Ajay Junaid
February 20, 2019
3 Minutes

If what you’re looking for is the best music festival cruises, then you’ve come to the right place! Distance yourself from the norm of those plain jane festivals on land and party like a rockstar on a luxurious cruiser.

A little disclaimer for all you cruise virgins - after the first couple nights of raving at sea, you might dislike the idea of partying at your generic camping festivals.

An amalgamation of vacay, dance music and a festival - where you’re docking locations are always picturesque as are the sunrises/sunsets, the experience will truly leave you speechless and wanting more.

Let’s get down to it!

It’s the Ship Festival

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Ticket Price: $$$

Dates: November 13 - 15, 2019

2018 Line-up Highlights: Big Shaq, Darude, Hot Dub Time Machine, and Technasia

Location: Singapore - Phuket - Singapore

Attendance: 2,000+

It’s the Ship! Is back for its 6th year. Described as the festival cruise of your dreams and it does not disappoint. A three-day, two-night international water’s festival cruise with some of the most talented and iconic DJs across the globe.

From time to time the ship will dock at a tropical paradise and continue the party onto the beach - what more could you ask for?

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Price Range: $300 - $1,000+

Groove Cruise

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Ticket Price: $$$

Dates: January 9 - 13, 2020

2019 Line-up Highlights: Kaskade, Aly & Fila, Hot Since 82, Markus Schulz, MK, and Simon Patterson

Location: Miami - Costa Maya, Mexico - Miami

Attendance: 2,170

It’s the 16th edition of the Groove Cruise. Having been labelled by many respective media publications as the ‘Ultimate Festival Vacation’.

The OG of festivals at sea, which promises to be one of the most unique experiences of your life! Up until recently, they had only one cruise which departed annually from Miami but the demand became so insane they expanded to two annual cruises and now they’re expanding to Asia! Stay tuned for those updates.

Just to give you a sneak peek of the onboard facilities - the 2,170 passenger cabin will come equipped with an Egyptian-themed casino, basketball court, jogging track, shuffleboard, indoor solarium and pool, fine dining, and over 100 spa cabins.

One word: Dope!

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Price Range: $500 - $1,500+

Holy Ship

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Ticket Price: $$$

Dates: January 5 - 9 & January 9 - 12, 2020

2019 Line-up Highlights: Zeds Dead, REZZ, Claude VonStroke, and NGHTMRE

Location: Port Canaveral, Florida - Bahamas

Attendance: 4,000+

To all you YG & OG Shippers out there, this is one for the bucket list!

A two-weekend festival, the first week consists of a four-night sail and is then followed by a three-night trip. Even though it’s still very early for 2020 line-up announcements, we can almost guarantee it will be stacked with an eclectic mix of techno titans and G-House artists.

I do have to warn you, even though Holy Ship implements a “zero tolerance” drug policy, I’ve read that on one of the journeys, a sniffer dog overdosed on MDMA (we hope he’s alright) - if you find yourself attending this beautiful Norwegian ship, all we ask is to be cautious.

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Price Range: $975 - $1,500+

The Ark Cruise

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Ticket Price: $$$

Dates: TBA 2019

2017 Line-up Highlights: Sven Vath, Claptone, Martin Solveig, and Marc Maya

Location: Barcelona - Sete - Ibiza - Mallorca - Barcelona

Attendance: 5,000+

The Ark: A floating paradise like no other.

The Ark Cruise takes place on a $1 billion-dollar floating palace which promises to take you on a dance music adventure of a lifetime through the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.

Taking you through some of the most mouth-watering locations in Europe, from the food culture and sunny skies of Catalonia’s capital Barcelona to the vibrant French port city of Sete, onwards and upwards to Ibiza, and finally a short journey to the magnificent Palma De Mallorca before returning to Barcelona.

A 1,500km journey to create memories of a lifetime.

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Price Range: $500 - $10,000+

MDRNTY CRUISE

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Ticket Price: $$$

Dates: TBA 2019

2018 Line-up Highlights: Black Coffee, Pan-Pot, and DALI

Location: Genova - Sardinia - Corsica - Genova

Attendance: 2,500+

“MDRNTY Cruise, an all-inclusive voyage devoted to electronic music with 3 stages, over 50 artists and performers sailing for three-days across the Mediterranean Sea… starting the journey in Genova, the cruiser will stop-over on the beautiful islands with exclusive settings of Sardinia and Corsica followed by a return to the port of Genova.”

A cruiser that’s stacked head-to-toe in underground house and techno artists.

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Price Range: $500+

Honourable Mentions:

Shipsomnia CRUISE

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Anchored by Unique Cruise

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Inception at Sea

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Jam Cruise

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