Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has tapped legendary contemporary jazz guitarists Paul Brown and Marc Antoine to perform on two special “Music under the Stars” themed cruises aboard its intimate, 540-guest Silver Spirit later in 2013.
These unique music themed cruises will each feature two concerts on stage in the elegant Show Lounge, as well as an outdoor performance during a sail-away cocktail party on the ship’s pool deck (when departing Monte Carlo and St. Bart’s), where the artist will have a chance to meet and mingle with guests. Plus autographed copies of the musician’s latest CD will be delivered to each guest’s suite.
Marc Antoine will perform aboard Silver Spirit’s seven-day Mediterranean cruise, sailing November 2 from Rome to Barcelona with calls in Livorno, Monte Carlo, Marseille, Porto Mahon, and Palma de Mallorca.
Paul Brown will entertain guests on Silver Spirit’s 10-day Caribbean cruise, sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on December 13. Destinations include Tortola, St. Maarten, St. Bart’s, San Juan, Samana, and Grand Turk.
“We’re excited and honored to have these two renowned artists performing aboard our beautiful Silver Spirit,” said Ellen Bettridge, Silversea’s president of the Americas. “I know our guests will enjoy an extraordinary music experience.”
Antoine, whose career is highlighted by numerous number-one hits on the contemporary jazz charts, has performed with such music royalty as Sting, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Cher, Queen Latifah and others, and has composed and performed for six major movie soundtracks. He tours regularly with contemporary jazz artists Dave Koz, Chris Botti, and Jeff Lorber.
In expressing his excitement about the upcoming themed cruise, Antoine said, “It will be great to perform in the Mediterranean and visit my beloved Spain and France with music lovers from around the world.”
Double Grammy-winning Paul Brown has produced more than 50 number-one hits on the contemporary jazz charts. The guitarist, producer, and composer has worked on projects with such music legends as Al Jarreau, George Benson, Patti Austin, Luther Vandross, Kirk Whalum, Boney James, Larry Carlton, Rick Braun, and many others.
“I’m looking forward to spending a week with my fans, playing the music I love in a great intimate setting, and making new friends,” remarked Brown about his upcoming cruise.
About Silversea Cruises
Silversea Cruises, which is chaired by Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, is recognized as an innovator in the luxury cruise line industry, offering guests large-ship amenities aboard its intimate, all-suite vessels: Silver Cloud, Silver Wind, Silver Shadow, Silver Whisper and Silver Spirit – all designed to offer an atmosphere of conviviality and casual elegance. With the inclusion of the expedition ships Silver Explorer and Silver Galapagos (debuting late September 2013), Silversea Cruises’ itineraries encompass all seven continents and feature worldwide luxury cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, both polar regions and over 500 fascinating destinations in between.
In the U.S., Silversea has been voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler (nine times) and Travel + Leisure (seven times), and awarded “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by CruiseReport.com (2012). International awards include “Five Star Diamond Award” from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (2013); “Best Small Ship Cruise Line” in the Readers’ Choice survey conducted by Britain’s Condé Nast Traveller magazine (2012); “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Australia’s Cruise Passenger magazine (2012); “Best Small Luxury Cruise Line” by China’s Travel + Leisure (2012); and “Best Luxury Cruise Company” according to the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association (2012).