If you've never Rocked The Boat before... well, we're very sorry to hear it. But, there is still time! You, friend, really need to read this before it's too late.
If you have experienced the ultimate floating party before, read this anyway, so you can smile and nod in agreement the whole time, and then let us know which of the hundreds of other reasons why it's simply unmissable we've left out. Either way, now is when you should book your cabin! Time is running out...
1. This Boat rocks... like, really, really hard!
Seriously, if you were to try to catch the entire entertainment line-up we've got stacked for Durban Rock The Boat with Fusion Ice this year anywhere else, you'd need a month - never mind a long weekend - and probably your own aeroplane to schlep you from city to city, locally and abroad.
The finest rock bands (like, say, Zebra & Giraffe, Locnville, Teargas and The Arrows, for example,) the greatest DJs (how about DJ Fresh, Euphonik, Erica Elle, Milkshake and many others, for a start?) and top comedians (including Conrad Koch, Tumi Morake and David Newton) among many others, are all on board.
And you really should be too... like, for realzies!
2. It's just beautiful!
Durban rock The Boat with Fusion Ice has a new headline sponsor, as you've probably noticed by now. The good people from the City of Durban have allied themselves with us because (firstly) Durban really likes to party and (secondly) our glorious cruise-liner the MSC Sinfonia is the largest (and raddest) ocean-liner servicing South Africa's ports, and Durban is pretty proud of that. As they should be.
See, The Boat starts amidst the glorious splendour of Durban, then sails, over the magnificent Indian Ocean - through its associated blazing sunshine - to the tropical magic of Mozambique and the Portuguese Islands.
Never mind the fact that the inside of The Boat packs enough party awesomeness to stock a thousand bachelor's parties, the environment itself is breathtaking. Almost as breathtaking as the 2000-odd guests partying their faces off on board!
3. It's a more of a floating resort hotel than a "boat!"
We've said it before and we'll keep saying it: if the MSC Sinfonia is just a "boat," then Bill Gates is just an "I.T guy."This glorious vessel not only accommodates the most ludicrous party on the seven seas every year, it also rocks a casino, ten bars, three clubs, four restaurants, swimming pools, gaming rooms, a cinema, and far more than we have time to list here...
Think of the raddest resort you've ever been to. Then, imagine it sailing from one magical holiday destination to another. Now, add the maddest party anyone's ever been crazy enough to think up and a couple thousand very sexy people... Got the picture? Excellent!
4. The people are amazing!
It makes sense, with all the celebrities, sunshine, party grooves and boardies-and-bikinis action going on, that Rock The Boat parties attract a really, really sexy crowd every year. But there's more to it than that. Each year, we make new friends, and we keep them! And, each year, we see our old friends from around SA and the world again when they keep coming back. Because it's awesome.
Now that we're a few years into this amazing idea, Rock the Boat is growing into a family. And we'd really like to have you amongst our numbers. You'll be amazed at how many new friends we make whose only regret is that they didn't come to one of these sooner!
5. This year, it's much easier to pay!
Sponsored by Virgin Money.
That's right, we're pretty connected peeps over here. Homies in high places, and all that! Which is why our friends over at Virgin Money thought they'd help us - and you - out by coming up with some seriously genius payment plans for us. You can now book your cabin, and pay it off! Options for one or two installments are available. Check out www.rocktheboat.co.za for more information.
There are still some cabins available, friends. Not many, but enough for you and your crew to come along, be our guests and join the thousands of people who already have some seriously epic party stories to tell! Visit www.rocktheboat.co.za for more info on The Boat itself, the entertainment line-up, FAQs and payment options!
See you at the dock, and then - for three days - it's time to rock!