Last updated: 10:30 AM ET, Mon June 13 2016

The Rock Boat XVII Hits the High Seas in 2017

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Norwegian Cruise Line | Jason Leppert | June 13, 2016

The Rock Boat XVII Hits the High Seas in 2017

Photo courtesy of The Rock Boat

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jade will be home to The Rock Boat XVII, the 17th annual theme cruise, on Feb. 10-15, 2017; hosted by Sister Hazel (“All for You”) and filled to the brim with over a dozen other rock bands. Departing from Tampa, Florida, the five-day cruise will also feature Caribbean stops at Harvest Caye, Belize and Costa Maya, Mexico.

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For the first time onboard The Rock Boat, Andy Grammer will headline along with Ben Rector and Better Than Ezra. Other newbies will include Grizfolk, Jared & The Mill, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Aijia, Ripe and Wrenn. Meanwhile, additional returning bands will be Red Wanting Blue, Gaelic Storm, Green River Ordinance, Melodime, Wild Adriatic, Andy Suzuki & The Method, Welshly Arms, Amy Gerhartz and Brian Fechino & Friends.

“The goal in 2001 was to bring bands and their fans together on vacation for a music festival at sea,” says Sixthman founder, Andy Levine. “The Rock Boat is the event that started it all for us and after sixteen sailings the mission has shifted from creating a music festival to setting the stage for a community to celebrate the things they love most in life. Now the vacation feels more like a family reunion for both the bands and their fans while adding a few hundred new members each year.”

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Featured onboard will be musical performances and artist collaborations across more than five stages, theme nights, meet-and-greets and other fan activities to the delight of over 2,500 guests. Tickets go on general sale June 15, and prices start at $965 per person.

For more information, visit or call Sixthman at 877-379-9173.


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