Concert Cruises Offer All-Access Adventure

March 07, 2016 - By: Sarah Hovis

Part floating festival and part mini vacation, themed concert cruises offer a whole lot of fun for fans who dream of partying with their favorite bands… and thousands of their closest friends. Whatever your musical interest, chances are there’s a cruise that meets your criteria. The company spearheading many of these cruises is Atlanta-based Sixthman.

Considered the pioneer of themed cruising, Sixthman’s motto is ‘LIVE LOUD,’ and they take it seriously. For 15 years they’ve orchestrated unforgettable music experiences—hosting over 200,000 guests on cruises featuring artists like KISS, Kid Rock, Zac Brown Band, Paramore, Pitbull, Sister Hazel, and Train. They’re also connected with Mad Decent Boat Party, and chances are you’ve probably heard of The Rock Boat, which celebrated its Sweet 16 this year. Setting sail on Norwegian Cruise Lines, festival goers on The Rock Boat are treated to an immersive experience that includes 30-plus bands who each perform multiple times during the cruise. There’s also the opportunity for additional meet and greets and sponsor events with your favorite artists.

What else is included in your ticket price besides sun, fun, and awesome music?

Round-trip cruise, all meals (everything from gourmet fare to outdoor grills), use of the ship's beautiful pool and hot tub, and other amenities. Just don’t forget the other ‘extras’ like airfare, taxes and fees, etc. and memories.Read the fine print carefully.

These cruises are as much about the people you’re with as the bands you’re watching. They become your family—the really cool relative you see once a year, which explains why these cruises attract people from all over the world and why over 50-percent of cruisers return year after year. 

Photo via: The Rock Boat


Ready to plan your next themed event? Create your next themed event on