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- Posted on Jan 15th 2008 12:00PM by Benjy Eisen
"I had dives planned at the port calls," Schnier tells Spinner. "So, I'd get up at 6 in the morning to run on the upper deck and there were still people up from the night before, having just finished the jam sessions, and there were people in the hot tub cheering for me running. There are people awake for 24 hours on the ship and you wonder if some people actually sleep during the five days they're here."
This was the sixth voyage for Jam Cruise, which sailed this time from Florida to islands in Honduras and Mexico. With around-the-clock music on multiple stages packed alongside all the luxuries of a cruise ship, you could say that it's a bit of an upgrade from the muddy concert fields and tent-cities of traditional festivals. It's an atmosphere that lets even the artists relax and intermingle freely: the backstage is usually empty.
"There actually is one artist lounge, technically," Schnier says. "And I forgot about it until the last day of the cruise. So that just tells you what my perspective was on the whole thing."