What is the performance schedule?
The Jazz Cruises features a “Main Show” every night. Based upon your reservation, you will either have Early Dining and attend the 2nd Show thereafter, or attend the 1st Show with dinner to follow. Though the schedule may separate the shows from night to night, every guest will be able to see each of the Main Show presentations.
Afternoons “At Sea” and every night after the completion of the Main Shows, the programming is set up in a festival style, with numerous shows and activities taking place at the same time, where you are welcome to come and go as you wish. Prior to Embarkation, we will post on the website a complete schedule of events so that you can begin to plan your activities.
Will the artists be on the ship for the entire cruise?
Most of our performers will be onboard for the entire cruise. However, there may be some cases where an entertainer may join mid-trip or depart the cruise early due to other commitments.
What if one of my favorite artists cancels before the cruise?
In the rare case of an artist cancellation, we will replace the artists with new artists, whenever possible. Rest assured that in our long history of hosting these cruises, we have had very few artist cancellations. Our artists love performing on our cruises!
Can I take photos and videos of the artists?
We do not allow the taking of photos or videos of the artists while performing as this violates our contracts with the performers. We please ask that you respect this policy, our artists, and your fellow guests.
If you see an artist who is not performing, you may ask the artist if you can take a photo. However, please keep in mind that these artists are often busy and do have the right to decline.
I am a musician – do you ever offer an opportunity for guests to play while onboard?
Every year on The Smooth Jazz Cruise, we invite guests to audition for the opportunity to perform with our resident band members under the direction of Gerey Johnson. Through a series of auditions, our celebrity judges select one guest to perform as part of our closing show.
We also occasionally schedule “Jam Sessions” for our guests and artists to play and learn alongside each other.