The day after Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States of America, fifteen hundred people boarded the Norwegian Pearl in the port of Miami for the first ever Uber Soca Cruise, a five-day fete, aka party, to Jamaica and back.

Branded as “an experience beyond the music,” the cruise was the perfect excursion from the immediate trauma of the presidential election. It was self-care, soca style, and pure Black joy.

Photos: Hadaya Turner of