Sails out of Los Angeles Oct 13-18, 2019 aboard Norwegian Jewel
Megadeth has announced its inaugural Megacruise, the ultimate heavy metal music experience at sea, will set sail aboard the Norwegian Jewel October 13-18, 2019. Departing out of Los Angeles, the five-day/five-night full ship charter cruise will visit two ports of call (Ensenada, Mexico and San Diego, CA) and host two heavy metal-filled days of music and events. The cruise will also feature an optional pre-cruise party in Los Angeles with those details TBA.
Joining Megadeth will be Anthrax, Testament, DragonForce, Overkill, Corrosion of Conformity, DevilDriver, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Doro, Armored Saint, John 5, Metal Church, Danko Jones, Beasto Blanco, and Metalachi, with more performers to be announced.In addition, official cruise hosts Eddie Trunk (VH1, SiriusXM, AXS), Luc Carl (SiriusXM) and Jose Mangin (SiriusXM) will be moderating Q&A’s and events.
Cabins start at $1,349 per person (double occupancy). Government fees, taxes, and gratuities are additional and mandatory for all passengers, regardless of age. Tickets are on sale via megacruise.com.
Megacruise will offer fans an interactive experience like no other, hosting a variety of events and activities that put cruisers upfront and center with metal icons that have been an integral part of their lives. From Artist Photo Experiences to Intimate Morning Coffee Jams, Music Clinics to Fan/Artist Sporting Competitions, there are many ways for fans to interact with their favorite artists. Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to join Dave Mustaine for optional beer and wine tasting events featuring a new vintage from Mustaine Vineyards and his award-winning À Tout Le Monde beer.
Sail aboard one of the finest vessels in the music cruise industry, the Norwegian Jewel features some of the hottest venues and performance stages on the high seas. In addition to the main event — endless amounts of live metal music everywhere you look — the ship offers delectable dining options including 16 restaurants, 15 lounges and bars, and a myriad of activities and entertainment options such as casinos, pools, hot tubs, outdoor basketball court, spa, and more. Cruisers will enjoy the friendly and attentive service that the Norwegian Cruise Line is known for with an experience that will impress even the most discerning cruise and music fan.
The cruise features a stop at the laid-back Mexican port of Ensenada, which offers outdoor recreation, local attractions, wineries, incredible food, culture, and of course, great cantinas to grab a cold one and party with locals, fellow cruises, and artists. Active travelers looking for adventure can grab a surfboard, kayak or paddle board and hit the beach for the perfect day in the sun. Snorkeling, zip lining, sailing, fishing, horseback riding and more are also available for a nominal charge.
Megacruise will also visit “America’s Finest City,” San Diego. The Norwegian Jewel will literally arrive downtown at the foot of Broadway, leading fans into one of the coolest cities in the world. From sun up to late into the night, guests have the time to experience more than just a short day here as the ship doesn’t leave San Diego until well after midnight. As the sun sets over the Norwegian Jewel and the skyline of San Diego, the heavy metal experience will begin with bands performing on multiple stages aboard this floating festival like no other.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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