Coachella Goes to Sea with Celebrity Cruise

by  Mike Barish | Jul 18, 2012
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The idea of famous bands hosting cruises is not a new thing. Typically, though, it's been big name acts, classic bands, or Kenny G. The idea of an entire music festival hitting the high seas is a bit more unusual. That's exactly what's happening this December, however, as famed California music festival Coachella has partnered with Celebrity Cruises to offer two S.S Coachella cruises. While Coachella is known for sweltering desert heat, camping, and throngs of young people swaying to hipper-than-hip beats, having the festival on a cruise ship does make some sense.

As The New York Times points out, festival goers at sea won't have to worry about late night drives back to hotels when they can just wobble back to their cabins. The bathroom facilities are sure to be cleaner. And a midnight buffet might just be a better end to a long day of partying than collapsing inside a tent.

Guests on the ship will also have a chance to mingle with some of the performers at events like a wine tasting with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem.

The cruises are set for December, with a three-day offering to the Bahamas and a four-day festival at sea bound for Jamaica. If you're willing to share a cabin with three other music lovers, prices start at $500 per person. Prices include food, lodging, and entertainment, but not alcoholic beverages. Just like at any concert, that's where they get ya.

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