The initial cruise sold out of its 800 tickets within an hour of their on-sale date, so Cloud 9 Adventures has announced a sequel, with tickets on sale Monday (July 21).

Jam band fans who missed out on the chance to sail on the inaugural Jam Cruise -- set to depart Jan. 6, 2004, from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. -- will now get a crack at the next-best thing, Jam Cruise II. The initial cruise sold out of its 800 tickets within an hour of their on-sale date, so Cloud 9 Adventures has announced a sequel, with tickets on sale Monday (July 21).

Jam Cruise II will depart Jan. 10, 2004, from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. on the Imperial Majesty Regal Empress ship, the same day the ship will dock with returning passengers from Jam Cruise I. Both will make stops in Nassau, the Bahamas and Key West, Fla. Galactic and the Disco Biscuits will remain on the ship as participants in both cruises, and a host of other acts will climb aboard for the second edition.

Confirmed bands for Jam Cruise II include Michael Franti & Spearhead, Les Claypool, Donna The Buffalo, Yonder Mountain String Band, Rebirth Brass Band, RAQ, Codetalkers feat. Col. Bruce Hampton and the Hackensaw Boys. As previously reported, Keller Williams, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Particle, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and DJ Z-Trip will take part in Jam Cruise II.

Both tours will feature traditional cruise attractions such as casinos, dining and spa facilities as well as boasting three stages -- an outdoor stage on the top deck, an indoor theater and a small nightclub. Passengers can choose between dozens of concerts, plus all-night jam sessions. The show admission is included in the package price, ranging from $500 to $1025 per person. For more information, visit the cruise's official Web site.

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