Goldenvoice announced Tuesday it’s launching an S.S. Coachella cruise line with music fitting the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival brand.
That means alternative rock, hip-hop and electronica acts including Hot Chip, El-P and Z-Trip. Headlining two Caribbean cruises in December will be Pulp, which performed at the April Coachella festivals.
Goldenvoice said it will offer separate sailings with the same lineup on the luxury ship Celebrity Silhouette. The Dec. 16-19 cruise will go from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to the Bahamas and the Dec. 19-23 cruise will sail from Fort Lauderdale to Jamaica.
Reservations go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. Prices range from $500 a person in a cabin of four to $9,000 a person for a “sky suite.” There’s also a $200 service fee and the cost of transportation to Florida.
Goldenvoice officials call the S.S. Coachella “a rare opportunity to see Coachella artists in an intimate setting.”
So far, 22 artists are set to be literally on board, including Coachella veterans Yeasayer, Girl Talk, Sleigh Bells, Simian Mobile Disco and Palm Springs Ace Hotel & Swim Club DJ Alf Alpha.
The Celebrity Silhouette is a 122,400-ton, 2,886-passenger liner that debuted in July 2011 as part of the Solstice series. It offers 12 dining venues, nine bars, multiple live music settings, a spa, and green and grass-covered pool deck.
Goldenvoice President Paul Tollett told the New York Times, “It wouldn’t be Coachella without grass.”
The sophisticated Celebrity Silhouette normally forbids shorts and flip-flops at night and T-shirts, pool wear and baseball caps in some restaurants at any time. Tuxedos are often required.
But the S.S. Coachella dress code only requires shirts, cover-ups and shoes at most restaurants.