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Groove Cruise: 20 Years Riding the Waves of House Music, Love, and the Open Ocean



In commemoration of its 20th anniversary, Groove Cruise celebrated two decades of house music, love, and oceanic bliss. The event unfolded aboard the Norwegian Encore, the largest and most innovative ship to ever host, accommodating nearly 4,000 attendees. The four-day journey kicked off in Miami and sailed to the breathtaking turquoise beaches of Great Stirrup Cay, a private island in the Bahamas, featuring headlining acts like Tiesto! But he wasn’t the only talented act on this stacked lineup, groove cruisers got to enjoy sets from extraordinary artists such as John Summit, Lilly Palmer, Aly & Fila, Disco Lines, and surprise B2B performances like Deeper Purpose B2B Kyle Walker. 


The festival's appeal extended beyond the music, with the vibrant, close-knit community, countless activities onboard and on the island, luxury amenities, and 24/7 gourmet food adding to the overall magic of the experience. Each person we encountered radiated kindness and enthusiasm, dressed to the nines and fully immersed in the festival's eight dynamic themes, from Naughty Nautical to Welcome to the Jungle. 


As for activities during the festival, you could never get bored! The festival's agenda was a whirlwind of excitement, offering everything from yoga in the observation lounge to a neon martian fashion show at midnight. Artist-hosted events, including swimming with the pigs, and even the option to get matching Groove Cruise tattoos with newfound friends adding an extra layer of uniqueness. Groove Cruise is an experience beyond words, a special blend of magic that only becomes clear once you're in the midst of it. So, are you ready for 2025?? 


Join us next year as they elevate the experience with an even larger ship, setting sail for the pristine shores of Labadee, Haiti! Don't miss out on the chance to create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. 


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