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ShipRocked concluded its sold-out seventh voyage on January 22, 2016 after four days and nights of rock 'n' roll revelry onboard Norwegian Pearl, led by headliners Five Finger Death Punch along with Seether, Halestorm, Hellyeah and more. ShipRocked celebrated "Lucky #7" with close to 3,000 guests (nearly all of whom managed to snap a selfie with Halestorm drummer Arejay Hale), more than 20 bands, an all-day beach party in Costa Maya, Mexico, and a packed schedule of theme nights, artist-hosted activities and meet and greets. Staterooms for ShipRocked—The Ultimate Rock 'N' Roll Cruise—sold out more than seven months in advance.

Halestorm got ShipRocked 2016 off to an appropriately raucous start with their ShipRocked debut on the Monster Energy Deck Stage as Norwegian Pearl sailed from Port Of Miami on Monday, January 18. Festivities came to an unofficial close on Thursday night with back-to-back theater shows by headliners—and ShipRocked veterans—Five Finger Death Punch, while ShipRocked's own all-star band The Stowaways held court at midship with a rotating cast of special guests and a set of familiar rock and metal classics that stretched into the early hours of Friday morning.

ShipRocked 2016 Sail Away 'Family Photo'

(ShipRocked 2016 Sail Away)

In between, guests were treated to over 40 performances on four stages from a lineup that included Five Finger Death Punch, Seether, Halestorm, Hellyeah, 10 Years, Nonpoint, Helmet, We Are Harlot, Red Sun Rising, Like A Storm, Avatar, Islander, '68, The Glorious Sons, Stitched Up Heart, Children 18:3, The Dead Deads, Biters, The Standstills, Doll Skin, plus '80s cover band Rubix Cube, Java Monster Mornings with Tim "Ripper" Owens, all-star band The Stowaways, afterhours parties with DJ Lippy Rage, and live tapings of The SDR Show with Ralph Sutton.

The annual onboard Cancer Sucks! ( charity auction raised nearly $100,000, to be donated to Gateway For Cancer Research in memory of the late Lemmy Kilmister. The annual auction features one-of-a-kind rock memorabilia from current and past ShipRocked bands and more.

ShipRocked all-star band The Stowaways featured David Ellefson (Megadeth); Marcos Curiel and Wuv Bernardo (P.O.D.); John Tempesta (The Cult, Motor Sister); Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Bumblefoot, Guns N' Roses); Jonny Hetherington and Tavis Stanley (Art of Dying); Lukas Rossi, Josh Newell, and Miles McPherson (The Halo Method); Carly Smithson (We Are The Fallen); Dave Buckner (ex-Papa Roach); Oli Herbert (All That Remains); Joey Duenas (Anew Revolution, ex-Unloco); and various special guests.

Highlights from The Stowaways' two performances included:

Other highlights from ShipRocked 2016 included:

Even before boarding Norwegian Pearl, ShipRockers stayed true to their "Rock Hard. Vacation Harder," mantra, packing The Clevelander in Miami's iconic South Beach for the Official ShipRocked 2016 Pre-Party on Sunday, January 17. The party included performances by The Dead Deads and Lukas Rossi, plus an unannounced acoustic set from Halestorm.

Here's what the press are saying about their experience on ShipRocked 2016:

"…one of the biggest and baddest rock cruises sailing the high seas…"

—Liz Ramanand,, January 24, 2016

"The cruise provides a unique experience for diehard rock fans to get up close and personal with their favorite bands on the high seas…These rock 'n' roll fans mean business."

—Amy Harris,, January 24, 2016

Produced by ASK4 Entertainment, ShipRocked is a once-in-a-lifetime experience with unique performances and musical collaborations that provides guests with the opportunity to vacation with their favorite bands, meet new friends, and reunite with old ones year after year. ShipRocked onboard and beach activities include photo meet and greets with band members, poolside games, artist Q&A sessions, trivia challenges, game shows, parties, contests and more. The ShipRocked Cancer Sucks! onboard charity auction raises funds for innovative medical research and finding a cure for cancer.

Look for details about ShipRocked 2017 to be announced soon and visit for more information.

Artist Q&A

(Artist Q&A with Shaun Morgan/Seether, David Ellefson/Megadeth,
Vinnie Paul/Hellyeah, Lzzy Hale/Halestorm, Zoltan Bathory/Five Finger Death Punch
and Danny Worsnop/We Are Harlot)


(Halestorm on Monster Energy Deck Stage)

Five Finger Death Punch

(Five Finger Death Punch in Stardust Theater)

Ivan Moody with fans

(Ivan Moody with guests at Five Finger Death Punch meet & greet)

Seether meet and greet

(Seether meet & greet)

Fans taking selfie with Arejay Hale

(Selfies with Arejay Hale of Halestorm)

10 Years

(10 Years on Monster Energy Deck Stage)

Note: All photos by Chris Bradshaw.

About ShipRocked

The ultimate rock music cruise vacation is produced by Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment. Each ShipRocked is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that provides guests with the opportunity to vacation with their favorite bands, meet new friends, and reunite with old friends year after year. On any given day, guests might find themselves dining, drinking, rocking out, swimming, working out, or gambling alongside their favorite rock musicians. 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.

About ASK4 Entertainment

ASK4 Entertainment is a premier rock music theme cruise and destination event producer. ASK4 Entertainment produces ShipRocked, Motörhead's Motörboat, as well as a ShipRocked Summer Camp land event.

ShipRocked Publicity Contact

Kristine Ashton-Magnuson/Ashton-Magnuson Media; (818) 996-2496