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Crystal stages big name jazz fest during Panama Canal cruise

A Panama Canal cruise on Crystal Serenity plus all that jazz
A Panama Canal cruise on Crystal Serenity plus all that jazz
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Jazz buffs should definitely consider this. On November 30, 2014 some of the best names in the genre will be performing on an 11-day Crystal Cruises Experiences of Discovery voyage from Costa Rica to Miami. The sleek Crystal Serenity will play host to jazz favorites such as band leader/trombonist Bill Allred, with his Classic Jazz Band; Eddie Metz and Danny Coots on drums; Pieter Meijers, Antti Sarpila, Robert Veen and Harry Allen on clarinet/saxophone; Nicki Parrot and Kristin Korb on bass and vocals; Warren Vaché, Greg Varlotta, and Bobby Pickwood on trumpet; Jacob Fischer on guitar; Paolo Alderighi, Stephanie Trick, John Cocuzzi, Randy Morris, and Yve Evans on piano, with Yve also adding vocals; and Banu Gibson serving as featured vocalist.

“The caliber of talent aboard this voyage will certainly impress even the most devoted fans, but also sets the scene for casual music lovers to kick back and enjoy the shows while enjoying Crystal’s unparalleled service and luxury as they sail through a spectacular tropical setting – it’s the ultimate warm-weather getaway,” says Bret Bullock, vice president of entertainment.

The Serenity’s itinerary includes stops at Puerto Limón, Costa Rica; Roatán Island, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; and Key West, Florida. If you book it from now through June 30, 2014 the all-inclusive “Book Now” cruise fares start at $3,135 per person.

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent, call 888-799-4625, or visit