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The Banjo Cruise 2018

  • 16th Annual Banjo Workshop - Cruise to the Caribbean
  • 6 Night Cruise to Cayman Islands, Costa Maya and Cozumel
  • Feb- 25th 2018 -Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines -Freedom of the Seas
  • Don't miss this 6 Night, 7 Day Western Caribbean Cruise Leaving from Fort Lauderdale
  • The Banjo Cruise is a Banjo Camp at Sea. Cruise to the Caribbean while improving your banjo playing.

  • The Banjo Cruise Workshop is held in a large private conference room that is essentially sound proof and separate from all other passengers.
  • The workshop takes place during the days we are at sea so you can visit all ports and still have plenty of time for fun with your spouse, family or friends while on the cruise.
  • The class sizes are small ensuring that each student receives the assistance and encouragement they need.
  • The learning experience Ross Nickerson offers is always intended to be an enjoyable and supportive environment for all.
  • If you have any questions about the Banjo Cruise Workshop call Ross on his direct line at 1-866-322-6567.
  • Rooms Available for Night Jamming

See our Cruise Video from Last Year

Read Reviews, Articles and Student Comments

Tailored Instruction and Private Mentoring

The workshop with covers these topics and more:

  • Right and Left Hand Techniques
  • Backup Playing
  • Practice Habits and Priorities
  • Mixing Styles
  • Up the Neck Work
  • Jamming with Others
  • Rhythm and Timing
  • Playing in Different Keys and Tunings
  • Playing by Ear
  • Learning to Play Without Tablature and much more

Workshop Details


The cruise exceeded all expectations. I was particularly impressed with your informal yet no nonsense style. I am planning to return!
Thank you so much for creating such a positive learning experience and atmosphere. I can't say enough good things about what I learned at the workshop.
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Registration Information

The Banjo Cruise - Prices and Contact Information for Registration

Royal Caribbean Bookings
Group #

Call Royal Caribbean at 1-800-465-3595 - Provide our Group # 2719391
We had rooms reserved at the prices below but had to release them Nov 27th. You can book anytime between now and the cruise date but Cabin prices change based on availability, They may not have changed yet, Call to find out. The sooner you call the better.

  • Deluxe Ocean View Balcony $980
  • Ocean View Window $760
  • Interior State Room $693

Prices based on double occupancy and availability, some restrictions apply.
Call 1-866-322-6567 for workshop questions or if you have any difficulties booking your cabin with Royal Caribbean.

Booking the Banjo Workshop
Workshop cost is for students only, not friends, spouses or family members.Booking the workshop can be done after booking your cabin.
Call us at 866-322-6567 or book online with the link below.

To book the Workshop portion of the Banjo Cruise, click the price link below or call 1-866-322-6567
Banjo Cruise Workshops $299.00
Returning Students Workshop $279.00
Optional Goldtone Banjo Rental$80.00 rental details

To Ask General Questions about the Cruise & Workshop

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Registration and Booking Information

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Banjo Rentals Available

Banjo Rentals with Goldtone

Leave your banjo at home and rent a Goldtone banjo for the cruise.
I've worked out an arrangement with the president of Goldtone Banjos, Wayne Rogers
Email us if you have questions about the banjo rentals or call 866-322-6567.
Goldtone Banjo Rentals - $80.00

Cruise Itinerary

Western Caribbean Cruise
Leaving Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Freedom Of the Seas
When it comes to beautiful beaches and sparkling blue waters,
the Caribbean is really in a league of its own.
Port of Call: Fort Lauderdale, George Town, Puerto Costa Maya, Cozumel.
Itinerary Details

Video from The Banjo Cruise 2016

Read an article about the Banjo Cruise written by Peter McKay of London's Newspaper, The Daily Mail

banjo cruise

During our 2015 cruise we even found a banjo picker in Labadee

Students Vicki MarkAnthony jamming with the Jamaicans

I even get a little time off too!

If you have workshop questions or need any assistance booking,
please call us anytime at 1-866-322-6567 Booking the Banjo Workshop Workshop cost is for students only, not friends, spouses or family members. Booking the workshop can be done after booking your cabin. Call us at 866-322-6567 or book online with the link below. It's important to Book early. Prices can go up based on availability

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