It’s been 50 years since cruise ships were allowed to travel from the United States to Cuba. To celebrate, Capital Jazz Productions presents The Soul Cruise, the first-ever music cruise from the U.S. to Cuba since restrictions to that country were lifted.
While music cruising has become extremely popular within the jazz community, this inaugural sailing aboard the 704-passenger Fathom Adonia will feature soul music and R&B. Hosted by Eric Roberson, the musical lineup on this full-ship charter includes Kem, Rahsaan Patterson, Lalah Hathaway, Naturally 7, Frank McComb, Avery Sunshine, Kenny Lattimore, Mint Condition and comedian Michael Colyar, with more artists to be announced.
This unique experience will also be part of a newly created category of travel called “impact travel” which focuses on “Travel with a Purpose,” providing travelers the opportunity to immerse in other cultures and work alongside people from other countries to create enduring social impact.
For more information on The Soul Cruise to Cuba, scheduled for Feb. 19-26, 2017, with embarkation in Miami and ports of call at Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba, see pages 16-17 of the August-September issue of Smooth Jazz News.
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By Melanie Maxwell