As many of you know, I am addicted to dance music. Listening to guys like Armin van Buuren and David Guetta there is no stopping my love for this genre. But there is one DJ that holds a special place in my heart. I have actually had the chance to see this DJ multiple times and in various countries, and most recently saw him from the front row at Club Rain in Las Vegas, Nevada. When I heard that this DJ would be jumping on a cruise ship and spinning records for four days straight while visiting Grand Cayman, needless to say I got a little excited. But today comes the official announcement of Perfecto at Sea, a once in a lifetime vacation from Tampa, Florida to the Grand Cayman.
This epic journey is brought to you by the folks over at Sixthman. This is the same company that brings you the famed and always talked about Rock Boat that travels with a ship full of fans singing tunes all across the Atlantic Ocean. The Rock Boat has featured acts like Sister Hazel, the Alternate Routes, and Josh Kelley. But this time Sixthman has joined forces with Paul Oakenfold to present a new kind of vacation experience. Jump aboard and head out to sea with Paul Oakenfold on September 30th, 2010. The cruise ship will be leaving from Tampa, Florida and is headed to Grand Cayman. While spending a bit of time there, the Carnival Inspiration will then make its return to the dock in Tampa on the 4th of October.
So what exactly is Perfecto at Sea? Well, it is an unparalleled floating electronic music festival for starters. This event is actually hosted by legendary DJ and producer Paul Oakenfold. Of course, synonymous with high-caliber nightlife, Oakenfold’s Perfecto experience will feature the epic sounds that he’s become known for. However, this is not the traditional club or festival experience as the beats will hail from under the stars as we cruise the Caribbean. (Imagine that for a second. You look up at the sky, see nothing but the moon and stars, hear the waves crashing at the boat beside you, and look over to see hundreds of people dancing to the smooth beats coming from Oakenfold’s fingers. That is just something that you cannot afford to miss.)
Oakenfold will be bringing friends and other special guests to help keep the party going 24/7 and deliver a cutting edge, music-meets-leisure experience. Yes, music will not stop from the time you step on the boat until the time you dock again a few days later back in Tampa. The full line-up has not yet been released, but will be announced very soon. And that’s not all. Perfecto at Sea will include theme nights, gambling, pool-side cocktails, and a sea deck turned dance floor.
But don’t just take my word for it. “Fans will not want to miss this thrilling and unprecedented event. We are very excited for this opportunity to reach a new musical community and to partner with such a hero of the electronic world. Together with Paul we’ll bring an amazing festival to life,” says Sixthman owner Andy Levine.
So what does it cost to be a a part of this epic journey? Well, not as much as you might think. Prices for Perfecto at Sea start at $599 per person and include all sorts of things like non-alcoholic soft drinks, your room and board, 24/7 room service, and access to all of the dance floors on the ship. This price does not include your transportation to Tampa, unfortunately, but once aboard the cruise ship you can relax and just let the sounds take you away. You can visit the Perfecto at Sea website for more details and to reserve a cabin. Come this September make sure you are on this boat as this event will prove to be everything and more that is dance music. Bon voyage from Tampa to Grand Cayman.