• Jam Cruise 12 Launch Party with Orgone

    Come celebrate the Jam Cruise 12 Lineup Announcement in funky fashion with Orgone on May 8, 2012 at The Funky Biscuit.


    Buy Tickets Here 


  • Pre-Book on Jam Cruise 12 thru April 30 at 11:59pm

    We are excited to announce that Jam Cruise 12 will sail from Miami, on the new MSC Divina on January 4-9, 2014

    Here are Key Dates to remember:

    Tue, April 30 Pre-Booking Ends at Midnight

    Wed, May Lineup Announcement and Site Launch

    May 7-22 Token Redemption for Pre-Book

    Thu, May 30 General On Sale

    Pre-Book here now!

  • Jam Cruise Returns to New Orleans!

    New Orleans music and culture holds a special place in our hearts, and that's why we head down south every spring to celebrate the annual announcement of the next Jam Cruise! After we announce the Jam Cruise 12 lineup on May 1, we will be hosting TWO incredible shows in Crescent City style!
    On May 2 we are sponsoring The Royal Family Ball at Howlin' Wolf featuring SouliveLettuceNigel Hall & Alice Chakour and The London Souls. On May 3 we will be apart of the Fiya Fest at Mardi Gras World including artists such as George Porter, Jr.Anders OsborneStanton MooreKarl DensonEddie RobertsRobert WalterEric KrasnoNigel HallRoosevelt CollierMike DillonSkerikThe Revivalists. Fiya Fest will benefit the next generation of musicians through the Roots of Music charity. Come join us down in New Orleans and celebrate the big announcement. 

    Read more here. 

  • Cruise Tunes Artists

    Cruise Tunes powered by Nugs.net will be making live performances available from Jam Cruise 11!


    Below is a list of participating artists this year.


    You can purchase live sets from past Jam Cruises here.



    Big Gigantic



    Brock Butler

    Brokedown in Bakersfield


    Eddie Roberts Super Jam

    Everyone Orchestra

    Femi Kuti

    funky METERS


    Greensky Bluegrass

    Hot Buttered Rum

    Karl Denson's Tiny Universe


    Magic Gravy

    MarchFourth Marching Band

    Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood

    Medeski Skerik Deitch


    The Motet - Funk is Dead!

    Nathan Moore

    Nicky Bluhm & the Gramblers

    Robert Walter, Eddie Roberts & Adam Deitch

    Scott Law

    Steel Pulse

    Steve Kimock with Bernie Worrell, Wally Ingram and Andy Hess

    Tea Leaf Green

    The Pimps of Joytime

    The Soul Rebels


  • Jam Cruise 11 Schedule Announced!

    The waiting is over! The sacred music schdeule is announced! Start pallning your days and nights filled with music, sweet music! Click HERE to check it out!

  • Jam Cruise 12 Pre-Booking Starts Dec 3 at 12pm EST

    Pre-booking guarantees you a spot in line when cabins go on sale. Only one $250 deposit per cabin (NOT per person) is required to pre-book, and only one pre-book can be applied per cabin (regardless of occupancy). Your $250 pre-book deposit will be applied towards your total cabin cost when you actually place your reservation and pick your cabin location (in the Spring). You will receive a pre-book token via email that will allow you to book your cabin when the time comes, based on the following criteria:


    Cabin Selection Group 1 (Lifers): Jam Cruisers who have sailed every year (which includes either Jam Cruise 1 or 2), and who pre-book by April 1, 2013. You will be given the advantage to select your cabin based on the order your pre-book is received.


    Cabin Selection Group 2 (Repeat Offenders): Jam Cruisers who have sailed on at least four Jam Cruises, and who pre-book by April 1, 2013. You will be given the advantage to select your cabin based on the order your pre-book is received.


    Cabin Selection Group 3: Jam Cruisers who have sailed on at least one Jam Cruise, and who pre-book by April 1, 2013. You will be given the advantage to select your cabin based on the order your pre-book is received.


    Cabin Selection Group 4: Virgin Cruisers (those that have not sailed before) who pre-book prior to December 31, 2012.


    Cabin Selection Group 5: Virgin Cruisers (those that have not sailed before) who pre-book after December 31, 2012 and everyone who pre-books after April 1, 2013.


    Pre-Book Cancellation Policy: You will have 30 days from the initial Jam Cruise 12 announcement to cancel your pre-book and receive a refund (minus a $50 administrative fee.) 30 days after the initial announcement, the Jam Cruise 12 cancellation policy applies according to our terms and conditions.

    Details about Jam Cruise 12 will be announced in Spring 2013!

  • Positive Legacy Events

    Positive Legacy Celebration with The Everyone Orchestra 

    Join us for a Celebration with The Everyone Orchestra on Day 5 from 7:00 – 8:15 PM in Teatro Carlo Felice to celebrate all that we were able to accomplish with the Jam Cruise 11 Positive Legacy and Greening programs. Matt Butler is cooking up another all-star lineup of musicians to take us on an improvisational journey deep into the soul. This unique collaborative triumph of performance deeply encourages and requires audience interaction. Following the performance will be a live auction for high profile items, such as autographed instruments and a Lebo painting. All auction proceeds benefit the Positive Legacy humanitarian and environmental outreach projects.

    Positive Legacy Day of Service and Celebration – Grand Turk

    Four years ago Hurricane Ike slammed into Grand Turk, flattening the island and damaging 80% of its structures. This year, Positive Legacy is serving the Grand Turk community by helping to rebuild a neighborhood park. Our day of service will give us a chance to band together and make a positive contribution to the island.  At 9:00am, we will meet at Positive Legacy Headquarters (deck 6 next to Zebra Bar) then travel to a community park to replant vegetation with local community members.  While we work there will be a musical performance by the local high school and Bob Moog Foundation will be running Dr. Bob's SoundSchool for local youth, accompanied by Joel Cummins of Umphrey's McGee and Rich Vogel of Galactic.  Beginning at 1pm we will celebrate our collaboration with local cuisine, beverages, and a community jam.  Hot Buttered Rum, George Porter Jr., Jeff Coffin, Tony Hall, members of March Fourth Marching Band, Dave Watts, Garrett Sayers, Joey Porter of The Motet & ALO will all join us at the celebration’s Community Jam, playing with local musicians! This is the place to be during our day in Grand Turk!


    Excursion cost is $45 per person, covering meal and transportation expenses.  Remaining funds will support playground equipment to be installed in the park.  Positive Legacy excursions are limited in capacity and typically sell out so reserve your spot today! To purchase tickets in advance log into your Cloud 9 reservation and select "Add on Items."  Tickets numbers will be assigned per cabin, please adjust this number before purchasing.

  • Announced: Moog Workshops, Gong show and more!


    Our new workshops and activities will bring out your creativity and confidence! Electronic music workshops will be put on by The Bob Moog Foundation to get you jammin'. Show off your creative costumes with a Cirque du Funk Menagerie Costume Contest and get up on stage to beat the gong during The Gong Show!


    Click HERE to learn more! 



  • Artist Additions

    We are proud to announce the addition of singer/songwriter Scott Law, who will be playing a solo set on JC 11. As a special added treat, Scott will also be playing with Brokedown in Bakersfield, a collective of acclaimed West Coast artists joining forces in a spirited tribute to the Bakersfield sound: California country music made raw and rocking, spiked with twang and sweetened with heartfelt harmonies. This new super-band features some of our friends already playing on the ship this year including Tim and Nicki Bluhm, Dan Lebowitz, Steve Adams, and Dave Brogan.

  • Even More Activities Announced!

    Rockstar Karaoke – hosted by Matt Butler and Dan Lebowitz
    Throw your name in the hat for your chance to sing your favorite tune as members of Tea Leaf Green and ALO rock out!  You never know who might show up to play, or who you may get to sing with! 

    Musical Bingo with Brock Butler & Nathan Moore? Taking Bingo up a notch – now you are not listening for a certain number, but a song!  You’ll have to know the names of the songs that Brock and Nathan play to make matches and win prizes such as festival tickets for Summer 2013!  Proceeds benefit Positive Legacy.

    Yoga with Alicia Hebert and Rachel Lowen

    Limber your muscles after long nights of dancing and re-center your spirit with 2 diverse styles of yoga!  Rachel will lead you on a fluid journey as she uses the element water to create juicy, playful, yet challenging poses that will get your body ready to move all night long!  Alicia teaches Classical Hatha Yoga and will focus movements on board to soothe muscles and create an environment for beginners through experienced levels. Times and location will be listed in the program.

  • More Activities and Workshops Announced

    Even more exciting Activities and Workshops on JC11!

    We have just announced even more Activities and Workshops on JC 11 including music doc, Basically Frightened featuring Col. Bruce Hampton, the annual Jam Cruise Wedding Officiated by Femi Kuti, the annual Ivan Neville Texas Hold 'em Tournament, The Power of Music for Social Change, featuring Femi Kuti and Steel Pulse, and BaDuanJin Eight Silken Movements Led by Karl Denson. For more information click HERE for details!


    Want a free trip on Jam Cruise 11 through HeadCount? Volunteer to make some phone calls reminding fellow music fans to vote, and you could win a free voyage! One volunteer, chosen at random, will get a spot in the HeadCount Jam Cruise cabin and $400 in travel expenses. More info is here, or sign up below.


    Sign up for Jam Cruise Calling 



  • New Workshop: Medeski Scofield Martin and Wood

    Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood - Between the Beats

    John Medeski, John Scofield, Billy Martin and Chris Wood have been experimenting and crossing musical genres for more than 20 years. In this workshop they will share their ideas and approaches to collaborative songwriting, developing technique, and how they continue to evolve musically. You'll also hear stories from their long, dynamic careers – both together and apart. This will be a very special chance to hear them up close!

  • Piano Sets Announced

    The Piano Sets in the Atrium are an intimate chance to witness some great pianists in an unplugged setting.


    The featured performers this year include:

    JJ Grey
    Ivan Neville
    Kyle Hollingsworth
    Nigel Hall
    Zach Gill

  • Special Guests Added

    We are happy to announce the addition of these Special Guest artists on Jam Cruise 11:




  • More Activities Announced

    Door Decorating Contest - Judged by Zoogma

    Bring your funkiest decor and turn your door into a work of art! Creativity is key - Zoogma will be dancing down the halls looking for the most creative and funkified hallway explosion!





    The Gong Show

    Back by popular demand - this is your chance to become a star on Jam Cruise 11! We are looking for the most talented (and brave) cruisers to get up on stage and beat the infamous Gong! Judges will be announced soon - as well as a form for sign up.




    Autograph Signings

    This is an event not to be missed - not only do you get to turn your limited edition JC 11 poster into a prized autographed masterpiece, but you also get some face time with your favorite artists!





  • Jam Room Hosts

    One of the greatest aspects of Jam Cruise is the spontaneous musical collaborations that occur throughout the ship. Never before seen sit-ins are frequent all week long. Various players flow on and off the stage like a seamless wave of rhythm. Jams happen, songs happen, new bands are born and moments are embraced by all until the sun comes up!


    This year's hosts include:

    Karl Denson

    Mike Dillon

    Brian J

    Dan Lebowitz

    Joey Porter



  • Activities Announced!




    Jamily Feud - hosted by Karl Denson

    If you think you're in the know, be a contestant on this year's Jamily Feud!  We will be surveying music lovers all over the country with some trivial and wacky music questions.  Show up early to this game show to get your name in the hat for your chance to play!


    Pickin' Party with Hot Buttered Rum & Greensky Bluegrass
    - Beatles Covers

    This year's Pickin' Party pays homage to the incredibly catchy sounds of the most fabulous four!  Bring your own pickin' strings and some fast-paced fancy fingering to this year's party.








  • Brews at Sea Announced


    Magic Hat Brewing Company is the Official Craft Beer on Jam Cruise 11. Magic Hat will be served at all bars throughout the ship for your drinking pleasure!



    The Brews at Sea program brings some of the best microbrews from around the country to Jam Cruise 11. Pick up your drink tickets on board and join us on the Pool Deck to enjoy the hoppy goodness of our Brews at Sea participants including Magic Hat Brewing Company, Bulington, VT, Sweetwater Brewing Company, Atlanta, GA, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, CA, Breckenridge Brewery, Denver, CO, and NOLA Brewing Company, New Orleans, LA. Complimentary Magic Hat beer will be available at the Sail Away Party while supplies last.



  • Artist Announcements, Theme Nights and More!

    We are thrilled to announce artist additions Brock Butler and Nathan Moore!   As well as our theme nights, This is Spinal Cruise, Blue Lagoon Boogaloo and Cirque du Funk!    Click HERE for more information! 

  • Jam Cruise Goes to 11

    Watch our video HERE - as Jam Cruise goes to 11!

  • General on sale may 30!

    Mark your calendars, Jam Cruisers! General on sale begins May 30, noon est. There are still good cabins available, but they won't last long! Our eleventh sailing looks to be our best yet. This is one boat you don't want to miss!

  • Jam Cruise at Jazz Fest

    Raise the flag high! We are proud to announce that the Jam Cruise reunion at Jazz Fest will be happening once again! On Thursday, May 3, The Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans will come ALIVE with the Royal Family Ball featuring: Soulive, Lettuce and friends. 

    Not only will we be all over the fairgrounds each day proudly displaying our flag, but multiple shows a night are on our schedule. And at the party, there will be contests, announcements, a special VIP section and more!

    Our annual pilgrimage down to JazzFest in New Orleans will once again be a major RAGE! Not only will we be running around the night shows, but look for the famous flag at the fairgrounds each day 2nd weekend!

    We will be in full representation at the Royal Family Ball featuring Soulive, Lettuce & Friends at the Howlin Wolf on Thursday May 3. Major announcements will also happen that night so don't miss it!


    Buy your tickets HERE and we'll see you down in Nola!


  • Important Dates

    Please take note of the following important dates for Jam Cruise 11 in 2013. 

    Monday April 30, 2012 - Pre-Booking Ends.

    Tuesday May 1, 2012 - Jam Cruise 11 Announcement - Ship, Dates, Ports & Lineup

    May 2 - 4  Pre-Book Tokens Sent Out

    May 8 - 24 Token Redemption For Pre-Books

    Wednesday May 30 - GENERAL ON SALE 

  • Ship, Dates, Ports & Lineup

    Jam Cruise 11 sets sail January 7-12, 2013 on the beautiful Italian ship: MSC Poesia. We will leave from Ft Lauderdale’s Port Everglades and travel to Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos and Coco Cay, Bahamas. 


    The Lineup: 


    Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood

    Funky METERS


    Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

    Femi Kuti & The Positive Force

    Big Gigantic

    Steel Pulse

    JJ Grey & Mofro 


    Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk

    Steve Kimock with Bernie Worrell, Wally Ingram and Andy Hess


    Tea Leaf Green 


    Medeski, Skerik, Deitch

    The Soul Rebels 

    W R D (Walter, Roberts & Deitch)

    Greensky Bluegrass

    Hot Buttered Rum

    Motet - Funk is Dead!

    Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers

    The Pimps of Joytime

    MarchFourth Marching Band



    Magic Gravy

    Wyllys & The New York Hustler Ensemble 

    Orchard Lounge


    Eddie Roberts Super Jam

    Everyone Orchestra

    Special Guests:

    Jeff Coffin

    Mike Dillon 

    Col. Bruce Hampton