A Word from Executive Producer Mike Jason

With less than 8 months until our second annual sailing of The Big Easy Cruise, we have lots of exciting news to share!

First, we were incredibly excited to announce that we recently added several artists, including St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Sugaray Rayford, Chambers DesLauriers, Tin Men, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, Frenchy, and most recently, headliner Keb' Mo' to an already incredible lineup which includes:

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue | The Allman Betts Band | Tab Benoit | Anders Osborne | The Soul Rebels| Marcia Ball | Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen | Blind Boys Of Alabama | Louisiana's Leroux | Dwayne Dopsie And The Zydeco Hellraisers | John Boutté | Bender Brass Band Ft. Johnny Sansone | Bonerama | Minx Burlesque | John "Papa" Gros | Sierra Green And The Giants | Big Chief Monk Boudreaux | J'wan Boudreaux | Chef Kevin Belton | Co-Host Cole Williams | Music Host Keith Spera | And More!  

Of course, our StarVista LIVE team is working hard to schedule all of these great artists and shows comfortably so that our guests have multiple chances to see their favorite artists! Get ready to experience a musical gumbo of live performances at sea under the Caribbean sun!

We've also caught up with Chef Kevin Belton, who was an essential part of our inaugural sailing! Back again by popular demand, the decorated Chef Kevin has arranged his schedule to share the unique flavors of New Orleans with us! Get ready to experience live cooking exhibitions and carefully curated menu items at each meal, giving you the ultimate culinary experience. Chef Kevin brings an undeniable warmth and welcoming presence to every encounter with guests, staff, and artists, so we're thrilled to set sail with him again!

We're proud to announce our partnership with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation (NOJHF). The NOJHF is a long-standing non-profit organization that promotes, preserves, and honors the robust culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana through festivals, programs, and other educational, civic, and economic activities. As part of our deep-rooted commitment to support the music, food, culture, and community of the region, we're working together to raise funds for their various endeavors. Stay tuned for more details on how we'll be actively supporting the NOJHF on board The Big Easy Cruise. Join us in making a difference! 

On a personal note, my wife Marianne and I recently saw St. Paul & The Broken Bones at their Philadelphia show. Along with a great crowd, we were blown away by their superb blend of southern-leaning R&B, Soul, and other musical influences. I can't wait to see them again onboard the 2025 Big Easy Cruise!

Let the Good Times Roll

     -Mike Jason, Executive Producer