"What happens on the ship stays on the ship!"
Those are the rules of Groove Cruise, according to founder Jason Beukema.
And today, for the ninth straight year, electronic dance music fanatics and so-called "exotic destination experience junkies" will be sailing out to sea in pursuit of EDM epicness and that ever-elusive "high-energy positive vibe."
But since no one wanted to open wide about the wet and wild debauchery of past Groove Cruises, we here at Crossfade asked three DJs and a repeat GC attendee: "Got predictions?"
Raymond Salas, Groove Cruise Superfan
"Bigger stages, sound, lights, lazers, LEDs, gifts! Crazier costumes! Huge DJs! Theme parties, record label parties, beach parties on the private island, pool parties, sunrise parties! It all adds up to a prediction of 100-percent chance of the most epic dance music experience of 2013!"
"This being my fifth or sixth Groove cruise, the one thing I know you can expect is a relentless, energetic, uplifting good time, that will have the Groove Cruisers go wild while we sail. This year, I am playing with good friend Mark Knight and you can expect many goodies to come out during my set. My New Generation EP on SCI+TEC has some amazing tracks that have been getting played by a lot of my DJ peers. So expect to hear those and many other new edits and original tracks that I have been working on just for this cruise."
"Groove Cruise is a festival on water and an amazing bonding experience among music lovers. This will be my fourth year and every year gets crazier and crazier! The experience of being on the sea and in the sun with amazing music that does not stop for three days is priceless. Looking forward do to headlining with Funkagenda on Saturday night!"
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"Groove Cruise has it all: great music, sexy boys and girls grooving to it, warmth and sun, a grown-up and relaxed party atmosphere. It sucks for anyone reading this right now wanting to go, but the event has been sold out numerous months already. So book yours the second the 2013 cruise's tickets become available!"
Groove Cruise 2013. With Sydney Blu, Funkagenda, Boris, Mark Knight, Darude, and others. Friday, January 25, to Monday, January 28. Norwegian Sky, boarding at Port of Miami, 1015 N. America Way, Miami. Tickets are sold out. Visit thegroovecruise.com.