60 Bands, 4 Days, 1 Cruise Ship, and only 3000 Tickets. This is 70000TONS OF METAL™, The Original, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!

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!

On this life changing adventure you will spend five days and four nights at Sea mingling side-by-side with your favorite artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's having an All-Access backstage pass!

Are you ready to start next year in style? Book your cabin NOW before they're gone!

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Attention New Sailors!

The time has come… get ready to book your ticket for Round 8 of 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!

Mark down the date and time in your calendar to join Metalheads from over 70 different countries on this life-changing event! You don’t want to miss the boat!

Public Sales for 70000TONS OF METAL 2018 will start on Thursday September 21st, 2017 at 12:00 PM EDT (9:00 AM PDT, and respectively 6:00 PM CEST).

Only on 70000TONS OF METAL can you get unrestricted festival access to all 120+ live performances, including the Jamming with Waters in International Waters All-Star Jam, signing sessions, intimate Artist Clinics, exclusive album premiere listening sessions and the chance to explore Caribbean dream destinations with your favorite bands.

Survivors: If you have not yet received your early booking invitation eMail with your SURVIVOR NUMBER, please check your spam folder and if you cannot find it then contact us. Make sure to book before Public Sales start so you can take advantage of your Survivor perks!


Ride Or Die!

The Red Riders return! There’s never a dull moment when you have DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER on board The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! Join us on board Round 8 of 70000TONS OF METAL for your ultimate Heavy Metal Vacation!

“W”hat shall we chant next?


Three Time’s A Charm

Did you know that every band on board 70000TONS OF METAL plays twice? Not every band, because SWALLOW THE SUN will perform three spectacular concerts on board 70000TONS OF METAL 2018. That’s right, you heard it! The Finnish masterminds will conduct three stunning sets on board to celebrate their magnum opus trilogy “Songs from the North (Parts I, II, and III)”. But hang on, this is 70000TONS OF METAL, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise and we like to do things in style! Therefore SWALLOW THE SUN will bring along a backing orchestra for this spectacle!

Are you sure you want to miss this “D”ream come true?


The Silence Is Broken!

If you will be on board 70000TONS OF METAL 2018, The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise, you will receive your BENEDICTION twice! Once on the way to the Turks and Caicos Islands and once again on our way back!

“S”hall we bring another orchestra on board?


5 Months Until Sailing!


In exactly 5 months you and 2999 other Metalheads from around the World will be on board 70000TONS OF METAL 2018, sailing on board the Independence of the Seas from Florida to Grand Turk!

With 60 international Heavy Metal bands, 4 stages including The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to Sail the Seas, and 3000 metalheads from around the globe enjoying 22 Bars, over 10 dining venues, and 6 whirlpools – two of which overlook the ocean – this truly is a festival experience like no other!

5 months until 70000TONS OF METAL 2018, Round 8 of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!