S.S. Coachella — Goldenvoice's double Caribbean cruise music festival — is currently adrift on an ocean not terribly near to you. The first ship set sail for the Bahamas on Dec. 16. Round two pushed off for Jamaica Dec. 19.
BELOW: Photos, reactions, and the worst playlist ever
The rising tide of ticket prices had guests shelling out anywhere from $500-$9,000 for a chance to play king of the shared stateroom, or king of the lux suite (with piano, bar and balcony), as applicable.
KPCC's Off Ramp explains:
The ship, called the "Celebrity Silhouette," is a brand new, 122,000-ton
beast of a vessel. It's got a country club on the top deck with a half acre of grass. It has a dozen restaurants and even more bars and lounges. It has hundreds of premiere suites, with what an online review describes as "gently undulating light-brown walls" and "framed pieces of modern something-or-other for some color." It has its own Apple store.
The below S.S. Coachella-themed tribute mix accidentally took a dark turn into cautionary tale territory, both about boating, and about making themed playlists. It only takes one Edmund Fitzgerald to tank a vibe.
S.S. Coachella :: The worst get-psyched mix ever
PHOTOS & REACTION (will be updated) [<a href="//storify.com/lisabrenner/signs-of-life-from-s-s-coachella" target="_blank">View the story "Signs of life from S.S. Coachella" on Storify</a>]<h1>Signs of life from S.S. Coachella</h1><h2>Deep discourse from the high seas [more at KPCC.org]</h2><p>Storified by <a href="http://storify.com/lisabrenner">Lisa Brenner</a>· Thu, Dec 20 2012 15:59:45</p><div>J'avais pas internet dans les derniers jours alors voici mes succulentes photos du #CoachellaCruise #ssCoachella #callitspringcruise @callitspringsophiebt</div><div>Discuss: You'll never live like Common People. @sscoachellaMartin Hemming</div><div>missing this... #sscoachella #vacation #sun #pool #party #cruise #boatljgrauman</div><div>Coachella cruise: where you can eat 2 breakfasts, see Haley Joel Osment + ride an elevator w/ LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy. #sscoachellaLauren Epstein</div><div>The party starts at #sscoachella. http://pic.twitter.com/ncbKjyYCOliver Bouchard</div><div>SSCoachella was such a failJohn Reed </div><div>#SleighBells rocked the boat on the #SSCoachella. Check back soon on RollingStone.com for our gallery of the cruise.Photo: Ian WitlenRolling Stone</div><div>My favorite game so far on #sscoachella is "hipster or band member"ED</div><div>Pulp #sscoachella #coachellacruise2012carolgamaporto</div><div>#sscoachella you may have been the best party ever. #sigh #hungover #sunburntholiday</div><div>????? #sscoachella #coachellainzyon #babylontripallana marques</div><div>#SSCoachella was redonkulousmjbrady</div><div>#sscoachella #coachellainzyon #babylontripallana marques</div><div>Back from #sscoachella cruise. Equal parts surreal & incredible fun. Thanks to @goldenvoice, @coachella & the artists for such a great time.Chris Harris</div><div>#sscoachella #coachellainzyon #babylontrip ????allana marques</div><div>on @sscoachella update day 2: Fell asleep before #Pulp last night. Using iLounge now to rock Internet (.45 cents a min on my deal). Feel fatJen C</div><div>#SSCoachella #SimianMobileDiscoMichael James Brady</div><div>@ztrip is the fan favorite at #sscoachellaEVNTLIVE</div><div>agorinha #nofilter #sscoachella #coachellainzyon #babylontripallana marques</div><div>Spent the better part of the day blowing up hipster-gram with #SSCoachella collages. My bad, guys.Dana C</div><div>rapture ?allana marques</div><div>Wrote my review for PULP (they started with the headliner!) Jarvis giving powerpoint on the art of lyric writing!! #sscoachellaL. S.</div><div>The aftermath. #sscoachella #hangoverjack_duff</div><div>Special thanks to the @sscoachella staffers who made this past week one for the ages. You can count me in for the 2013 edition.Alex Holz</div><div>Favorite show on #sscoachella #hotchip #alexistaylorSean</div><div>Home from @sscoachella. My liver isn't grateful today, but thanks @goldenvoice @fatherjohnmisty @theblacklips @girltalk etc for rad timesAugust Brown</div><div>Jarvis Cocker hosts a PowerPoint presentation... Plus a short quiz! #sscoachellaAmanda</div><div>I can't tell if this is a safety instruction demonstration or if Gaslamp Killer dancers just got lost on the ship. @sscoachellaHar Mar Superstar</div><div>The maiden voyage of the #SSCoachella wrapped up yesterday. #JamesMurphy was aboard the ship to spin some tunes.Photo: Ian WitlenRolling Stone</div><div>I'm sure I've already dreamt this. "So I'm on a cruise but like #Pulp is there and so are you @ashleeblank & it was surreal.." #SSCoachellaBrett A. Morgan</div><div>#sscoachellamacflyfutur75</div><div>Best OH of #sscoachella #bahamas: "OMG I can't believe I made out with the Black Lips!" (from a dude)My reply: "Who hasn't?!"Erin Broadley</div><div>#sscoachellacarolgamaporto</div><div>Coachella Cruise happened, sounds like it was underwhelming.Max Gardner</div><div>#coachellacruise2012carolgamaporto</div><div>from what I understand Bob Lefsetz is on the Coachella CruiseDale W. Eisinger</div><div>#sscoachella #girltalk #bahamas #celebritysilhouetteChristie Collins</div><div>not heard anything about the coachella cruise. i bet pulp doing common people was fucking awkward.Robyn Anne Lynch</div><div>#coachellacruise2012carolgamaporto</div><div>So how whack was that Coachella cruise?whoopi</div><div>@gaslampkiller #thegaslampkiller #gaslampkiller #sscoachellaSean</div><div>Coachella Cruise = the best thing ever !!!!!!!!!! <3 Pulp <3 Black Lips <3 Father John Misty <3 Warpaint xTennessee Thomas</div><div>#sscoachella #girltalk #amazingChristie Collins</div><div>SS Coachella combines two of my least favorite things: cruise ships and standing around waiting for bands to start.Matt Austin</div><div>Tokimonsta rocked the decks and walked the decks of SS Coachella's maiden voyage. (Shot for Rolling Stone) #sscoachella Ian Witlen </div><div>@Megan_Broadway were you aware that there is such a thing as the S.S. Coachella? A 3 day party cruise 2 the Bahamas.. Y were we not notifiedtyler wyatt</div><div>#coachellacruise2012carolgamaporto</div><div>I should really be on the Coachella cruise now, reallySophie Ahmed ?</div><div>Best show ever. #pulp #sscoachellaRachel</div><div>first coachella cruise took off today. hhaha what posers. they wish @HOLY_SHIPMackenzie Stith</div><div>#sscoachellamacflyfutur75</div><div>So, will musicians get seriously stalked on the ridiculous Coachella Cruise, or what? You can't exactly escape...Colleen</div><div>Pool Deck, #sscoachella #dancing #coachella #girlsSean</div><div>Coachella Cruise. It will be the best of times. It will be the worst if times.Sean Agnew</div><div>#sscoachella #pulp #bahamasLauren Quinn</div><div>Gettin ready for Coachella Cruise! Activities include Yeasayer run basketball clinic and Christmas Carol sing-a-long.Yeasayer</div><div>nice sweats gregg #girltalk #sscoachellaSelene Locke</div><div>I was on the same red eye flight as all the people going on the Coachella cruise. 40% of my flight was drunk and/or on drugs. #letmesleepPaige Davis</div><div>sorry for partying #sscoachella #imonaboatSelene Locke</div><div>One of the many activities on the S.S. Coachella cruise is DJ Lessons... now how cool is that..DON DADA</div><div>Arturo is my #superman #sscoachellahollygoheavy</div><div>Tomorrow afternoon I will be on the coachella cruise and may not have cell phone service...do good bye world!leah harshaw</div><div>artists have all the fun #sscoachellaSelene Locke</div><div>Remember the hype over S.S. Coachella, the cruise-ship music fest? It happens in 3 days and no one is talking about it. Internet is silent.Kristy Totten</div><div>Jarvis. Pulp! #sscoachelladrewg8</div><div>here's hopin @therealelp and @FATHERJOHNMISTY take some peyote, mutiny, and sink that fuckin coachella cruiseNapatista</div><div>Back in miami with internet that doesn’t cost $1/minute (sorry instagram, I only updated updated photo blog) SS Coachella was EPIC! Totally blew me away. The cruise ship felt like you were living in this surreal Coachella city. Being on a ship in the middle of the ocean created this unique atmosphere where everyone was so friendly and open - and the artists were just hanging around like regular people. A really crazy unique experience that I still haven’t fully processed. epic.Sean</div><div>"I'm so indie starstruck."And so begins @sscoachella.Katie Gallagher</div><div>@fatherjohnmisty #sscoachellaJessi Pray</div><div>totes just saw a room get busted for illegal substances. really? can't wait 'til we leave the dock? #sscoachellaED</div><div>James Murphy is setting the tone for the #SSCoachella cruise with his poolside opening set!Nicky Digital </div><div>Black Lips family portrait being shot by @thecameraclicks on #sscoachellaChris Martins</div><div>32 Reasons Why The S.S. Coachella Is Way Better Than Regular Coachella #BuzzFeed http://is.gd/fLp5zPCuriousGirl</div><div>#sscoachella #poolGabe</div><div>SPIN's final report from aboard the S.S. Coachella: On Day 3 James Murphy poured wine, and Black Lips drank it http://bit.ly/UK8QxoSPIN Media</div><div>#sscoachella nails ready for music #nails #fashion @sartorialbabyFernanda Romero</div><div>think i'd rather be buried under six feet of scranton snow than on this coachella cruise. grimes bingo was final straw: http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/touring/backbeat-s-s-coachella-with-sleigh-bells-1008054652.storyKyle Wall</div><div>SS Mojito. #sscoachella @coachella @sscoachella #mojitoPaul Billings</div><div>s.s. coachella feels like such a 1% event that i'm just going to sit back here and resent itmakwanzaa sullivan</div><div>#pulp #jarviscocker #sscoachella #coachella #goldenvoice #bahamasJason Sandler</div><div>The café has free food and drinks 24/7... @MicheleWiener84 will you help me lose the weight I'll gain this weekend? #sscoachellaEric Guevara</div><div>Away at sea, from the computer, and with a ton of really cool people. #sscoachellaSarah Scheideman</div><div>Sleigh Bells went snorkelling. No sign of Jarvis's Speedos. #Nassau @sscoachellaMartin Hemming</div><div>Oh hey @ryanfreakinhall ;) #sscoachellaDiana Lease</div><div>Pirate ship sets sail to Jamaica. Byeeeeee #sscoachellaChristopher</div><div>I can't wait to turn this thing off. Well not this thing but the thing that powers this thing. Yeah that thing. Off. 3 days. #sscoachellaBrett A. Morgan</div><div>#sscoachella with @ladiesnightdjsladiesnightdjs</div><div>SS Coachella could be up to 3000 people. Silhouette Theatre only fits 1000. How it that going to work @sscoachella?Nate</div><div>What happens in the #bermudatriangle, stays in the Bermuda Triangle. #sscoachellahollygoheavy</div><div>Here's how it went down on the S.S. Coachella, day one. (Don't worry it didn't actually go down.) http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2012/12/ss_coachella_cruise_pulp_day_one.php #sscoachellaWest Coast Sound</div><div>Gonna get qwazy in quasar later... #sscoachellaGregory Alexander</div><div>I think everyone on this boat is extending their trip #sscoachellaAaron Stern</div><div>Let the games begin!! #sscoachella to Jamaica...??????</div><div>@sscoachella I'm in the building. Get at me. #sscoachellaROCOM</div><div>All aboard! My awesome room with champagne and fruit and balcony! @sscoachella http://instagr.am/p/TT8wtwlCJ6/mary chellamy</div><div>@steve_mcgill "Shipsters." I like that! #SSCoachellaGilles LeBlanc</div><div>#sscoachellaDeb</div><div>literally everyone on the ship is wasted rn and alexis is in her room alone singing end of the line @RebelofNYC #sscoachella blessLIZA DYE</div><div>Sail Away Sail Away Sail Away! #SSCoachella #hurricaneontour @tarasaremi @shaynaknelerhurricaneleezy</div><div>Coachella cruise has begun, Pulp, James Murphy, Warpaint, trapped on a boatGrandmaster Trash</div><div>#bahanamama'z #sscoachella @noaviSofia Bjorkman</div><div>@sscoachella is heaven. @RiaNailz is doing nails right now until 2pm in the card room on deck 9 and then first @sleighbells show tonight!LIZA DYE</div><div>Gregg Gillis aka Girl Talk during SS Coachella. (Shot for Rolling Stone) #sscoachella @girltalk_verified Ian Witlen </div><div>There must be few things more sick than @ssCoachella.Gareth Langdon</div><div>Porting #sscoachellaJessi Pray</div><div>The more I think/read about #sscoachella , the more I think I might puke in my mouth.????????????®??§</div><div>the first hour on the boat before the shit show hit#sscoachella #bahamasLauren Quinn</div><div>Goal 1 - get into hot tub before they're full of DNA. #jacuzzi #jizzcuzzi #sscoachellaJ de los Boyscout</div><div>JARVIS #sscoachellaGregory Alexander</div><div>A note to my friends regarding #sscoachella: start saving money now because next year you are coming with me (if they do it again). Serious.D de Z</div><div>#sscoachellaabu9</div><div>Comforting that there's an "abandon ship signal" on the @sscoachella Also slightly concerned that no one who works here speaks EnglishFernanda Romero</div><div>5 secs friendsabu9</div><div>From the looks of #instagram, if the #sscoachella sank, so would #urbanoutfitters stock.Lenore Kinder</div><div>Party ship #sscoachella #mtvgrindkendall bieselt</div><div>a boat full of wanna be's, posers, hipsters and users but hey you know what viva la vida !! #sscoachellaAbie Toiber</div><div>Sleigh Bells #sscoachella http://pic.twitter.com/dBAlyUoeJenn Littleton</div><div>Whoever is on the SS Coachella right now...I hate you. Get seasick, crash & die. #notreallybutreallyMaKayla Brown</div><div>Jarvis dando una plática de power point #sscoachella http://pic.twitter.com/8M8PvUCg8106</div><div>SS Coachella finished. A simultaneously fun, weird, and booze-filled celebration of great music. Met lots of great people and musicians.Scott Warner</div><div>Favorite show on #sscoachella #hotchip #alexistaylorSean</div><div>Please, EVERYONE on the SS Coachella PLEASE keep Instagramming pictures of yourselves lounging luxuriously hardcore...I'm not "getting it."Mario Cotto</div><div>Photo: Grimes gave an excellent show at #sscoachella. She has evolved so much since I saw her in spring. http://pic.twitter.com/bGtavI7wOliver Bouchard</div><div>Boarding SS coachella now. Hope the world ends w me in Jamaica.markxdreamer</div><div>The Black Lips performing their awesome garage/blues/punk tunes at #sscoachella http://pic.twitter.com/kODHwue8Ethan O'Brien</div><div>off to coachella cruise, aka “let’s put a bunch of rich people on a boat and see how long it takes before they complain about shitty wifi”cloud nothings</div><div>James Murphy en el SS. Coachella ayer http://pic.twitter.com/jmDl71kUOctavio Medina Aiza</div><div>Justin (ex- @uvawines) did a stellar job with the SS Coachella wine tasting. That James Murphy character was good as well.Alex Holz</div><div>@mcguins already going balls out on the @sscoachella http://pic.twitter.com/xahz5477Fernanda Romero</div><div>@davidpianka dude...are you on the SS Coachella being a caribbean queen or are you gonna be in the anything goes basement tonight?!Mario Cotto</div><div>#coachellacruise2012abu9</div><div>I so wish I was on the SS Coachella right now. Crippling fear of the ocean and all...Cat Gaskin</div><div>S.S. Coachella part deux! #sscoachella #jamaica http://pic.twitter.com/a4qcOrtrAkiko</div><div>Ehhh the @SSCoachella should be somewhere around the seas of Jamaica now, why the lack of fanfare?Boxy Woxy</div><div>All aboard! Next stop Jamaica! #SSCoachella #Coachella http://pic.twitter.com/MgUmi69aCaesar</div><div>In which they play @katyperry in the @sscoachella waiting room #naileditJustine Fields</div><div>#sscoachellaabu9</div><div>3 days, little sleep, crazy parties, new friends, great memories, and some unexplained injuries: thanks @sscoachella. I'll be back next yearMike Heinrich</div><div>And it begins ..... :)#sscoachella http://pic.twitter.com/FARXtA41Kai Cox</div><div>was gonna tweet about playing bball with yeasayer#sscoachellaSteven Preston</div><div>@fatherjohnmisty acoustic set #sscoachella #brunchbrunchbrunchJessi Pray</div><div>Survived @sscoachella ..just #sscoachella #coachella #besteverShaun Malseed</div><div>Another shot from @sscoachella #sscoachella http://pic.twitter.com/xMIDppOwZ-TRIP</div>