JANUARY 8th 2012



Are you ready for Round 3 of the original Metal Cruise? This is 70000 TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival. Imagine a 14 story high, 268 meter (880ft) long floating luxury resort, imagine starting the year off in style. From January 28th to Feb 1st, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the world will once again head to the Caribbean taking over the luxury cruise ship "Majesty of the Seas" for a 5 day and 4 night trip of a lifetime. For the entire trip it's like everyone has a backstage pass and you can mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison.

Enjoy unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board, included are three stages, one in the main theater “A Chorus Line Lounge”, where some of the leather seating has been removed, the more intimate “Spectrum” lounge that gives you the feel of a local club atmosphere, and the last, a custom built open air stage constructed on the outside “Pool” deck, surrounded by a swimming pool, plenty of room to sunbathe and some hot tubs to sit and soak while watching the bands play. And in case you need something else there is open mic nights, clinics, work-shops, our infamous metal karaoke, bars that never close, I repeat, BARS THAT NEVER CLOSE, and lets not forget the  "all star jam" with Jeff Waters. Two full days at Sea, a fun-and-sun-filled day on a beautiful Caribbean Island .

What are you waiting for its less then a month away, so you need to book a cabin, lets give you the link to do this now … http://www.70000tons.com and click "BOOK NOW" , here is a little info before you decide to click on the link - There are DOUBLE/TWIN cabins  (2 people), TRIPLE cabins (3 people) and QUAD cabins (4 people). Please note that there are no Single Cabins. If you travel alone and want a cabin to yourself, you may book a DOUBLE/TWIN for you alone, but you need to pay for the full occupancy of the cabin (including all taxes and fees). If you book a SINGLE TICKET they will match you with other single travelers strictly by gender. Please note that a Surcharge of USD 100.00 applies to SINGLE TICKETS.

Lets not forget “TRAVEL DOCUMENTS”, something very important, so please click on the link…  http://www.70000tons.com and select "TRAVEL DOCUMENTS"…and find out what it is you need to take this voyage - Guests who do not possess the proper documentation may be prevented from boarding their flight or ship or from entering a country and may be subject to fines.

Now for the bands, so far there are 30 out of the 40 announced…and here they are:

3 Inches of Blood
Anacrusis
Angra
Arkona
Delain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Doro
Dragonforce
Ensiferum
Everygrey
Flotsam and Jetsam
Gotthard
Heidievok
Helloween
Helstar
Immolation
In Flames
Kreator
Lacuna Coil
Metal Church (Reunion show)
Nile
Onslaught  (30th Anniversary)
Rage and Lingua Mortis Orchestra
Sabaton
Sinister
Subway to Sally
Tiamat
Turisas
Tyr
Unexpected


…. And 10 more to be announced. For those of you taking this cruise there is something special…and that’s the METAL CHURCH reunion show, which is: "METAL CHURCH with Ronny Munroe (vocals), Kurdt Vanderhoof and Jay Reynolds (guitars), Steve Unger (bass), and Jeff Plate (drums), will celebrate their official reunion on board. For one of their two shows, they will play their debut album Metal Church in it's entirety. The other show will be a greatest hits set. You will be able to vote the songs for the greatest hits set list. More details on how to vote will be announced soon!" What a line up.

In the mood for something different, well no matter what you're in the mood for, there's always something exciting happening on board. Have a drink at one of the dozen bars and lounges on board. Like to gamble, then play poker, slots, or black jack at the Vegas-style casino. Send your partner to the day spa with a beauty salon while you get in shape at the huge fitness center, or use one of the many sports facilities that range from a basketball court to a rock-climbing wall on the back of the ship! You will find something of interest on 70000 Tons of Metal.

Want more…there are duty-free shops and an internet cafe with WiFi access to keep your friends and family back home and in the office up to date on all the happenings on board. Making them wish they had gone on this cruise as well .

A large choice of food in several restaurants, ranging from formal à la carte dining rooms, endless buffets at the Windjammer, 24h pizza at Sorrento's, a sushi-bar, grills, and if you feel the need, or too hung over,  even 24h room service in your private cabin!

If you're in the mood to relax, go all the way to the top and enjoy the views from the Viking Crown Lounge or a favourite thing to do is hang out with your favorite artist in one of the hot tubs.


So a little about the voyage:


(DAY 1)
Late afternoon sail out of Miami, enjoy a drink and explore the ship. You just might run into a few of your favourites musicians while exploring. Early evening the bands start to play, and you sail off to the beautiful warm Caribbean.  
 
(DAY 2)
The whole day is spent at sea, make sure to catch the bands as the 3 stages are filled all day. Or you might want to catch a workshop or clinic, maybe even loose some money at the casinos, or maybe win. Don’t forget to check out the many bars on board too, by the way, they never close.   
 
(DAY 3) Say Hello to Cockburn Town on Grand Turk Island, arriving early morning and staying docked the entire day. There are many activities ashore, like swimming with the stingrays in the sparkling turquoise waters, snorkel or dive the coral reefs. Maybe take a 4X4 safari, dune buggie tours, or simply walk the beautiful beaches to be found. Like historic places then there is the island village and the old Salinas, or maybe shop the duty free jewellery/local craft stores. At the end of the day, board the ship and relax enjoying some killer live shows. Fantastic way to end the day.  
 
(DAY 4) Another fantastic day at sea, with live performances, and workshops/clinics, get your memorabilia signed at the official signing sessions. Or maybe you are a brave soul and want to try your luck at the belly flop contest which by the way is judged by the artists. What would end Day 4 off perfectly, well the final sing along, Metal Karaoke, of course, which might end early morning.

(DAY 5) This is the sad part, the day the cruise ends, back in dock, but you have had a lifetime experience, one that wont soon be forgotten. In fact you just might need to take a vacation from this vacation. Or better yet…..start saving for the next one.

So people, what are you waiting for, its not long before this ship sails, and you want to make sure you are on it.

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