Lonely Planet Writer

Now you don't have to choose between a cruise and a festival for your holiday

Now all you luxury lovers have one more dilemma solved; you no longer have to choose between a festival and a cruise because new cruise festival Anchored is coming to Europe and wants to combine the best of both worlds.

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The Anchored cruise festival will take place from 11 to 18 June 2017 on the recently-refurbished Royal Caribbean ship the Jewel of the Seas and will take party-goers on a cruise around the Mediterranean while enjoying the best in electronic music. The cruise will have a 1000 rooms and revellers can keep themselves entertained with themed bars, ten restaurants with Michelin-starred food, cinema, gym, 24 hour casino, games room and even a theatre showing West End shows while at sea. Headline acts will be announced in the next few weeks but Anchored promises a soundtrack provided by some of the best DJs in the world.

The official Anchored cruise route.
The official Anchored cruise route. Image by Anchored

The party cruise isn’t just about what’s on the boat, however. The cruise will set sail from Rome and sail to Greek islands Santorini and Mykonos and Cannes before returning to Italy to bring the week to a close. The stops will be both during the day and overnight and will include special beach parties and club events. Prices start from £699 with some of the top suites already sold out. Instalment plans and all-inclusive packages are also available.