Groove Cruise Sets Sail with Epic 2025 Lineup Featuring Over 35 Festival Debuts  

Whet Travel’s flagship event Groove Cruise has recently revealed its highly anticipated 2025 lineup. The 37th sailing takes attendees on a journey as they travel from sunny Miami Florida to Falmouth Jamaica. From January 23 to 27, concertgoers will have an unforgettable experience aboard Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas.  The cruise is already sold out for 2025 but you can join the wait list here.

The festival will shine a spotlight on the iconic Groove Cruise debuts. Among the headliners are Eric Prydz, the infectious energy of UK sensation James Hype, and Italian powerhouse MEDUZA. Joining them is Nicole Moudaber of IN THE MOOD, alongside special guest of Seven Lions, the visionary founder of Ophelia Records. Get ready for an unforgettable weekend of partying and fun in the sun with Groove Cruise.  

Supporting new artists and bringing a new wave of sound to the world, Groove Cruise is set to unleash multiple fresh acts for 2025. Prepare to be captivated by a lineup featuring iHeardRadio’s 2023 Dance Music Artist of the Year, Anabel Englund, along with German talent BUNT, Cheyenne Giles, and Cristoph. Additional acts will include techno master Ida Engberg, DJ James Kennedy, Swedish sensation Jeremy Olander, along with Norwegian duo Kream. Also joining the stage will be contemporary artist Layton Giordani, French sensation Matt Sassari, Australian producer Odd Mob, house music aficionado Tita Lau, and Finnish DJ YOTTO. Get ready for the electrifying new lineup curated just for Groove Cruise.  

Joining these iconic acts include Los Angeles producer AIMMIA, ALLEYCVT, and underground artist Annicka. Las Vegas’ DJ Ruckus, and Canadian bass producer Far Out are ready to hit the Groove Cruise stage. Coming prepared to wow attendees is Sandiego’s very own GUDFELLA, Nashville based it’s murph, German house queen Pretty Pink, STREOHYPE label manager turned DJ R3WIRE, EDM group TELYKAST, duo TWINSICK, and New York-based Vavo.  

“For over 20 years we’ve prided ourselves on listening to our captains’ feedback. They have continually asked for Eric Prydz and I’m elated to announce him for the 2025 lineup. He will also be joined by first-time headliners Seven Lions, James Hype, Meduza, and Nicole Moudaber. We will also welcome nearly 100 other requested acts that will ignite a frenzy across 12 stages for 96 straight hours of nonstop dance music. Sailing on Royal Caribbean’s enormous Allure of the Seas with 40 restaurants and bars across 20 decks and 7 neighborhoods to explore, this sailing will not only be the largest EDM cruise in history but the largest music cruise of any genre. I’m so grateful for the love and support of our captains believing in this dream for the last 2 decades”

 Jason Beukema, Founder and Chief Excitement Officer of Whet Travel and Groove Cruise 

Back by popular demand, returning talent includes crowd favorite Chicago house icon Gene Farris, legend Markus Schultz, and GRAMMY-winning artist Roger Sanchez. Joining them is Blastoyz, artist AMINDY, Anthony Attala, tech music icon Casmalia, Crystal Skies, and the high-energy Dada Life. Adding to the excitement are the duo DEEPFAKE, Gem & Tauri, and Joshwa. With dubstep artist Luci, house music duo Max Low, MitiS, house music act Ranger Trucco, and Trivecta, the stage is set for an unforgettable adventure at sea.  

Adding to the excitement, trance music professionals Ørjan Nilsen and Mark Sixma will debut their collaborative project Nilsix for the first time aboard the Groove Cruise stage, alongside their individual sets. With their unique blend of talent, Nilsix promises to deliver a unique experience of trance music for attendees.  

Known for its electric label takeovers, Groove Cruise is ready to raise the bar once again. Nicole Moudaber brings her legendary IN THE MOOD debut, promising an immersive journey into underground sounds. James Hype will also be showcasing his STEREOHYPE label, while Seven Lions introduces the sounds of Ophelia Records for the first time. Adding to the excitement country- electronic duo Vavo ventures into new territory with this genre-blending takeover alongside Barnyard.  

Attendees aboard Groove Cruise will now be dubbed “captains” as they experience takeovers from industry highlights like Gene Farris’ Carnival, Anthony Attalla’s Incorrect, MitiS RE:BORN, and Adam Scott’s Trance, Bro!. 

With the release of the 2025 lineup, a new location has also been revealed. Due to the current conditions in Haiti, this year’s Groove Cruise will sail from Miami, Florida to Falmouth, Jamacia. Aboard the magnificent Allure of the Seas, attendees will be a part of the biggest music cruise in history with a full capacity of more than 6,780 passengers. As part of the Oasis Class of cruise ships, Groove Cruise will take place on the second largest ship class globally with a length of over 1,187 ft. With over 18 decks for guests to have the time of their lives on, the ship has an original cost of $1.2 billion.  

Falmouth, Jamacia is ready to offer a vacation experience like no other. Filled with history and culture, guests can partake in historic landmarks and museums as they venture through the town. Continuing their adventure, attendees may find themselves plunging into the crystal-clear waters to snorkel among the bright coral reefs, jet skiing across the glassy sea, or zip lining over the beautiful scenery. There are many activities for everyone including jungle excursions, horseback riding, ATV tours, river tubing, and more. If adrenaline isn’t for some, bask in the sun on the shores of Doctor Cave and Burwood Beach. As the sun sets in Falmouth, attendees will have the memories of a lifetime to take back to the boat with them.  

When they aren’t throwing the party of a lifetime, Whet Travel runs its own non-profit 501c3, Whet Foundation.  Jason Beukema, founder of Whet Travel and Groove Cruise encourages attendees to get involved with volunteering and making a difference. The foundation supplies clothing, musical instruments, and food donations, while also participating in beach clean-ups and donating to education. The foundation invests in making a difference within communities beyond the dance floor.  

Although the Allure of the Seas will not be docking in Haiti this year, the Whet Foundation remains steadfast in its commitment to charitable efforts. Partnering with Second Mile Haiti, the foundation continues to provide critical aid to those in need. Second Mile Haiti focuses on children’s lives and the urgent needs of those in South of Haiti. The foundation will be collecting monetary aid to make a difference.  

2025 brings the 37th edition of Groove Cruise. Attendees should prepare for 96 hours of nonstop music and fun along with 11 stages of programming. Each day will bring themed parties, Whet wellness experiences, artist-led activities, and destination excursions. Embrace the spirit of giving through the Whet volunteer experience. With many opportunities to make memories, and so many more surprises in store, the Groove Cruise is setting sail for yet another unforgettable journey across the ocean.  

Groove Cruise unfortunately is sold out! However if you wish to get on the waiting list for rooms that return to the pool visit their website

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