In six short weeks, Groove Cruise will be departing from Los Angeles and taking us all to Cabo! And just this past week, Whet Travel has unveiled all the tricks up their sleeves and final programming. Are you ready? The electronic music cruise experience is set to sail to Cabo San Lucas on Wednesday, October 19 – Monday, October 24.
For nearly two decades, Whet Travel has been the leader in independent music cruise experiences with bespoke itineraries and unparalleled curated lineups. And Groove Cruise is no exception. This October, Groove Cruise Cabo will once again depart from Los Angeles to Cabo aboard the newly-renovated Norwegian Jewel. The updated state-of-the-art ship features include 15 restaurants, indoor and outdoor bars, and lounges, Bliss Nightclub, Spinnaker Lounge, and a refurbished pool deck. Additionally, the Norwegian Jewel has amenities like a casino, video arcade, art gallery, two spas, a sports deck with basketball and tennis courts, and more. There will be so much to do and see!
Groove Cruise Cabo 2022 also promises 120 hours of non-stop electronic music from world-class DJs. Get ready to party because it’ll be amazing! This year’s lineup is headlined by Claude VonStroke, underground party-starters Desert Hearts, British trance icon Gareth Emery, house/techno tastemaker Green Velvet, and melodic bass wizard Said The Sky making his debut Groove Cruise performance. It’s going to be one hell of a party!!
Groove Cruise Cabo 2022 is unique as it’s the only experience with artist-fan interaction on a large scale. Once the artists are on board, there’s really no getting off! The cruise has just announced 35 interactive artist-hosted activities, including fun beer games such as Beer Olympics and Smash Cup; whiskey, tequila, and wine tastings; workout classes and yoga; a pub crawl, Hot Pizza challenge, and poker tournament; and much more. Wouldn’t it be neat to spend your week among some of your favorite artists? Among the activities include a wine tasting with Acraze, a bean bag toss with Carlo Lio, Bingo Revival hosted by Claude Vonstroke, a scavenger hunt with Deepfake, a blackjack tournament hosted by Gene Farris, and so much more. Each of the activities is set to be hosted by one of the artists on the lineup so fans can partake in festival experiences unlike any other. Sounds like fun!
Additionally, Norwegian Cruise Line has lifted its vaccination requirement so everyone is welcome to come aboard for Groove Cruise Cabo 2022. If you aren’t vaccinated, be sure you get a proper test, either at home (supervised) or at a testing center. Earlier this year in January, Groove Cruise Orlando reported an impressive ZERO cases onboard for their first event back following the pandemic. That’s super impressive!
Groove Cruise wants to bring up and coming talent to the spotlight! They are bringing this to the forefront with Phase 2 of its Cruisin’ For Kindness DJ contest on Twitch, which will be judged by renowned DJ/producers MAX LOW, Amidy, Casmalia, Gene Farris, Adam Scott, and Rico & Miella. All proceeds from the live stream will benefit Cabo charity organizations Solmar Foundation and Heart4Cabo via Whet Travel’s non-profit branch Whet Foundation.
Cruisin’ For Kindness selected the 22 best mixes of 250 entries which were aired live this past Saturday, September 10 from 12 pm – 11:30 pm EST. The eventual winners will receive so many prizes including a dream gig spinning at Groove Cruise Cabo 2022, an oceanview stateroom accommodations for two, up to $600 in travel expenses, a swag bag with a special gift, an EDM Maniac Artist Spotlight article, and their winning mix featured on the Groove Cruise radio podcast. Points will be awarded on received votes and donations. Watch the live stream here.
And the cruise wants to bring some good back to the world too! Started by Whet Travel‘s founder Jason Beukema, Whet Foundation seeks to impact the communities visited by Whet Travel cruises. They even invite cruise attendees to donate and volunteer at their events. The foundation gives back to the communities they visit via clothing, food, school supplies, beach and community cleanups, painting and art programs, purchasing needed items for facilities, repairs, and more. This is wonderful!
In tandem with Groove Cruise Cabo 2022, the Whet Foundation will be launching one of their biggest initiatives to date; visiting two facilities in Cabo San Lucas, Solmar Foundation and Casa Hogar Orphanage in partnership with Heart4Cabo. At these events, attendees will serve breakfast, take part in various projects and interact with the children through live art, games, music, and costumes. Whet Foundation will also raise money and collect donations for an initiative to build a house for a recently single mother, and purchase new appliances, cleaning supplies, and paint. Sounds like a dream.
Whet Foundation is also making mental health initiatives a big part of their agenda, which is wonderful. Recently, the organization hopped on an IG live with music mental health foundation When The Music Stops and mental health advocacy art project Ninobuni. Groove Cruise Cabo is also set to host mental health panels, workshops, and art classes with a focus on Music, Balancing Mental Health, and Suicide Prevention aboard the ship during this year’s sailing.
Are you ready to Groove? The impressive 34 sailings will soon become 35, and you want to be a part of the fun! This is a highly sought-after event and this year’s is no exception. Groove Cruise’s return to the West Coast promises to further evolve the legacy with carefully crafted programming.
The cruise is now 84% sold out. Staterooms are available for purchase now at https://www.GrooveCruise.com/