ShipRocked: The Biggest Floating Festival of 2009
Wanna get (Ship)rocked? The promoters behind ShipRocked have taken festivals one stop further: they’ve added a massive cruise ship. From Nov. 15 to Nov. 20, ShipRocked passengers will participate in a floating festival — which means no mud, no mosquitoes and a 24/7 party with your favorite rockstars.
Bands already booked include Queensryche, Tesla, Ratt, Skid Row, Lynam, Broken Teeth, Stereoside, Endeverafter, Stone Rider and the Niki Barr Band.
“ShipRocked a special kind of multi-day music festival,” explains promoter Alan Koenig. “You live at the venue, much like you would at other events around the country. But the difference with ShipRocked is that instead of having to sleep in a muddy tent and use public facilities, fans get to stay in a luxury floating hotel, with free room service, all you can eat buffets, swimming pools, spa services, plus a vacation to Jamaica and Grand Cayman in between the shows.”
ShipRocked ports from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and makes stops at both Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Georgetown, Grand Cayman. Passengers can expect special parties and contests during the cruise in addition to the special, ShipRocked-only concerts and artist meet-and-greet sessions.
Pricing varies by cabin and starts at $799 (per person, double occupancy) for an interior stateroom. Prices include cruise, all concerts, and room and board. ShipRocked sails aboard the MSC Poesia. And don’t forget, a valid passport is required for each passenger.