photo from Groove Cruise Facebook
For the past several years I have known about cruise festivals, but have yet to attend one. I enjoy cruises and festivals, but the dates (or the lineup) haven’t ever aligned for me. To add to this, cruises often sail in January, which is often the busiest work month especially being right after the holidays. Luckily, Groove Cruise LA embarks on its journey in the fall, which fits perfect with my schedule and birthday celebrations.
Groove Cruise LA sets sail from Long Beach, CA on Friday October 6 in the early evening, sailing to Ensenada, Mexico. The ship returns on Monday morning, October 9. There are many reasons that I decided to pull the trigger on my first festival cruise, but here are the top 3.
1. Groove Cruise Is Operated By A Company With 4 Other Theme Cruises on The Schedule For 2017
Whet Travel Company is Miami-based and has been in full operation for over 13 years hosting cruises such as Groove Cruise Miami, Salsa Cruise, and Inception Cruise (over Spring Break). With a long and successful run in the festival cruise world, it’s safe to say that these guys know what they’re doing. In fact, the Groove Cruise is the world’s largest dance party cruise. I now have to see this floating festival dance party for myself.
2. Groove Cruise LA Added A Private Clifftop Estate Party To The Agenda
Personally, I would be happy with simply the sail down to Ensenada, Mexico with a day stop on the gorgeous white-sand beaches. However, Groove Cruise seems to desire to outdo itself by adding a private clifftop estate party to the mix… which will take place on my 30th birthday! This estate, better known as Casa de los Siete Patios, is a stunning breath of class and elegance, often used for weddings or other formal occasions. Groove Cruise LA will be taking over the estate for the day giving cruisers 3 options available for maximizing their time there.
3. Groove Cruise is Letting Us Loose on Open Water
Frozen blended Drinks? Dancing? Yoga, contests? Yes, please! Embarking on the Carnival Inspiration ship, we also mustn’t forget the nature of the ship, to let loose and have fun out on the open sea. Undoubtedly the scenery, sunsets, wind and waves will add the special element of nature to this festival cruising experience. A 3 day festie party on a boat with like-minds and ecstatic hearts will undoubtedly uplift and tantalize our spirits. There is no better activity I can imagine to ring in my next decade than shaking my booty all weekend on board a boat, with a stellar deep house line up. And just maybe, we’ll see dolphins.