The annual Monsters of Rock Cruise (MORC), the world’s premier hard rock and heavy metal fan immersive music cruise, is returning for its twelfth year.

Promoter On the Blue Cruises has announced the five-day/five-night full-ship music charter will set sail March 2 – 7, 2024 aboard Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas® and depart from the Port of Miami, Florida. Dubbed The Dirty Dozen, next year’s voyage will include two days at sea full of music and eventsperformances from over 30 artists on multiple stagestwo unforgettable ports of call (Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Nassau, Bahamas)photo experiences with artiststheme nights, and special events with the world’s best rock community.

The lineup for MORC ‘24 includes Joe SatrianiExtremeThe DarknessWingerAce FrehleyKK’s Priest, AcceptQueensrÿcheQuiet RiotY&TGlenn Hughes (performing Deep Purple Live)April WineTNTCrazy LixxSlaughterBritish LionFireHouseVixenH.E.A.T.Armored SaintRichie Kotzen, Faster PussycatSOTO/BielerDangerous ToysLizzy BordenEnuff Z’NuffSpread EagleBlack ‘N BlueJoe Hoekstra, Pat Travers BandCrashdietBang TangoTuffHeavens Edge, Treat, Paradise Kitty, and KALEIDO. Plus, official cruise host Eddie Trunk (VH1, SiriusXM) and a cast of other hosts who will be moderating Q&A’s and a bevy of activities onboard.

In addition to performances, MORC ‘24 will host interactive events between artists and cruisers, including Artist/Cruiser Q&A sessionsGong Show Karaoke“So You Think You Can Shred, Cooking with Rock Stars, a new cast of Painting with Rock StarsRockers vs Average Joe’s TBA sporting event, Comedy Punchlines and Backlines, with more to be announced. 

The award-winning Independence of the Seas® is giving the Caribbean an injection of new adventures. This is the third of Royal Caribbean’s Freedom-class vessels and it recently received a massive makeover as part of the cruise liners “Royal Amplified” program, which includes the addition of new bars and restaurants. Spanning the length of Deck 5, the four-story boardwalk allows guests to stroll into restaurants and cafés, stop in to do some shopping, and grab a drink before the next show. Not to mention, this vibrant and exciting hub will connect cruisers to two fantastic indoor main concert venuesRoyal Theater and Studio B. Plus, as always, the legendary massive Pool Stage will not disappoint. With so much to do on the ship, you will never find yourself bored. Get your blood pumping as you speed to the bottom of the dual racing water slides, pamper yourself in the world-class Vitality at Sea Spa, hang ten on our Flowrider® surf simulator, or score an awesome time and game-changing grub at Playmakers℠ Sports Bar & Arcade.

Cabins are on-sale now starting at $1,899.00 per person (double occupancy, not including mandatory taxes and fee supplement). For more info and booking, visit and follow @MonstersOfRockCruise on Facebook and Instagram, and @MonstersCruise on Twitter. | Miami