What’s better than floating around the Caribbean on a big cruise ship? Sailing around those balmy waters with jazz musicians, many of who look quite comfortable sporting Hawaii shirts and bright-colored drinks with umbrellas! JazzTimes Travel/2nd Annual Jazz Cruise at Sea will let you cruise with you favorite players, loud shirts, strong fruity drinks and all.
This year’s Jazz Cruise at Sea takes place Oct. 26 to Nov. 2 aboard the Norwegian Cruise Lines’ new Norwegian Sun megaship. The cruise begins in Miami and winds its way to Grand Cayman, Roatan, Belize City and Cozumel before returning.
The lineup for this year’s event includes: Lou Donaldson with Dr. Lonnie Smith (pictured left), Steve Turre Quintet, Benny Green, Russell Malone, Junior Mance, Red Holloway, James Moody, the Heath Brothers, the Louie Bellson Big Band, Irene Reid, Willie Pickens, Larry Gray, Robert Shy, James Moody, Rufus Reid, Jon Faddis and more.
In addition to the great sites, great food and great sun-oh, and great jazz-there will be rap sessions with the musicians, autograph signings and birthday parties for Lou Donaldson and Jimmy Heath.
For rates and more information, call 800-433-0493.Originally Published