Music festival cruise It's The Ship returns

One of Southeast Asia's biggest dance music festivals at sea, It's The Ship, returns again this year.

Organisers for the dance music festival on-board a cruise ship, Livescape Group, announced today that the event will be held this November.

The line-up of DJs for the event is expected to be announced next month. Livescape is expecting a turn-out of 3,800 festival-goers for the four-day, three night event.

A Royal Caribbean International cruise liner will set sail from Singapore's Marina Bay Cruise Centre on Nov 20, down the Straits of Malacca to Langkawi for a beach party, before returning here on Nov 23.

The 15-deck Mariner of The Seas cruise liner features a casino, a rock climbing wall that overlooks the sea, a full sized basketball court, an iceskating rink, a mini golf course, a duty-free shopping promenade and 17 bars, clubs and lounges.

Last year, more than 2,500 people attended It's The Ship, which boasted a line-up of more than 30 international and regional headlining acts, including British DJ-producer Alex Metric, Dutch trance DJ Dash Berlin, American rapper-DJ Lil Jon, British electronic dance music duo Basement Jaxx and Scottish electronic band Chvrches.

The announcement of It's The Ship comes a month after Livescape was forced to cancel Future Music Festival Asia in March, after the group failed to secure an entertainment licence from Singapore authorities to hold the event here.

Tickets for It's The Ship will go on sale next Monday at 12pm via www.itstheship.com .

Early-bird cabins are priced between US$412 to US$1,812 (S$560 to S$2,463), excluding taxes and miscellaneous fees.

A new payment option has also been introduced this year, where guests can opt to pay for their cabins via a monthly instalment plan, which vary depending on the type of cabins purchased. For more information, go to www.itstheship.com .