Adventures in the world of Traditional Jazz and Ragtime.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Jazz Cruising

It may not be too late to sign up for one of the jazz cruises coming up in January. Both are listed in the Coming Events sections of The American Rag web site and the newspaper, but I'll list them here, too, because they're both too good to be missed. We have cruised with Jazzdagen and JazzSea, and both take excellent care of their travelers and give you more than your money's worth in entertainment! If you haven't been on a jazz cruise yet, there's no time like the present!

JAN 8-23, 2010: Depart From: Valparaiso. South America Cruise. Aboard: ms Crystal Symphony. Itinerary: Valparaiso to Miami through the Panama Canal. Stops in Coquimbo, Lima, Guayaquil, Cartagena and Key West. Guest Artists: Brady McKay and John Cocuzzi. Featured Bands: Cornet Chop Suey, Pieter Meijers Quartet w/Danny Coots, Randy Morris, Clive Collins. Fares: *NEW RATE Starting at $3,620 PPDO. PLUS $1,000 per person ON BOARD CREDIT. Airfare: $EXTRA$. Contact Info: Jazzdagen Tours, PO Box 1706, Studio City, CA 91614-0706. 800-433-0078 or 323-650-0255 or Fax: 323-650-0950. Email: Website: Seller of Travel: #2026058.

JAN 15-25, 2010: Depart From: Fort Lauderdale, FL. 2010 JazzSea Caribbean Cruise Party. Aboard: ms Celebrity Equinox. Itinerary: St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Barbados, Dominica and St. Maarten. Guest Artists: Tex Wyndham. Featured Bands: Bob Shulz’ Frisco J.B., Climax, Dick Williams JazzSea Jam, Grand Dominion, Coast-To-Coast J.B., Tim Allan’s Banjos Aweigh. Fares: Starting at $1,183 PPDO. Airfare: $EXTRA$. Contact Info: JazzSea Cruises, 3256 Seven Seas Dr., Tavares, FL 32778-9285. 800-323-3881 or 772-597-3084. Fax: 772-597-3086. Email: Website: Seller of Travel: #1991-280-414.

On The Home Front

Don is busy, as always, working on the next issue of The American Rag. I'm trying to get back into medical transcription study mode today, and would much rather be knitting or quilting.

I did make some progress on the Ishbel scarf yesterday. I'm now on the 4th row of the lace portion.

And moving up the leg of the sock, but slowly. Ishbel is much more interesting right now!