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Dave Koz and Friends at Sea Venice and Beyond…

Unforgettable music, gourmet food & wine, state of the art sailing to exotic ports of call.

The Dave Koz Cruise prides itself on providing guests with once-in-a-lifetime musical moments, the very finest in wine and cuisine, and the most popular Ports-of-Call in the world – all within the “floating backstage” environment of luxury cruising. With a vast selection of stunning scenery as our backdrop, and with an incredible array of all-star talent providing the entertainment, this week-long “feast for the senses” gives guests an experience they will never forget. Seeing the world together through music is what the Dave Koz Cruise is all about.

Artists line up will be announced. The cruise is sold out! Get on the wait list! NOW!

Venice, Italy • Dubrovnik, Croatia • Kotor, Montenegro • Santorini, Greece • San Marino, Italy

May 9 – 16, 2017

Holland America – ms Westerdam




The Divine Jazz Cruise is a unique and intimate jazz experience. The number of passengers is limited allowing one to one interaction between our guest and musicians. This includes musicians dining with all guests at some point during the cruise. Each performance is limited to guests of Divine Jazz Cruise only and most performances are in small intimate venues. We will kick off your cruise in style with an after dinner performance the first evening. On the second night of the cruise we will have a Welcome Aboard Party, which includes hosted cocktails and time to meet & greet, giving you a unique opportunity to mingle with our Divine Jazz Cruise musicians. This event will be held exclusively for Divine Jazz Cruise guests.

It is highly recommended that you arrive in San Francisco by May 4, 2016 to avoid any problems due to a delayed or canceled flight and to enjoy the city of San Francisco. If arriving the day before our sailing is not possible for your schedule, please plan to arrive in Seattle no later than 2:00 p.m. on May 5, 2016. Our Welcome Aboard Cocktail Party and first performance will take place onboard Crystal Serenity at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner. In any event, all guests must be on board prior to 7:00 p.m. Of course, the sooner you arrive onboard, the sooner the fun begins! There will be no refund should you miss embarkation and sailing, and the ship will wait for no one, so it is much less stressful to arrive one day early.

Following artists will perform on this cruise:


  • Michael Paulo
  • Gregg Karukas
  • Ira Nepus

Day 1: Embarkation, San Francisco Set Sail at 10:00pm

Day 2: At Sea

Day 3: Astoria, OR 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Day 4: Seattle, WA 10:00AM to 11:00PM

Day 5: Victoria, BC 7:00AM to 10:00PM

Day 6: Disembarkation, Vancouver, BC 8:00AM



The Smooth Cruises Return for Summer 2015!

Wednesday, June 24th catch the first Smooth Cruise of the 2015 season with Grammy nominee and Soul Train Award winner sax man Boney James aboard the stunning Hornblower Infinity as you sail the Hudson and take in the sights of New York Harbor.

The Hornblower Infinity matches the uniqueness of New York — and the Smooth Cruises! The open bow, covered sky deck and over-sized windows provide endless opportunities to enjoy the countless sites in NY Harbor as guests kick back with the best jazz artists in the business. Guests will enjoy the world’s finest contemporary jazz on climate controlled interior decks with multiple dance floors, and can take in the sights outdoors on spacious exterior sun-decks.


June 24: Boney James

July 15: Norman Brown & Marion Meadows

July 22: Peter White & Richard Elliot

July 29: Gerald Albright & Mindi Abair

Aug 5: Dave Koz & Rick Braun with Special Guest Kenny Lattimore

Aug 12: Jonathan Butler & Alex Bugnon

Aug 19: Najee

Aug 26: Rachelle Ferrell

Sept 2: Freddie Jackson

Cruises depart promptly at 6:30pm and 9:30pm. (Boarding begins: approx. 5:30pm & 9pm)

Hudson River Park, Pier 40, 353 West St, New York, NY 10014


Dave Koz Ultimate Caribbean cruise embarks from San Juan, Puerto Rico with ports of call in Bridgetown, Barbados; Castries, St Lucia; St Johns, Antigua; Philipsburg, St Maarten; and St Croix, US Virgin Islands; February 21-28, 2016.

Featured Performers: Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Euge Groove, Larry Graham, Kenny Lattimore, Michael Lington, Keiko Matsui, Kirk Whalum, Peter White, comedian George Wallace and others to be announced.

Guest Artists: Vincent Ingala, Elan Trotman, Ariana Savalas, The LA Collective with Greg Manning, Tony Moore and Darryl Williams. Get on the wait-list!


Prince Georges Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc. in partnership with M-NCPPC Parks and Recreation is returning to the heart of beautiful Lake Arbor in Mitchellville, MD for the 6th Annual festival. Join them for a day and evening of contemporary and traditional jazz music featuring some of Washington, DC’s finest jazz and R&B groups.

Enjoy delicious food from a variety of food vendors, and arts and crafts merchandise from an array of vendors offering jewelry, clothing, books and more.

This year the festival will kick off with the Thursday Evening Jazzy Jam Session and the Summer White Affair and Jazz Concert at Matins Camelot in Upper Marlboro, MD. New to the festival line up of events this year is the Lake Arbor Jazz All-Star Sunday Brunch Cruise on the National Elite Yacht leaving from National Harbor! Join us and many of Lake Arbor Jazz Festival musicians for an all-star event on the Potomac!


Stonefish Grill, New Carrollton, MD
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
with Mr. Marcus Young and Friends


Martins Camelot, Upper Marlboro, MD
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
with The Sax Pack


Lake Arbor Community Center, Mitchellville, MD
12:00 Noon – 8:00 PM
with Eric Darius, Four 80 East – Featuring Matt Marshak, Jeff Bradshaw, and many more.


Stonefish Grill, New Carrollton, MD
9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
with Phase II


National Elite Private Yacht, National Harbor,MD
12:00 Noon – 3:00 PM
with Secret Society


Free Music workshop for aspiring high school and college musicians conducted by Professor Walter Beasley.


Charm City Jazz Presents A Moonlight Jazz & Party Cruise

A Grown & Sophisticated Party On The Water with Spirit Cruises Baltimore

Live Entertainment by Fahrenheit

1-800-695-2628 /

Tickets Only $59 (Includes Hot Buffet & Concert)

For more information call 443-858-9781

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Boarding 9:30pm / Returning 1:00am


The Smooth Jazz Cruise has forever been known as The Greatest Party at Sea!

Why? Because it is simply the most fun that you can have on a cruise. The cruise is also famous for bringing together the top names in jazz in the world. The Smooth Jazz Cruise ’16 will forever be known as the pinnacle of jazz performances, for there has never been a cruise, festival or concert that can boast the following superstar lineup:

Hosts: Marcus Miller, David Sanborn & Boney James

Special Event Hosts: Brian Culbertson & Candy Dulfer

Special Guest: George Benson

Artists: Peabo Bryson, Jonathan Butler & Richard Elliot

Cruise Hosts: Alonzo Bodden & Dane Butcher

Music Director: Brian Simpson

Party Band: DW3

Musicians: Andre Berry, Randy Jacobs, Nate Phillips, Dwight Sills, Ron Reinhardt, Ramon Yslas, Herman Jackson, Gerey Johnson, Arlington Jones, Nathaniel Kearney Jr, Khari Parker, Third Richardson & Jay Williams.

Cruise 16.1 embarks from Fort Lauderdale, with ports of call in Half Moon Cay, Bahamas;
Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico; and Key
West, Florida from January 10-17, 2016.