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Sunday, 11 March 2018


All aboard the Pitbull Cruise again for the ultimate Pitbull experience that can’t be replicated anywhere else with Mr Worldwide. The second annual Pitbull After Dark Party whisked away party goers on the Norwegian Jade from Miami to Nassau in the Bahamas between the 2-5th March 2018 for yet another jam packed, intensive, non-stop party-a-thon. Yet again proving that there is no party like a Pitbull party and there’s no party cruise like the Pitbull Cruise!

There’s nothing superficial or uptight about it.  The cruise is very much like what Pitbull himself embodies ‘realness’ and fun. As Pitbull’s phrase goes to get off the chain and what happens on the ship? Well that’s a case of ‘convenient amnesia’

So what’s different this time round? Pitbull is always looking to shake things up and do things differently so it’s no surprise that the second cruise has been mixed up in more ways than one before we even board the ship. First, we have the opportunity for those who booked during the pre-sale to be automatically entered into a fan lotto to win a range of on board experiences from a photo with Pitbull, Teppanyaki dinner with a toast by Pitbull, chance to introduce Pitbull before his Motivational Conversation and a Voli 305 Vodka Cocktail Hour with Pitbull.

Yet it doesn’t end there. There’s a cocktail of brand new experiences on board such as Pitbull’s very own vodka brand Voli 305 Vodka hosting the Voli 305 Musical Chairs game, a bar crawl and cocktail contest. Add a good few hours in Nassau, Bahamas with a selection of on shore excursions. While some are just too good to shake up like The Most Bad Ones Boot camp, Zumba, Silent disco and themed nights which this time round are the White Party and That 70’s Night.  We’ve only just touched upon a tip of what’s to come so without further ado let’s get on the ship.

DAY 1: Fri 2nd March

Pitbull paradise is upon us from the music in the hallways to images all over the place in one shape or form of the man himself. An escape from reality but a welcomed assault on the senses of all things Pitbull.  There’s no escaping Voli 305 Vodka anywhere either who this year have brand new concoctions at the bar with A Lo Pit (Voli, water and three lime wedges a ‘Pitbull drink’ and Pom Con Coco infused with Coconut and pomegranate juice and La Mulita infused with ginger beer and guava juice. I dare you to try to even choose just one as a favourite!  

After boarding and the important things are out of the way like the mandatory safety training, fans gather to take their place on the pool deck for a family photo and a shot of Voli 305 Vodka at the Sail Away Toast. Fans are handed out we free shot’s of Voli cocktails ready to down as Pitbull rolls on stage more prepared with a whole bottle in hand.

Where Mr Worldwide thanks his team, Flo Rida, Yandel, DJ Laz, fans who came in from all around the world. A thank you and a Happy Birthday to Becky G too who celebrated her birthday bash with the DJ ILL Set just before the Toast Off.  Reminiscing about the Miami boys on the ship hustling back in the days like Flo Rida and what a blessing it was to be on a ship together.

Acknowledging fans from Down Under in OZ waving their national flag with a “Like those in Australia say - Cheers Big Ears! To Love, life happiness, enjoy, have fun. Thank you all so much” Just before fans get to down a shot in unison with Mr Worldwide on stage.
We can all say we had a drink with Pitbull and a good few hundred other members of the Pitbull Fan Family of course!

That’s the toast done and we’re straight in with fellow Miamian and international superstar Flo Rida. Mr International Flo Rida wowed the excited crowds screaming with delight as he performed hits such as such as Good Feeling which was a fitting song to start with to match vibe in air. Speaking of air it wasn’t long before Flo got everyones hands ‘In The Ayer’ too! Hit after hit not forgetting the iconic Low. The moment that took it to another high especially for old school fans like myself was a surprise performance by Flo Rida with DJ Laz of Move Shake Drop getting some ladies from the crowd and onto the stage to do just that. Trademark Flo Rida getting involved with the crowd on another level with his own version of crowd surfing and throwing a handful of roses and dollars in the air.

Pitbull promised a non-stop party and that means straight in with DJ Danny West keeping the party going on after Flo Rida. Dance away or get active and head over to the Flip Cup Challenge. Congratulations to our #PitbullGirls for getting through the first round and thank you for taking on my sponsorship.

If the Voli 305 Vodka at the Sail Away Toast gave you a taste for more, then for a small fee cruisers can explore the different bars on the Norwegian Jade and have a good few drinks along the way on the Around The Jade Bar Crawl. A bar crawl on the ship with your hands not short of a drink of Voli 305 Vodka in hand.

From Pitbull the man himself to some of his closest friends in the industry spanning from the beginning of his career, join us on this jamboree upon the sea. An exceptionally talented team of scratchologist’s from Pitbull’s Sirius XM Channel 13 Globalization Radio and media personalities such as the legendary DJ Laz , The Latin Prince, Danny West, DJ Soulman, Damaged Goods, Santarosa, DJ ILL Set joined by DJ Johnny Seriuss and Crisco Kidd. Along of course his very own DJ Chino who all make the whole experience just as spectacular with their great sets. Pitbull, the talent, the activities are amazing but just as equally the ones that keep the vibe flowing, the feet dancing, the memories in creation and emotions that come with it and make the Pitbull Cruise experience incomparable are these remarkably skilled DJ’s with the humble, warm and approachable personalities to match. Believe me when I say you haven’t seen and felt music until you hear the talent on Globalization radio. These DJ’s are a HUGE part in making the cruise the success that it is. The Norwegian Jade is screaming DJ City and Globalization Radio, or as I like to say ‘There is always a DJ on THEIR decks on one of THE decks!’

After Danny West on the Pool Deck follows more personal dream DJ’s The Latin Prince and also DJ Laz warming up the crowd re-introducing Booty Bass to the ship while Voli 305 Girls throw out merchandise into the crowd, just before the first Pitbull concert starts at 10pm.

After Dark Party really does mean an ‘after dark’ party. What an incredible show nothing short of infectious energy to get the crowd going. Back drop before Mr Worldwide hits the stage has snippets with Tony Robbins CAN in the word can’t and Possible in the word imPOSSIBLE. Pitbull ever the motivator, manifestor, inspirer brings us these words even before the motivational conversation. Always a nugget of inspiration and motivation in between the breaks during the concerts by Pitbull.

Pitbull, The Agents, DJ Chino and the sassiest and fierce dancers The Most Bad Ones. The moment gets higher in anticipation of the signature Pitbull and Leo Brooks air guitar session which never ceases to amaze. What a phenomenal feeling. Outdoor concert, at night, somewhere on the ocean between Miami and the Bahamas. 

Simply exhilarating. Pitbull sets the stage alight with crowd pleasers such as Feel This Moment, Time Of Our Lives, Rain Over Me, Fireball, Hotel Room, Give Me Everything, Echa Pa’lla to some old school classics like Culo, to Mid school hits like Shake Señora. Mr Worldwide gave us a varied taste of old to new school and that was just a great trip down memory lane and the journey forward.

Taking a moment to look around, the proof is on the pool deck as once again we are reminded of just how Pitbull’s music still crosses all genres, all walks of  life, all ages in life. Fans from all over the United States and around the world from UK, Australia and beyond are brought together by the music of this one man. Pitbull. True to his word that music is the universal language. Ageless and genre-less with everyone on board to have a great time and celebrate life, this wonderful man and his wonderful team. A pleasure to see and meet the lovely Abuela 305 ‘Margarita’ who is in her 80’s and partying again with a bottle of Voli 305 Vodka and shown a lot of love from Mr Worldwide, Team Pitbull and fans alike.

But the party has only just got started. As the concert draws to a close elsewhere on the other decks, sets from DJ Chino, DJ Soulman, Danny West, Damaged Goods and Santarosa open up for those who still have energy to burn as the DJ’s thrill with their mixes as the cruisers dance away until the early hours near to 3am. Great to hear mixes from DJ Mutis throughout the nights too and to discover another great DJ! However, if you want to party to your own beat then the Sound Off Silent Disco is the place to be.

DAY 2: Sat 3rd March 

Up early and disembark at Nassau, Bahamas 8am where there is a choice of simply chilling on the beach and checking out local spots or a range of pre booked excursions such as swimming with dolphins (personally recommend) and other water based activities. If you didn’t fancy any of that then you can stay on the ship where Pitbull’s Globalization DJ’s spin tracks back to back until 3pm when The Most Bad Ones put us through our paces with their Dance Boot Camp and show us how to move.  As if the scorching sun on the pool deck wasn’t hot enough, more sizzle and sass with a lot of class by these talented ladies who heat things up even more.

Everyone back on board and report to the pool deck by 4:30pm where Yandel took the stage to bring some more Latin flavour on the ship. Didn’t matter how good your Spanish was as Yandel drew everyone into feeling the rhythm of reggeaeton.  Followed by rising star and stunning Becky G at 6:30pm keeping the crowd moving as the sun sets.  Who is then followed by DJ Soulman and Damaged Goods keeping the party going at various spots on the ship.

Continuing with the full on Latin theme, Bliss Lounge brings us Latin Dance Lessons to show off later where you can learn some salsa y mas!

After all that, it’s time for a drink and an intimate Voli 305 Mixology session at the Spinnaker room where the team create a cocktail mix and pass round shots of the drink. Inviting the audience on stage to make a toast and take a shot togetherThe Voli Mixology Sessions featured two winning recipes submitted as part of a contest. The lucky winners were The Succulent TMBO created by Sherri Ann O and the Espresso Voli-tini created by Jack D. A shot after shot after shot after responsible shot with variations of Voli 305 Vodka in an intimate dark setting.

The second night brings an ocean of white on board with the ‘White Party’ theme with cruisers dressed in all white attire in different styles- including one brave man who simply had on a white suit shirt and white socks. So even if you didn’t have anything to wear it was crazy and comfortable enough to ‘push the boat out’ and go all in or just go improvise with the unthinkable! It all works!

The clock hits 11pm and its time for the second Pitbull concertMr Worldwide says ‘The devil’s hot but I’m hotter’ and he certainly doesn’t need any sun to prove that as we get ready ‘after dark’ for another rip-roaring show creating waves of excitement on the pool deck yet again. There’s a certain sense of magic that a Pitbull concert brings and everyone that comes with that package. The Most Bad Ones are one of the best in their business and their personalities, energy really radiate outwards. While The Agents draw us in with the sounds. There are good bands that are Live and then there are GREAT ones like The Agents and DJ Chino fist pumping away reeling everyone in. It’s game over. The crowd has been driven into Pit-elation.

Still not tired? Keep working those floors on the pool deck throwing moves and ‘Drop It Like It’s White Hot’ in line with the dress theme with DJ Laz and DJ Candy Boy. Followed by DJ Santarosa and Danny West with DJ Crisco Kidd on the mic. When Santarosa, Danny West and Crisco Kidd get together you better hold tight. This trio get the crowd jumping along with them. Insane.

Elsewhere on the ship, visit the Royalty that is the Latin Prince and check out this accomplished DJ with an exceptional gift to sense and respond rapidly to the crowds ear at a deeper level with his thrilling and surprising sound blends in the Bliss Lounge followed by the unparalleled and talented DJ ILL Set that brings along infectious energy and throws a few dance moves herself as she’s DJ-ing lifting the crowd even more. Great to see DJ Johnny Seriuss on the mic too keeping us on our feet.

The Sound Off Silent Disco too is back again around the same time if you want a switch from speakers to headphones

Day 3: Sun 4th March 

Shake It off with some more Zumba and The Most Bad Ones Dance Boot Camp late morning on the deck. If your feet haven’t still touched the floor since we left shore then it’s time to spin around some more with the Voli 305 Musical Chairs with DJ ILL Set to entertain that inner child (a very grown up aged over 21 child) for an adaptation of musical chairs. When the music stops make sure you get that seat and be ready for some crazy challenges and shots of Voli in between!

Another spectacular show put on by Becky G before The Latin Prince gets the crowd going at 3pm for an hour just before the Pitbull Motivational Conversation starts. The Pitbull Motivational Conversation is the only time Pitbull can get the crowd on mute while he is on stage doing the inspirational talk sharing his wisdom. What makes it special is that it is real. Pitbull’s story, struggles, achievements and words of encouragement, drive and determination are moving and make an impact on fans. Mr Worldwide’s message is very relatable in one context or another in an engaging manner with ‘real talk’. Amongst one of the topics education and SLAM. Inspiring and giving children the opportunity and graduating them at 95% (and not stopping until it's at 100%) at the first school so far and making a change for the next generation. Thanking SLAM teachers and other teachers out there making a change. A shout out to the teacher always who changed his life, Hope Martinez.

Always love hearing these stories, especially the one about his mum slapping his hand while he was trying to turn off Tony Robbins in his mum’s radio in the car as a kid. Fast forward to today speaking on stage with Tony Robbin and moving in around the motivational field for which Armando has a natural knack for. With the ability to reach out and be a positive influence, example and impact on others starting with his very own fan base. See videos below

Always the teacher and sharing wisdom. Pitbull tells us about the two biggest diseases in the world his mum taught him is now passing on the lesson to us is ignorance and greed. Thought provoking, stirring, uplifting, motivating and always inspiring sessions. After the session was over Pitbull took a lot of time to walk around the crowd nearby taking photos, signing hats and even pulled out a $50 note, autographed it and gave it to a young boy.

Tonight sees That 70’s Night theme and cruisers get a chance to prepare with some old school moves with the 70’ Dance Lesson which was quite a blast.

With another Voli 305 Mixology session and Sound Off Silent Disco in between, the last night at sea which ended with a high from various sets by DJ City and Globalization Radio DJ’s throughout the final night.

DAY 4: Mon 5th March 

Alas all good things come to an end, for now. The second Pitbull Cruise by far surpassed any expectations and emotions I had with the first. The ultimate Party experience for anyone who simply love a great party. The Pitbull Cruise has raised the bar on the second annual cruise with the talent, activities and the overall handling and management by Sixthman and Norwegian Cruise Line. Thank you all for an incredible experience. Roll on 2019 Pitbull After Dark Party!


Voli 305 Sail Away Toast Off

Motivational Talk Snippets

Pitbull Concerts

Pitbull & Leo Brooks

Latin Prince

DJ Santarosa, Danny West, & Crisco Kidd



Flo Rida

Flo Rida & DJ Laz - Move Shake Drop

#Pitbull Girls Flip Cup Team 
(Sponsored by

Becky G 

 DJ ILL Set & DJ Johnny Seriuss

Danny West

 Crisco Kidd, Santarosa & Danny West

Voli 305 Mixology Session

Leo Brooks

DJ Laz

Latin Prince

The Most Bad Ones

Where The Cruisers Few In From Stats

Pitbull Signing Hats post Motivational Conversation 

It's raining Voli 305 Everywhere...

The Rockstar Photographer himself, Greg Watermann

Friday, 26 January 2018


Carnaval is as carnaval does. Party Royalty collaborators Mr Worldwide and Claudia Leitte will be kicking off another mass party with eyes globally on Brazil at the official opening of the Salvador of Carnaval in February with a brand new song to get the party started – Carnaval.

High energy, infectious with sampler from a traditional Argentinian song called  "El Carnavalito" A mish mash of a every Latin vibe, perhaps a little ‘Zuamba’  That’s a bit of Zumba meets Samba. Either way there’s always something special that comes along with a collaboration between the two and if you can’t get to the carnaval then Claudia & Pitbull will bring the carnaval to you so get buying through the various options from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Tidal to Deezer.

Making history yet again Mr Worldwide!


Saturday, 13 January 2018

Happy Birthday Pitbull RAP-POEM 2018

Happy Birthday Armando! My gift to you! A Rappeom with some of your highlights of 2017 in rhymes! Listen on the audio or read ahead! Have a wonderful day. Enjoy, thank you & Dale!

(Banner & Compilation With Thanks To

For he’s a jolly good fellow our Pitbull chap!
Bring out the party poppers - everybody clap!

Count back to 2017 so much achieved
Sure in your mind it first conceived!

Are you ready? Then let’s go
No order - just let it flow!

Mr Worldwide, Armando, Chico, Pitbull’s the name
“I don’t let the game play me, I play the game”

Mr Worldwide Signature Series - Hard Rock Heals
Doin’ it for SLAM and education it’s a HUGE deal!

After Dark Party - The Pitbull Cruise
Voli 305 Vodka the official sponsor and booze!

Watch out! Conditions are about to rearrange
Climate in music is about to Change

Pitbull Educates Ya with that Sexy Body and more
We Are Strong - keep up on the dance floor!

Before heading off to the studios - Tuff Gong
Given the Green Light for the Wrestle Mania 33 Song!

We have Options with Stephen Marley,
Pit rides through Jamaica - is that a Harley?

Options video more Pitbull history in the making
Marley history too it’s ground breaking

The Bad Man, the Thicke and the Perry
Anyone catch the moment on Pitberry?

Hands on a real guitar hanging with the crew like birds of a feather
At 25,000 feet you think Pit cares about the weather?

Booked for Elusion Music Festival headline
Suited and booted dressed up to the nines

Hey Ma is it Fate of the Furious?
Lucky 8? Just curious

From the ones that make me chuckle to ones that strike a chord
Congratulations - Songwriters Hall of Fame Global Ambassador Award 

Make a big splash create a ripple effect - it’s a global movement
Only listened when I met Pitbull’s rhymes – now that’s a big improvement!

He’s from the dirty but that chico nice
No need to ask once or even twice

Pit got the jet fuelled up - ready to go!
Move cancer patients for treatment – US from Puerto Rico

Somos Una Voz to Starry Night Masquerade
To help efforts, provide relief and aid

Tune into SiriusXM for our fave DJ’s - I know y’all keen
Lucky for us Globalization moved to Channel thirteen

Time of Our Lives residency back again – Pitbull’s a stayer
Magazine interview – Vegas Player

Best of Vegas Pitbull Time of Our Lives - nominated
Residency show quite rightfully rated

Another School coming up in Atlanta
While FOX goes into SLAM - Tampa

From trying to switch off Tony Robbins in his mom’s car 
To being on stage with Tony, that Chico has come far!

Mr Education on TRL and all is well
Gift match a scholarship that’s pretty swell!

While his music storms up the chart 
Pitbull will out-work and out-hustle anyone with his lions heart

“When I say I, I mean us, I mean we”
Team work makes the dream work you see

Short steps, long vision
Forget long division

Took his letters and made them numbers right
Like he’s got nothing to lose everyday Pitbull still fights

To succeed is made it. success is to maintain it
Successful is to understand both levels - just like Pit

Armando loves the kids, heart worth more than gold - come and take a seat
Amigo For Kids 25th Anniversary Gala Lollipop Award - that’s sweet!

As Pitbull’s empire continues to thrive
iLov305 yet to come on Ocean Drive

Dreamforce, Real Wealth Expo, Insight With Icons - moving in different fields
Armed with business strategies that he wields

Ultimate Wealth and Achievement Summit,
Learn from Armando so your business doesn't plummet! 

Go Pro Recruiting Mastery twenty seventeen
10% Talent, 90% Business if you know what he means

Inaugral Dick Clark Achievement - Latin AMA’s
Pitbull you never cease to amaze!

Por Favor, Jungle Fever, Mucho Culo - over to Pitbull’s Greatest Hits
Old school heaven and some new - it all fits!

Celebs Gone Good Nominee 2017 - That chico always good with a heart of gold
Always helping those in need without making a fuss or being told

Can’t stop, won’t stop so make some room
Cos I wanna dance like Muévelo Loca Boom Boom!

Milestone reached and Timber video Vevo one billion views - it’s goin’ down!
Messin’ around in the bars and Bahamas but Pitbull? He’s no clown

Many 'Options' available but Pitbull is the only real one
Nomination for three International Reggae and World Music Awards - Boom that's done!

SiriusXM Pop 2K Holiday party take over if ‘September’ Earth, Wind and Fire doesn't move you
Check your rhythm pulse something wrong there too!

Worldwide NYE Revolution - end of 2017 let’s mark
And ring in 2018 at Bayfront Park

Happy Birthday Armando keep going and keep growing
Keep the ventures, schools and business flowing
Shine bright and keep your light glowing


Love always, Rina x  

(Copyrights held)


Friday, 12 January 2018


Far as my eyes can see Pitbull looks great in 2D!

Better On Me video directed by David Rousseau features an animated Pitbull and Ty Dolla $ign taking us in their own style on a tour of the streets of Miami. Sketched on and bringing artwork and graffiti alive through the walls of Wynwood (Pitbull’s neck of the woods growing up) to the streets of Calle Ocho.

While Pitbull and Ty Dolla $ign bring the video alive through 2 Dimension,  The Most Bad Ones meet us in 3 Dimension as they dance through the streets adding sass to the murals behind them to stopping the traffic as they cross Calle Ocho leaving the Ball and Chain Bar behind.

We can’t have a visit to Calle Ocho and not stop by the Pitbull Art on the pillar so Shanice Fernandez covers that part while it would be criminal not to have a sip of Pitbull’s very own Voli 305 Vodka made in Miami- Don’t worry Stef Ruiz has it covered! I guess Pitbull can’t stop by without meeting a Celia Cruz mural on Calle Ocho (maybe she’s going to asking about those shoes!)

Caught also in action is artist Rigo Leon Herrera who makes the walls look even better with his striking colourful graffiti and murals.

What I also love about The Better On me Video is that it gives a sense of meaning. The streets of Miami to the neighbourhoods where Pitbull grew up with a great feel to it.

Very Miami, at times very Wynwood art meets Art Deco. Very refreshing and vibrant. Added to my favourite Pitbull video collection