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Old July 23rd, 2013, 04:10 AM
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Default Big Band Cruises?

Besides Crystal Cruises, are there any cruise lines offering Big Band theme cruises?
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Old July 24th, 2013, 04:08 PM
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Besides Crystal Cruises, are there any cruise lines offering Big Band theme cruises?
We have done Big Band cruises on Celebrity, and Holland America several times.
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Thank you. I'll look into those.
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Don't overlook Cunard's Queen Mary 2. While not a "big band" cruise, there is ballroom/swing dancing every night in the largest ballroom at sea. On transatlantic crossing there are also two afternoon tea dances.

The music tends to be mostly foxtrot, swing and cha-chas, but they do throw in a few rhumbas, waltzes and quicksteps each night. There is also strict tempo recorded music playing during the band breaks.
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Any ballroom dancing on the new Viking Ocean cruises?
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Does anyone know of any future cruise that feature Big Band music? I love that idea!
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My DH and I try to get up to Asheville every year to see the Tommy Dorsey band. I would so love to see something like this on a cruise!
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Does anyone know of any future cruise that feature Big Band music? I love that idea!
The Harry James orchestra will be playing on the Oosterdam transatlantic from Fort Lauderdale to Rome, departing March 21, 2016.


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The Harry James orchestra will be playing on the Oosterdam transatlantic from Fort Lauderdale to Rome, departing March 21, 2016.


http://www.hollandamerica.com/pageBy...Band_Cruise_US
I wish I could make this cruise so badly!
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[quote=middle-aged mom;48528675]The Harry James orchestra will be playing on the Oosterdam transatlantic from Fort Lauderdale to Rome, departing March 21, 2016.





I am on this cruise! Nice to know. Now all I need is a dance partner, since I am going solo. Thank you for this.
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Look into the Jazz Cruise next January on Celebrity X cruise lines. www.ecpcruises.com offers a wonderful big band line up on a full charter cruise.
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Though not exclusive to Big Band, JazzFest at Sea does a good job of jazz music from the '20's to '40's.

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