Jazz royalty joins forces with ocean going majesty next year, when the legendary Herbie Hancocke headlines on board the Queen Mary 2 over the course of an eight night transatlantic crossing next year.
The transatlantic crossing sails from Southampton on August 1st, 2016, and is scheduled to arrive in New York on the 9th.
The voyage-billed as the Blue Note Jazz festival at Sea- will allow the famed entertainer to run through renditions of tunes from an impressive catalogue of jazz/fusion classics dating back over several decades.
In the UK, Herbie Hancock is best known as a solo performer, where he notched up a series of chart hits in the late seventies and early eighties, including I Thought It Was You, Rock-It and You Bet Your Love.
To date, he was mustered a quite incredible total of fourteen Grammy awards, and worked with many of the ‘greats’ of the jazz firmament, including Miles Davis, Charlie Byrd, and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.
By that time, Queen Mary 2 herself will have benefited from a significant upgrading that will add several single and Britannia Club cabins, as well as a totally transformed King’s Court restaurant and a new, evocatively styled Verandah Grill that will replace the current Todd English restaurant. There will also be a doubling of the amount of dog kennels currently on board the Cunard flagship.
Fares for the eight night crossing begin at £1,699 per person based on an inside cabin, and includes a return flight from New York.
The crossing makes for a subtle, highly styled fusion of sizzling, platinum chip jazz funk and age old Cunard flair and service, served up over an eight night time scale at the height of the summer season.
For lovers of both jazz and sheer, timeless style, this one comes very highly recommended.