Cake by the ocean – literally! Multi-platinum selling band DNCE set sail for the Ultimate Friendsgiving on board the world’s largest and most adventure-packed cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s new Harmony of the Seas, now sailing year-round to the Eastern and Western Caribbean from her permanent home of Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
As part of the Friendsgiving festivities, DNCE frontman Joe Jonas and all-star bandmates including bassist and keyboardist Cole Whittle, guitarist JinJoo and drummer Jack Lawless, treated a ship filled with their newest friends to an exclusive sunset concert with songs such as “Pay My Rent,” “Toothbrush” and “Body Moves,” from their self-titled debut album DNCE, available November 18, in the ship’s iconic AquaTheater, an open-air amphitheater overlooking the ocean. While on board, the band tested their mettle on the Ultimate Abyss, a dramatic 10-story tall slide, the ship’s zip line suspended nine decks high, and sipped cocktails at the Bionic Bar prepared by two futuristic robot bartenders named Mix and Mingle. They also surprised lucky fans at a Friendsgiving fête, complete with its own massive cake by the ocean, and took a ride on a hand-carved carousel in the ship’s charming Boardwalk inspired by nostalgic seaside piers of yesteryear.
Winners of the “Best New Artist” award at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards and “Best PUSH Artist” at the 2016 MTV European Music Awards, DNCE first introduced themselves to audiences worldwide with the release of their debut single “Cake By The Ocean,” their now certified triple-platinum breakout smash which has made them one of 2016’s most buzzworthy acts.
Harmony of the Seas spans 16 guest decks, encompasses 226,963 gross registered tons, carries 5,497 guests at double occupancy and features 2,747 staterooms. For more information about Harmony of the Seas, please visit RoyalCaribbean.com/HarmonyoftheSeas.