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Gregory Porter To Join Queen Mary 2 Jazz At Sea Cruise

Cunard has announced that Grammy® Award-winning singer and songwriter, Gregory Porter, will be performing onboard Queen Mary 2 during the first-ever Blue Note jazz themed cruise, which will debut 29 October 2015.

Porter will be joining the star-studded roster of fellow Blue Note musicians, featuring: Grammy® Award-winning jazz pianist and record producer Robert Glasper, acclaimed trumpet player Keyon Harrold, tenor saxophonist Marcus Strickland, guitarist Lionel Loueke, bassist Derrick Hodge and drummer Kendrick Scott.

Porter, who signed with Blue Note Records in 2013, recently took home his second Jazz FM award for “International Jazz Artist of the Year”, and is most known for his third album, Liquid Spirit, which won the 2014 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album and reached top 10 on the UK album chart.

This special Transatlantic Crossing will also feature several other accomplished jazz musicians including: Alan Hampton, Fredrico Peña, EJ Strickland, Mark Colenburg, Michael Aaberg, and Michal Moreno. In addition to these celebrated musicians, Don Was, president of Blue Note Records, who himself is a celebrated musician and Grammy® Award winning producer, will conduct special “Behind the Music” interviews and Q&As for guests traveling on this special Transatlantic Crossing. Natalie Cole, who was previously scheduled to perform, has had to cancel due to personal reasons.

Queen Mary 2 ‘Jazz at Sea’ Transatlantic Crossing

Queen Mary 2 will depart New York City on October 29, 2015, and sail for Southampton. Guests onboard will enjoy 6-days of uninterrupted sea day bliss as well as the experience of a ‘Jazz at Sea’ cruise.

Onboard, guests can enjoy a selection of dining options, the only Planitarium at sea, Broadway worthy evening shows, the CanyonRanch Spa Club and more.

Fares for this voyage start from £999 per person for an inside cabin – balcony cabins are available!

You can view full details of this eastbound crossing by clicking here.

For more information on this voyage please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.