Black/African-American Cruises!

Cruises with a bit of soul! From voyages catering to book-lovers to trips for those seeking a party with a purpose to journeys for folks wanting to get in touch with their Afro-centric sides, there are cruises tailored to suit the needs of any travelers.

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PARADISE ISLAND CRUISE

The Ultimate Land & Sea Party Vacation! Sailing onboard the Carnival Splendor. Enjoy Meet-N Greet, Cowboys & Indians Costume Party, Great Gatsby formal affair, Sophisticated "Captains Dinner" Shades & Pastels Beach Party, Back to the 80's Throwback party, and much more! For more info: (914) 375-7106. Sunday, October 2, 2016 – Saturday, October 8, 2016. Depart Miami to: Ocho Rios Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Mexico Cruise Line & Ship: Carnival Splendor. For more info visit www.paradiseislandcruise.com.

CAPITAL JAZZ SUPERCRUISE X

The Jazz Cruise with Soul! The SuperCruise is a music-lover's paradise, featuring a diverse lineup of jazz and soul music, plus a touch of comedy, gospel, funk, and more! There will be concerts, parties, jam sessions, workshops, dance classes, games, shore excursions, and much more than you can possibly do in eight days! So start packing your bags and get ready for the music experience of a lifetime! Nobody rocks the boat like Capital Jazz! 2016 INEUP: Ledisi, Incognito, Eric Benét, Nick Colionne, Howard Hewett, Ken Ford, Jazz Funk Soul featuring Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb, & Everette Harp, Lee Ritenour, Angie Stone, many more artists to be announced! Sunday, October 23, 2016 – Sunday, October 30, 2016. Sailing from Miami to: Harvest Cay, Belize Isla Roatan, Honduras, Costa Maya, Mexico Cruise Line & Ship: NCL Norwegian Getaway. For more info visit www.capitaljazz.com.

BLUE NOTE JAZZ AT SEA TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING featuring GREGORY PORTER

Jazzman Gregory Porter will be the headline performer for the Queen Mary 2's concert series Blue Note Jazz at Sea. Described by The New York Times as “a jazz singer of thrilling presence, a booming baritone with a gift for earthy refinement and soaring uplift,” Gregory Porter signed to Blue Note Records in 2013 and recently took home his second Jazz FM award for “International Jazz Artist of the Year.” Porter is widely known for his third studio album, Liquid Spirit, which won the 2014 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album and reached top 10 on the UK album chart. A classic Transatlantic cruise between New York and Southampton is a holiday like no other. With a unique sense of adventure, the sense of escapism is unrivalled, and the value for money unsurpassed. On board majestic flagship Queen Mary 2, recognized as the "Best Luxury Cruise Ship" by readers of Travel Weekly magazine, you will embark on a remarkable sojourn that truly exceeds all expectations. Info: Cunard, (800) 728-6273. Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Depart New York to: Southampton, England Cruise Line & Ship: Queen Mary 2. For more info visit www.cunard.com.

GROWN & SEXY HALLOWEEN BOO CRUISE

KJ EVENTS Presents: “The Grown & Sexy "Boo Cruise"! The Biggest Halloween Party at Sea is "ALL-INCLUSIVE"!!! • Kicking off with the "Rock The Bells" Pre-Party on South Beach, FL. (Location TBA). • The First Hip-Hop Who Done It Theme Party At Sea! Cops & Robbers - "The Heist" • The Freaks Come Out At Night "Halloween Party" $2000.00 winner take all costume contest. If over 1000 book $5000.00 total cash costume contest!! • The Private Lagoon "Beach Party" (Great Stirrup Cay) • The "Blackout" All Black Deck Affair • Plus The "Arawak Cay" (Fish- Fry) Take Over in Nassau Bahamas. Comedy, Games and all the usual Grown & Sexy craziness!!! For more info: 561-240-9902. Friday, October 28, 2016 – Monday, October 31, 2016. Depart Miami South Beach, FL to: Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau Bahamas Cruise Line & Ship: NCL Norwegian Sky. For more info visit grownandsexycruise.com.

URBAN FANTASY FALL CRUISE 2016

The mega party cruise! Exclusive parties and events, excursions, and more! Sponsored by the S.E.T. Networks! Friday, October 28, 2016 – Monday, October 31, 2016. Depart Miami to: Nassau, Bahamas Cruise Line & Ship: Carnival Fantasy. For more info visit www.setnetwork.net.

LEGENDARY RHYTHMN & BLUES CRUISE - SOUTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN

The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise has truly been a wildly life changing experience for literally thousands of musicians and blues cruisers alike. We have created a “Blues Village” for all to see multiple performances, jam at will with one another, network and simply relax… for an entire week at sea. Our Blues Mecca showcases more music than you can possibly see during the voyage! Imagine dancing at the front of the pool deck stage while our luxury ship sails at 20 knots under the stars, or sunbathing on an upper deck while the bands play directly below. It’s an experience that can only be described as Bluesin’®. 2016 lineup: Buddy Guy (3 Shows) • Taj Mahal • Keb’ Mo’ • Los Lobos • Johnny Rawls • John Hammond • Tommy Castro Band & LRBR • Kenny Neal & the Neal Family Band • Ana Popovic • Shemekia Copeland • Trampled Under Foot • Roomful of Blues • Southern Hospitality w/ Victor Wainwright, JP Soars & Damon Fowler • Tinsley Ellis • Lil’ Ed’ • Super Chikan • Chubby Carrier • Diunna Greenleaf and many more… Saturday, October 29, 2016 – Saturday, November 5, 2016. Depart San Juan Puerto Rico to: Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe Cruise Line & Ship: Celebrity Summit. For more info visit bluescruise.com.

NPN BAHAMAS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT & MUSIC FESTIVAL AT SEA 2016

We all share a passion for professionalism and a calling to leadership. That’s why we’re inviting you to share an extraordinary and exclusively unique experience from Wednesday, November 5 - Saturday, November 8, 2016. The National Professionals Network (NPN) and Royal Caribbean International are presenting “The 2016 Bahamas Leadership Summit & Music Festival at Sea.” It will be the largest gathering of leaders ever on Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas. NPN is the much talked- about international network of multidisciplinary professionals who annually sail the globe. Throughout the sailing, NPN will provide you with Howard University accredited “Sailing to Success Seminars” hosted by Education at Sea during the day and fantastic concerts hosted by Entertainment at Sea at night. For the 23rd consecutive year, all of our conferences, concerts, custom tours and other special events will be open exclusively to passengers who register directly with NPN. For more details visit www.npncru… Saturday, November 5, 2016 – Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Depart: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas; Cruise Line & Ship: Royal Caribbean * Oasis of the Seas. For more info visit www.npncruise.com.

UBERSOCA CRUISE

The Ubersoca Cruise is the next level of Soca entertainment. Embracing the energy and spectacle of Caribbean carnivals worldwide, we have created the ultimate interactive experience aboard the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship. We have the biggest names in Soca music on tap and a dedicated crew just waiting to create the cruise of a lifetime. Cruise with us as we take you from Miami’s vibrant beach scene to the sandy Caribbean shores of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. We invite you to experience the wonders of getting there aboard the Norwegian Pearl. Her 16 delicious dining options, 13 bars and lounges, chic bowling alley, dazzling casino, tranquil spa and spacious Garden Villas are just a few things that make this Jewel Class cruise ship a destination of her own. Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – Sunday, November 13, 2016. Depart Miami, FL to: Ocho Rios, Jamaica Cruise Line & Ship: NCL Norwegian Pearl. For more info visit ubersocacruise.com.

LOVE ATTRACTION RETREAT CRUISE

If this time next year you are in exactly the same place, would you be happy? Are you ready for a change? Ladies! It's time to take your love life to the level you deserve AND get away from it all. Join a small and intimate group of ladies to relax, relate and release. And more importantly, learn how to go from being single to being one step closer to saying "I DO!". Our incredible retreats include love attraction sessions with the Dating Coach, as well as a host of other great activities and down time for yourself. REGISTER TODAY - SPACE IS LIMITED! Love Attraction Cruise - December 5 - 10, 2016 Summary of activities: • 5 Day Cruise to Dominican Republic & Grand Turk • 4 Love Attraction Sessions with the Dating Coach • Welcome Reception • Excursions (optional) • Beach/Shopping/Own Time • Dinner with the Girls • Flirt Night Onboard • Individual Session with the Dating Coach More details at kikistrickland.com/retreat. Contact: kmstrickland2001@yahoo.com. Monday, December 5, 2016 – Saturday, December 10, 2016. Depart Miami to: Dominican Republic & Grand Turk. For more info visit www.kikistrickland.com.

FRIENDS OF FESTIVAL AT SEA - AUSTRALIA * NEW ZEALAND

Our Friends of Festival at Sea continue checking off their “Bucket List” travel adventures when we set sail from Auckland to Melbourne for the holidays! Adventure and culture collide on this spectacular voyage showcasing the vast wonders of Australia and New Zealand; be among the first in the world to ring in the New Year from an enviable spot in Sydney Harbour! With her sleek silhouette and shimmering elegance, the legendary Crystal Symphony will be the perfect luxury liner for our home away from home. From the well-appointed staterooms and suites to the incomparable dining experiences including the world-famous cuisine of Nobu Matsuhisa in Silk Road and legendary restaurateur Piero Selvaggio in Prego, to the countless entertainment and activities options, you’ll delight in the luxurious features of this incredible voyage. For more info: 1-800-466-2719. Wednesday, December 21, 2016 – Thursday, January 5, 2017. Depart Auckland New Zealand to:Tauranga, Wellington, Sydney, Melbourne Cruise Line & Ship: Crystal Symphony. For more info visit www.festivalatsea.com.