You know what's overrated? Partying on land. Boats were created about 50,000 years ago and experienced hedonists have been using them as party-vessels ever since. Take a look at pirates, for example, the people on Titanic, or the swathes of university students that head to Dimensions and Outlook each year. They've all partied on a boat. With that in mind, and partnered with Desperados #PartyInstinct, here are some of the best boat parties in the world:
GAY PRIDE AMSTERDAM
Most people know Amsterdam as the place they visited to smoke weed during A-Levels. But, and anyone who has been will be able to testify, the city is perforated; built on canals which are perfect for boat parties. This is ideal – mostly because the Dutch love partying on boats but also because you can sail around the entire city without ever setting foot on land. Perhaps the best time to jump on a boat in 'Dam is during Gay Pride – everyone dresses up in extravagant costumes and has a massive piss-up for 24 hours.
Two things that shouldn't go together are heavy metal and cruise ships, yet for some reason they work like peas and carrots. The Full Metal Cruise takes place for five days each year and is full of all the screeching guitars, long hair, sweat, and band t-shirts that you could ever want. There's also a bunch of lectures, activities like karaoke, and comedy shows – also metal themed, of course.
The MS Stubnitz, which sits at eighty-metres long, is a seafaring headquarters for the best boat parties on earth. Currently moored in Hamburg – having already been placed in London, Amsterdam, and eleven other cities – the ship plays host to everything from ear-blistering techno raves to African folk music.
PARTY ON PUFF DADDY'S YACHT
This may not be the most accessible party on the list – but, obviously, it will be the best. For a start Diddy/Daddy's boat is going to be full of A-listers, unlimited high-end spirits, and the loudest speakers you've ever heard. But it's also the perfect opportunity to live out every yacht-rap dream that you've been hoping for ever since watching Rick Ross in "Straight Off the Boat".
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