Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is set to sail on a cruise with EDSea

EDSea has unveiled the dates for its 2024 sailing, set to take place from November 2-6, along with new plans to sail to Bimini

Festival in a cruise with Insomniac EDSea
Festival in a cruise with Insomniac EDSea

EDSea 2023 set sail from the bustling Port of Miami this past Saturday. This year’s edition has been a success: it went sold out.

Insomniac, Vibee, and Sixthman took over Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Joy for a premium cruise experience. From November 4 to 8 they brought the soul of the world’s largest electronic dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), to the high seas. The setting sun and fireworks over the Miami shoreline created a breathtaking background for TOKiMONSTA and Louis The Child’s DJ sets.

EDSea stages

EDSea deliberately combined EDC festival features into the marine experience. The event features eight stages, on-board events, art installations, and a social environment, all inspired by throbbing energy and vivid inventiveness.

The Kinetic Ocean stage, located on the main pool deck, came to life with exhilarating performances. Artists like Afrojack, DJ Snake, SLANDER, SIDEPIECE, Deorro b2b Valentino Khan, and more took over. It has resulted in a rhythmic wave of music beneath the sun and stars.

Kinetic Ocean, inspired by EDC’s kineticFIELD, captured the essence of the festival’s main stage grandeur.

The party continued in the Cosmic Coral stage, situated within the Manhattan Dining Room, while techno took center stage at Neon Splash.

The dining room’s balcony and unique light fixture transformed the space into EDSea’s major indoor club.

The Pearl, housed in the ship’s atrium, was the beating heart of EDSea.

This multipurpose platform served as a DJ booth as well as a stunning photo opportunity. It brought everyone together in a collective celebration of music and community.

The number of stages make EDSea a festival on a cruise

Q’s Smokehouse restaurant was turned into a dance heaven for Deep Dive dance.

The funky decor sent attendees on a musical voyage via all genres. Rave Cave, deep within The Cavern, was where the energy took a subterranean turn.

Attendees were immersed in the depths of EDM while surrounded by a raw, gritty ambiance.

The immersive visuals and strong beats created a subterranean paradise in which the most dedicated ravers became lost in the music, embracing the underground vibe.

The Nest offers a comfortable yet energetic location for festival-goers to unwind and interact.

Attendees sat back and enjoyed DJ sets while making new friends and cherishing the sense of community that EDSea established.

Kandi Casino, which brought a bit of Las Vegas to the high seas, gave a touch of elegance to the festival. It featured a casino environment reminiscent of the dynamic energy of Downtown EDC.

Insomniac EDSea cruise
Insomniac EDSea cruise

The island celebration in Bahamas

The cruise-port amphitheater in Nassau, Bahamas provided the ideal venue for EDSea’s memorable island celebration.

Baggi kicked off the day before It’s Murph put his ecstatic melodies and gritty baselines on full show.

All of today’s hottest house music heaters were brought to the Nassau stage with a surprise house music set by Galantis.

The iconic Junkanoo cultural celebration grabbed center stage as the evening came to a close.

This spectacular day culminated in a crescendo of music, dance, and culture, leaving the EDSea community with even more wonderful experiences before returning to the ship.

Surprise sets

Surprising sets and one-of-a-kind collaborations also grabbed center stage. Kayzo b2b Cray, DJ Snake‘s excursion into hip hop, Benny Benassi’s disco set, and the high-octane Slander b2b Dimension set for drum n’ bass fans were among the pop-up performances.

So many other back-to-back and prolonged shows embodied the spirit of musical experimentation and experience.

A mix of daily and nightly activities

Attendees onboard EDSea were immersed in a brilliant mix of daily and nightly costume themes. The excitement stretched far beyond the music. EDSea brought a diversified selection of special activities catering to a wide spectrum of interests and passions.

The LGBTQIA+ and ‘Blooming Buds’ meet-ups provided fresh opportunities for friendship and love. Kandi making and ‘tailor your sailor’ activities allowed attendees to add flare and glitter to their wardrobe. Yoga sessions provided a peaceful respite from the high-energy festivities. The activities continued with ‘rave bingo,’ a musical spin on the classic game incorporating EDC trivia. Aside from these events, EDSea travelers were in for a slew of additional surprises and memorable moments.

Tickets and reservations for 2024

The second cruise of EDSea will take place November 2-6, 2024, docking in Bimini, Bahamas for two days. Those who sailed on the first EDSea journey now have first dibs on accommodations during the alumni presale. The general public can also register for future pre-sales, which will begin on November 15.