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  #221  
Old March 13th, 2012, 10:33 PM
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Know how you feel....we are paid in full since Feb. Since we had no problems the last two years, still giving Capital Jazz the benefit that everything is fine and they must be having a major glitch in switching over to the new system...been following their Facebook page on their website since it contains the most current information, plus the latest newsletter should be coming out on Mzrch 15th
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Old March 14th, 2012, 10:52 AM
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I've already decided I won't go with them again. They're too big for my taste. I prefer smaller events. I'm sure I'll have a good time, but I think for me, once will be enough.

And with CD sales declining every year, most musicians are doing more live performances to supplement those sales, so it's easier to see them live now. George Benson is EVERYWHERE.

Hmm, wonder if St Lucia has released their lineup yet??? Let me check their website!
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Old March 14th, 2012, 12:43 PM
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CD's as we know them today, will not be in existence in the next 18 month as the primary format...all music will be in the virtual "Cloud" format that can be access thru tablets...the internet has changed the music industry forever and more artists are controlling their careers by understanding how to use the internet

That being said, vinyl records and turntables are making a huge comeback

Single act touring is not financially prudent in today's climate. I won front row tickets to see Sade (who had not toured in 10 years) and the place was half full. The trend is to attend Festivals or full charter music cruises where you can see 20-30 artists over the course of 3-7 days. Very cost effective.

George Benson did not tour for years so there is a demand to see him live. To see Benson, Anita Baker , Tower Of Power and others live over a weekend is a treat that should not be missed if possible
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Old March 17th, 2012, 11:48 PM
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Hello Everyone,

I got my newsletter today did you get yours. Hope to see the billing statement soon.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 08:32 AM
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I received my newsletter, and was pleased to see an update on the invoices.

Now I want to edit my survey response, because I thought of an activity I'd like to suggest.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 12:05 PM
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feel free to edit the survey...I know for a fact they incorporate the survey information into their planning process..they will also survey 72 hours after we return from our cruise to gather feedback from the experience while it is still fresh in everyone's mind

I suspect they had some major technical glitches in their billing upgrade system which took time to fix.

Incredible line up for the Capital Jazz Festival this year. I was planning on coming but decided to use the funds to send a friend's 10 year old daughter to Space Camp this summer. Also the 2013 edition of SuperCruise 7 will be opened for sale in April, so I will put down my deposit then and hope that some of the performers at this year's Festival will be on next years SuperCruise
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Old March 18th, 2012, 12:49 PM
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feel free to edit the survey...I know for a fact they incorporate the survey information into their planning process..they will also survey 72 hours after we return from our cruise to gather feedback from the experience while it is still fresh in everyone's mind

I suspect they had some major technical glitches in their billing upgrade system which took time to fix.

Incredible line up for the Capital Jazz Festival this year. I was planning on coming but decided to use the funds to send a friend's 10 year old daughter to Space Camp this summer. Also the 2013 edition of SuperCruise 7 will be opened for sale in April, so I will put down my deposit then and hope that some of the performers at this year's Festival will be on next years SuperCruise
Attending Capital Jazz fest only doing Pavillion seating for Anita Baker the other days I'll hang out on the lawn. Also doing Berk's Jazz fest this month.
Thanks for always sharing information Hattack has a wealth of information and resources.
I'm seriously considering b2b SJC and TJC Jan 2014. Skipping Capital Jazz cruise this year we may return next year. My husband loved it!
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Old March 18th, 2012, 01:42 PM
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Good choice..you do know the same folks that do The Smooth Jazz Cruise and The Jazz Cruise are producing The Soul Train Cruise and The Malt Shop Memories Cruise so you can do b2b2b2b

I LOVE Berks Smooth Jazz Festival...This year I am doing SeaBreeze Jazz Festival and of course our own New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival..next year will plan on doing The Playboy Jazz Festival in June and Ascona Jazz Festival in July in Switzerland

I will get both you and your hubby Capital Jazz SuperCruise teeshirts....sorry I will miss you guys at the Festival but my favorite "wing person" Tiara is soooooooo excited about attending Space Camp this summer and flying a space module so tell Ms. Anita Baker, I said "hi" and when is she coming out with some new music
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Old March 18th, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Good choice..you do know the same folks that do The Smooth Jazz Cruise and The Jazz Cruise are producing The Soul Train Cruise and The Malt Shop Memories Cruise so you can do b2b2b2b

I LOVE Berks Smooth Jazz Festival...This year I am doing SeaBreeze Jazz Festival and of course our own New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival..next year will plan on doing The Playboy Jazz Festival in June and Ascona Jazz Festival in July in Switzerland

I will get both you and your hubby Capital Jazz SuperCruise teeshirts....sorry I will miss you guys at the Festival but my favorite "wing person" Tiara is soooooooo excited about attending Space Camp this summer and flying a space module so tell Ms. Anita Baker, I said "hi" and when is she coming out with some new music
I was born in '68 Buddha in '69 so the Malt Shop doesn't really appeal to us. Yes I know it is one production company. I will not repeat Soul Train truthfully I booked for the Don experience and sadly he will not be there. I started to cancel but I will go to honor his memory. We have seen all of the artists at one venue or another here in NY.

I wanted to attend the SeaBreeze Festival the hotel and tickets are cheap getting to Florida not as cheap. Besides I have to attend a Quality Management Conference in Atlanta that weekend. Yes please get me a t-shirt. Youngest daughter is starting HS in Sept tuition is $8200 more like $8500 with the uniforms. So that is 2 in college her HS tuition and a new grandbaby due in August. That makes a total of 3 Jazmin age 7 (Krystal's daughter) Jessenia age 5mo (Jessica's daughter) and Krystal is expecting again.

As for Ms Baker we saw her at the Essence Music Fest in your dear NOLA in 2009. She said she was raising her children and performing again was a blessing.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 06:36 PM
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And how do I edit the survey???? Sigh. They should have made that clear in the original survey. I'm doing them a favor by giving them ideas, so they should make it easy for me to submit them IMO.

If it weren't for Chrisette's "Blame It On Me" which gives every woman an anthem for relationships they want to escape, I would be putting my reservation on ebay. I love that song! "Say I'm a liar, a cheat, say anything that you want. Blame it on me." Just let me outta here! That one artist sold it for me.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 07:26 PM
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Just click on the survey again and change the one area that you were concerned about...as the cruise gets closer you will get more excited

I bet you will enjoy yourself once you are onboard
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Old March 19th, 2012, 08:27 PM
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Here's the link for their program.

http://www.curacaonorthseajazz.com/e...salsa-friends/
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Old March 25th, 2012, 08:29 PM
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We finally got an invoice, and it's WRONG. I truly don't see how I can have a good time supporting a company that provides such poor service. It's been a nightmare from my first call, but my friend wants to go, so unless she backs out, I'm stuck. I just might start going to church and praying that she does.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 07:00 AM
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I have not received our invoice yet.....when did you receive yours?
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Old March 26th, 2012, 08:37 AM
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Sunday morning. Mar 25, 2012.

I sent two emails telling them it was wrong. One to billing@capitaljazz.com and another to, I think, cruiseinfo@capitaljazz.com. The second email address is one they told us to contact if we had questions about our reservation (they didn't say who to contact if you had questions about your billing ), so I sent it to both. I got an auto response from the billing address.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Thanks..I'll let you know when I receive mine
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Old March 26th, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Ha, ha! You mean IF you receive yours????
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Old March 26th, 2012, 11:58 AM
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Look in your junk/spam folder. That is where I found mine.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 05:26 PM
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Thanks...will check my junk mail box on a daily basis

The dates for next year's SuperCruise 7 were announced on their Facebook page today....Nov 2-10, 2013...details of ship and ports will be announced next month (April) when it will be open for sale. Onboard artists, if they stick to past cruises, will be named in the fall
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Old March 26th, 2012, 06:29 PM
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Yawn. I could care less. I would have preferred the New Orleans Jazz cruise to this one, but I was outvoted. Hopefully my friends will come to their senses.

Why would I want to even consider another cruise with Capital Jazz when the service is so poor???? Why offer the lowest prices before the current cruise has left port? That means you have to commit before you've even been on one of their cruises.

You must have a PR contract with Capital Jazz. 'Fess up!
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