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Tesla, Extreme, Queensrÿche and more headline 2023 Monsters of Rock Cruise lineup

Annual hard rock and heavy metal festival-on-the-sea will offer more than 35 acts for 2023

The lineup for the 2023 Monsters of Rock Cruise, dubbed “They Came From Outer Space,” has been announced, with dozens of hard rock and heavy metal acts on tap for the festival-on-the-sea’s eleventh year.

Confirmed bands include Tesla, Michael Schenker, Winger, Queensrÿche, Saxon, Extreme, Faster Pussycat, Great White, Kix and Stryper.

Also on board?

Vandenberg, Autograph, Burning Witches, Chez Kane, D-A-D, Dirty Looks, DORO, Hardcore Superstar, Joel Hoekstra, Junkyard, Lee Aaron, Liliac, Loudness, Mac Sabbath, Nestor, Reckless Love, Rhino Bucket, Rose Tattoo, Shiraz Lane, Ted Poley, Tora Tora, Treat, Tyketto, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Vain, Wig Wam, Dueling Pianos, the “Mayor of MORC,” John Corabi, and official cruise host Eddie Trunk.

The five-day/five-night full-ship music charter will set sail April 29 – May 4 aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas and depart out of Port Canaveral, Florida. 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 on-sale kicks off today, June 30, with cabins starting at $1,699 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.

MORC 2023