The sold-out cruise sets sail in February

I Prevail [Bill Raymond]

The initial lineup for the 2024 ShipRocked Cruise is here. In February, I Prevail, Killswitch Engage, Beartooth, Highly Suspect, Code Orange, and Badflower will set sail out of Miami, Florida. Other featured acts include Black Stone Cherry, Dorothy, Crobot, Tigercub, The Warning, and more.

The sold-out 2024 edition departs from Miami on February 4, sailing to the Caribbean. The ship will make stops in Bimini (The Bahamas), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), and the Grand Cayman. The cruise returns to Miami on February 10.

“ShipRocked is an institution,” Brian Berkheiser of I Prevail stated. “And the fact we get to headline is a blessing. We are definitely ready to give all the ShipRockers a kick ass show! And defend our Family Feud title! See y’all there!”

“Killswitch Engage, and our appropriately named High Seas Crew, are stoked to be a part of this event, and to play alongside some killer bands,” says KSE’s Jesse Leach. “We’ve always been about having a good time at our live shows, so this seems perfect.”

Killswitch Engage
Killswitch Engage [Matt Bishop/The Rock Revival]

Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo adds, “We’ve played ShipRocked a few times, and every time it’s hard to grasp how much of a family everybody feels like out there. Many attendees are returning customers, which is a good sign of a great event. Playing out in the open water is a pretty wild feeling; nothing can come close to that. We can’t wait to come back and rock the boat!”

After record breaking attendance of over 4,000 guests in January 2023 and an expanded 6-day itinerary, staterooms for ShipRocked 2024 sold out in an unprecedented three days, well before the music lineup was announced. A waitlist is available at

“So excited to be joining the upcoming ShipRocked cruise stopping in the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands and can’t wait to jam with my Black Sheep in paradise,” Dorothy Martin said, “See you soon!” 

ShipRocked producer and creator Alan Koenig of ASK4 Entertainment said, “I say this literally every year, but SR24 might just be my favorite (initial) lineup yet!  We work hard to provide a big tent for the incredible range of talent that exists in the world of rock music, and I couldn’t be more proud and excited about the variety of artists who will be vacationing harder with our guests in February!”

Dorothy [Matt Bishop/The Rock Revival]

A floating music festival, a rock ‘n’ roll summer camp held in the dead of winter, a family reunion for the growing number of ShipRockers who have forged lifelong relationships out of a shared passion for music (and an occasional bucket of beer) – ShipRocked is the premier rock music vacation, offering dozens of performances and unique collaborations, artist-hosted events and activities, theme nights, and ample opportunity for fans and bands alike to unwind and create new friendships in tropical paradise.

The ShipRocked community is very supportive of charitable efforts, especially the annual ShipRocked Cancer Sucks! onboard charity auction. During the 2023 cruise, the auction raised an incredible $125,000 for cancer research. 

Throughout the year, ShipRocked’s community of “ShipRockers”–as well as others from around the world–are staying connected via “Making Waves – The ShipRocked Podcast,” which launched in 2020 and is available for free through iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcasts. “Making Waves” features interviews with ShipRocked alumni artists, as well as other top music artists, actors and entertainment industry experts. It’s distributed via Sound Talent Media / Evergreen Podcasts and is hosted by Chad Nicefield and Justin Press.

ShipRocked Cruise 2024 lineup