SOURCE: Jazz Cruises, LLC

August 03, 2006 07:00 ET

Jazz Cruises LLC Blends Jazz Cruise and Jazz Festival to Announce Maiden Voyage of the North Sea Jazz Cruise

After Seven-Day Cruise Embarking July 5, 2007 Ship Becomes Floating Hotel for North Sea Jazz Festival July 13 - 17

Includes Special Vip Festival Package

Grammy Award Winning Jazz Great Marcus Miller Named Host

ST LOUIS, MO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 3, 2006 -- Jazz Cruises, LLC, the world's foremost and only producer of full-charter luxury jazz cruises, announces the inaugural sailing of the North Sea Jazz Cruise. The world-class Holland America's m/s Rotterdam will embark from Copenhagen on July 5, 2007, with ports-of-call in Warnemunde/Berlin, Germany; Gotenburg, Sweden; Oslo Norway; Hamburg-Elbe River/Germany, then dock in Rotterdam, The Netherlands where the ship will serve as a "floating hotel" for the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival July 13 - 17. Guests of the North Sea Jazz Cruise will receive a special "VIP Festival Package" which includes the following:

--  Ticket for each day of the festival
--  Supplementary shows - one complimentary ticket to the show of your
    choice and easy advance purchase for others
--  Use of VIP Birdland entrance - "no waiting in line"
--  Festival T-shirt, program and CD "Your Guide to the North Sea Jazz
Hosting and serving as artistic director is Grammy award winning bassist composer and producer Marcus Miller, who is assembling the world's greatest jazz musicians to be on board for this unique and spectacular cruise. A complete line-up will be announced shortly. In addition to the great performances which will be scheduled every evening, Miller will work closely with the artists and Jazz Cruises, LLC executive director Michael Lazaroff to create extra-curricular daytime events offering a unique opportunity for the artists and fans to bond beyond the experience of entertaining.

Known as the innovators of the ultimate, first class, only full-charter jazz cruise, the North Sea Jazz Cruise is a natural extension for Jazz Cruises, LLC. As the creators of the original Jazz Cruise, now in its twentieth year, the Smooth Jazz Cruise, hosted by Wayman Tisdale and Dave Koz & Friends at Sea, they continue to set higher standards by offering unique opportunities that go above and beyond the ordinary. Blending the cruise with the festival, where the ship becomes a floating hotel is an exciting, unparalleled concept and truly represents the ultimate vacation package for the jazz music patron.

"The North Sea Jazz Cruise will be the perfect synergy of music and travel," said Michael Lazaroff, Jazz Cruises, LLC's executive director. "Cruise guests will enjoy performances and special activities not available to other North Sea Jazz Festival patrons -- not to mention a breathtaking seven-day cruise through Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Norway, before the festival even begins."

About Jazz Cruises, LLC

Jazz Cruises is the producer and promoter of the only full-ship charters in the world dedicated to jazz music. Jazz Cruises, LLC controls and directs The Jazz Cruise, The Smooth Jazz Cruise hosted by Wayman Tisdale, Dave Koz & Friends at Sea and the North Sea Jazz Cruise, which will have its inaugural sailing in July, 2007. More information is available at

About the North Sea Jazz Festival

With 14 stages, over 200 performances by more than 1,200 artists, and 70,000 visitors yearly, the North Sea Jazz Festival is the largest indoor jazz festival in the world. The festival is renowned for the many musical genres it presents, ranging from traditional New Orleans jazz, swing, bop, free jazz, fusion, avant-garde and electronic jazz to blues, funk, soul, hip-hop, r&b, world beat and Latin. After 30 years in The Hague, the North Sea Jazz Festival moved to Rotterdam in 2006. More information is available at

Contacts and Booking Information

Early Bird prices are available through September 30, 2006

Telephone 866-NORSJAZ (1-866-667-7520) or 314-863-7900


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