The Audiosyncracy at Sea Music Cruise
The most unique way to experience this music live is aboard the Audiosyncracy at Sea cruise! Audiosyncracy at Sea is a series of themed cruises featuring your favorite artists on first class ships heading to amazing destinations–like the biggest house concert you’ve ever experienced, with the added bonus of being on a beautiful cruise ship heading to awesome destinations.
We were pleased to feature in our 2018 cruise solo pianist Joseph Akins. The cruise departed June 9, 2018 from Miami on the beautiful MSC Seaside, the newest ship in the MSC fleet and we visited St. Maarten, San Juan, and Nassau.
The Seaside is a magnificent vessel and our guests were treated to a wide variety of experiences, both onboard and during our port visits. Joseph performed two beautiful and very different concerts onboard in the Seaview Lounge, an ideal space for such an event. We arranged something of a surprise for the guests on the cruise: a bonus concert with Michele McLaughlin, Cory Lavine and Gina Lenée who also traveled with us for the voyage! Dr. Akins generously allowed this bonus concert to take up one of his slots and the artists included him as well, so all four were heard in the span of two hours! Joseph and Michele also teamed up on one of the best improvised duets you’ll ever hear. Video of this piece will be posted shortly.
A number of us got together to visit the Bacardí factory in Puerto Rico and then meet for lunch at the well-known Barrachina Restaurant, the birthplace of the piña colada! Oh, those are wonderful! Not to be outdone, the group also experienced one of Seaside’s many specialty restaurants: Roy Yamaguchi’s Teppanyaki restaurant. Our chef amazed and dazzled in the true Teppanyaki style and the meal was out of this world.
Join us for the 2019 Audiosyncracy at Sea cruise! Watch this space or follow us on Facebook for the announcement of our itinerary and artist roster!
HISTORY OF AUDIOSYNCRACY AT SEA
Audiosyncracy at Sea started in 2016 when Jamey, who owns a travel agency in New Braunfels, Texas with his wife Stacey, decided that it would be a good idea to blend his two passions: travel to amazing destinations and great music. We invited pianist Michele McLaughlin to join us as the featured performer on our inaugural sailing, and we were off! Michele performed three amazing concerts aboard the MSC Divina with a group of 30 people that included loyal fans of both Michele and the Audiosyncracy show and podcast. Our ship sailed from Miami and traveled to Nassau, San Juan, and St. Maarten. Everyone had a wonderful time, and several people–including Michele–joined in 2017 for our second sailing. Michele chronicled the adventure on her blog, which you can read here.
Our 2017 sailing, again on the beautiful MSC Divina, featured TWO great artists, pianist Elijah Bossenbroek and guitarist Matteo Palmer. Elijah pounded the ivories with his beautiful original piano compositions, and Matteo charmed audiences and entertained us on the balcony of the ship with his original guitar music on sea days in between visits to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, and Nassau. Check out our photo gallery from the trip to see just how much fun we had!
It was a fantastic experience, and we are hoping that everyone will come back and join us in 2018 for our sailing on the MSC Seaside with the solo piano of Joseph Akins.