Welcome to the Crystal Anniversary Sailing of The Jazz Cruise!
January 17-24, 2016
15 years ago The Jazz Cruise became the first, and it remains the only, full ship charter dedicated to “straight ahead” jazz. During that span of time, the cruise has become one of the most important events in the jazz world, uniting jazz lovers and artists from all over the world for a week at sea celebrating the music, people and history of this beloved genre.
The lineup for The Jazz Cruise ’16, our Crystal Anniversary Sailing, was announced on February 6, 2015 and the cruise is already 85% sold out. The energy generated by the fabulous sailing in January, 2015, together with the excitement surrounding the announcement of the new lineup, have combined to accelerate the customary sales process.
Now is the time to book a cabin on The Jazz Cruise ’16.
This program is presented by Entertainment Cruise Productions, the world’s leader in jazz cruises, having produced around 56 full ship charters, mostly featuring jazz, throughout the world.
The finest musicians and vocalists in the world of “straight ahead” jazz
Grammy® Winners, NEA Jazz Masters and internationally recognized performers
17 autonomous performing groups and 17 - 20 individual performers
CONCERTS, THEME NIGHTS, T-SHIRT PARTY AND MORE!
Interviews with the leaders in jazz
Concerts, big band & intimate venues
Dancing and jam sessions
Birdland in Ocean Bar
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Awards from the Conde Nast Traveler's "Readers Choice Awards" and "World's Best" by Travel + Leisure
Sophisticated mid-size ship with 11 passenger decks
Premier dining options, lounge with panoramic views and generous stateroom size
PORTS OF CALL
Ports of Call & Excursions
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Some of the most picturesque settings
Choose from historical, adventurous or relaxing excursions
Lovely tropical excursions that are unforgettable
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See the best jazz musicians on one of the best cruises for FREE!
Winner announced November 1, 2015
WORLD CLASS TALENT
LEARN THE WAYS
From JazzU to Jam Sessions learn how passion turns to music and how music turns to passion.
THE EVENING IS
THE EVENING HOURS ON THE JAZZ CRUISE BELONG TO YOU
Guests may select their dining experience to coincide with their desired music choices and schedule for the evening.
AND GROUP TRAVEL
BRINGING PEOPLE AND MUSIC TOGETHER
Materials and services that are available to help provide the best for your clients.
THE NEW YORK CITY JAZZ SCENE
WITH MARCUS MILLER
EXCLUSIVE JAZZ EXPERIENCE
Though our forte is jazz at sea, we want as many of our guests as possible to experience the iconic jazz clubs of New York. Marcus Miller is your host for five shows, five magical venues and more. The event is March 20 – 23, 2016 and is limited to 150 people.
The Jazz Cruise Experience
The Jazz Cruise was created for jazz lovers by jazz lovers. Each day is filled with set music performances, jam sessions, special music events and up-close-and-personal interviews, all in the luxurious setting of a first class cruise ship sailing the blue waters of the Caribbean in January, far away from the cold, sleet and snow. The music venues are intimate, professionally set up for the best sound, seating and sight lines that we can produce. Perhaps the most fascinating difference between a customary jazz performance and those on the cruise is the interactive nature of the experience and the ability of our guests to talk and converse with the musicians. The 1,900 or so guests have full access to the 100+ musicians which allows for greater learning, appreciation and excitement. The Jazz Cruise also creates performances and formats unlike other concerts or festivals which result in truly unique performances and pairings. And, at any time during the cruise, you can take a break from the music and enjoy the food, excursions, amenities and comfort of a Holland America Line Signature cruise ship. Now you know why this cruise sells out year after year after year and why Guests continue to sail for many years.
Birdland on The Jazz Cruise
One of the most iconic brands in Jazz has found a home at sea on The Jazz Cruise. Birdland, a name that is synonymous with jazz, will continue to host our late night events in the Ocean Bar of the ship. With Birdland owner, Gianni Valenti, at the helm, each night of the cruise features a memorable show, special drinks and cocktails and amazing camaraderie. The Jazz Cruise and Birdland … a great team.
Entertainment Cruise Productions is the most successful and most heralded theme cruise producer in the world. Having produced over 50 full ship cruise programs over the years, Entertainment Cruise Productions has produced The Jazz Cruise, The Smooth Jazz Cruise, Malt Shop Memories Cruise, Country Music Cruise, Soul Train Cruise, Celtic Thunder Cruise, Dave Koz Cruise, Playboy Jazz Cruise, The Elvis Cruise, North Sea Jazz Cruise, The Signature Jazz Cruise on Seabourn and The 80s Cruise. The formula used to make these cruises successful is very simple. We take a great cruise ship and substitute world class entertainment of a particular genre for the entertainment typically on the ship and add, further, events, parties and other interactive forms of entertainment that engage the guests with the artists and with the genre of the cruise. By doing so, we create a cruise experience unlike any other, particularly since all of our cruises are full ship charters where the entire passenger population is of one mind and one purpose.
At Entertainment Cruise Productions, your vacation is our responsibility and we take that responsibility very seriously.