2024 - 2025
Performance Schedule
 February 2024


Saturday, February 10, 2024
Winter Haven, FL 

Monday, February 12, 2024
Hobe Sound, FL - Andy Cooney Irish Celebration

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
The Savannah Theater, The Villages, FL - Andy Cooney Irish Celebration

Saturday, February 24, 2024
Delray Beach, FL




 March 2024
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Hernando, FL

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
North Port, FL

​Thursday, March 21, 2024
Tampa, FL
January 6 - January 13
Miami, FL - Cartagena, Columbia, Panama Canal, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

​Kick off to our 2024 World Cruise! Yes, the Panama Canal is a true wonder... But beyond the locks, there’s even more to see. Walk among the ruins of Casco Viejo, the original site of Panama City, a UNESCO site. Visit the architectural marvel known as the BioMuseo. Part art, part science, this museum is acclaimed as Panama’s newest icon. Enjoy traditional native music, song and dance at Embera village. See wildlife in their natural habitat as you cruise through Gatun Lake.

Regent Seven Seas Mariner
January 2024
 March 2025
Friday, March 7, 2025
​Spring Lake, NJ - HOLD

March 11 - 14
HOLD

​Saturday, March 15, 2025
Summerville/Charleston, SC

Sunday, March 16, 2025
Charlotte, NC

March 17 - 18
HOLD

Wednesday, March 19, 2025
PRIVATE - SC

Thursday, March 20, 2025
HOLD

 January 2025
Saturday, January 4, 2025
North Fort Myers, FL 

Saturday, January 11, 2025
Lake Placid, FL

Saturday, January 18, 2025
Bradenton, FL 
 May 2024
 August 2024
May 11 - May 21
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Kings Wharf, Bermuda - Cobh, Ireland

This destination owes its name to the sea captain from Spain, Juan de Bermudez, who first discovered it in the early 1500s. Bermuda was later included in the Virginia Company charter, and English colonists made the watery passage to its pink-sand shores. Over the following years, Bermuda’s population swelled with an influx of new ethnicities ranging from Native American and African to Irish and Scottish. Today, the island thrives on a healthy tourism economy and continues to be a cultural melting pot.

Holland American Zuiderdam
August 1 - August 13
Akureyri, Iceland - Eidfjord, Norway - Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Holland - Cobh, Ireland - Dublin, Ireland - Belfast, Ireland - Djupivogur, Iceland - Reykjavik, Iceland

The largest port in Europe, Rotterdam is an intriguing mix of the old and the new. The city's lineage is ancient - Count Willem III granted city rights to the sleepy fishing village on the Rotte in 1328, yet much of the city dates from the six decades following the end of World War II. An important industrial center and a major European port, Rotterdam was among the first targets of the Nazi blitzkrieg against the West. On May 14, 1940, the German Luftwaffe firebombed the city, Rotterdam was gutted. The post-war years saw a slow rebuilding but by the early 1960s the maze of port facilities extended all the way to the North Sea. Today, this city of over half a million is the economic powerhouse, not just of the Netherlands but of Northern Europe.

Holland America Zuiderdam
 February 2025
 November 2024
November 27 - December 3, 2024
Bridgetown, Barbados - Roseau, Dominica - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Great Stirrup Cay, Bahama - Miami, FL

Lying between Guadeloupe and Martinique is the island of Dominica--an unspoiled Caribbean paradise. The vibrant, rich rainforest is home to rare birds, including Sisserou and Jacquot parrots. Streams tumble down mountain slopes and thread fertile valleys on their short route to the sea. Dominica is also home to the last Carib Indians. When Columbus made landfall on his second voyage of discovery, this fierce tribe managed to keep the explorer at bay. And while the island proved a lure for both British and French planters, Dominica somehow managed to escape the trammels of civilization. This former British possession, independent since 1978, today lures visitors from around the world with its unspoiled beauty. As the islanders fondly say, "Apres Bondi, c'est la terre" (After God, it is the land). Tours may travel narrow, winding roads.

Oceania Nautica
November 15 - November 22, 2024
Roseau, Dominica -  Castries, St. Lucia - Bridgetown, Barbados - Kingstown, Grenadines - St. George's, Grenada - Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles - Curacao, Netherlands Antilles - Oranjestad, Aruba

Bonaire is without a doubt a "diver's paradise." Its license plates even state the same. But there is much more to this small Dutch country of 17,500 residents. "Bon Bini," as you will hear the friendly locals say, means "welcome to the island of Bonaire." Bonaire is located off the coast of Venezuela and has for years been known as a world-class diving and snorkeling destination. Diving and snorkeling are still the predominant activities, but today there is also a variety of other activities to enjoy such as kayaking, bird watching, and other eco-tours. Because of the hot and arid weather, Bonaire has been a major producer of sea salt. 

Oceania Insignia
April 18 - April 28
New York, USA - Puerto Plata-Amber Cove, Dominicana - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands - Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Netherlands, Antilles - New York, USA

St. Maarten offers a delightful case of split personality. Legend has it that a Frenchman and a Dutchman divided ownership of the island through a walk-off: Standing back to back, the two headed in opposite directions, walking around the island until they met. Perhaps the Dutchman paused for a refreshing brew. At any rate, the French ended up claiming 21 square miles of the island to 16 square miles for the Dutch. This lively tale says much about St. Maarten's easygoing ways. No formal boundary exists between the Dutch and French sides of the island; a simple welcome sign tells you when you cross from one country to the other. 

MSC Meraviglia
 April 2024
April 28 - May 4
New York, USA - Kings Wharf, Bermuda - New York, USA

The Royal Naval Dockyard, the westernmost point in Bermuda, not only showcases Bermuda's nautical heritage, but it also provides a home for an impressive array of attractions and shopping opportunities. The fortifications of the Royal Naval Dockyard were built by British convicts and slave labor during the mid-1800s. Since then it has served many purposes, including the headquarters for the Royal Navy and a strategic defense post for the British in the North Atlantic. Most recently it has been redeveloped into a fascinating attraction offering visitors a glimpse into Bermuda's history, and has become a fun place to shop or explore. The centerpiece of the Dockyard is the commanding Clocktower building, which once served as a naval store and the captain's offices. Today, it has been marvelously restored. 

MSC Meraviglia

Gertrude Byrne Promotions Presents

presents
All Star Irish Charter Cruise
The Caribbean

February 23 to March 2, 2025

Click link below for more info:
https://www.gertrudebyrnepromotions.com/
Thirty three years ago I promoted my first Irish theme cruise. We sailed out of New York Harbor joined by 80 passengers and some of New York’s finest musicians. While I had been promoting other Irish events, I had absolutely no idea of the organizational skills required for successful cruising. We were all novices on this incredible voyage as this was also a first cruise for my guests. The ship was small, our staterooms quite plain but the food was incre-dible and the midnight buffets were truly indulgent.

We were assigned a small lounge on the top of the ship to host our Irish entertainment. Let me tell you we had so much fun that we were the envy of every other passenger onboard. We danced nights away, enjoying the Siege of Ennis, Jiving, Polka’s, Old Time Waltz’s and ending each night with our Anthems. I recall coming back with hundreds of names given to me by other passengers that wanted to be notified of my next Irish cruise.

It all began for me from that cruise so many years ago, with 80 passengers to chartering entire ships. I continued to promote an Irish theme cruise on an annual basis. I gained a vast amount of knowledge along the way on how to improve the cruising experience. However I remain steadfast to my own theory “simply envision the type of quality and service that I would expect and don’t offer anything less to my customers”. My philosophy is to offer my guests the 5-star experience from the moment they step on the pier for embarkation. The mood is set, each guest is personally greeted, followed by a champagne reception and of course some welcome Irish music. It is heartwarming to watch the smiling faces and joyous emotions exhibited as each guest is ready to board the ship for the cruise of a lifetime. I now charter Holland America’s vista class ships annually catering up to 2000 + passengers.

Most of my business comes from “word of mouth” and passengers hail from all over the world. I am truly blessed and have to thank all of my guests who sailed with me over the past thirty years. Should you choose to join us on this 30th Anniversary cruise you are sure to meet up with some old friends that you have met along the way on a Gertrude Byrne All Star Irish Cruise!
Oceans apart from any other Irish Cruise...

Gertrude Byrne's All Star Irish Charter Cruise
 Andy Cooney Irish Celebration!
with special guests


George Casey
And
Ciara Fox





Go to: www.andycooney.com for details
 June 2024
June 6 - June 15
Miami, FL - Amber Cove, Dominicana - St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands - 
St. Johns, Antigua - Philipsburg St. Maarten - San Juan, Puerto Rico - 
Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas - Miami, FL

St. Maarten offers a delightful case of split personality. Legend has it that a Frenchman and a Dutchman divided ownership of the island through a walk-off: Standing back to back, the two headed in opposite directions, walking around the island until they met. Perhaps the Dutchman paused for a refreshing brew. At any rate, the French ended up claiming 21 square miles of the island to 16 square miles for the Dutch. This lively tale says much about St. Maarten's easygoing ways. No formal boundary exists between the Dutch and French sides of the island; a simple welcome sign tells you when you cross from one country to the other. But the differences are as noticeable as the spelling of the island's name. The French spell it St. Martin. And it's this split personality that lends so much to the island's charms, including an international reputation for the finest cuisine in the Caribbean.

NCL Sky
January 31 - February 5
Miami, FL - Bridgetown, Barbados

Barbados is one of the few Caribbean islands solely colonized by one nation. It's no wonder Bajans describe their country as being "more English than England sheself," surnames like Worthing and Hastings abound. But look around and you know you're not in England: rich and fertile tropical fields meet a glistening, azure sea. The soft pastels of old chattel houses blend with the vibrant reds, oranges, and greens of roadside fruit stands. In short, Barbados exudes a charm all its own. Perhaps it is due to Bajan culture, that celebrated blend of English tradition and the African heritage brought to the island by slaves imported to work the sugar plantations. The potent brew which results flavors every aspect of island life, from music, dance and art, to religion, language and food.

Oceania Vista
March 1, 2024
The Park Theatre
19 Main St, Jaffrey, NH 03452

March 2, 2024
White Plains Performing Arts Center
11 City Pl, White Plains, NY 10601

March 3, 2024
Our Lady of Angels
7320 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209

March 4, 2024
The Argyle Theatre at Babylon Village
34 W Main St, Babylon, NY 11702

March 5, 2024
The Argyle Theatre at Babylon Village
34 W Main St, Babylon, NY 11702

March 6, 2024
Danversport
161 Elliott St, Danvers, MA 01923

March 7, 2024
Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
1008 Brown Street, Peekskill NY 10566

March 8, 2024
Buckley's in Brooklyn
2926 Ave S, Brooklyn, NY 11229
Irish Celebration Tour Dates
​March 9, 2024
Laura's Center For The Arts
97 Mill Street Hanover, MA 02339

March 10, 2024
The Fair Barn
200 Beulah Hill Rd N, Pinehurst, NC 28374

March 12, 2024
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse SOLD OUT
88 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 08827

March 13, 2024
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse SOLD OUT
88 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 08827

March 14, 2024
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse SOLD OUT
88 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 08827

March 15, 2024
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse SOLD OUT
88 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 08827

March 16, 2024
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse
88 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 08827

March 17, 2024
Hunterdon Hills Playhouse
88 Route 173 West, Hampton, NJ 08827
May 23 - May 30
Funchal, Portugal - Hamilton, Bermuda

.The capital of Madeira is named after the fennel (funcha) that once flowered there in profusion. The largest island in the Madeira Archipelago was discovered in 1419 by Portuguese explorers venturing south into the Atlantic. The island is nearly equidistant from Lisbon and the African coast, and its unique geographical position allowed Madeira to play a pivotal role in European discovery. Seamen such as Christopher Columbus gained knowledge and experience plying the routes of the island's sugar trade. When sugar declined, the island's famed wines continued to provide a robust trade. By the late 18th century, Madeira's mild climate, rocky peaks, and lush valleys provided a winter haven to Europe's aristocrats. Visitors still flock to the island today, drawn by its scenery and its weather.

Regen Seven Seas
Mariner
January 18 - January 25
Oranjestad, Aruba - Willemstad, Curacao - Kralendijk, Bonaire - 
Port Antonio, Jamaica - Grand Caymen Island - Miami, Florida

Bonaire is without a doubt a "diver's paradise." Its license plates even state the same. But there is much more to this small Dutch country of 17,500 residents. "Bon Bini," as you will hear the friendly locals say, means "welcome to the island of Bonaire." Bonaire is located off the coast of Venezuela and has for years been known as a world-class diving and snorkeling destination. Diving and snorkeling are still the predominant activities, but today there is also a variety of other activities to enjoy such as kayaking, bird watching, and other eco-tours. Because of the hot and arid weather, Bonaire has been a major producer of sea salt. Do not miss the "white mountains" waiting to be shipped out and the salt flats where the salt is evaporated from the Caribbean Sea, which also happens to be home to another icon of Bonaire-the pink flamingo.

Oceania Sirena
 September/October 2024
September 27 - October 20
Seattle, WA - Juneau, AK - Skagway, AK - Haines, AK - Hubbard Glacier, AK - Sitka, AK - Icy Strait Point, AK - Ketchikan, AK - Victoria, BC, Canada - Seattle, WA - Vancouver, BC - Ketchikan, Alaska - Juno, Alaska - Skagway, Alaska - Glacier Bay, Alaska - Kahului, Maui Island, Hawaii - Hilo, Hawaii

​During the 1900s, a permanent army post was built and named Fort William H. Seward. The post was abandoned in 1946 and sold to a group of veterans who re-established it as Port Chilkoot. In 1970, the area became part of the City of Haines and when the fort became a national historic site in 1972, the name was changed back to Fort William H. Seward.

Haines is the home of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, where as many as 4,000 bald eagles gather each fall to feast on spawning salmon along the Chilkat River. Naturalists and photographers come from all over the world to witness one of the most unusual and impressive sights in nature's kingdom. As many as 80 have been seen perched in a single tree and more than a hundred may be captured within the frame of a single photograph.

NCL Sun
January 26 - January 30, 2025
St. Johns, Antigua - Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe - Fort de France, Martinique - Basseterre, St. Kitts - San Juan, Puerto Rico 

To the Arawak, Martinique was their treasured "isle of flowers." Lying in the Lesser Antilles between Dominica and St. Lucia, the island is a tropical paradise of dense rain forest, rolling savanna and stunning beaches. The rich volcanic soil nourishes banana plantations and pineapple fields as well as mangoes, papayas, lemons, limes, and West Indian cherries. Little wonder that Columbus praised Martinique as the "best, most fertile, most delightful, and most charming land in the world." Martinique's cultural heritage is as rich and bountiful as its soil. The island has been governed by France for over three centuries. Today an overseas department of France, the island boasts a culture that is a unique and zesty blend of French, Caribbean, African and Middle Eastern influences, resulting in that spicy combination called Créole. Créole culture is reflected in Martinique's architecture, cuisine, language, and music. 

Regent Seven Seas Navigator
March 26 - April 6
Papeete, Tahiti - Fakarava Atoll, French Polynesia - Nuku Hiva Island, French Polynesia - San Diego, CA

Tahiti is not just an island - Tahiti has always been a state of mind. The bustling capital of Tahiti and her islands, Papeete is the chief port and trading center, as well as a provocative temptress luring people to her shores. Immortalized in the novel "Mutiny on the Bounty," who could blame the men of "HMS Bounty" for abandoning their ship in favor of basking in paradise? And what would Modern Art be without Tahiti's influence on Gauguin and Matisse? Today the island is a charming blend of Polynesian "joie de vivre" and Gallic sophistication. But venture out from Papeete and you find a landscape of rugged mountains, lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls and deserted beaches.

Holland America Volendam
 August 2025
Friday - Sunday August 1 - 3, 2025
Waterloo, Iowa - HOLD
Saturday, February 15, 2025
Port Charlotte, FL

Monday, February 17, 2025
The Villages, FL 
February 5, 2025 - February 9, 2025
Cartegena, Columbia - Grand Cayman Island - Miami, Florida

​One of the more interesting cities on your itinerary steeped in history. This was the transit port for all the wealth Spain derived from South America. The famous "Old City" is comprised of 12 square blocks filled with attractions, boutiques and restaurants. Throughout Colombia, the Spanish Empire's influence in the New World is self-evident. Its fortress walls, quaint narrow streets, and balconied houses are all vivid reminders of Spain's hold on Cartagena and throughout the Caribbean and South America. This is the land of El Dorado and flamboyant adventurers in search of the ever-elusive gold. Cartagena's well-constructed fortifications defended its borders against seafaring pirates whose attacks lasted for more than 200 years.
Oceania Vista
 December 2024
Friday, December 13, 2024
Seattle, WA

Saturday, December 14, 2024
Madison, WI
 June 2025
June 24, 2025 - June 30, 2025
Harstad, Norway - Bodo, Norway - Trondheim, Norway - Eidfjord, Norway
Copenhagen, Denmark

Not far from the large city of Bergen, Eidfjord is a charming little village at the end of the Hardangerfjord. Despite its small size, it is a major port of call for cruise ships, owing the wealth of natural tourist sites it has within its vicinity. 

Being a fjord port of call, there are plenty of activities you can engage in here to make the most of your time ashore. You can rent bikes or electric cars from the tourist information centre or engage in kayaking or RIB rides on the fjord with local guides. There are plenty of well-organized hiking trails, ranging from short wheelchair accessible routes along the banks of the river, to more challenging hikes such as the one to the Kjeåsen mountain farm 530 m above sea level, a 3-4 hour round trip up a steep path. If they are too much of an exertion, then there is even a popular trolley train called the Troll Train which does a loop of the town and stops at a vantage point providing stunning views of the fjord and your ship in port.
Azamara Journey