MONACO, Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Entertainment Cruise Holdings, LLC announces the launch of a new, ultra-sophisticated and luxury travel experience, the StarVista Signature Cruise on Seabourn. Adding to the culture and the majestic beauty of the voyage will be a spectacular special guest; the internationally acclaimed and honored Diana Krall. A multiple Grammy® Award winning jazz vocalist, Ms. Krall will be performing a series of intimate concerts for guests during the 10 day world class vacation aboard the Seabourn Sojourn, renowned throughout the world for unparalleled excellence and service.
The cruise sets sail on September 30th from Monte Carlo, Monaco, escorting travelers on elite daily excursions in breathtaking Mediterranean ports of call including Sanary-sur-Mer, St. Tropez, Portovenere, Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Rome, San Remo, Marseille, Palamos and Palma de Mallorca before landing in Barcelona on October 10th. A culinary expert will create a program to guide guests through the region's gastronomy during the days, while jazz concerts fill the nights. The luxury vacation is available to only 450 passengers, all of whom will travel in the Sojourn's opulent suites, attended to by their white glove service, cuisine and premier amenities.
Ms. Krall will perform throughout the second half of the voyage in a series of intimate concert settings spanning four nights, with an all-star band of internationally recognized jazz artists holding concerts during the first five nights of the journey. Vocalist Karrin Allyson, pianist Shelly Berg, trumpeter Randy Brecker, bassist John Clayton, reed player Anat Cohen, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and drummer Jeff Hamilton represent the finest in contemporary jazz and will perform as a band each of those nights as well as breaking into different combos for additional afternoon and late night shows.
The extraordinary cruise combines world class jazz, the finest ship, a dream itinerary and the exclusivity of sharing this experience with only 450 passengers for the ultimate cultural and vacation experience.
"Developing new cruise programs that deliver an exceptional experience in luxury travel is a natural extension of our overall mission, which is to produce the most exciting music cruises in the world," says StarVista Entertainment/Time Life President Christopher Hearing.
An international leader in full-service travel events including their trademark 2,000 passenger music cruise programs, Entertainment Cruise Holdings, LLC created the StarVista Signature Cruise series to fulfill the dreams of guests seeking a more luxurious, exclusive and intimate experience by combining exceptional travel and superb entertainment. Michael Lazaroff, Executive Director of Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC says, "Being able to present extraordinary talent onboard such as Diana Krall is a dream come true for our jazz fans and for our company. We have produced over 30 of the world's greatest jazz cruises over the years, but this is the most exciting program we have ever offered."
About Entertainment Cruise Holdings, LLC:
Entertainment Cruise Holdings, LLC is a partnership between StarVista Entertainment/Time Life and Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC. Together they have produced the Malt Shop Memories Cruise, Celtic Thunder Cruise, Country Music Cruise and Soul Train Cruise. StarVista Entertainment/Time Life is a division of Direct Holdings Global, a leading multi-channel marketer with a broad portfolio of products and services delivered with a commitment to excellence and integrity. StarVista Entertainment/Time Life is dedicated to producing the highest quality audio, video and live entertainment experiences to help people preserve memories and create new ones. Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC is the worldwide leader in the production of jazz cruises including The Jazz Cruise (since 2001), The Smooth Jazz Cruise (since 2004) and other specialty cruises such as the Playboy Jazz Cruise and the North Sea Jazz Cruise. More than 70,000 guests have sailed on an Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC jazz cruise.
SOURCE Time Life