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Monsters of Rock 2023 Artists List

Artists Performing at Monsters of Rock Cruise 2023

I’ve been on a lot of cruises, but never a themed one. The annual Monsters of Rock Cruise is open for booking and I might just have to try it out to see what all the hype is about.

Dubbed as the premier hard rock and heavy metal experience at sea, MORC is returning for its eleventh year in 2023 and the artist line-up has just been announced.

On The Blue Cruises, the world leader in rock cruises, has announced the five-day/five-night full-ship music charter will set sail April 29th – May 4th aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas and depart out of Port Canaveral, Florida. This year’s cruise is dubbed ‘They Came From Outer Space,’ the voyage will include two days at sea full of music (including performances from over 35 artists) and events, as well as visit two ports: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, and the Private Isle of Labadee.

The public sale kicked off this week (6/30), with cabins starting at $1,699.00 per person (double occupancy, not including mandatory taxes and fee supplement). For more info and booking, visit

Monsters of Rock 2023 Artists List

Monsters of Rock Cruise Artist List for 2023

The official cruise host Eddie Trunk (VH1, SiriusXM) will be moderating Q&A’s and activities specifically designed to bring the party up a notch. Below are the artists performing at this year’s MORC cruise:

  • Michael Schenker
  • Winger
  • Queensrÿche
  • Saxon
  • Extreme
  • Vandenberg
  • Autograph
  • Burning Witches
  • Chez Kane
  • D-A-D
  • Dirty Looks
  • DORO
  • Faster Pussycat
  • Great White
  • Hardcore Superstar
  • Joel Hoekstra
  • Junkyard
  • Kix
  • Lee Aaron
  • Liliac
  • Loudness
  • Mac Sabbath
  • Nestor
  • Reckless Love
  • Rhino Bucket
  • Rose Tattoo
  • Shiraz Lane
  • Stryper
  • Ted Poley
  • Tora Tora
  • Treat
  • Tyketto
  • Tyler Bryant & The
  • Shakedown
  • Vain
  • Wig Wam
  • Dueling Pianos
  • The Mayor of MORC,
  • John Corabi

In addition to performances, MORC ‘23 will host interactive events between artists and cruisers, including: Artist/Cruiser Q&A sessions, Gong Show Karaoke, “So You Think You Can Shred,” Cooking with Rock Stars, a new cast of Painting With Rock Stars, Rock Stars vs Average Joe’s Basketball, Comedy Punchlines and Backlines, with more to be announced. Furthermore, the cruise will host themed nights, opportunities to dine with selected bands, and artist photo experiences.

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