ShipRocked–the ultimate rock music cruise vacation–will sail roundtrip between the Port Of Miami and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas from February 2-6, 2015 onboard the Norwegian Pearl.
ShipRocked 2015–fueled by Monster Energy–will be headlined by Limp Bizkit, featuring Fred Durst, Wes Borland, Sam Rivers, and John Otto.
Fred Durst says, “Limp Bizkit? New album? Sunshine? Metal party? Phil Anselmo? Unlimited lobster? Half-naked women? No rules? Loud music? Every day? Every night? Repeat five times in a row? You don’t have to ask me twice. I’M IN!!!!! See you there, Bizkit heads!!”
The sixth ShipRocked will also feature Chevelle, heavy metal all-star band Metal Allegiance, Black Label Society, Buckcherry, P.O.D., Sevendust, Tremonti, Andrew W.K., Living Colour, Filter, Lacuna Coil, Nonpoint, Otherwise, Zach Myers of Shinedown with J.R. Moore & Zack Mack, Crobot, Thousand Foot Krutch, Wilson, Islander, Andy Wood, Letters From The Fire, Cilver, and DJ Lippy Rage.
For the first time, ShipRocked guests are invited to start their vacation early with the ShipRocked Super Sail Away Pre-Party on February 1, 2015. The Pre-Party will feature Chevelle’s only ShipRocked performance, as well as sets from Sevendust and Wilson.
For the Super Sail Away, cruise guests will avoid boarding lines by checking into their cabins during the day on February 1. The cost is about the same as a hotel room, food is included, the Super Bowl will be shown on big screens, bands will perform, and guests can check out the bars, get pampered in the spa, and gamble at the casino (while at sea).
For the Pre-Party, the Norwegian Pearl will set sail in the evening on February 1 and will return to pick up additional ShipRocked guests the next morning. Those already onboard will have the luxury of sleeping in while others are boarding. Cabins for ShipRocked 2015 are on sale now at www.ShipRocked.com.
Metal Allegiance–featuring singers Philip Anselmo (Down, ex-Pantera) and Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), guitarists Chris Broderick (Megadeth), Scott Ian (Anthrax), and Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), bassists Frank Bello (Anthrax) and David Ellefson (Megadeth), and drummers Charlie Benante (Anthrax) and Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater)–will put their spin on a scorching set of heavy metal’s most influential and recognizable songs.
“It’ll be a blast to rejoin my fellow badass Metal Allegiance compatriots on ShipRocked 2015,” says Philip H. Anselmo of Metal Allegiance. “Expect more blasts from the past, plus some killer musicians amongst the awesome atmosphere of jamming on the water! Come out and jam with us!”
Mike Portnoy of Metal Allegiance explains, “After the recent debut of Metal Allegiance, we couldn’t wait to get back together and throw down again! We’re fans just like everybody on the other side of the stage watching us. We all love this music and Metal Allegiance gives us a chance to hang, jam and have fun with this unique brotherhood of metal!”
“ShipRocked is about great live music, and it’s about the fans. The way that crowds have responded to Limp Bizkit‘s return to the stage – and the way the band has embraced its fans during those performances – truly epitomizes that spirit. And Metal Allegiance is a band of world class musicians, heavy metal legends in their own right, performing not just for the fans, but AS fans of the great hard rock and metal tradition that’s helped to shape so many of the bands that we have on board this year,” says event producer Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment.
Each ShipRocked is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that provides guests with the opportunity to vacation with their favorite bands, meet new friends, and reunite with old friends year after year. On any given day, guests might find themselves dining, drinking, rocking out, swimming, working out, or gambling alongside their favorite rock stars. The full-ship charter provides a one-of-a-kind experience for guests to have the time of their lives with thousands of like-minded friends.
Guests will spend two full days enjoying concerts and activities on a private beach on Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas (http://www.ncl.com/freestyle-cruise/great-stirrup-cay). The island features a large performance area on the beach with full production for rock shows and offers various island excursions such as parasailing, snorkeling, canoeing and more.
ShipRocked guests will enjoy multiple performances from every band on different stages throughout the ship, artist meet and greets, Q&A sessions, along with artist-hosted activities including contests, game shows, insane parties, theme nights and more.
During ShipRocked 2014, nearly 3,000 fans from 44 states across the U.S. and almost a dozen countries were treated to more than 50 performances from 25 artists on six stages aboard the Norwegian Pearl–and on the spectacular beach stage of Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas–along with three days of meet-and-greets with ShipRocked artists, comedy and DJ sets, impromptu stage-side signings, and more.
The 2014 ShipRocked Cancer Sucks! onboard charity auction raised over $100,000 towards funding innovative medical research and finding a cure for cancer. Auction items included one-of-a-kind rock memorabilia and concert experiences.
Check out recap videos from ShipRocked’s 2014 cruise here:
Here are some quotes from press about their experiences onboard ShipRocked 2014:
“a four-day, nonstop rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza…the excursion lived up to all expectations of rocking the high seas…one of the big advantages to ShipRocked is allowing fans these up close and personal performances (we’re talking literally face to face and eye-level with the band), the kind of performances you won’t catch anywhere else. It’s this energy that lends itself to the overwhelming positive vibe aboard the rock boat…the ShipRocked family is a warm and welcoming [one] and the community they have fostered throughout the years is a strong and passionate one…It’s easy to see why music fans find themselves coming back year after year for this overwhelming experience.”
–Mary Ouellette, Loudwire.com, February 3, 2014
“It is hard to imagine a more enjoyable trip…All the work I did on board was great, seeing the shows was also amazing, but spending time with the bands was the absolute best.”
–Steve Black, Chop Shop Radio, February 3, 2014
“With numerous stages spread out across the ship, multiple restaurants and activities to do, there was never a dull moment on the Norwegian Pearl.”
–Liz Ramanand, Noisecreep.com, February 3, 2014
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