Monsters of Rock Cruise 2025 lineup

The annual jaunt sets sail for the Bahamas next March

Tesla, left [The Rock Revival], Extreme, middle [Matt Christine], Queensrÿche, right [The Rock Revival]

The annual Monsters of Rock Cruise 2025 (MORC), the world’s premier hard rock and heavy metal fan immersive music cruise, is returning for its thirteenth year.

Promoter On the Blue Cruises has announced the five-day, five-night full-ship music charter will set sail March 10-15, 2025 aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Joy® and depart from the Port of Miami, Florida. The voyage will include performances from over 35 artists on multiple stages, two unforgettable ports of call (Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau, Bahamas), photo experiences with artists, theme nights, and special events with the world’s best rock community.

Cabins are on-sale now starting at $2,699.00 per person (double occupancy, not including mandatory taxes and fee supplement).

The lineup for Monsters of Rock Cruise 2025 includes Tesla, Michael Schenker, Krokus, Extreme, Winger, Stephen Pearcy of RATT, Queensrÿche, Michael Monroe, LA Guns, Pretty Maids, Slaughter, Vandenberg, Faster Pussycat, Wig Wam, Lynch Mob, Vixen, Eclipse, Hardcore Superstar, Chris Holmes, Rose Tattoo, Tyketto, The Answer, Aldo Nova, Rhino Bucket, Cold Sweat, The Cruel Intentions, Hurricane, Shiraz Lane, MassiveWagons, Jared James Nichols, Wildstreet, Sisters Doll, Midnight City, BurningWitches, Liliac, The Bites, The Iron Maidens, and Hoekstra & Gibbs, with more to be announced. Plus, official cruise host Eddie Trunk (VH1, SiriusXM) and a cast of co-hosts will be moderating Q&A’s and a bevy of activities onboard.

In addition to performances, Monsters of Rock Cruise 2025 will host a variety of 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 TBA sporting event, Comedy Punchlines and Backlines, with more to be announced. 

Monsters of Rock Cruise [Courtesy/Mike Savoia]

For the first time in MORC history, attendees will sail aboard Norwegian Joy®, one of Norwegian Cruise Line’s most stunning cruise ships in their fleet. Offering several decks full of amazing shops, an array of complimentary and specialty restaurants, and entertainment, the ship also features a variety of staterooms, vibrant décor inspired by legendary music venues, adults-only Vibe Beach Club, and the Thermal Suite at theMandara Spa ‒ all dedicated to relaxation and rejuvenation. Zoom into fantastic vistas along the Norwegian Joy Speedway, an actual onboard two-level race track, which is the first ever of its kind at sea and just one of the ways the ship is custom-built to let the outside in. Enjoy a new favorite cocktail and 180-degree panoramic views in the Observation Lounge and savor fresh sea breezes and dining under the stars along The Waterfront. From mouth-watering ribs at Q Texas Smokehouse to fresh seafood at Ocean Blue to juicy ribeye cooked to perfection at Cagney’s Steakhouse, there’s something for everyone on board. Click herefor a full list of things to do on the ship, as well as photos, deck plans, and more.

Located in the Berry Island chain of the Bahamas, Great Stirrup Cay is a 250-acre idyllic private island. Unwind on white-sand beaches and enjoy the many ways to explore paradise. Snorkel with sea turtles and colorful fish in warm turquoise waters. Peacefully glide along the coastline in a kayak, ride a WaveRunner, swim with sting rays or pigs, or soar high into the sky as you zipline across the island. Craft your own delicious taco at the complimentary Abaco Taco, while sipping on a refreshing drink. Do it all – or nothing at all – the choice is yours.

Norwegian Joy [Courtesy]

The second stop on MORC ‘25 is Nassau, who’s port just got an extensive $300 million makeover ‒ taking almost four years to complete. The upgrades include a complete revamp of the waterfront area including repairing and expanding Prince George Wharf, additional berths, and a brand-new terminal. Not to mention, there will be event and entertainment spaces, an amphitheater hosting up 3,500 people, a living coral exhibit, as well as local food vendors and shops for guests to peruse. Nassau’s best attractions are walking distance from where the ship docks. From Atlantis Aquaventure and Dolphin Encounter tours to relaxing at Blue Lagoon Island Beach Day, the Bahama Islands are magnificent and Nassau is their crown jewel ‒ guaranteed to make MORC ‘25 a vacation experience to remember.

With a myriad of events, activities, and music to keep fans entertained day and night, MORC ‘25 promises to be a fantasy camp, personal paradise, and the vacation of a lifetime for hard rockin’ music enthusiasts. Click here to watch a video recap of MORC 2024.

A leader in cruise charter innovation, Monsters of Rock Cruise (MORC) has sailed over 30,000 passengers in the last ten years. The principals of MORC have deep roots in the music industry, providing world-class cruise ship production management for celebrities and musical artists for decades. MORC has set the industry standard for themed music cruises and fan experiences and has played a key role in the development of ground-breaking theme cruise concepts. Click here for exclusive MORC merch (including T-shirts, hoodies, patches, and more). For more info, visit MonstersOfRockCruise.com.

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