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Join us for our new Afternoon cruise event! Food and music abroad the Spirit of Carolina.

Imagine an afternoon filled with extraordinary experiences, the beautiful views of the city from the water, sipping a cool drink while cruising on the gentle waves of Charleston Harbor! Enjoy a music set by International recording artist, Alex Bugnon! A Meet and Greet/CD Signing is set to follow the show.

Boarding begins at 1130am. Cruise departs promptly at 12 noon and will return to the dock at 2pm.

The show is scheduled for the lower level of the boat, and food on the upper deck. Seating is available for all who purchase tickets.

*Please be sure to bring a sweater or coat if you tend to chill easily.

*Because there are stairs leading to the upper decks, ladies, we encourage low heels or flat shoes.

2014 Lowcountry Jazz Festival Afternoon Cruise with Alex Bugnon

QUESTIONS? call 704- 277-7154

Sunday August 31, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Boarding at:

Aquarium Wharf, 360 Concord St., Charleston, SC 29401


The feedback we requested about a possible second sailing of The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2015 has been received … and your support was loud and clear!

We are proud to confirm that The Smooth Jazz Cruise will sail twice in 2015. Our Second-Chance Sailing lineup is patterned after the original SJC ’15 lineup and features Music Hosts Marcus Miller and David Sanborn and Special Event Hosts Boney James and Candy Dulfer, with a special performance by legendary vocalist and multiple Grammy Award-winner Natalie Cole. Of course, it wouldn’t be The Greatest Party at Sea without jazz favorites Brian Culbertson, Jonathan Butler, Peter White, Rick Braun and Joe Sample, along with many other amazing smooth-jazz Artists and Musicians that you know and love. Dane Butcher has lots of exciting programming planned, DW3 is ready to keep the party going, and Alonzo Bodden will be there to poke fun at everyone on board.

We will be sailing March 1-8, 2015, on Holland America’s m/s Eurodam, departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and visiting Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Croix and the private island of Half Moon Cay.

Natalie Cole

Marcus Miller and David Sanborn

Candy Dulfer and Boney James

Brian Culbertson

Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Joe Sample,
Peter White, Brian Simpson and DW3

Alonzo Bodden (comic) and Dane Butcher

Patches Stewart and Tom Braxton
Other featured performers will be announced shortly

Andre Berry, Randy Jacobs, Nate Phillips, Dwight Sills, Ron Reinhardt,
Ramon Yslas, Herman Jackson, Gerey Johnson, Arlington Jones,
Nate Kearney, Khari Parker, Third Richardson and Jay Williams

We have already received an overwhelming response during our prebooking period. Many cabin categories have already been filled, but a wide variety of cabins do still remain. On Monday, Feb. 3, we will begin accepting reservations for The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2015, Second-Chance Sailing. For online reservations or more information, please go to our website at, or call a reservationist anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday (toll-free) at 888.852.9987.

We hope to see you on board The Smooth Jazz Cruise 2015, Second-Chance Sailing!

Michael Lazaroff
Executive Director
Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC



Enjoy live smooth jazz with the explosive ERIC DARIUS in our brand-new jazzy lunch cruise event! See the sights along scenic St. Andrews Bay aboard the exciting Solaris Dinner Yacht.

Featuring two climate controlled salons, a full service galley and bar, along with an exceptional on-board staff — this smooth jazz lunch cruise showcases the natural beauty of Northwest Florida in a breathtaking cruise of St. Andrews Bay. Kick back, relax, and see the sights while you enjoy lunch.

Then…it’s up the top deck for a once-in-a-lifetime performance from saxophonist ERIC DARIUS performing his hits as well as new selections from is new upcoming smooth jazz cd set to be released Spring 2014!

A Meet and Greet/CD Signing is set to follow the show. This is the perfect way to kick off the smooth jazz weekend in style! Enjoy a two-hour cruise with great views of Panama City, the setting sun sparkling off the water, and dolphins playing in the distance. AND the high-energy sounds of ERIC DARIUS! Don’t miss what will be one of the most talked-about events at the Seabreeze Jazz Cruise.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 – 10:30 am

Lighthouse Marina, 5325 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, Florida 32408


Wednesday, April 23rd aboard the Solaris Dinner Yacht

Boards at 6:30pm. Sails at 7pm and returns at 10pm.

Back by popular demand…Brian Culbertson will officially kick off the Ultimate Weekend of Smooth Jazz with a dinner cruise and show aboard The Solaris.

Featuring two climate controlled salons, a full service galley and bar, along with an exceptional on-board staff — this smooth jazz dinner cruise showcases the natural beauty of Northwest Florida in a breathtaking cruise of St. Andrews Bay. The SMOOTH JAZZ DINNER CRUISE is the perfect way to kick off the smooth jazz weekend in style!

Enjoy a three-hour cruise with great views of Panama City, the setting sun sparkling off the water, and dolphins playing in the distance. Dinner buffet included with entree, vegetables, salad, fruit, rolls, butter, and dessert…along with coffee and tea. A cash bar will be available. Then…it’s up to the top deck for an intimate performance with Brian Culbertson “under the stars” on the outdoor performance area.

A Meet and Greet/CD Signing will follow after the show. Due to the extreme response and demand from festival fans, Brian Culbertson is back — but tickets will sell fast —so don’t wait. This event will jumpstart the “ultimate weekend of smooth jazz” with an evening of great dining, great scenery, and live smooth jazz from one of the top artists on the radio!.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – 6:30 pm

Lighthouse Marina, 5325 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, Florida 32408

jamaica flye print

Welcome to the cruise that puts “R/R” in rest & relaxation with lots of fun to be had by all who attends. Your RSVP is waiting.
I-JAMS proudly presents “Voyage II” and exciting & wonderful journey to venture on. We are going to invade some fabulous ports of call in the beautiful Caribbean Ocean leaving first out of Galveston TX then onward to our adventure in paradise.

Along this fantastic Voyage will be some great jazz musicians & vocalist that will have you in awe. While your enjoying smooth sailing for 7 days & 7 nights. Concert, parties, jam session, comedy, contests, great food with non-stop entertainment and activities. The most fun you can have for one week on a cruise. Meet & greet the jazz artist as well.

Phil Denny | Dean James | R&B vocalist Ty Causey | Vocalist LeNora Jaye and others to be announced.

Oh yeah!!! Did we mention this is a jazz cruise by independent jazz artists that will spellbound you. The price is right for this splendid delight on board wonderful Carnival Magic, along with a weekend in Houston {OR} Galveston what your flavor or spice.

Cruise embarks from Galveston, Texas en route to Jamaica; February 16 – 23, 2014



Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has tapped legendary contemporary jazz guitarists Paul Brown and Marc Antoine to perform on two special “Music Under the Stars” voyages aboard its intimate, 540-guest Silver Spirit this year.

Marc Antoine will perform aboard Silver Spirit’s seven-day Mediterranean cruise (#5334), sailing November 2 from Rome to Barcelona with calls in Livorno, Monte Carlo, Marseille, Porto Mahon, and Palma de Mallorca.

These unique music-themed sailings will each feature two concerts on stage in the elegant Show Lounge, as well as an outdoor performance during a sail-away cocktail party on the ship’s pool deck (when departing Monte Carlo and St. Bart’s), where the artist will have a chance to meet and mingle with guests. Plus autographed copies of the musician’s latest CD will be delivered to each guest’s suite.

Paul Brown will entertain guests on Silver Spirit’s 10-day Caribbean cruise (#5338), sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on December 13. Destinations include Tortola, St. Maarten, St. Bart’s, San Juan, Samana, and Grand Turk.

“We’re excited and honored to have these two renowned artists performing aboard our beautiful Silver Spirit,” said Ellen Bettridge, Silversea’s president of the Americas. “I know our guests will enjoy an extraordinary music experience.”

Antoine, whose career is highlighted by numerous number-one hits on the contemporary jazz charts, has performed with such music royalty as Sting, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Cher, Queen Latifah and others, and has composed and performed for six major movie soundtracks. He tours regularly with contemporary jazz artists Dave Koz, Chris Botti, and Jeff Lorber.

In expressing his excitement about the upcoming voyage, Antoine said, “It will be great to perform in the Mediterranean and visit my beloved Spain and France with music lovers from around the world.”

Double GRAMMY-winning Paul Brown has produced more than 50 number-one hits on the contemporary jazz charts. The guitarist, producer, and composer has worked on projects with such music legends as Al Jarreau, George Benson, Patti Austin, Luther Vandross, Kirk Whalum, Boney James, Larry Carlton, Rick Braun, and many others.

“I’m looking forward to spending a week with my fans, playing the music I love in a great intimate setting, and making new friends,” remarked Brown about his upcoming cruise. To book these special “Music Under the Stars” voyages, guests or their travel agents should call Silversea at toll-free (877) 569-8106 and reference the booking code MUSIC-MED for the Mediterranean cruise and MUSIC-CAR for the Caribbean cruise.


Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, is recognized as an innovator in the luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow,Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer and Silver Galapagos (debuting late September 2013), Silversea Cruises’ itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and over 500 fascinating destinations in between. Visit for more information.

In the U.S., Silversea has been voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler (nine times) and Travel + Leisure (seven times), and awarded “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by (2012). International awards include “Five Star Diamond Award” from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2013); “Best Small Ship Cruise Line” in the Readers’ Choice survey conducted by Britain’s Condé Nast Traveller magazine (2012); “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Australia’s Cruise Passenger magazine (2012); “Best Small Luxury Cruise Line” by China’s Travel + Leisure (2012); and “Best Luxury Cruise Company” according to the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association (2012).


The Destination Group, and creator of Cruising 2013/14 based in California is managed by President, Tom Brady whose software and marketing solutions have served 26 cruise lines and more than 60,000 travel agents since 2000. The firm received the 2012 Travel Weekly Magellan GOLD award for Cruise Marketing and SILVER award for Hospitality web design.

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Cabins are still available for this year’s SuperCruise. For current pricing and availability, go to


Hungry for a dazzling at-sea experience that combines sleek swiftness, panoramic vistas, and an array of our best new dining options? Look no further than the newly renovated Radiance of the Seas®. With acres of glass enclosing the nine-story central atrium, elevators facing the sea, and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, you’ll never be at a loss for an incredible view. Plus, we’ve just added eight new dining experiences, ranging from casual eats at Boardwalk Doghouse, to the family-style Italian fare at Giovanni’s Table, to the sizzling skewers of Samba Grill Brazilian Steakhouse.

Other new features include a Royal Babies & TotsSM Nursery, VIP guest lounges, and an outdoor, poolside movie screen showing first-run movies day and night. Whether you seek adventurous activities, relaxing moments, or fine fare, Radiance of the Seas has the features to please every taste.

Bringing you truly fabulous musical entertainment…
Dave Koz & Friends are delighted to be able to cruise in style with you to Alaska.

Special Guest, Artists and more…
to be announced first onboard our September 2013 cruise.

To include multiple Artists to perform headline shows in the main theatre.

Conversations, autograph sessions, cocktail events, special late night programming with artists and all your favorite hosts.

Guest comedian, individual artists and special guests performing throughout the ship.

With a group of world class musicians backing up all the artists, special guests and performing as well.

Continuing to delivery everything you expect from a Dave Koz cruise, unforgettable music, gourmet food & wine, state of the art sailing to exotic ports of call.

The Dave Koz and Friends at Sea Vancouver and Alaska Smooth Jazz cruise will take you to some fascinating ports of call and cities. You’ll see legendary places, cruise past glacial fjords and experience nature in a way you’ve never imagined before.

Sept. 5 Friday Vancouver, B.C. 4:30 PM Departing
Sept. 6 Saturday At Sea – - Cruising
Sept. 7 Sunday Skagway, Alaska 12:00 PM 7:00 PM Docked
Sept. 8 Monday Tracy Arm Fjord, Alaska 11:00 AM 6:00 PM Cruising
Sept. 9 Tuesday Juneau, Alaska 7:00 AM 4:00 PM Docked
Sept. 10 Wednesday Ketchikan, Alaska 9:00 AM 6:00 PM Docked
Sept. 11 Thursday At Sea Cruising
Sept. 12 Friday Vancouver, B.C. 7:00 AM Disembarkment


For over 35 years, Spyro Gyra has maintained a strong position at the forefront of modern jazz. Their debut album 1979’s Morning Dance included the title track that became a Top 40 single and proved to be the band’s breakout single. To this day, the Calypso-inspired track is still in heavy rotation on contemporary jazz stations nationwide. Soon after their acclaimed first release, the band initiated a heavy touring schedule that has been in perpetual motion ever since.

Their 2001 album In Modern Times, an album that spent 64 weeks on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart, peaked at the #2 position. Two years later, the band released Original Cinema, followed by The Deep End in 2004. Both albums spent a considerable amount of time on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts. 2006’s Wrapped in a Dream cemented the band’s position as heavyweight contenders in the contemporary jazz arena, earning a Grammy nomination and wide critical acclaim.

Spyro Gyra continued this momentum into 2007, releasing Good To Go-Go, an album that captures a more live groove with the help of new drummer Bonny B. Good To Go-Go scored two Grammy nominations in December 2007: Best Pop Instrumental Album and Best Pop Instrumental Performance (the latter nomination for the track “Simple Pleasures”). In 2009, Spyro Gyra added the album, Down the Wire, to its voluminous discography and earned the group a Grammy nod for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

Their most recent release 2011’s A Foreign Affair debuted at #2 on Billboard’s jazz charts. Spyro Gyra continues to remain an exciting and dynamic instrumental group, constantly pushing and exploring the boundaries of contemporary jazz.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 – 6:00 pm Two cruises, 6 & 9 p.m.

Spirit of New York, Chelsea Piers, Pier 61, New York, New York 10011


Friday, July 26, 2013, 8:00pm until 11:30pm in EDT

Capital Yacht Charters,1300 Maine Ave SW DC, Washington 20536