Cruise Events

We have dedicated each day to honor special moments in Penn State history! From football and volleyball championships to honoring our timeless guests, we offer non-stop fun and excitement with your fellow Penn State alumni and lifelong fans! See our detailed outline below of what we have to offer each day on the Happy Valley Cruise!

March 4, 2019

Sail from Port Canaveral

Port Canaveral, FL

Leaving at 4:00 pm

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March 4, 2019

Sail from Port Canaveral

 Happy Valley Events Onboard Include:


  1. Colossal Sail Away Tailgate with Captain Sue Paterno and the Nittany Stars lead by the Alumni Blue Band, Pool Deck 9.
  2. Happy Valley sing along with Tommy Wareham at the piano in the American Ale House Schooner Bar.
  3. “Roar like a Lion” Happy Valley Bingo.
  4. Happy Valley 60’s Night Dancing in the Centrum with you Happy Valley friends and Nittany Stars or late night at the Paternoville Lounge with a DJ. 

Port Canaveral, FL

Leaving at 4:00 pm

March 5, 2019

Celebrating Penn State Women’s Volleyball Team, and the '82 & '86 Penn State Football Champions!

"Paternoville" CocoCay Island

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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March 5, 2019

Celebrating Penn State Women’s Volleyball Team, and the '82 & '86 Penn State Football Champions!

Happy Valley Events Onboard Include: 


  1. At 7:00am, start our day as JoePa did – Roll your shorts up for our Paterno Family walk on deck. 
  2. Spend your day at the beach with your Nittany Stars and the Paterno Family
  3. Happy Valley sing along with Tommy Wareham at the piano in the American Ale House Schooner Bar.
  4. “Roar like a Lion” Happy Valley Bingo.
  5. Happy Valley 70’s Disco Night Dancing in the Centrum with your Happy Valley friends and Nittany Stars. Or, late night at the Paternoville Lounge with a DJ. 
  6. Happy Valley Stars White Out Glow Deck Party with music and films of the Championship Seasons on the big screen on Pool Deck 9
  7. Welcome our Nittany Stars led by the Penn State Blue Band in the Orpheum Theatre. Sue Paterno and the Nittany Players 12 Days of Christmas *their secrets revealed things you never knew happened in Happy Valley before bowl games!

"Paternoville" CocoCay Island

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

March 6, 2019

Celebrating the '94 Championship Team!

Nassau & Paradise Island

8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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March 6, 2019

Celebrating the '94 Championship Team!

Happy Valley Events Onboard Include:


  1. Watch all of the games onboard in your cabin or on the big screen at the pool.
  2. At 7:00am, start our day as JoePa did – Roll your shorts up with our '94 Team Members JoPa walk.
  3. Happy Valley special shore excursions for Nassau and Paradise Island.
  4. Happy Valley Dancing with the Stars final competition with our celebrity judges: Dana Harris, Russ Rose, & Scott Paterno!
  5. Happy Valley 80’s Night Dancing in the Centrum with your Happy Valley friends and Nittany Stars. Or, late night at the Paternoville Lounge with a DJ. 

Nassau & Paradise Island

8:00 am - 9:00 pm

March 7, 2019

Joe Paterno Day at Sea!

At Sea

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March 7, 2019

Joe Paterno Day at Sea!

Happy Valley Events Onboard Include:


  1. At 7:00am, roll your shorts up for the Paterno Family Walk.
  2. Paterno Children and Grandchildren tell all! 
  3. Poolside Deck 9 JoePA Movies on the big screen. 
  4. LION Poolside Games - Who will wear the Nittany Lion Mane in the Belly Flop Contest?!
  5. Happy Valley Lion Battle of the Sexes. Poolside Deck 9
  6. Live auction with auctioneer, Ted Brown at the helm. Get the best Nittany Memorabilia along with trips, keepsakes and a lot more!

At Sea

March 8, 2019

Disembark the Enchantment of the Seas

Port Canaveral, FL

Arriving 7:00 am

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March 8, 2019

Disembark the Enchantment of the Seas

Say so-long to all the friends you've met onboard! We'll see you again next year!

Port Canaveral, FL

Arriving 7:00 am

A Quick Story from a Happy Valley Team Member

“My fellow Penn State fans and Alumni, it will be 50 years ago this summer that some friends and I stopped just 20 miles short of Max Yasgur’s farm because it started to drizzle rain. We thought Woodstock was going to be “Just another concert”.  If you are a Penn State alumni or fan, don’t make the same mistake I did all those years ago. Don’t miss what promises to be a once in a lifetime event!”