Rock and heavy metal bands to rule the waves on Monsters of Rock cruise

Tom Keifer of Cinderella is scheduled to perform aboard the 2019 Monsters of Rock cruise aboard the Mariner of the Seas.
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Hard rock bands Tesla, Extreme, Queensryche and Cinderella singer and guitarist Tom Keifer are among more than 40 featured acts scheduled to perform next year aboard the ninth Monsters of Rock Cruise from Florida to the Caribbean.

The cruise, which typically sells out, also offers a roster of metal-themed events aboard ship.

Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas is to serve as the party boat for the five-day cruise that is set to sail from Miami on Feb. 24. The itinerary includes just two stops: Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and Royal Caribbean’s private island of Labadee.


SiriusXM radio personality Eddie Trunk is set to play host, and Nikki Black and Luc Carl of the station’s “Hair Nation” are to moderate Q&As and other events. On-board activities include Gong Show Karaoke, Cooking With Rock Stars, Name That Monster Song and a So You Think You Can Shred contest.

Guests will have new food options aboard the ship that’s being refurbished this year. The ship will feature specialty restaurants such as a Polynesian themed Bamboo Room and an Italian restaurant featuring fare by chef Jamie Oliver.

Many cabin levels have sold out. Interior staterooms are still available starting at $1,449, plus $285 for government fees, taxes and prepaid gratuities.

Info: Monster of Rock 2019



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