Cruise ship festivals are a total game-changer. You have everything you need in one place: music, food, good vibes and more. A nonstop party that goes until the sun rises, cruise ship festivals are for the ultimate festival warriors.
I attended Holy Ship 2019 13.0 sailing and slept a total of 13 hours the whole weekend. From running into artists left and right, seeing my favorite artists and artists I’ve never seen before, insane b2bs and an epic sunrise set, it was easily my favorite festival experience I’ve ever had.
Here are the top four floating festivals to check out
Please note cruise ship festivals are mainly 21+ read through the festivals’ websites for more information.
Holy Ship! Is getting Ship Wrecked for 2020 for an all-inclusive resort fam. The ship fam is still strong at this festival and holding onto traditions that is still reminiscent of being on the ship. You’ll still be able to run into your favorite artist, partake in fun theme nights, have beach parties during the day, an epic sunrise set and activities that get you interacting with fellow ship fam and your favorite artists.
Dates: January 22 - 26, 2020
Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Info and Tickets: https://holyship.com/
Friendship began last year when Gary Richards (aka Destructo) left HARD. He previously created Holy Ship! under the HARD brand so when he left it meant leaving Holy Ship!. He then created Friendship following his All My Friends brand he’s created.
Dates: January 6 - 10, 2020
Location: Departs from Miami for Coco Cay x 2, Bahamas
Info & Tickets: https://thefriendship.com/
Groove Cruise Miami
Known as a wondrous adult playground, Groove Cruise is a nonstop party like the other cruise ship festivals. The difference is the Groove Cruise family is strong and will welcome any virgin in with open arms. You’ll be a veteran in no time.
Dates: January 9 - 13, 2020
Location: Leaving Miami to Costa Maya, Mexico
Info & Tickets: https://groovecruise.com/miami2020/
It's the Ship
Asia’s largest festival at sea, It’s The Ship, sails out of Singapore. Celebrating its sixth anniversary this experience is jam-packed with music, themed pop up parties, activities like yoga and whiskey and cigars with artists, and a celebration of people from all over the world coming together.
Dates: November 13-15, 2019
Info & Tickets: www.itstheship.com
Have you been to a cruise ship festival? Did we miss one on the list? Let us know! If you’re interested to see what a cruise ship festival is like, check out my Holy Ship! Vlogs. Most of these festivals are very similar. If you’re interested in attending one, take the price, location, lineup and overall experience into account.
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