The Livescape Group today announced that the world’s 2nd largest EDM cruise festival, and Asia’s largest, IT’S THE SHIP (ITS 2016), will be making a return for its third instalment this year. The four-day and three- night floating vacation cum music festival is set to depart from the Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore on November 4, crossing international waters on the straits of Malacca to the Pearl of the Orient, Penang, before returning to Singapore shores on Nov 7.
As a UNESCO world cultural heritage site, the island is located on the west coast of Malaysia and is much regarded to be the food paradise of Malaysia and well known for its vibrant arts scene and heritage sites. The organisers are also working to engage with the state’s tourism department to provide guests of ITS 2016 with some exciting surprises to take place in Penang. It is the first time that the festival will set sail for Penang.
Livescape today also premiered the official aftermovie of its sold out festival last year which can be viewed here
“We’re excited to be bringing IT’S THE SHIP back again for the third time and we’re making a couple of significant changes to provide fans with a refreshed experience. I think when we announce our line-up in May, the fans are going to be pretty excited because we’re looking at some very exciting big and recognisable names this year. No doubt, it is going to be our biggest line-up to date”, Muhammad Iqbal, Group CEO of The Livescape Group says.
The phase one artiste line-up for ITS 2016 will be revealed by the end of May 2016. Last year’s festival saw some of the world’s biggest EDM headliners perform, with the likes of Kaskade, Showtek, Ferry Corsten, Carnage, Headhunterz, Will Sparks, and Peking Duk joining over 50 other international and regional acts on the line-up. The festival, which was a sold-out event, also saw 3,800 fans from across 50 countries rub shoulders with some of EDM’s most recognisable faces.
“One reason why cruise festivals are gaining in popularity is because it focuses a lot on the fan experience. On IT’S THE SHIP, we put a lot of effort into activating various intimate activities with the acts to allow fans to interact and engage with them on a personal level. In fact through our past events, some of our guests have even ended up becoming friends with some of the acts by the end of the cruise”, Iqbal added.
IT’S THE SHIP 2016 will take place from 4 – 7 November 2016 aboard the prestigious Royal Caribbean International cruise liner, “Mariner of the Seas”. The 15-deck cruiseliner is one of the world’s largest and features a casino, rock climbing wall that overlooks the sea, a full sized basketball court, ice- skating rink, mini golf course, video game arcade, a duty-free shopping promenade, full service day spa, 10 pools and whirlpools, and 17 bars, clubs and lounges.
Cabins for IT’S THE SHIP 2016 go on sale today and are priced per person from USD412 (excluding port fees and gratuities) or USD49 per month via an 7-month installment plan (with a USD250 down-payment) for an early bird interior stateroom to USD2,888 or USD374 per month on an 7-month installment plan (with a USD450 deposit) for a luxurious Royal Family Suite.
In conjunction with the launch today, a 30% Early Bird discount is on offer for all cabins (except Royal Family Suite, Owner’s Suite and Family Ocean View cabins) for the first 300 cabin purchasers. Cabin prices are inclusive of complimentary 24-hour dining and room service, selected non-alcoholic beverages and free usage of most of the ship’s facilities. For more information and to purchase cabins, logon to www.itstheship.com or follow IT’S THE SHIP at www.facebook.com/itstheship or on Instagram @itstheship.