Asia’s biggest party cruise eyes new locations

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Asia’s biggest party cruise It’s The Ship is expanding to Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Shanghai, Japan and Australia.

It’s The Ship Japan will be the first for the company, Livescape Group, to depart from Japan later this year. An impressive line-up from the world of house, techno, hip-hop and EDM (electronic dance music) is being worked on.

Previous sailings hosted dance-oriented acts like Yellow Claw, Dirtcaps, Krewella, Nucleya, Coone, Higher Brothers and Knife Party.

“Australia is one of the countries which It’s The Ship has their sights on. It’s The Ship is currently in talks for a sailing in Australia in the near future,” a company spokesperson said.

Other regional expansion has been planned for the next three years.

Livescape Group CEO Iqbal Ameer told online publication Bandwagon, his vision for It’s The Ship is to create an unforgettable experience for the music fans on board. Each sailing is a different experience allowing the company to showcase a multitude of talents.

“It’s The Ship is anything but ordinary. It has everything a party vacation should have and more. There are parties to experience, some relaxation to so, friendships to be made and even some surprises to encounter… who knows. Anything is possible when you find yourself on board one of the best musical adventures, alongside other like-minded people on land and sea.

“This is your chance to put on that crazy outfit hidden at the back of your wardrobe and finally put to use, as you dress to impress for the many themed parties on board.

“On It’s The Ship, you are most likely to bump into your favourite DJ while you’re in line for breakfast, while you’re having a dip in the pool or they just might even be busting a move on the dance floor right next to you,’’ its website said.

The company will charter Genting Dream for its next party cruise which is a four-day party voyage departing Singapore to Phuket from 4 to 7 November. Prices start from US$646 pp twin share for an interior cabin, US$710 pp for an oceanview cabin and US$950 pp for a balcony deluxe cabin.