Press Release



JazzFest at Sea Presents a Lineup of World-Renowned Traditional and Classic Jazz Artists
An intimate ‘20’s- ‘40’s Jazz Club experience at sea – sailing from Miami to the Caribbean in January 2020 – will include private performances by legends of the jazz world.




Miami, Florida – May 28, 2019  –  The 16th Annual JazzFest at Sea will take place onboard the MSC Divina, departing from Miami to the Southern and Western Caribbean on January 17, 2020 for 11 nights, with stops in some of the best Caribbean islands including Jamaica, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico and the brand new Ocean Cay Marine Reserve.
World-Renowned Lineup
The next jazz cruise lineup features some of the leaders of the jazz world including Harry Allen and Warren Vach้ plus the amazing Bill Allred, Allan Vach้ and Dave Bennett. Other greats include the Spanish sensation Andrea Motis as well as Gordon Au, James Chirillo, Tardo Hammer, Mark Shane, Danny Coots, Richard Simon, Chris Rottmayer, Kevin Dorn and Charlie Silva. Vocalists include Banu Gibson and Yve Evans.
Themed Cruise Details and Onboard Activities
JazzFest at Sea, one of the leading jazz cruises for ‘20’s – ‘40’s jazz, not only has amazing performances each evening of the jazz cruise, but also afternoon sessions on days at sea. Individuals are mixed and matched to create jazz sets not able to be seen or heard anywhere else.
"We get the very best jazz musicians to participate and I'm proud to have had a part in creating the great music we have on this jazz cruise every year," says the great clarinetist Allan Vach้.
Also, the cruise features the JazzFest Jammers program every morning which is an opportunity for guests to bring their own instruments and jam with other guests and pros. This group is led by John Skillman and Mike Evans who also provide instruction upon request. Additionally, the multi-time Banjo Hall-of-Famer Tim Allan will be presenting his Banjos at Sea program onboard.
“JazzFest at Sea is a truly unique cruise experience that brings together jazz lovers from around the world to hear amazing jazz performances, while also getting to enjoy an 11-night cruise vacation,” said Wayne Peyreau, Regional Vice President of Sales, MSC Cruises. “We’re proud to be able to work with JazzFest at Sea to host this group yet again aboard MSC Cruises. The group continues to grow in popularity and receives extremely positive feedback.”
Pricing starts at $1399 per person for the cruise which includes exclusive access to the jazz performances. More information can be found at or by calling 1-800-654-8090.
Media Contact:
Bret Bradford
Cruise & Vacation Depot