Hello my friends!
All I can say is wow.
For years I’ve been hearing about the Groove Cruise.
I was excited to be one of the first people to step on board the NCL Pearl on Jan 28th. The next thing you know, I saw Whet Travel Owner and founder of the Groove Cruise Jason Beukema walking nearby and he recognized me.
“Scott, bring it in here and give me a hug”, Jason said.
I was speechless that Jason recognized me and that he was so cool.
Over 2000 people were about to board the ship for Groove Cruise XI and he was the most relaxed guy I’ve probably ever met.
Later that morning, Jason told me that years ago, his family were on a cruise. Jason and his brother looked at the pool deck and basically said, “Hey, this is the perfect place for us and our friends to party!”
“What started as a group of 125 friends going on a cruise in 2004 has erupted in to the world’s largest fully charted dance music cruise experience. The Groove Cruise is geared towards those who love dance music and who live by the mantra to ‘Work Hard and Play Harder’. Join the world’s best dance music artists on massive amenity jammed cruise ships as we sail to exotic destinations. Enthusiasts come from all over the world for the music and to escape reality, and they return to reconnect with the amazing friends they have met from previous years.” (taken from http://thegroovecruise.com/miami/history-of-the-groove-cruise/ )
For the next 96 hours, I enjoyed incredible house music, met several of the DJ’s including Darude of Sandstorm fame, DJ Doc Brown and DJ’s Prok and Fitch.
I just don’t have the words to describe the Groove Cruise…the only ones I can use is “Family”, “Excitement” and “Can’t wait to go again next year.” I’ll be bringing my 28 year old son @ELTimLara.
Special thanks to Jason, Rafi, Ryan and everyone at Whet Travel for a life changing experience on the Groove Cruise.