From 2001 through 2016, The Jazz Cruise sailed on an assortment of Holland America ships, ranging from a 1,245-passenger ship to a 2,400-passenger ship. While Holland America provided the requisite level of luxury and service, not only were the music venues tight, but the future for its ships called for reducing the capacity of the venues even more.
A search began for an alternative cruise line, and in 2017 we moved all cruises to Celebrity Cruises. Celebrity Cruises’ Millennium class ships provide the finest compliment of venues we have seen on a ship of this class and luxury. Blessed with a wonderful main theater that is tiered, without obstructions, and capable of holding half of our passengers, the ship has additional top-notch venues (Rendezvous Lounge & Sky Lounge). No ship we know has better 2nd and 3rd venues. The crowning advantage of the Celebrity Millennium class ships is our ability to convert the magnificent main dining room into a cabaret-style music venue. The result is a breathtaking room that oozes the elements of a jazz club.
Celebrity Summit is one of two Millennium class ships that has completed the amazing “Revolution” upgrade program, a multimillion-dollar program that has transformed each stateroom and public area. Each stateroom features advancements in technology and updated accommodations. The casual and formal dining areas have been transformed as well, giving the ship a sleeker and more contemporary look and feel.
In addition to its new look and feel, Celebrity Cruise continues to offer a fabulous array of dining choices, spectacular spa facilities and beautiful bars and lounges. The combination of first-class venues and dramatic improvements in accommodations is a dream come true for Jazz Cruises and provides us with the very best ship experience.
Driven by our focus on presenting our GREAT MUSIC in the finest possible manner with luxury accommodations for our guests, The Smooth Jazz Cruise has sailed on Celebrity Cruises' Millennium Class ships every year of the program. The Celebrity Summit offers a fabulous array of dining choices, spectacular spa facilities and beautiful bars and lounges.
Recently, Celebrity Summit completed an amazing Revolution upgrade program initiated by Celebrity Cruises for all of its Millennium Class ships. Each stateroom features advancements in technology and updated accommodations. The casual and formal dining areas have been transformed as well, giving the ship a sleeker and more contemporary look and feel.
Great venues, new staterooms, updated public areas. It is a dream come true!