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For the closing party of an epic vacation you’ve got to have that special something that brings together the entire experience in one massive climax. And in terms of grand finales there is nothing else out there that compares to the Shipsomnia Ball, Shipsomnia’s signature theme party where they bring the legends of the sea to life in a way that would be suiting for Aquaman’s bachelor party!
“The Shipsomnia Ball is one of those moments in life, where you look around you and realize where you are in this world and you think – Damn, life is freaking crazy – in the best way possible.” – Jay Slangen, Shipsomnia CCO
Become part of the story
Become part of Shipsomnia’s legendary story and be transported to our imaginary aquatic themed world filled with just about everything “ocean” imaginable. We were simply blown away by the attention to detail from last year’s Shipsomniacs. We saw party-rock pirates, a bearded Pamela Anderson Baywatch lifeguard, Ursula in drag, a ‘prawn-star’ (which is the aquatic version of a porn star), a pimped-out Sponge Bob, rave-ready mermaids with enough glitter to fill the pool and so much more. At the Shipsomnia Ball, anything ocean goes!
The Shipsomnia Ball Costume Contest – win free balcony cabins for 2018
Why does everyone go all out on their costumes at our theme party? Because the stakes are yuge (huge)! Shipsomnia will choose 1 male and 1 female with the best costumes to be crowned the King and Queen of the Shipsomnia Ball and they will win a FREE double occupancy Balcony Class cabin each for them and a friend for the next chapter of Shipsomnia! So start prepping now!
The 3 criteria for the costume contest are as follows:
Our two winners last year and Queen and King of the Ball were Marti Milner and Karan Saluja for their amazing hand-made costumes. Marti comes from South Africa and came to the Ball as a ‘Shipsomnia Siren’ in a gorgeous cream two-piece that took her 4 months to make and was studded with 400 Swarovski crystals. Her neck-piece was really the winning touch to her outfit, complete with star fishes and octopuses and a broken clock to symbolise ‘Shipsomnia’!
Karan hails from Bangkok and also won over the judges with his Ursula in drag outfit complete with spectacular facial makeup, purple tentacles and light-up rave shoes, perfectly fitting to our ocean theme with that original twist! This year Karan is joining us again for his honeymoon and we’re really excited to be celebrating on board with him and his lovely wife Suwanee – big congratulations to the happy couple!
So now the question on your lips is most certainly: “how do I get involved for the costume contest?”
Step 1: register
Step 2: party!
Step 3: the judging
We strongly encourage everyone to make their own costumes. Get creative! Think unique, think customized, think original. We’ve been keeping an official Shipsomnia Pinterest collection which you can use as a basis for ideas. If you find yourself in need of any last-minute accessories before the launch in Barcelona, head to Party Fiesta in the centre of town just off Las Ramblas – it’s one of the city’s largest costume shops and has a big variety of stuff for you to top your outfit off with one final stand-out flair!