9 Mind-Blowing Music Festival Cruises You Can't Miss This Season

July 2, 2018

Photo credit: The Ark Cruise

Hola party-people, do you love music festivals as much as we do? Are you looking for something more than just a great lineup at an empty field?

No wonder music cruises are trending nowadays, just picture this: 4-5 days and nights of partying at several of the most stunning beachfront locations, AND on a cruise that was designed to keep you entertained 24/7 with onboard pool parties and the widest variety of fun activities. Not to mention that you'll be sailing (and of course partying) along with your favorite artists!

Sounds good, huh? If you're ready to get on board, here are the most amazing music cruises to choose from!

Holy Ship

When: January 5 - 9, 2019 | January 9 - 12, 2019

From: Port Canaveral, United States

Why we LOVE it: Holy Ship is definitely the craziest of all, taking you to the most gorgeous islands of the Caribbean and bringing you the absolute best DJs of electro-house, trap and dance music. Pack your craziest costumes and get ready for the wildest onboard pool parties, Caribbean beach parties and artists like Zeds Dead, Justin Martin and NGHTMRE! No words can really describe the Holy Ship madness, you better check out the aftermovie wink

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Groove Cruise Miami

When: January 10 - 14, 2019

From: Fort Lauderdale, United States

Why we LOVE it: celebrating its 15th birthday in 2019, the Groove Cruise guys definitely know how to throw the best party-holiday for EDM lovers.  Cruising all the way to the beautiful coasts of Key West and Cozumel (Mexico) with the most loving and fun "Shipfam" we've ever seen, Groove Cruise Miami is definitely an adventure you shouldn't miss this season!

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When: January 26 - 31, 2019

From: Galveston, United States

Why we LOVE it: standing out from the wide variety of music cruises, Shiprocked is the real deal if you're into rock music. This not so hidden gem of rock festivals is exactly what you need: beautiful coasts of Mexico, wet & wild pool parties on board, frontier women and booze galore - not to mention the premier selection of rock legends on stage!

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When: June 2 - 7, 2019

From: Barcelona, Spain

Why we LOVE it: this marvelous music voyage actually got everything that a mature crowd could ever dream of: wine tastings, gourmet cuisine, luxury spa and even sunrise yoga classes - not to mention the top-notch lineup of electronic music: dance, house, and tech house. Join the limited number of lucky sailors on a gorgeous journey to Ibiza, Palma and Corsica!

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When: June, 2019 (TBA)

From: Genova, Italy

Why we LOVE it: MDRNTY is not kidding when it comes to an all-inclusive cruise: deluxe accommodation, finger-licking gourmet cuisine, a wide selection of delicious drinks and 24 hours of the very best artists of underground house music is part of the package too. If you're looking for a glamorous music cruise spiced up with all kinds arts (light painting, graffiti) and entertainment (Cabaret Bizarre) MDRNTY is definitely it!

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The Ark

When: August - September, 2019 (TBA) | September, 2019 (TBA)

From: Barcelona, Spain

Why we LOVE it: The floating paradise of electronic music festivals, that all party-people can ever dream of is bringing you 50+ of the very best DJs of tech house and stage hosts like Pacha Ibiza, Ministry of Sound and FACT. The Ark will take you to breath-taking islands of the Balearic Sea and will keep you dancing along this glamorous journey. The only question left is, which voyage to join?

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Groove Cruise Cabo

When: October, 2019 (TBA)

From: San Diego, United States

Why we LOVE it:  The West Coast edition of the world’s largest floating dance music festival is taking you from the always sunny San Diego to the incredible private clifftop estate parties of Mexico. 72 hours of electronic music, stunning panoramas and a super loving "Shipfam" is all that you need this fall!

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It's The Ship

When: November, 2019 (TBA)

From: Singapore, Singapore

Why we LOVE it: Asia's premier EDM cruise setting sail in the stunning city of Singapore and taking the craziest party-people all the way to the wicked Phuket. It's The Ship that won't leave you hanging when it comes to a top-notch lineup, exciting onboard activities like wall-climbing and yoga classes - oh, and let's not forget about those mad pool parties either!

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When: December 11 - 15, 2018

From: Miami, United States

Why we LOVE it: although 2018 is only the first edition of the Friendship cruise we have a very good feeling about this - and judging by the completely sold out first season we're definitely not the only ones! Curated by Destructo himself, Friendship is teasing us with private island beach parties in the gorgeous Bahamas and the best international music acts on board. Are you ready to stay up all day and night, meet your favorite artists, and witness some crazy back-to-back sets?

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So which one will you go for? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook and don't forget to share with the squad! wink

Monika Tudja

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Monika fell in love with live music and festivals when she was 16, and she didn't stop loving and attending them ever since. She is passionate about singers with raspy voices, electronic music, and this site here that she co-founded so you guys can explore the best music festivals around the globe.