Last week, we announced the official dates for Groove Cruise LA 2017.

Now we know where you’ll be sailing to.

Groove Cruise will set sail from Los Angeles to Ensenada, Mexico this fall! The wet and wild party at sea is set for October 6-9.

New this year – the official pre-party will take place at the iconic Queen Mary on Thursday October 5th in Long Beach. The Bon Voyage party on the decks of the Queen Mary will take place in conjunction with the haunted Dark Harbor that the port of Long Beach has become famous for. GCFam can take part in 10 terrifying experiences at what Time Magazine says is ‘One of the Top 10 most Haunted Places on Earth’.

Groove Cruise Founder and CEO of Whet Travel Jason Beukema stated  ‘Everyone is fascinated by the Queen Mary and its history. It’s going to be a once in a lifetime experience to have the GCFam stay on the ship, party onboard and take part in all the Dark Harbor freaky festivities the night before we set sail to Mexico. And it’s conveniently across the parking lot from the cruise terminal we sail from the next day’.

Groove Cruise has once again charted its course for the fun-filled shores of Ensenada Mexico, offering attendees a mix of authentic food, adventure, and rich cultural escapes. New for 2017 will be a private cliff top experience at the stunning Casa de los Siete Patios showcasing the region’s specialties and beauty. Once on land, GCFam may find themselves taking tours of local wineries, flying on a zip line, getting misted by the natural seaside spectacle of the ‘Blow Hole’, or exploring local market places before heading to the exclusive Groove Cruise cliff party on the edge of the ocean.

Groove Cruise West Coast departs on the recently refurbished 855 ft long, 14 deck Carnival Inspiration cruise ship – which features an onboard water-park with the iconic Disco Slide, mini-golf, casino, multiple dining experiences like Guy Fieri’s Burger Joint, Blue Iguana, high end steakhouse options, a spa, piano bar, multiple pools, and a dedicated staff to provide guests with the experience of a lifetime.

From the techno infused ‘Abyss after hours’ sunrises in the middle of the Pacific, to hard hitting trance and big room acts, to moments of Zen in the Whet Oasis chill lounge, to old school hip hop and dance classics sessions, to Deep House Yoga on the top deck with 360 ocean views, to activities with artists for a fan experience unlike anywhere else, Groove Cruise offers moments of bliss for everyone with a sense of adventure and passion for excitement.

Pre-sale for this voyage are sold out. Staterooms open for public bookings on Feb 16th at 11am PST, float on over and see why Beatport labelled this experience “the True OG of the dance music cruise”, and ‘’life changing’’ by Dancing Astronaut.

Groove Cruise is like EDC but on a boat…and the party doesn’t stop. EVER.

I attended Groove Cruise Los Angeles in 2015 and it was the BEST festival experience of my life. Being able to run around the ship from stage to stage while at sea is something you have to experience. You’ll be welcomed into the Groove Cruise family with open arms. EVERYONE from all walks of life are welcomed on Groove Cruise. There will be four straight days of pool and beach parties with over 50 artists. The best part is coming face to face with your favorite artist on the ship.

Check out my review of Groove Cruise 2015 for a look at what you can really expect on your amazing journey, and be sure to use code EDMMANIAC to save $50/person on your cabin.

-Jared