Saturday, July 30, 2011

Upcoming Music Cruises To Consider

The cruise industry enjoys a guest satisfaction rating of over 90%. First time cruisers usually become addicted and can't hardly wait to return to a few days of travel at sea, relaxation and.......the unlimited food! Of course to many, a cruise also represent nights of partying and you hope when arriving that there's going to be a great DJ on board! So it didn't take long for promoters to try to combine the lure of cruising and the love of great music!

OCTOBER 5, 2011: Coming up first is the ELECTRONIC MUSIC CRUISE. The DJ lineup currently includes Chus & Ceballos, Chad Andrew (Senso, Bliss), Camea, Che Rizik, Sebastian Paiza & Donnie Lowe (Gryphon) This is a 3-night cruise from Port Canaveral on Norwegian Sun sailing to Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay. You must book through EMC to sail and attend the private DJ events on board.

NOVEMBER 14, 2011: Coming up next is SHIPROCKED. This one is live heavy metal bands, not DJ's but I thought I'd mention it for RRBC rock fans. You can see the band lineup on the flyer. This is a 5-night cruise on MSC Poesia from Port Everglades sailing to Costa Maya to Cozumel. I attended this event last year and can tell you that most of the concerts are in the ship's main auditorium and smaller lounges. To get to see them you must book through Shiprocked. However, a number of bands also performed nightly on the main pool stage and everyone on board could attend those. Very heavy metal but a lot of fun drawing a really crazy crowd!

JANUARY 6, 2012: Kicking up the dance music a notch is the new HOLYSHIP event also sailing out of Port Everglades on MSC Poesia. This sailing is a 3-nighter to the Bahamas though. The current DJ lineup includes Steve Aoki, Fatboy Slim, Gina Turner, Laidback Luke with Dubstep provided by Rusko, Diplo, Skrillex and Destructo! The DJ events will be private so you must book through the promoter to attend.

JANUARY 27, 2012: Last and likely the best is the one that started it all, the GROOVE CRUISE.  DJ's have not yet been announced but they're always some pretty big names. This is a 3-night sailing on Norwegian Sky from Miami to Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay. They used to just book rooms on a cruise ship and sell them like the others above are doing. But this event has gotten so crazy and so huge that they now charter the entire ship. Everyone on board is expecting House & Dance and that's what is delivered. You need to watch the video on their website! The earlier you book, the better the rates.


Belle said...

I know that this is not the main readership of this blog, but in keeping with the other metal cruise in this post, I believe that the 700000 Tons of Metal cruise is quite high profile amongst the metal scene:

KingBob said...

Belle, you are just a WEALTH of information this week. Thanks; I was not aware of that one!

Dj Smooth said...

Wonder what those international employees on the Royal Caribbean ship with think of that music? I would venture to guess it's not what they normally listen to...