Have you heard the news yet? Following a memorable, sold-out debut in 2017, Europe’s biggest festival cruise aka The Ark has announced their return with not 1, but 2 journeys in 2018! The glorious double cruise will set sail with Voyage One starting from August 30th until September 3rd and Voyage Two from September 3rd until September 7th.
Are you looking to close off your Summer 2018 in style? Discover more about The Ark 2018 below…
The Ark Cruise 2017 boasted some of the scene’s most influential techno heavyweights and promises to make even bigger waves with a massive return in 2018. Get ready for The Ark to transform the ‘Vision of the Seas’ into a house and techno oasis that will sail you away for an extraordinary journey through sound.
The first edition took place from August 31st until September 3rd and welcomed over 4,000 passengers who got to experience no fewer than 90 DJs, including Chris Liebing, Sven Vath, Amelie Lens, KiNK, Stephan Bodzin, Olivier Weiter, and more, along with culinary delights provided by top chefs Nick Bril of The Jane, Piet Devriendt of restaurant De Oesterput, and the Dutch chef Steve Depp. And between parties, there was plenty of time to enjoy all the facilities on board the ship and to do some sightseeing on land during stops in Marseille and Ibiza.
After the success of The Ark’s debut, the organizers have decided to grow this thriving concept, unveiling plans for an even bigger 2018 edition. Departure and arrival will remain in Barcelona, but this time, there will be no less than 6 different departure date combinations. One notable innovation is that this year, during the stop at Ibiza, The Ark will stay moored at ‘La Isla Blanca’ from 11:00 until 2:00, offering passengers the chance to make the most out of their visit to the party island.
The festi-cruise will once again join forces with renowned, credible international clubs and party imprints for the stage hostings. Each musical concept will each be responsible for one of the areas and will bring their own atmosphere and artists. Just like last year, they’ll pull out all the stops to offer a diverse, high-quality range of electronic music, with a carefully curated roster of established names and emerging talent. The full lineup and hosting partners will be announced at a later date, so stay tuned!
The Ark will be collaborating with Royal Caribbean International, sailing the marvelous ‘Vision of the Seas’. And as in the previous edition, this ship, too, will be converted into a deluxe floating festival with 4 various stages, including the spectacular open-air stage on the upper deck around the swimming pool. What else is new? In 2018, The Ark will be adding an extra day (5 days + 4 nights), with a bonus stopover in the luxurious Palma De Mallorca.
But remember: there’s more to the cruise than just partying. Guests will also have the opportunity to treat
themselves to culinary sensations at one of the many restaurants and they’ll have access to all the onboard
facilities and sporty activities. The Ark will also add a number of their own alternative activities to the program.
If you attended The Ark last year, prepare to reap the benefits including the opportunity to book your
reservations for your 2018 voyage before anyone else on Friday November 3rd, and you will receive a
complementary budget of $100 per person to spend on board the ship.
#1 Thursday, August 30 – Monday, September 3
#2 Monday, September 3 – Friday, September 7
#3 Sunday, September 2 – Friday, September 7
#4 Thursday, August 30 – Friday September 7
However, those who:
▶︎ Don’t want to miss the first school day of the semester can also choose the option of Thursday, August 30 through Sunday September 2 [4 days + 3 nights] departing in Barcelona with disembarkation in Palma de Mallorca
▶︎ Would love to be part of it but can only be there for 1 night, can come aboard The Ark from Sunday, September 2 through Monday, September 3 [2 days + 1 night] departing in Palma de Mallorca and disembarkation in Barcelona
*Additional information regarding international and inclusive packages can be found on The Ark website here.
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Got all that? Okay. It’s time to start planning your greatest festival bucket-list journey yet!
Don’t miss out – be part of the world’s most exciting electronic event at sea – Register here now! Ticket sales start on Saturday, November 4th.