No sense in presenting GREAT MUSIC without providing the very best way to enjoy it.

Daytime Shows 

Daytime music shows may be presented in any of the music venues (Celebrity Theater, Rendezvous Lounge or Sky Lounge). Special shows may also be seen and heard on the pool deck or in The Cosmopolitan Restaurant, the main dining room of the ship, which converts brilliantly into a cabaret-style music venue. Except in rare occasions, all Daytime Shows are presented on a first-come, first-served basis.

Nightly Main Shows

Each night there is a main show held in the Celebrity Theater. The show is presented twice so that every guest is able to attend. Guests who see the 1st Show enjoy dinner after the show. The other half of the guests dine first and then attend the 2nd Show. Your Main Show Schedule is determined when you complete your Reservation and will be reflected in the color of your Cruise Identification Card. Half the guests will have a BLUE card and half will have a RED Card. Your card provides your entry to the show. Once inside the Celebrity Theater, your seating will either be assigned or would be open for you to choose.

Cruising After Dark

For nearly 22 years, Jazz Cruises has been providing its guests with a special late-night array of entertainment that it calls “Cruising After Dark.” Starting around 10:30 pm or so each night, after everyone has had dinner and seen the Main Show, the entire ship opens to guests. There will be music shows, parties, autograph sessions, comedy, dancing and much more. Once The Cosmopolitan Restaurant is cleared from dinner, that room becomes a lovely late-night, cabaret-style music venue. Particularly exciting on Blue Note at Sea are the late-night jam sessions led by Robert Glasper. Most start around midnight and end when Robert says that they end! When we talk about music events on the ship that do not occur on land, the late-night jams are at the top of the list.

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“Learn” Events

Another cruise specialty is our series of “Learn” events, which include one-on-one musician interviews, panel discussions, instrument seminars and tutorials, and presentations of special topics for our music lovers. Though music is the main event on the ship, “Learn” events may also include cooking demonstrations, wine or whiskey tastings, and more. Always something for everyone.

“Enjoy” Events

Sometimes we present events on the cruise just to have fun. We are skeptical of sharing too much of this now as it undermines the surprise element, but here are three types of events we produce just for the sheer enjoyment of doing so.

Game Shows

One of the runaway hits of past cruises are Family Feud-type game shows pitting Robert Glasper and his band against Marcus Miller and his band. It was hilarious and the teams are gearing up for a rematch.

Cocktail, Wine, Food Events

No cool jazz program would be complete with cocktails, wine and food. Blue Note at Sea takes that to another level by pairing these events with performers who serve as hosts. It may be a Happy Hour Hang or a fine dining experience, but you can be there with your favorite performer.

The Comedy of Alonzo Bodden

Alonzo Bodden, winner of Season 3 of Last Comic Standing, and the Comedian-in-Chief of Jazz Cruises, will perform his hilarious show for an additional two nights of Cruising After Dark in the Main Lounge. Besides Alonzo’s humorous and pointed comments and observations about today’s events and the various humorous ways of the public, Alonzo is always able to comment (a polite word for roast) upon the ups and downs of the cruise itself. Famous for taking the performers to task, some of the very best people-watching can be found during an Alonzo Bodden comedy show.

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