In Photos: Holy Ship's First 2017 Voyage Gives Us Extreme FOMOArticle by: Laura Mason|@everfest
Fri January 13, 2017 | 13:00 PM
Holy Ship! is a bona fide rager that begins in sun-soaked Florida and unfurls across the high seas and into the Bahamas, where swimsuits and silly costumes are the dress code and DJs are the maestros of the nonstop party. And, of course, Holy Ship! (which settled into a brand new boat this year) would be far less of a damn good time without its effervescent ShipFam – its fiercely loyal and hard-partying attendees – who bring their A game every year, from starboard to port, and from stern to bow.
Thanks to its always-amazing lineups, Holy Ship! has all the elements of a mega electronic dance music festival, including big-name DJs, beautiful bodies, all-night parties, and glowy lights—minus the masses and mud. Think Electric Daisy Carnival, but with only 3 percent of the crowd. And on an air-conditioned boat. You might glimpse Duke Dumont or Destructo wandering the ship's decks moments before catching them on their decks.
DJs stoke parties in various venues, from big stages, to tiny. Impromptu sets flare up everywhere from the pool deck to the dining room. And that's just day one.
The party migrates to the beach once the ship docks at the Bahamas. Staffers ferry everyone over to a private island, where guys bust out their white captain hats and ladies don bikinis. Some frolic in the shallow surf on blow-up shark rafts while others play volleyball or build badass sand sculptures.
Holy Ship!'s second iteration is at sea as we speak. Enjoy our photos of this year's first voyage, courtesy of Holy Ship!, below.