A Private Jazz Club Experience at Sea


October 3 - 10, 2021


The Yellow Dog BluesAllan Vaché and Friends
JazzFest at Sea

If you're a fan of Traditional Jazz, Classic Jazz, Chicago Jazz, Swing, in fact just about any style which emerged during the first half of the 20th century, plan to attend JazzFest at Sea - one of the premier jazz cruises of the year. We will be departing from Port Canaveral, Florida for an amazing jazz cruise to the Bahamas and Western Caribbean on the MSC Divina for 7-nights. Not only will you have your choice of amazing evening performances on our jazz cruise, but you are also invited to the afternoon sessions as well. All presented in a private jazz club atmosphere limited to 125 guests!


In addition to our internationally acclaimed artists, we will once again be offering more than thirty hours of opportunity for our guests who are amateur musicians to jam in your own JazzFest Jammer sessions led by John Skillman and Mike Evans.  Plus, if you would appreciate some instruction and critique during the jam sessions feel free to ask! But remember, only those who book with Cruise & Vacation Depot or an approved agency will be allowed to participate!


With pricing starting at only $999 per person including taxes and fees, this makes the perfect vacation getaway for all jazz lovers. Contact us today at 1-800-654-8090.


August 2021

We have important information that we wanted to share with you. A change just announced by the Bahamian Government requires all visitors (12 years and older) to be fully vaccinated when visiting the Bahamas including private islands such as Ocean Cay Marine Reserve. This includes all cruise passengers even if you have no intention of getting off the ship.This new protocol impacts our sailing as it is in place through October 31st.

Additionally, all guests must now provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test at the pier. The test must be taken no more than 2 days before arriving at the terminal for embarkation and the guest is responsible for the test and cost. Testing will no longer be done at the pier. Guests must provide either a negative RT-PCR test, negative NAAT or negative antigen test.

May 2021

After all this time, the light may be at the end of the tunnel. Cruises seem to be at a point where they may actually begin happening. With the high vaccination rates among our cruisers and the health and safety protocols in place, cruising will be in full swing in no time. That being said, we hope that you will join us this year. Our $999 guaranteed pricing goes away soon. With all the fantastic musicians and vocalists we have, we wouldn't want you to miss out.

October 2020

We would like to tell you about a land tour we are sponsoring in early 2022. Those of you that are music buffs but not strictly early jazz, this is for you. Our America's Music Cities Tour covers country music in Nashville, the Blues and of course Elvis's Graceland in Memphis, Morgan Freeman's Blues Club in Clarksdale and most importantly, traditional jazz in New Orleans with some of our past and present jazz cruise all-stars. We hope that you will consider joining us! Click here for more info.

Allan Vaché
Allan Vaché

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Houston Person
Houston Person

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Jim Lawlor
Jim Lawlor

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Allan Vaché
Allan Vaché

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Allan Vaché - Clarinet

Houston Person - Tenor Sax

Warren Vaché - Cornet

John Allred - Trombone

Scott Robinson - Tenor Sax

Danny Tobias - Trumpet

Banu Gibson - Vocals

Ted Rosenthal - Piano

Bob Draga - Clarinet

Yve Evans - Vocals

Charlie Silva - Bass

Paul Keller - Bass

Brian Holland - Piano

Eddie Metz - Drums

Jim Lawlor - Drums

Performers subject to change.

"It’s not just the variety of musicians that makes JazzFest at Sea so popular. It’s having so many musicians thrown together in a relaxed, less-structured environment that offers moments of totally unrehearsed magic."

- Frank Farbenbloom

(See Frank's full review of our 2019 jazz cruise here in The Syncopated Times)

America's Music Cities Tour