Rock the Bells announces first-ever hip hop cruise

Brand teams with Sixthman for immersive experience

Rock The Bells, the global platform dedicated to elevating hip hop culture from its roots to the modern day, has announced the Rock The Bells Cruise: A Hip-Hop Experience in partnership with Sixthman, the industry leader in immersive music and lifestyle festivals at sea. Setting sail from Miami to the Bahamas on November 13-17, 2023, the cruise is the first of its kind, offering an all-inclusive four-day, four-night hip hop experience aboard the Norwegian Pearl.

The brand is bringing its annual Rock The Bells Festival – a dynamic, day-long celebration curated by Rock The Bells founder LL Cool J in his hometown, Queens, NY, featuring live performances by iconic artists – to sea. The cruise is one of many announcements the company has planned to honor and celebrate the genre’s 50th anniversary and salute its icons.

The full lineup will be announced at the top of the new year, but attendees can expect dozens of performances and intimate experiences from some of hip hop’s dopest classic MCs, DJs and producers. Rock The Bells will be taking over every corner of the ship with pool deck parties presented by world renown party rocker Kid Capri, MC and DJ battles, rap karaoke, interactive graffiti, live podcasts, roller skating, open mic nights, movie screenings, masterclasses, art galleries, custom grillz, tattoos, basketball and The Trill Mealz Food Court.

The vacation kicks off with a special Welcome to Miami performance by Miami’s own Trick Daddy and Trina on the ship’s pool deck. Attendees that purchase their cabin before January 18, 2023, will be invited to hang out with Trick Daddy and Trina at a private cocktail happy hour prior to setting sail. Guests that purchase before January 18, 2023 can start a free three month subscription to SiriusXM to tune into LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells Radio on Channel 43 and on the SXM App.

The cruise will sail from Miami and make two stops in the Bahamas at Freeport and Nassau. Pricing ranges from $1,099 to $5,199. Just in time for the holiday season, attendees can book now for themselves or as a gift to others via

Rock The Bells proudly serves hip hop’s legends and champions the culture by providing opportunities to spotlight its icons through content, commerce, and experiences. Since 2001, Sixthman has successfully led the charge in creating special moments at land and sea, and this partnership marks the first time the company has produced a classic hip hop cruise.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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