Following 2012’s record-breaking full ship attendance of nearly 2,500 guests from all 50 U.S. states and 20 additional countries, plans are already underway for the next ShipRocked voyage. Produced by ASK4 Entertainment, the ultimate rock music cruise vacation is set for January 26-30, 2014 out of the Port of Miami. Look for the ShipRocked 2014 band lineup and additional details to be announced in the coming weeks.
For the first time in 2014, ShipRocked will wash ashore on its own private island. Guests will spend two full days enjoying concerts and activities on a private beach on Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas (http://www.ncl.com/freestyle-cruise/great-stirrup-cay). The island features a large performance area on the beach with full production for rock shows and offers various island excursions such as parasailing, snorkeling, canoeing and more.
2014 also marks a vessel change for ShipRocked. The January 26-30, 2014 ShipRocked voyage will be held onboard the Norwegian Pearl, which Frommer’s calls one of the “most original mainstream megaships.” The Pearl features luxurious accommodations, along with 16 delicious dining options, 13 bars and lounges, casino, spa, fitness center, a chic bowling alley, rock climbing wall, sports court, two pools, waterslides, hot tubs, and much more.
“We are very excited to bring the ShipRocked family onboard the Norwegian Pearl for our fifth voyage,” says ShipRocked producer Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment. “NCL’s tremendous support and their commitment to being the leader in entertainment cruises makes them the obvious choice as our new cruise line partner, and the Pearl is a spectacular ship with first class service and dining. We are truly looking forward to January!”
Also new for 2014, ASK4 Entertainment has partnered with Whet Travel for the next ShipRocked cruise. Since 2004, Whet Travel has created, executed and produced over 20 music and theme cruises exciting the lives of tens of thousands of clients with unique, unforgettable, outrageous cruise experiences. The Whet Travel team treats its clients like family by delivering compassionate customer service, cutting edge technology and by focusing on all the details. “The Whet Travel team is very excited to be working with ASK4 to create an over the top, rockin’ experience for the ShipRocked family,” says Whet Travel President Jason Beukema. “There will be nothing like this on planet earth.”
As in the past, ShipRocked guests will enjoy multiple performances from every band on different stages throughout the ship, artist meet and greets, Q&A sessions, along with artist-hosted activities including contests, game shows, insane parties, theme nights and more.
Prior to the cruise, ShipRocked alumni and newcomers can enjoy a new ShipRocked land event: ShipRocked Summer Camp. A limited number of cabins are still available for this special mid-year ShipRocked reunion set to take place June 14-16, 2013, at Club Getaway in Kent, Connecticut. This cozy all-inclusive wilderness resort overlooks a sparking lake in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Western Connecticut. ShipRocked Summer Camp will feature live performances from ShipRocked’s own 10 Years, Pop Evil and Andy Wood’s North Star Band.
ShipRocked Summer Camp offers comfortable country cabins with air conditioning, private bathrooms and daily housekeeping. The vacation package includes all meals, with buffets, barbecues and delectable dinner cuisine prepared by chefs from the nearby Connecticut Culinary Institute. Campers will have a wide selection of onsite activities to choose from each day as well. For full details, visit www.campshiprocked.com.
Check out recap videos from ShipRocked 2012 here:
ShipRocked 2012 Webisode “The Fans”: http://vimeo.com/59584971
ShipRocked 2012 Flashbacks (1-4): http://vimeo.com/album/2187683