It goes without saying that It’s The Ship, Asia’s largest cruise ship festival isn’t your regular outdoor affair. Being held on a cruise ship isn’t the only thing that makes it stand out from other high-profile festivals.

One of the best things about partying on It’s The Ship is the close proximity between fans and artists. The Livescape Group, the organisers of the festival, often make a point to host side activities that involve close interactions between fans and acts.

At past editions, fans have learned how to make pasta with Crookers, practice pilates withTigerlily and drink whiskey while smoking premium cigars with Peking Duk. When they aren’t busy with their performance or participation in side activities with fans, the performers can also be found hanging out with the fans and their fellow artists on board It’s The Ship.

Check out these photos from the first three editions that was held on Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of The Sea below. You’ll never know who you’ll get to rub shoulders with at this year’s edition of the cruise ship festival.

KimKat giving fans a makeover


Armada artists meet and greet their fans

Aeroplane tested out his golfing skills

Pilates with Tigerlily

Ferry Corsten just chilling out 

Kaskade loving the fans

David Hasselhoff hangs out with Knife Party on stage

Stage diving with Far East Movement

Cooking with Crookers

Franky Rizardo chilling out with Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano

The Black Butter Records dudes partying it up

Burning serious calories with Louisahhh

You can sort out your cabin on The Genting Dream Cruise via the festival's website. This year's voyage is slated from November 17th to the 20th.

Photo credit: Colossal Photos