“Combining the luxury and travel of a cruise ship with the pulsating, all-night party of an electronic music festival, it is no wonder that this event sold out so quickly.” — Huffington Post
“The Groove Cruise is The #1 Place in The World to Get Your Groove.” — Travel Channel
”Only after attending can one understand the logistical marvel that is Groove Cruise.” — LA Weekly
“No VIP area or backstage or green room, and it was obvious how it made people feel: free.” — YourEDM
“Just like most movie sequels and TV reboots, Groove Cruise Miami is floating proof in a monsoon market of spinoff rave boats that nothing ever quite lives up to the original.” — Billboard
Following their historic 30th voyage and another sold-out event, Groove Cruise West Coast has now released a set of wild photos that capture the magic of their most recent adventure from October 10-14. The trip was heralded as a “logistical marvel” as the Whet Travel team faced an impending hurricane that threatened the initial course that was originally planned for the weekend.
Instead of the intended destination of Cabo, Groove Cruisers were still able to partake in a one-of-a-kind experience as they were rerouted to the picturesque location of Ensenada in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Highlights from this land adventure included an impromptu pop-up party at Papas & Beer, which featured an unforgettable set from Duke Dumont that worked the “GCFam” into a frenzy.
Despite the challenges, many attendees both onboard and through their social media accounts said it was their favorite sailing yet and a unique experience unlike any Groove Cruise they had been on before. The unexpected destination also gave the non-profit Whet Foundation and a team of volunteers the chance to head into Ensenada and co-create a huge street art project with Kid Wiseman and to provide the community’s children with much-needed school supplies and necessities.
Other memorable moments throughout the weekend included Groove Cruise’s unofficial “captain” Green Velvet not only performing an immersive set by the pool and the final closing classics set, but also sporting costumes around the ship that reflected the eight themed parties as he partied with attendees.
Additional opportunities to hang out with artists included a Kung Fu class with the one and only Laidback Luke, a ping-pong tournament with Shiba San, and much more. Other Groove Cruise highlights included sets from fan favorites like Benny Benassi, MK, Cosmic Gate, and Felix Cartal.
Next up for the Whet Travel team is Groove Cruise Miami, which will take place January 10th-14th. The event will mark the 15th anniversary of Groove Cruise and will feature performances from Kaskade, Aly & Fila, Hot Since 82, Markus Schulz, MK, Simon Patterson and many more stars of the electronic music world.
Groove Cruise Miami will voyage to two destinations in 2019: The stunning tropical island of Cozumel, Mexico and Key West, Florida. Known for its clear, aquamarine waters, vibrant snorkeling, and culinary delights, Cozumel will add an extra layer of travel and culture to Groove Cruise’s already impressive itinerary. This stop will also include a beach club and waterpark takeover with included transportation, food and drinks.
With Key West, the Groove Cruise family will get the chance to experience an organized bar crawl in the intimate island hub and favorite Floridian destination. The ship will also depart from the port of Ft. Lauderdale which offers many flight and port benefits with its proximity to the airport. A bon voyage pre-party at a historic estate next to the beach will commence on January 9.
Guests of Groove Cruise Miami will sail on the deluxe Celebrity Infinity. Among the first passenger cruise vessels to be powered by smokeless turbine engines, the premium 2,170-passenger Celebrity Infinity is elegantly themed with its iconic three-level foyer grand staircase and sophisticated decor. Novelty features including a retro restaurant, Egyptian-themed casino, basketball court, jogging track, shuffleboard, indoor solarium and pool, fine dining and more than 100 spa cabins.
Groove Cruise Miami is over 90% sold out and reservations can be made here. Bookings solidified before November 2 can earn up to $200 in onboard credits. Don’t miss out on over 50 DJs for 96-hours of non-stop electronic music on the world’s premier electronic music festival cruise bucket list experience!
For Miami tickets & more info: Groove Cruise Miami
About Groove Cruise
What started in 2004 as a group of 125 thrill-seeking house-heads (led by founder Jason Beukema) sailing on a cruise together has erupted into the world’s first and largest floating dance music festival. Groove Cruise is the only music cruise to sail from both East and West coasts, and is a non-stop experience comprised of four straight days of beach, pool and theme parties, great food, EDM and luxurious destination parties. In addition to the standard cruise amenities, there are also artist activities, yoga classes (often paired with deep house), costume parties, and various onboard events that rival the best dance music festivals in the world. Groove Cruise is produced by Whet Travel.
About Whet Travel
Over 12,000 people each year choose Whet Travel for their music cruise adventure. Whet Travel has executed 24 full ship charters including Groove Cruise Miami January 10-14, 2019 (15 year anniversary), Cabo and LA as well as Salsa Cruise (20 year anniversary Oct 29-Nov 2 overnight in Havana Cuba). Whet Travel received the prestigious Charter Partner of the year award from Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Lines and Inc Magazine ranked Whet Travel as the #4 fastest growing travel company in the USA..