(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Jam Cruise 3 will sail January 6-10 leaving port in Jacksonville, FL aboard Carnival Cruiselines' Celebration. It will stop in Freeport, Bahamas and, fulfilling a popular request on a questionnaire filled out by last year's cruisers, will offer passengers two full days at sea. The Celebration accommodates 1,500 passengers (double the size of the Regal Empress cruise liner used for Jam Cruise 1 and 2), and boasts such luxury amenities as three pools, nine passenger decks, 10 lounges, a 24-hour pizza bar and dinner time sushi bar, a health spa, and large and comfortable lodging facilities.
Jam Cruise 3 will host over 30 music performances, featuring 15 bands from improvisational music, including Galactic, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9), Col Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit (first show in 10 years!), Ozomatli, North Mississippi Allstars, Peter Rowan & Tony Rice, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, Umphrey's McGee, MOFRO, Benevento/Russo Duo, DJ Logic, Les Claypool, Keller Williams, Jazz Mandolin Project featuring Jamie Masfield and Jon Fishman, Peretz (Perry Farrell) with special guest Alex Graham, Garaj Mahal, Tishamingo, and DJ Harry.
The musicians and the audience who were on board for Jam Cruise 1 and 2 remember the festival fondly. Billy Nershi of The String Cheese Incident, who performed on Jam Cruise 1 with his side project, Billy and Liza, commented, "I was at first hesitant. I thought I'd get claustrophobic. But it turns out it was an absolutely amazing experience. It was really intimate and relaxed. Even the artists who were there to work felt like we were on vacation, and absolutely everyone on board that boat knew they were part of something really special."
Cloud 9 Adventure's Mark Brown, a partner in the vision and execution of Jam Cruise, recollects, "The whole event exceeded even our highest expectations. We were thrilled to hear from feedback that the artists and the fans held the same sentiment. Jam Cruise 3 should be even better."
Cabin prices range from $550 to $1125.00 per person, plus port charges, service fees and gratuities. Call 303.544.0191 or visit www.jamcruise.com for reservations aboard Jam Cruise 3. Jam Cruise is presented by Cloud 9 Adventures: a partnership between Mark Brown of Florida's Brown Coffee Productions, Athen's promoter Josh Moore of Jomo Entertainment, Roger Naber of Legendary Blues Cruises, and Joe Hanan. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen