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Sailing into 2023 with

Groove Cruise

travel , January 1, 2023

Known as the world’s largest floating dance music festival, Whet Travel’s flagship event Groove Cruise will make a triumphant return for its 35th sailing from Miami, Florida to a private island in Labadee, Haiti aboard the state-of-the-art and award-winning Celebrity Summit sailing from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas
on the award-winning Norwegian Encore

Known as the world’s first and premier floating dance music festival, Groove Cruise has made a lasting impact in the dance music space since its inception in 2004. Produced by Whet Travel, Groove Cruise is the only independent music cruise to sail from both the East and West coasts of the United States.


The carefully crafted programming provides a unique experience for attendees which has grown into a devout fanbase throughout the past 18 years.


Running throughout the entire duration of the cruise, Groove Cruise features 24/7 electronic dance music with world-class production, exotic destination experiences as well as cruise amenities and artist-involved activities. 

For nearly two decades, Whet Travel has been the leader in independent music cruise experiences with bespoke itineraries and unparalleled curated lineups. From Thursday, January 19 to Monday, January 23, 2023, dance music lovers from around the world will revel in the immersive experience that Groove Cruise has become known for while enjoying breathtaking views, an extensive list of programming, and some of the top acts in electronic music.

Groove Cruise Miami will offer attendees, affectionately known as “Captains”, a chance to revel in 96 hours of nonstop music from more than 50 artists from around the world. Returning Groove Cruise headliners include Swiss-South African deep house connoisseur Nora En Pure and German trance music legend Markus Schulz. Groove Cruise also welcomes the mysterious Claptone to make his debut headlining performance as well as BITE THIS label head Jauz who will be performing a special

‘Off The Deep End’ set.


Groove Cruise’s genre-abolishing lineup serves to offer a little something for everyone. Additional support will come from the likes of BIJOUBlastoyzClooneeGioli & AssiaHabstraktKaivonMatroda, and William Black. All of these acts will be making their Groove Cruise debut and offer something new for dedicated fans. Ship Wrek will also return to Groove Cruise as direct support for the Miami sailing.


Groove Cruise prides itself on inclusive bookings that strive to feature more female acts. The upcoming Miami sailing will feature unrivaled performances from Nora En PureGioli & AssiaCasmaliaNostalgixSpeaker Honey, and more.

Aboard the newly-renovated Celebrity Summit cruise ship, fans can enjoy an abundance of amenities, luxury dining options, curated theme parties, artist-hosted activities, and more. The fleet underwent nearly $500 million in luxurious upgrades and earned Travel Weekly’s Magellan Gold Awards for The Spa by Canyon Ranch and Penthouse Suite Design. The transformed Celebrity Summit boasts a state-of-the-art wellness spa, fitness center, onboard shopping, and more. The recent renovations also make the Celebrity Summit one of the first cruise ships powered by environmentally-friendly gas turbines.

Touching down at the Labadee private paradise in Haiti, Groove Cruise ‘Captains’ will be able to experience once-in-a-lifetime activities such as the world’s largest zip line, Labadee’s Dragon's Tail roller coaster, boat and island tours, private cabanas, jet skis and kayaks, and more. In addition to the ship’s amenities, this stop in Labadee will offer attendees an unforgettable adventure in one of the most picturesque settings the world has to offer.

Groove Cruise Miami 2023 promises to be another exciting

chapter in Groove Cruise’s nearly 20-year history. With an award-winning fleet, an unparalleled lineup, and an extensive list of programming, Groove Cruise offers a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience for attendees and dance music lovers alike.

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