Smooth Jazz Cruising


If you had told me back in 2003 when I went on my first Warren Hillhh2 Smooth Jazz Cruise that by 2013 I would have been on 11 cruises, I’d probably have laughed in your face.  But as we get ready for the 2013 Smooth Jazz Cruise hosted by Marcus Miller and David Sanborn, I can’t think of any place I’d rather be.

I for one always thought cruises were corny but what did I know?  Here are five great reasons to make plans for a music cruise this year:

You take one trip but you experience several different destinations.  Granted you might prefer spending more time in a given locale but there’s no better way to sample a few options and then come back later to stay longer in the places you liked the most.

All the food you can eat!! Of course that can be a problem if you have no self-control but no worries — there’s a fitness center on board where you can burn off some of those extra calories you’ll undoubtedly consume.

You go to several different places but you only have to unpack once! Need I say more about that one?

You get a chance to meet and mingle with the artists whose music you love.  Not only do you see them in concert and club settings, you also get to know them better in smaller more intimate interview sessions as well. Plus other passengers on board are into the same music as you so you’ll undoubtedly leave the ship with some new forever friends.

Finally, there have never been more music cruise options. There’s the original Smooth Jazz Cruise that sails the Caribbean, with a new West Coast cruise departing from San Diego in October of this year, exploring the Mexican Riviera. The Dave Koz Cruise traveled the Mediterranean last year and this year, Dave heads for Sicily and the Greek Islands! There’s a straight ahead jazz cruise too and a new Soul Train cruise debuts this fall for lovers of R&B.

There’s something for everyone, so what are you waiting for? See you on board in 2013!



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