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Get ShipRocked!

We've known for awhile that the Motley Cruise was a no-go for 2009. What I haven't told you is that I've known of an alternative for quite some time. I was promised the story first - but a leak meant a few details landed on Blabbermouth.

The crux of the matter is that ShipRocked essentially replaces the Motley Cruise as the flagship (get it?) standard for water-based festivals. So far, ShipRocked includes a roster of Queensryche, Lynam, Endeverafter, Stonerider and Skid Row. There are two more bands to be added - and they are headline-level acts. Trust me!

Cabins are available for sale very soon. As five day cruises go, ShipRocked is cheap. Just $599 bucks. The cruise departs next November from Fort Lauderdale and ports in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Grand Cayman. The cruise happens aboard the MSC Poesia.

You can visit the official website here. Cabins go on sale November 17. I'm not lying: I want to go on this cruise. I like the length and the time of year. Besides concerts there are other activities, like heavy metal karaoke and charity auctions. Plus, you get to do all the traditional cruise stuff like eating too much and laying like a slug by the pool. We'll see if I can scrounge up the cash for this. I think I can promise you some pretty good coverage if I can make it happen.

Reader Comments (10)

Man that would be awesome. I love Endeverafter, and Lynam has really be growing on me more and more lately. Stonerider isn't bad either. I couldn't care less about Queensryche, but I wouldn't mind seeing Skid Row with Solinger. I missed them the last time they came to this area.
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJT
Sounds great besides skid row aint the same and i hate queensryche

November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMotleyCrue666
Oh, you kids. It breaks my heart that Queensryche are so underappreciated.

I heard about this through an email from the band and would love to go. On a cruise with Geoff Tate!? Mmmmmm...

Take lots of pictures, Allyson and have fun!!
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermom2ross
Sounds f*ckin' insane :D
When is the cruise (you didn't specify that lol)?
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

You're correct, I just said next November. I figured people would click the link, but the dates are Nov. 15-20, 2009. Just over a year from now.

- Allyson
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
Wow very cool Allyson...I would love to go on this if I could! Haha, but that's not going to happen.
November 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I'd like to know who the other two bands are... Don't care much for the lineup so far... If for some reason, a miracle happened, and Whitesnake were one of the two not yet named, I would be paralyzed with excitement.
November 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLuke
Put on Pretty Boy Floyd and i will go.
November 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterglam fan
Put on Pretty Boy Floyd and i will go.
November 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterglam fan
Sounds like a pretty good line up thus far. Though, I'm not sure I will be able to get my better half to agree to another expensive trip for me (just bought Rock Gone Wild tix) based around Rock and Roll. It will be worth asking though! :)
November 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTodd

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