The partnership will offer luxury travel experiences to corporate groups during Seabourn Journey's rare five-night Mediterranean cruises in October 2015 and 2016. Michael Fierstein & Friends highlight the seven-night program in May 2016.
With The Signature Jazz Cruise on Seabourn, corporations can host their high achievers, customers or board members on an intimate vessel offering white-glove service plus nightly entertainment by award-winning jazz artists. ECP and Landry & Kling will coordinate all planning and operations, providing turn-key programs they said can’t be found anywhere else. Landry & Kling will also arrange exclusive, customized group events on board and ashore.
'Seabourn normally doesn’t operate five-night sailings unless you charter the entire 450-guest ship, and the world-class jazz performances each night will add an unprecedented level of pizzazz,' said Jo Kling, president of Landry & Kling. 'This is an exceptional opportunity for small corporate groups.'
Michael Lazaroff, executive director of ECP, said his company's cruises on Seabourn launched in 2014 to enthusiastic reviews. 'We are excited to expand our Seabourn jazz series over the next three years to welcome the highest achievers in the corporate world onto our spectacular voyages,' he added.
This year's program available to corporate groups exclusively through Landry & Kling includes two five-night voyages. The Sept. 30 cruise from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Barcelona features jazz performances by the Jeff Hamilton Trio and The John Pizzarelli Quartet. The Oct. 5 program begins in Barcelona and ends in Monte Carlo. Among the jazz artists are Monty Alexander and Dianne Reeves.
In 2016, Michael Feinstein & Friends are featured on The Signature Jazz Cruise on Seabourn May 14, sailing from Piraeus (Athens) to Venice for seven nights. And in the fall, The Signature Jazz Cruise on Seabourn will again offer two five-night cruises in the western Mediterranean.
Beginning more than a decade ago, ECP has produced more than 52 full ship charters featuring jazz and other music themes.
Since 1982, Landry & Kling has provided cruise ships and custom cruise planning for corporate and incentive cruises and full ship charters, all kinds of cruise meetings and conferences as well as ship charters for global events. The company is based in Miami.