After months of waiting, the general public can now purchase tickets to the heavy metal themed cruise, 70,000 Tons Of Metal. The port of call is Port Everglades, in the Miami/Ft Lauderdale vicinity. Dates are February 1st through the 05th, 2018. They will sail to Grand Turks, Turks and Caicos and back again. Although, you probably won't want to come back.
There will be a total of 60 bands, at this time, only about half have been officially announced. Only 3,000 tickets are available and start at $766 (not including tax, fees, etc.) The beauty of the deal is that it covers everything, food, room service, access to all shows, and more.
The official website, 70000tons.com states "On 70000TONS OF METAL™ you get unrestricted festival access to all 120 live shows on board, 70000TONS™ OF KARAOKE until sunrise, Jamming With Waters In International Waters - the Official 70000TONS OF METAL™ All Star Jam which writes Heavy Metal History every year, Clinics and Work-Shops with the musicians, our infamous Belly Flop Contest, Shore Excursions with your favorite artists, and much more!
Everyone on board is a VIP, we don't have assigned seating (this is a Heavy Metal Cruise after all), and most importantly the bars on our ship never close - you heard us, bars that never close!"
Bands announced so far:
Aeternam Alestorm Benediction Cannibal Corpse Dark Tranquillity Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Enslaved Goatwhore Gyze In Extremo Insomnium Korpiklaani Kreator Meshuggah Necrophobic Obscura October Tide Primal Fear Rhapsody Septicflesh Sepultura Sonata Arctica Swallow the Sun Wolfheart