We’re currently on the Carnival Imagination from Carnival Cruise Lines to cover one of the Carnival LIVE sailings featuring Styx. Just last night was the band’s onboard concert, and, as you can see in the photos below, the band seriously rocked the ship.

Carnival LIVE Tips and Styx Highlights from Carnival Imagination is continued below…

More Cruise Reviews from the Carnival Imagination, Carnival LIVE 2014 sailing:
VIDEO PODCAST – Carnival LIVE Rocks with Styx Onboard Carnival Cruise Lines


Giant Styx Banner in the Carnival Imagination Atrium
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Carnival LIVE is the cruise line’s new concert series and is essentially a form of specialty entertainment. Just like with specialty dining, an extra nominal charge affords passengers additional onboard experiences – in this case, exclusive concerts from a wonderful list of musicians.


Concert Queue and Entrance
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Depending on the artist, $20-40 will buy you a regular ticket to a concert onboard select Carnival sailings in the ship’s main show lounge. VIP tickets are similarly available for $100-150 and include a special lanyard, photo meet-and-greet with the band, and preferred seating.


VIP Pass and Styx Guitar Picks
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Regular Ticket Tip

For those with regular tickets, keep in mind that seating is made available on a first-come first-served basis. For the Styx concert, ticket holders began lining up at least two hours ahead of time, so be sure to show up early.


James Young (left) and Tommy Shaw
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VIP Ticket Tip

The exclusive meet-and-greet with the band is available to about 100 or so guests that can lineup for a photo and then move to the theater to take a seat within about the first three rows. Keep in mind that the sooner you get your photo taken, the closer you will be able to get to the stage.


Lawrence Gowan
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More Photo Highlights


Ricky Phillips
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Todd Sucherman
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The Whole Band Up Close and Personal
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Next stay tuned for our full VIDEO review…

For more information on Carnival LIVE, visit Carnival Cruise Lines’ website here.

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