by Aida Rashid

IT’S THE SHIP is back for it’s 5th year sailing the open seas as they announce the official 2018 lineup and ship captain for the Phuket-bound voyage from Singapore that’s happening this 4th to 7th November! IT’S THE SHIP has always been the go-to experience for festival-goers, adventure seekers and EDM fans, and this time around they are looking to elevate the experience to a level only possible onboard the vessel.

Asia’s Largest Festival at Sea brings you a lineup the seven seas has yet to see, including headliners Vini Vici, EDM sensation Cash Cash and Showtek, household trance Paul Van Dyk and also house DJ, Sander Van Doorn. This year’s appointed SHIP captain would be viral sensation turned rapper, Big Shaq! Big Shaq became famous after his appearance on BBC UK’S Fire in the Booth that afterwards led him to release his hit single “Man’s Not Hot”, which captured more than 277 million YouTube views worldwide.

Fan favourite, Vini Vici are expected to be an exceptional crowd puller after headlining multiple sold-out festivals around the world. Similarly, Cash Cash is no stranger to the EDM scene as they are known for getting the crowd pumped up with their high energy live performances.The duo is famous for their song “Take Me Home” featuring Bebe Rexha that received two platinum certifications after its release. Named World’s Number One DJ twice in a row, Paul Van Dyk is set to close IT’S THE SHIP’s most epic edition yet with his distinct beats and style.

Other acts joining the world-class ensemble would be Australian duo Nervo, Cosmic Gate, Chocolate Puma, duo Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano. Darude will also be joining the rest, set to excite fans with his globally recognized pop culture hit, ‘Sandstorm’.

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Shipmates can expect IT’S THE SHIP’s return to be filled with a variety of themed pop up parties, exciting artist-led side activities, and a row of surprises onboard the vessel. Set to take place across a long weekend, shipmates can expect this year’s event to be an unforgettable and incomparable experience for all.

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Remaining one of the most affordable cruise festivals in the world, IT’S THE SHIP provides a Cabin Instalment Plan for the ease of all shipmates. Offering the full festival experience from as low as USD$80 per month with easy payment options, shipmates now have the ability to be financially flexible while planning their festival shipcation. The early bird promotion is now open for all with cabins from as low as USD$423 per person. All cabin prices are inclusive of complimentary 24-hour dining, selected non-alcoholic beverages and free usage of most of the ship’s facilities.