Winter festivals can be particularly fun if you go to the right ones. Cruise festivals, which are unique to the winter festival season, are among those. Since we don't have Holy Ship! to look forward to anymore (RIP), other festivals like Groove Cruise have popped up to take its place. Groove Cruise is by far the biggest cruise festival going on right now, and with a killer 2022 lineup it's the perfect way to escape the winter for a fun, late-January trip. Here's everything u need to know about Groove Cruise:
There are three iterations of the Groove Cruise event, but if you're looking for a rave boat you'll want Groove Cruise Orlando, which kicks off in January 2024, but you can also start booking your 2025 trip at the event website here.
Rates for the cruise range, but are pretty affordable. The 2022 cruise ranged from $850 to $1200 depending on what kind of cabin and amenities you wanted. You could pick from a standard cabin, or upgrade to a larger cabin or additional food and drink options for a few hundred more.
Part of the experience of Groove Cruise is raving at sea, but you will get to dock in the Grand Bahamas at Private Cove. The destination is a picturesque tropical island beach with activities like zip lining and snorkeling available. It's a great way to get some traveling done this year while going to a rave with your besties.
Do I need a passport?
Groove Cruise departs from Orlando but travels to The Bahamas, meaning you will need a passport and possibly a visa depending on what country your passport is issued from. Keep in mind that you may also need to have a negative COVID-19 test depending on the local laws of the Bahamas. Keep up to date on the latest travel advisories for the Bahamas here.
The best part of Groove Cruise by far is the lineup. With headliners like Claude Vonstroke, Clozee, Gorgon City and Walker & Royce and Haliene, SQXO, Wreckno and J. Worra also on the lineup it's going to be a rager.
What to Wear:
Get ready to wear cute summer fits again without having to worry about covering up for the cold! The warm tropical weather is the perfect place to try out new styles for the 2022 festival season, so shop the latest looks at iHeartRaves and refresh your rave wardrobe for the summer. Here are some of my suggestions:
Wondering what to wear to Ultra? The most important thing to consider when choosing your Ultra outfits is to make sure you can dance all day and night comfortably. It’s definitely a music-heavy festival so you’ll most likely be on your feet most of the time. Check out these styles for some fabulous rave outfits inspiration.