Ghost Cult kicked off 2016 “Vacationing Harder” on the Norwegian Pearl with the amazing ShipRocked Cruise. Departing out of the Port of Miami, the four-day concert experience on the ocean drew nearly 3000 cruisers on the sold-out ship with the a huge waiting list left wanting. The seventh edition of the trip was stacked with hit-making rock and metal bands like Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm and Seether performing multiple sets on different days. Sailing to lovely Costa Maya Mexico, everyone was all smiles for miles! Forty bands jamming over four days, on four stages raged while the beer and liquor flowed with fans. The best part of the rock cruise experience is the up close and personal experience of sailing with the bands, and the first class experience of the ship, its crew and staff. Covering the first two days of the cruise, bands such as FFDP, Halestorm, and Seether headlined the main-stages, frequent ShipRocked band 10 Years (three times on ShipRocked) delighted returning trip veterans, while up a coming bands like We Are Harlot (led by Danny Worsnop, ex-Asking Alexandria), Glorious Sons, and scene stealers in Doll Skin minted new fans. It’s great to see young talent represented and not out classed, like they might be as some of the larger festivals. Rick Triana for RIPT Media Productions captured all the action tirelessly on deck, on shore, and on all the stages for Ghost Cult Magazine.