The most epic moments of Holy Ship!!! 2014

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Ian Witlen

After three years of raging at sea, the Holy Ship cruise from Hard Events has proven to be one of the best nautical adventures you can have. This party boat has the most loyal fans, the edgiest lineups, and the biggest surprise guests. According to our friends at Miami New Times, who were on board, once they made it through customs, the trip was awwweeeesome. Keep reading for the ten most epic moments of Holy Ship!!! 2014.

See also: The DJs of Holy Ship!!! 2014

Ian Witlen

Setting sail
Shippers have been waiting a whole year, ticking off the days, preparing their minds and bodies for this very moment. In the past, it took Holy Ship cruisers a few days to mix, mingle and make buddies. But this third year, the friendships were instantaneous. We wasted no time in catching up with old pals, dressing up in absurd costumes, hitting the dance floor and letting it all hang out. Even Hard Events' captain, Gary Richards, noted 2014's superior vibe: "Of the twenty years I've been doing events, I've never seen people go that crazy. They were fucking having it."

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Even pregnant, Gina Turner is up all night and still teaches yoga before noon
At approximately 26 weeks into her pregnancy, Gina Turner shouldn't have been able to stay up all night to play a back-to-back set on a giant cruise ship. It's even more impressive that the DJ-producer (who also happens to be Laidback Luke's spouse) woke up the next morning, boarded a boat to a private island and led a pre-noon yoga session. But it turns out that that's exactly the kind of boss-level thug stuff that Turner pulls off on the regular.

Ian Witlen

Special guest: Tiësto!!!
Rumors would've had you believe the cruise's much-hyped "???" set would be Dog Blood or maybe Jack U. Even Daft Punk seemed more believable than techno's king Dutchman. In fact, when someone on the boat tried to tip us off, we laughed in their face. But then Zedd finished his set and took the mic, introducing his "great friend." And for a moment, Richards and company messed with the Shippers, pushing notorious EDM troll Dillon Francis onto the stage. But Tiësto soon pushed him out of the way and delivered a deep-house set for the ages. All the other DJs joined in for an all-star conga line, the likes of which will never be seen again. You should have been there.

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