More rave than blue-rinse, lineups range from packing in the world’s hottest DJs to musical nostalgia-fests. Accordions, drumkits and a plethora of harmonicas – these might not be first things you’d think to pack for a cruise, unless you’re boarding LRBC that is.
The first ever festicruise took place nearly 15 years ago cruising from Florida to Grand Cayman, and its voyages are still going strong.
Cruisers are encouraged to bring along their own instruments for impromptu jam sessions and masterclasses with top musical brass, with a riot of talent such as the late, great Etta James, Taj Mahal and Joe Bonamassa headlining on previous sails. That’s what to expect aboard Ship Rocked, where “rock hard, vacation harder” is the motto.
Some 3,000 air guitar devotees come together to headbang to the likes of Limp Bizkit and Papa Roach, with sandy-toed island hopping excursions in the Bahamas on offer too. Fans of the bubblegum pop sensation, who paved the way for *N SYNC and the Backstreet Boys, can be “trapped at sea” with the band and 3,000 other NKOTB enthusiasts.
Its maiden voyage sets off from Barcelona to Marseille, via Ibiza, this autumn.
The colored squares show exactly where you need to fold!
First, fold your square in 1/2, open it up and then fold it in half again the other way.
With hot tub parties, sunrise sets and party stop-offs on private islands such as Great Stirrup Cay, there might be plush cabins, but don’t expect to get much sleep.
Likely the only ship you’ll ever find ukulele melees, debates on comic books and entire rooms dedicated to tabletop gaming in the same place, Jo Co is a self-proclaimed celebration of nerdery.
I especially love to play on the Monhegan dock on Trap Day, the start of the lobster season.