Monsters of Rock Cruise, a hard rock and heavy metal experience at sea, features more than 40 artists on multiple stages, all on Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas cruise ship.
The dates are April 29-May 4 with departure out of Port Canaveral, FL. The theme of this year’s voyage is “They Came From Outer Space” and in addition to the music it involves stops at two ports (Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and the Private Isle of Labadee), photo experiences with artists, theme nights, and special events with the world’s best rock community (including a hotel takeover pre-party just for cruisers).
Booking is at MonstersOfRockCruise.com.
Headlining MORC ’23 is America’s blue collar rock band and a celebration of one the greatest spirits of rock and roll, TESLA, who will be joined on the lineup by legendary guitarist Michael Schenker, Winger, Queensrÿche, Extreme, Vandenberg, Autograph,Burning Witches, Chez Kane, D-A-D, Dirty Looks, DORO, Faster Pussycat, Great White, Hardcore Superstar, Joel Hoekstra, Junkyard, KIX, Lee Aaron, Liliac,Loudness, Mac Sabbath, Nestor, Reckless Love, Rhino Bucket, Rose Tattoo, Shiraz Lane, Stryper, Ted Poley, Tora Tora, Treat, Tyketto, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown,Vain, WIG WAM, and Dueling Pianos.
MORC ‘23’s lineup also has Stephen Pearcy (the voice of Ratt), Sweden’s ECLIPSE, SOTO, former WASP guitar slinger Chris Holmes with his band Mean Man, The Cruel Intentions, Soto / Bieler, Spike (singer and founder of The Quireboys, bringing an acoustic storytellers set to the cruise), and Karaoke Madness with Brian and Izzy.
Now set to join Eddie Trunk (VH1, SiriusXM) with cruise co-hosting duties (including moderating Q&A’s and activities specifically designed to bring the party up a notch) will be comedians Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson (former hosts of VH1 Classic’s hit show That Metal Show), as well as pioneer rock radio DJ Nikki Blakk, veteran rock musicianKeith Roth (SiriusXM’s Ozzy’s Boneyard and Hair Nation co-host), and Metal DJ Will.
In addition to performances, MORC ‘23 will host interactive events between artists and cruisers, including Artist/Cruiser Q&A sessions, Gong Show Karaoke, “So You Think You Can Shred,” Cooking with Rock Stars, a new cast of Painting With Rock Stars, Rockers vs Average Joe’s pickup basketball match, and Comedy Punchlines and Backlines.
The first port stop on MORC ’23 is the breath-taking beauty that is Puerto Plata. Click here for a full list of shore excursions.
Next up is the Private Isle of Labadee, with adventure, exploration and relaxation amongst its many bars and warm waters. Among this things to on the Private Isle of Labadee is Dragon’s Tail Coaster, a 30-mile-per-hour ride with incredible views of the island.
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