THE 4th ANNUAL FESTIVAL AT SEA

UKULELES ALONG THE SEA OF CORTEZ

Enjoy a leisurely 10-day voyage to Baja Peninsula and the Sea of Cortez onboard the incredible Star Princess®. Combine this wonderful cruise with the exciting music of the ukulele. Our two special hosts, Sarah and Craig, will bring the magic of their ukulele skills on the ship to work directly with you. Not only will you have the opportunity to interact with these ukulele experts throughout the cruise, there will be special events, like workshops, lessons, jams, and a mini concert.

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EXCLUSIVE UKULELE CRUISE PERKS

Don’t miss your opportunity to join Sarah and Craig for the 2017 Ukulele Festival at Sea.

DEDICATED
ONBOARD HOSTS

PRIVATE
COCKTAIL RECEPTION

OPEN MIC
SESSIONS

DAILY UKULELE CLASSES
FOR ALL LEVELS

Set sail on an incredible cruise with Princess® to some of Mexico’s most beautiful destinations roundtrip from Los Angeles. Explore the natural beauty of La Paz and Loreto, as well as Puerto Vallarta, renowned for its cliff-hanging villas and scenic beaches. Enjoy sailing along distinctive El Arco in Cabo San Lucas for a truly unforgettable experience. Combine this wonderful cruise with the exciting music of the ukulele. Our two special hosts, Sarah and Craig, will bring the magic of their ukulele skills on the ship to work directly with you. Not only will you have the opportunity to interact with these ukulele experts throughout the cruise, there will be special events, like workshops, lessons, jams, and a mini concert.

YOUR UKULELE HOSTS

Craig and Sarah discovered a similar passion and work ethic and as of September, 2015 are now married! They have made an incredible splash in the ‘ukulele scene with their complementing styles and vocal harmonies. Craig and Sarah have been truly blown away by the support of Kanile‘a ‘Ukuleles (at festivals, music events and even with helping put music programs back into schools!) and have been amazed by how their custom instruments completely match the tones and sounds that they try to achieve. Craig and Sarah have been featured at ‘Ukulele Festivals and events all over the world including Cairns and the Sunshine Coast (Australia), Cheltenham and Huddersfield (United Kingdom), Vancouver (Canada), Tokyo (Japan), Reno (NV), Bend (OR), Morristown (NJ), Ft Lauderdale (FL), Tampa Bay (FL), Seattle (WA), Eugene (OR), Honolulu (HI) and more. They are also supported artists and instructors for Guitars in the Classroom and have been featured on the cover of ‘Ukulele Magazine. Though they love performing, they are also known for their skilled teaching. From private lessons to group classes (in person and via Skype/FaceTime), both enjoying sharing the joy of music with their students.

THIS YEAR WE WILL BE JOINED BY TWO SPECIAL GUESTS!

KALEI GAMIAO

With 3 completed nominated albums to his name Kalei Gamiao been at the forefront of today’s ukulele revolution since 2008 when his debut album, “Contemporary Ukulele,” kicked up the demand for performances in the U.S market. After the release of his second album entitled “Redefined” in 2012 a greater demand for more of his music and performances exposed Kalei to hundreds of thousands of ukulele enthusiasts from around the world as he continues to tour countries such as Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and the U.S mainland. When his third album “Merry Ukulele Christmas” released in 2013 as a seasonal project it propelled and broadened Kalei’s repertoire to new levels as many web and social media sites provide instant access for his fans to stay connected to his music and the explosive world-wide popularity of the ukulele. With the release of his 4th latest album “These Moments” in 2016 he has already traveled and performed in different parts of the world to share his passion for music.

MILO FULTZ

With an insatiable urge to explore new and old sounds, Milo Fultz strives to work with as many styles and personalities as he can handle. From big bands and small jazz ensembles to pit orchestras and classical ensembles, blues, rock, funk, and soul groups to singer/songwriters, ukulele bands, and melodica duos, he finds joy in the variety and loves sharing every minute of it. Milo has performed all across North America, including the St. Johns Blues Festival in the Virgin Islands, the Montreal Jazz Festival, and the International Blues Competition in Tennessee. He also is an active teacher, maintaining a private studio where he teaches upright and electric bass and tutors general music theory and ear training, and collaborates with schools to assist students and give lessons. Milo is a very familiar face to ‘Ukulele cruise, as this is his 3rd time joining Craig Chee & Sarah Maisel. He will be teaching ‘Ukulele Bass and jamming with every player on board!

As a true ukulele virtuoso he sums it up by saying….. “My ukulele expresses every word and emotion. I love to create and share my musical journeys for everyone to enjoy”.

Check out Milo jamming out…

PORTS OF CALL

PortDateArriveDepart
Los Angeles, CaliforniaMarch 284:00 PM
San Diego, CaliforniaMarch 297:00 AM4:00PM
At SeaMarch 30
Cabo San Lucas, MexicoMarch 319:00AM5:00PM
La Paz, MexicoApril 17:00AM5:00PM
Loreto, MexicoApril 27:00 AM6:00 PM
At SeaApril 3
Puerto Vallarta, MexicoApril 48:00AM5:00PM
At SeaApril 5
At SeaApril 6
Los Angeles, CaliforniaApril 77:00AM

GET IN THE GROOVE

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN CABO

Lying at the very tip of Baja, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, Cabo San Lucas – or “Cabo” – is one of the premier resort destinations in the Western Hemisphere. Swim in the transparent waters, marvel at the wealth of marine life, relax on one of the white-sand beaches or try your hand at some of the finest sportfishing in the world.

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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN LORETO MEXICO

Lying at the very tip of Baja, where the Pacific meets the Sea of Cortez, Cabo San Lucas – or “Cabo” – is one of the premier resort destinations in the Western Hemisphere. Swim in the transparent waters, marvel at the wealth of marine life, relax on one of the white-sand beaches or try your hand at some of the finest sportfishing in the world.

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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN PUERTO VALLARTA

Puerto Vallarta was sleepy no more; its transformation into an international resort had begun. Then director John Huston chose the village as the location for his film “Night of the Iguana,” starring Richard Burton. Today, the city has its own “Gringo Gulch,” a haunt of the rich and famous. Travelers are also drawn by its climate, its excellent shopping – which offers great values on leather goods, jewelry, and handicrafts – and mile after mile of palm-lined beaches.

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STAR PRINCESS: MINI-SUITE STATEROOM

The luxurious Mini-Suite offers approximately 323 square feet of comfort and a separate seating area with a sofa bed for lounging or sleeping a third passenger. The spacious balcony is approximately 61 square feet and the bathroom offers a combination tub and shower. Some Mini-Suites also have a pullman bed to accommodate a 4th passenger. These features and fine amenities are standard in a Mini-Suite stateroom:

  • Welcome glass of champagne
  • Separate seating area with a sofabed
  • Balcony with patio furniture
  • Twin beds that convert to a queen-size bed*
  • Evening bed turn-down, chocolates on your pillow
  • Two flat-panel televisions
  • Private bathroom with combination tub and shower
  • Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion
  • 100% Egyptian cotton linens
  • Satellite TV, refrigerator, hair dryer, safe, closet, phone and desk
  • 110-volt, 60-cycle alternating current (AC) with standard U.S. plug fittings
  • Daily housekeeping service

*Due to some cabin configurations, the two twin beds may not convert to a queen size bed.

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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN LA PAZ MEXICO

When Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes sailed into this quiet little bay in 1535, he tried to establish a colony called Santa Cruz. He later abandoned it but, luckily, Sebastian Vizcaino arrived in 1596, renamed it La Paz and the colony has flourished ever since. Here, you’ll find a playground of activities that Cortes couldn’t even dream of.

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PRINCESS SUITES

You’ll discover the benefits of being a suite passenger as a variety of special touches welcome you to your luxurious stateroom. Standard suites range up to 932 sq. ft., providing a spacious retreat in which to unwind or even host a cocktail party.

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Chris Merkel is a specialist on all major cruise lines. With over 10 years of experience she has managed to sail with many of the top luxury cruise ships and familiarize herself with every corner of the various ocean liners.

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