Today Jam Cruise 4 announces Les Claypool, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Critters Buggin, Hairy Apes BMX, New Monsoon, The Lee Boys and Gabby LaLa to join its already stellar lineup: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Digable Planets, Antibalas Aftrobeat Orchestra, Galactic, Umphrey's McGee, Keller Williams, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, The String Cheese Incident side-projects (Remarkable Elba Kramer featuring Kyle Hollingsworth, Zilla featuring Michael Travis, Honkytonk Homeslice featuring Billy Nershi and Elastic Mystic featuring Michael Kang with DJ Lorin), Steve Kimock Band, Liza Oxnard, and Fantastic 4 (featuring Eric Krasno, Robert Walter, Cheme Gastelum, and Adam Deitch).
Now in its third year, Jam Cruise has become a leader in the evolution of music festivals and cruise travel. For Jam Cruise 4 the Italian cruise line's MSC Lirica will leave port from Ft. Lauderdale on January 7, 2006, floating for six days and six nights with stops in Ocho Rios (Jamaica), Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands) and Cozumel (Mexico).
That's right - the bar is raised once again, making Jam Cruise 4 perhaps the first Jam Cruise where port stops and luxury accommodations will be up to par with it's always first rate artist lineup. The MSC Lirica first sailed in 2004 and is the cruise line's newest fleet addition. The ship boasts accommodations for more that 2000 passengers, offering more suites and ocean views than last year; plus fine dining, multiple swimming pools and whirlpools, gym and sauna, and much, much more.
Ask writer Richard Gehr (Village Voice, The Phish Book, eMusic) who was aboard Jam Cruise 3 on assignment. "I always thought a cruise was something you suffered through with your family for your grandmother's 80th birthday... Now I just hope that Jam Cruise is still around for my 80th birthday party."
Jam Cruise 4 general on sale will happen May 25th at 11 am MST at www.jamcruise.com. (not the originally scheduled on sale date of May 18th). Pre-bookings have officially closed and only 100 cabins remain! Visit the website for cabin prices (prices range from $799 - $1749 per bed) and other details including terms and conditions and cabin reservation instructions. Only 100 cabins are left!
Jam Cruise is presented by Cloud 9 Adventures: a partnership between Mark Brown of Florida's Brown Coffee Productions, Athens promoter Josh Moore of Jomo Entertainment, Roger Naber of Legendary Blues Cruises, and Joe Hanan.