Groove Cruise Makes Waves and Announces Star-Studded Lineup for 2025

What’s exceptionally cool about Groove Cruise and the Whet Travel team is that they consistently learning and improving. They’re walking around the ship listening and asking for feedback. After each sailing, they put out an intensive survey asking for all different types of feedback, positive and negative. The hosts are in the Facebook groups and chats asking new and veteran attendees with how and WHO they want the next year(s) of GC to go. And for this upcoming sail, set for January 23-27, 2025, attendees will be on one of the world’s largest passenger vessels and now the biggest lineup they’ve ever had. Picture this! Eric Prydz performing on the beach in Jamaica. Need we say more?! Act fast because it will probably sell out by this time tomorrow. Book your cabin here and you can use code EDMTUNES for discount.

Also note that for 2025, Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas is heading to Jamaica from Miami! We’ll talk a little more about that below as well.

“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’ll be joining 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 


Yep, make sure to take that whole lineup in. There is so much going on here. First up, the 37th sailing will be headlined by Eric Prydz, James Hype, MEDUZA, Nicole Moudaber, and special guest Seven Lions, all of whom will be making their Groove Cruise debut. There are inaugural Groove Cruise label takeovers include IN THE MOOD with Nicole Moudaber, Ophelia Records with Seven Lions,  STEREOHYPE with James Hype, and Barnyard with Vavo. But we have returning takeovers with Gene Farris’ Carnival, Anthony Attalla’s Incorrect, and MitiS’ RE:BORN.

Wait, Gene? MitiS? Anthony? Of course there’s more!

Committed to showcasing the ever-changing landscape of the electronic music realm, Groove Cruise will also welcome a bevy of first-time support acts for the monumental 2025 event including iHeartRadio’s 2023 Dance Music Artist of the Year Anabel Englund, German stutter house artist BUNT., energetic big room act Cheyenne Giles, English progressive house maestro Cristoph, techno titan Ida Engberg, reality TV star and DJ James Kennedy, Swedish melodic wizard Jeremy Olander, Norwegian duo Kream, contemporary techno selector Layton Giordani, Revealed Recordings favorite Maddix, French tech house producer Matt Sassari, Australian DJ/producer Odd Mob, house music connoisseur Tita Lau and Finnish melodic king YOTTO.


Groove Cruise veterans that will be returning to the stage in 2025 include longtime festival favorites Gene Farris, Markus Schulz, GRAMMY-winning artist Roger Sanchez, psytrance boss Blastoyz, Techno queen Alley Kay, multifaceted artist AMIDY, tech house maverick Casmalia, emotive dubstep duo Crystal Skies, energetic act Dada Life, masked duo DEEPFAKE, melodic duo Gem & Tauri, UK tech house ace Joshwa, dubstep artist Luci, house duo Max Low, melodic bass purveyor MitiS, house music act Ranger Trucco, and cinematic bass wizard Trivecta.

Additionally, masters of the trance music genre Orjan Nilsen and Mark Sixma will bring their brand new collaborative project Nilsix to Groove Cruise, in addition to performing as their individual aliases.

Attendees, better known as Captains, will be able to enjoy some of the staples that have become a highlight of the Groove Cruise programming such as takeovers from Gene Farris’ Carnival, Anthony Attalla’s Incorrect, MitiS’ RE:BORN, and Adam Scott’s Trance, Bro!.

Take a look at that undercard too! Many artists that were there in previous years are now gracing the biggest stages.

Phew. Take a breath. That’s a lot. Need more to really get the vibe of Groove Cruise?

Check out 2024’s aftermovie!

We’re Going to Jamaica!

Now, back to the destination. The Allure of the Seas is heading to Falmouth in Jamaica. Settled along the shores of the Caribbean Sea, Falmouth will serve as a captivating destination for Groove Cruise Captains. The coastal town is steeped in rich heritage with historic landmarks and museums and offers an array of thrilling activities and attractions including snorkeling, jet skiing, jungle excursions, zip lining, cultural walking tours, horseback riding, ATV tours, river tubing, and more. Falmouth’s alluring beaches, Doctor’s Cave and Burwood, boast crystal clear waters and vibrant coral reefs for attendees to divulge in. 

Whet Foundation & More

Although Groove Cruise will not sail to Labadee, Haiti in 2025, Whet Foundation will still continue with a charitable initiative for Second Mile Haiti to provide urgent aid. The organization provides nutritional support to save children’s lives and educate caregivers in order to prevent malnutrition. Due to the current situation in the south of Haiti, supplies have become extremely limited for those in need and Whet Foundation will be collecting donations and monetary aid to support Second Mile to avert life-threatening complications to send to Haiti.

Tickets & Info

Following the smash success of the 20th anniversary sailing in January 2024, the 37th sailing of Groove Cruise will feature 96 hours of nonstop music, as well as the festival’s signature immersive programming which will include 11 stages with world-class production, globally renowned artists, daily themes with dedicated parties, Whet Oasis wellness experiences, artist-hosted activities, unique destination excursions, the Whet Foundation volunteer experience, mental health panels & workshops, and so much more.

Lastly, Groove Cruise’s 37th sailing is ALMOST SOLD OUT! Take a look at more info here! We at EDMTunes have been fortunate to attend a few sailing and let us tell you, it’s hard to stop. This experience is beautiful. We’ll see you next year! Use code EDMTUNES for discount!