‘ShipRocked Cruise’ 2023
Over 4,000 guests came together for a sold out ShipRocked 2023, the annual rock music vacation at sea, from January 22-28 onboard Carnival Magic. The cruise departed Port Canaveral, Florida and included visits to Half Moon Cay, The Bahamas, Grand Turk, TCI and a first-time stop at Amber Cove, Dominican Republic. ShipRocked 2023 featured dozens of performances from artists including co-headliners Falling In Reverse and Parkway Drive (first U.S. shows since 2019), along with Nothing More, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Motionless In White, Bad Omens, grandson, Ayron Jones, Giovannie and the Hired Guns, The Stowaways all-star band and more, as well as special acoustic sets from artists including Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin), Corey Glover (Living Colour), and Emily Armstrong (Dead Sara).
Guests also enjoyed artist-hosted events and activities at sea and on the beach. In addition, the ShipRocked Cancer Sucks! onboard charity auction raised an incredible $125,000 for cancer research.
During the cruise, the highly anticipated 2024 ShipRocked dates and ports were revealed to guests via a video announcement as the ship sailed away from Florida. ShipRocked 2024 is set for February 4-10 onboard Carnival Magic out of Miami, Florida, with three new ports for “ShipRockers”: Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Bimini, The Bahamas and Grand Cayman. The ShipRocked 2024 music lineup will be announced in the coming months. Watch the announcement video for the horror-themed ShipRocked 2024 here: https://bit.ly/sr24-savethedate
During ShipRocked, guests were treated to a variety of unique experiences, including the ShipRocked Artist Q&A which featured insightful conversation with Winston McCall of Parkway Drive, Chris Motionless of Motionless In White, Noah Sebastian of Bad Omens, Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies, Emily Armstrong of Dead Sara, Hyro The Hero, and Leo Moracchioli of Frog Leap Studios. The panel was recorded for Making Waves – The ShipRocked Podcast,which is available for free through iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcasts and distributed via the Sound Talent Media Podcast Network / Evergreen Podcasts.Find the intimate discussion here: https://www.shiprocked.com/MakingWavesPodcast
ShipRocked’s all-star band The Stowaways performed two unique sets of cover songs on the ship’s deck stage, with some highlights including:
Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) on vocals and David Ellefson (The Lucid, Kings Of Thrash, ex-Megadeth) on bass for Metallica’s “One”
The overall lineup for ShipRocked 2023 included: co-headliners Falling In Reverse and Parkway Drive, Afterlife, Andy Wood, Aranda, Ayron Jones, Bad Omens, Bones UK, BRKN LOVE, Corey Glover, Davey Suicide, Dropout Kings, D.R.U.G.S., Emily Armstrong, Fame On Fire, Giovannie and the Hired Guns, grandson, Islander, Jason Hook, Jeris Johnson, Joey Morrow, Keith Wallen, Lacey Sturm, Lilith Czar, Memphis May Fire, comedian Mike Abrusci, Moon Fever, Motionless In White, Nonpoint, Nothing More, Nova Twins, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Robot Monster, Sahaj Ticotin of RA, comedian Shayne Smith, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, The Messenger Birds, The Standstills, Wage War, Wargasm and Zero 9:36, along with The Stowaways all-star band.
The Stowaways – ShipRocked’s official all-star band for 2023 – included Alecia “Mixi” Demner (Stitched Up Heart), Andy Wood, Angela Lese (former The Dead Deads), Chad Nicefield (former Wilson), Chris “Fronz” Fronzak (Attila), Christina Chriss (Kaleido), Corey Glover (Living Colour), Dameon & Gabe Aranda (Aranda), Davey Suicide, David Ellefson (Dieth, The Lucid, Kings Of Thrash, former Megadeth), Emily Armstrong (Dead Sara), Hyro The Hero, Jason Hook (former Five Finger Death Punch), Joey Morrow (Badflower), Keith Wallen (Breaking Benjamin), Leo Moracchioli (Frog Leap Studios), Phil Demmel (former Machine Head), Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (former Guns N’ Roses) and Sahaj Ticotin (RA). The core musicians for The Stowaways’ sets were Andy Wood (guitar), Benjamin Eller (guitar) and James Campbell (drums).
A floating music festival, a rock & roll summer camp held in the dead of winter, a family reunion for the growing number of ShipRockers who have forged lifelong relationships out of a shared passion for music (and an occasional bucket of beer) – ShipRocked is the premier rock music vacation, offering dozens of performances and unique collaborations, artist-hosted events and activities, theme nights, artist photo meet & greets, and ample opportunity for fans and bands alike to unwind and create new friendships in tropical paradise. ShipRocked 2023 was hosted by guest favorite Cruise Director Cookie, along with Making Waves hosts Chad Nicefield and Justin Press.
About ShipRocked: Produced by ASK4 Entertainment—a premier rock music theme cruise and destination event producer—ShipRocked is the premier rock music cruise vacation with unique performances and musical collaborations, providing guests with the opportunity to vacation with their favorite bands, meet new friends, and reunite with old ones year after year. 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. ShipRocked experiences include interaction with band members, poolside games, artist Q&A sessions, trivia challenges, game shows, parties, contests and more. The ShipRocked Cancer Sucks! onboard charity auction has raised more than $925,000 to date for innovative medical research and finding a cure for cancer.
ShipRocked Publicity Contact:
Kristine Ashton Magnuson/Ashton-Magnuson Media