David Sanborn (pictured above) and Marcus Miller will host “the Greatest Party at Sea,” otherwise known as the Smooth Jazz Cruise 2012. Actually, due to popular demand, there will be two Smooth Jazz Cruises 2012. The one hosted by Sanborn and Miller will feature Motown legend Smokey Robinson. Other stars that will perform aboard the Holland America M/S Westerdam to Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Barths and the private island of Half Moon Clay are Boney James, Rick Braun, Candy Dulfer, Eric Darius, Jeff Golub, Rahsaan Patterson, Patrice Rushen, Joe Sample, Brian Simpson, Peter White and DW3, the official party band of The Smooth Jazz Cruise.
Reservation are now being accepted for the week-long musical voyages scheduled to run January 15-22, 2012, and January 22-29, 2012.
“We are very proud and excited to announce the 2012 lineup,” says the Smooth Jazz Cruise’s executive director Michael Lazaroff. “It is a very special lineup because we asked our guests who they’d most like to see perform … and that’s who we booked. Our guests are our number one priority and we do everything we can to provide them with a fun, first-class experience and an unforgettable musical vacation.”
The cruise attracts extraordinary repeat business: nearly 60 per cent of the guests return to sail aboard the Smooth Jazz Cruise again. Recognizing their loyalty, for the first time, a special rate will be offered for the 2012 cruise for guests who have sailed with the program four or more times
The Smooth Jazz Cruise sailed its maiden voyage in 2004. It presents a wealth of opportunities to meet artists personally off-stage in an out-of-the-ordinary setting. In addition, guests enjoy nightly headline concerts with unique artist pairings to choose from in large showrooms as well as in more intimate lounges, cocktail parties hosted by the musicians, afternoon autograph and question-and-answer sessions, contests and even morning exercise classes. Reservations can be made from the U.S. and Canada by calling 888-852-9987. For more information, go to www.thesmoothjazzcruise.com.