This is a music festival like no other. Thousands of music lovers set sail for the Balearic Islands, Spain on board a luxury cruise, enjoying a line-up of over 100 artists over five days, while exploring in-house facilities, such as casino, spa, mini-golf, Jacuzzi, among others. Find out why The Ark Music Festival is our top itinerary this month. By Shikha Pushpan
The Ark will set sail twice this year for the second edition of the festival—August 29-September 5 and September 2-September 9— from Barcelona.
What to look forward to?
Five days of sailing along the Spanish coastline with port calls at Ibiza, Sete, and Palma de Mallorca. A whopping 105 acts, including performances by DJs, such as Luciano and Loco Dice, across multiple indoor and outdoor stages. Two designated days to go on a guided tour of Barcelona. The cruise will have Michelin-starred chef Michael Vrijmoed on board, so expect some extraordinary contemporary flavours to relish.
While Day 1 is dedicated to knowing your fellow passengers and exploring the dreamy coastline of Barcelona, the real journey begins on Day 2 when ‘Palace of the Seas’ sets sail for Sete, where the ship makes a brief stopover and guests are allowed to explore the historic fisher town. Day 3&4 are dedicated to discover the exotic beach clubs of Ibiza, take a scooter ride around old Ibiza, or go island hopping in Palma Mallorca. The ship arrives back in Barcelona on Day 5 where the guests can continue their journey beyond.
Cost: Five Days/Four Nights package start from Rs 53,000. That’s not much at all, considering how much fun you’ll have.