- What is The Rock Boat XIV?
- What does the price of The Rock Boat XIV include?
- What is the Lineup Guarantee?
- How do I make a reservation?
- What information will I need to book my cabin?
- How does automatic billing work?
- How do I let someone add me to their reservation?
- What is a Sixthman Username, and how do I create one?
- How does travel insurance work?
- What is the Independent Traveler Program?
- What are the sleeping accommodations for triple (3) and quad (4) cabins?
- Am I guaranteed access to all shows onboard?
- What's a Warrior?
- What's a Ninja?
What is The Rock Boat XIV?
For years, The Rock Boat has been dubbed “summer camp for adults” – so we’re rolling with it and creating our very own camp aboard the Norwegian Pearl! It’ll have some of the same qualities as the summer camp you remember: bonding, lots of fresh open air and music– but all the camp songs will be replaced by rock’n’roll, and instead of a rickety old cabin in the woods, you’ll enjoy a luxury stateroom while sailing through the Caribbean!
The Rock Boat is the place you’ll find unparalleled camaraderie between friends, artists and perfect strangers; it’s an environment impossible to recreate anywhere else. We’ll bring along loads of amazing artists, providing you with the most perfect soundtrack of camp songs you could ever dream up. It’s where you and your fellow music-lovers can discover your “happy place.”
We’ll start in Miami and set sail February 22 – 26, 2014, on a 4-day cruise to Great Stirrup Cay, our very own private island. You’ll rock out to non-stop music at sea all the way there and back, and we’ll even have our own private beach party on the island, complete with even more music!
The Rock Boat will host amazing shows and collaborations with your favorite artists, and you’ll get the full camp experience as well! Your morning wake up call isn’t a bugle or your camp counselors shouting at you- it’s simply the pool deck gently beckoning you to come join the party. Snack time is whenever you want- the Pearl has endless dining options, including 24-hour room service. Join the Big Kid Activities like Flip Cup, Battleshots and hit up the casino. And did we mention you can have all the bug juice you can handle? (And by “bug juice” we actually mean “adult beverages.”)
Sister Hazel and Sixthman are your camp counselors and are here to make sure you have the time of your life! You’ll be joined by fellow campers The Alternate Routes, Bronze Radio Return, The Dunwells, Amy Gerhartz, Gaelic Storm, Will Hoge, Native Run, Red Wanting Blue, DJ Soulman, Scars on 45 and Tonic. We’ll also bring along more of your TRB favorites from past years and mix in some brand new soon-to-be-favorites to round out the lineup!
We can’t wait to see you at camp!
What does the price of The Rock Boat XIV include?
In addition to admission to all concerts on the ship and island*, the price of your room also includes:
- Round trip cruise from Port of Miami to Great Stirrup Cay
- All meals (there's gourmet fare in the formal dining rooms, casual indoor and outdoor grills open for meals throughout the day and 24-hour room service).
- Non-carbonated beverages (i.e. tea, juices, coffee).
- Free entrance to hot spots like the ship's disco and casino.
- Use of the ship's beautiful pools* (all with plenty of deck space to enjoy a cocktail and some great music).
- Use of the Norwegian Pearl's health and fitness center.
- Norwegian Splash Academy and Entourage facilities and activities if you're bringing children.**
- Taxes, port charges and ticketing are added at check-out and pre-paid by you ($200.00 per person).
* Due to stage placement and weather conditions, some pools and hot tubs may be closed for safety during the cruise.
**From time to time, adjustments are made to children’s program hours and locations as required by our scheduled activities.
Not included are:
- Gratuities ($12.00 per person, per day will be charged to your onboard spending account).
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Soft drinks & bottled water. (However, cards are available for a low price which get you unlimited soft drinks throughout the cruise.)
- Excursions or tours in the Port.
- Pre- or post-cruise hotels - see our Hotel page for details.
- Ground transportation.
- Travel insurance (available through Sixthman).
What is the Lineup Guarantee?
We know the artist lineup, for many of you, is the most important element of the cruise. When building a festival-style event with so many artists involved, schedules and timing can get pretty complex. Sometimes artists sign on immediately, and sometimes they just can’t commit right away due to touring schedules, family commitments or other opportunities.
This year, we have some incredible artists already confirmed, and will be adding more as time goes on. However, if the lineup just isn’t meeting your expectations before our first payment deadline of July 15, 2013, you can receive a full refund if you choose to cancel your reservation. (Please note we can refund the insurance premium you have paid for the cruise. However, if you have increased your coverage to include airfare or hotels not booked through Sixthman, that additional coverage cost cannot be refunded.)
This will allow you to book your cabin now and keep your priority booking privileges, while retaining the option of waiting to see who else we add to the lineup before July 15, 2013.
How do I make a reservation?
Placing a reservation is easy! You can book a cabin online at therockboat.com/booknow, or over the phone by calling 877-379-9173.
PLEASE NOTE! Lead Passengers, if you or your guest(s) needs a Sixthman Username you can create one while booking. If you and your guest have Sixthman Usernames, have your guest add you as an Approved Lead Passenger in their account. You'll then see your guest in Your Authorized Guests list and you'll be able to add them as a guest in your cabin while booking!
Anyone who has traveled with Sixthman previously or signed up for the The Rock Boat XIV Pre-Sale has a username and will not need to create one. If you don't know your login credentials, you can recover them here.
What information will I need to book my cabin?
Cabin Selection: During booking you will select your desired cabin category and occupancy, so check out the pricing page. You will select your exact room assignment, so also check out the Norwegian Pearl’s deck plans on that page.
Sixthman Usernames: You'll need to login with (or create) a Sixthman Username to book. If you've traveled with Sixthman previously or signed up for the The Rock Boat XIV Pre-Sale you have a username. Recover forgotten login credentials here, or contact us or try our live chat for immediate assistance. If you or a guest needs a Sixthman Username you can create one while booking.
Guest Permissions: If you were a Lead Passenger on a prior event and are sailing with the same guests, your guests will be in a dropdown list for you to add to your cabin. If you're sailing with someone who has a Sixthman Username but has NOT sailed with your previously, have your guests login to their Sixthman profile and add your username to their 'Approved Lead Passengers' list in the 'Guest Permissions' section. They'll then be on the dropdown list for you while booking.Naming Guests: You can add your guests later but fees may apply. See "Can I make changes to my reservation?" here for more details. You are obligated for the full cruise fare of the occupancy level you select during the reservation process even if you do not add guests to fill your entire cabin. If you wish to add guests beyond the capacity of the occupancy level you select during the reservation process you may do so based on availability for the additional cruise fare associated with the transaction.
Multiple Credit Card Payments: If you are paying with multiple credit cards, you will need all of the credit card numbers (with expiration date and card verification number) as well as the name and billing addresses for each card.
How does automatic billing work?
Enroll in automatic billing, and relax knowing that your future payments will be made automatically. When you book, we'll calculate an even monthly payment plan and you'll choose the day of the month you want your payments to be processed. It's that easy! Be sure to read the Automatic Billing FAQs for the answers to all your questions.
How do I let someone add me to their reservation?
To let someone add you to their reservation, you'll need to have a Sixthman Username and add your lead passenger to Your Approved Lead Passengers list. Create a Sixthman profile here, or login to your existing profile. Then, in the Guest Permissions section, click the "Add New Lead Passenger" button and enter your lead passenger's username. Once you save it, they'll appear in Your Approved Lead Passengers list. You're all set, the lead passenger can now add you as a guest in their cabin!
What is a Sixthman Username, and how do I create one?
Each guest needs a Sixthman Username to create, manage, or be added to a reservation. Click here to create your Sixthman Username. Your username should be something that is easy for you to remember such as your name or nickname.
If you have traveled with Sixthman previously or signed up for the The Rock Boat XIV Pre-Sale, you have a username and will not need to create one. If you don't know your username, you can recover it here. You can also contact us and we will be happy to look it up for you (try our live chat feature or contact us).
Use your Sixthman Username to login throughout the year to update your personal information, make payments, add guests, or make changes to your reservation. To manage your reservation, sign in using your Sixthman Username here.
How does travel insurance work?
Sixthman offers you a leading travel insurance plan through our partnership with Travel Insured International. Travel Insured specializes in providing quality coverage and superior customer care and claim service to our Sixthman guests. When you add our plan to your trip, you protect yourself from your policy's effective date through your return home. Your prepaid trip costs are protected against Trip Cancellation or Interruption due to an unforeseen accident or illness to you, your traveling companion or a family member. You also receive Emergency Medical Protection, Baggage Protection, Travel Accident Protection and Worldwide Emergency Travel Assistance available 24/7 during your trip.
Remember that sometimes unwelcome events occur to disrupt great trips:
- You are protected, up to full trip cost, if bad weather causes your common carrier to cease operating for 24 hours or more.
- Illness or injury to you or a traveling companion or immediate family member causing you to cancel or interrupt your trip.
- Missed Connection coverage can pay your expenses (up to $500) to rejoin the cruise or tour when you miss the departure due to a three-hour or more flight delay.
- Emergency Medical Expense covers you if you need treatment in a foreign hospital for a sudden illness or accident. We guarantee your admission!
- Trip Cancellation can cover terrorist events, a job layoff (if employed for 1 or more year) or jury duty.*
- Assistance will be there if you lose medications or a passport, or need help canceling lost credit cards.
This coverage must be purchased before your final payment due date. Coverage for all benefits except trip cancellation will begin on the departure date. The trip cancellation benefit will begin at 12:01 AM on the day after Travel Insured receives your application. For pre-existing conditions to be covered you need to purchase Insurance within 21 days of your deposit (other restrictions apply).
Travel Insured also offers Cancel For Any Reason 50% Protection. The Cancel for Any Reason option is only available when specifically requested on the original application and the appropriate premium has been paid. The Cancel For Any Reason benefit must be purchased within 21 days of your initial trip deposit. This benefit allows the insured to receive a refund of up to 50% of covered trip costs on reservations cancelled up to 48 hours prior to departure for any reason outside of the covered circumstances.
This is a summary only containing highlights of the plan. Download an Insurance PDF for complete terms, conditions and exclusions that apply. Please Note: Residents of Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Texas and Washington have separate Certificates of Insurance in compliance with state requirements.
We know you might have questions about what is and is not covered so we encourage you to read the Insurance PDF or call Travel Insured at 1-866-684-0218 and specify you are calling about Sixthman Travel Protection.
What is the Independent Traveler Program?
If you are planning on joining us for The Rock Boat XIV, but you haven't been able to find someone to go with you, don't worry - this is the program for you!
The Independent Traveler Program (ITP) allows you to book a cabin and only be responsible for your half of the cabin (plus the standard taxes and fees of $200.00). However, by signing up for the ITP, you agree to be paired with another guest who is also participating in the ITP. Full details can be found here.
Interested? Have questions? Please contact us at TheRockBoat@sixthman.net or call 877-379-9173 for this unique opportunity!
What are the sleeping accommodations for triple (3) and quad (4) cabins?
Interior, Ocean View and Balcony Cabins: Sleeping accommodations are 2 twin beds that convert to 1 Queen bed and 1 upper bed. Same as interior quad photo below, but without the lower middle bed.
Mini-Suites: Third and fourth guests are accommodated by 1 double sleeper sofa (great for kids!). See example here.
Interior Cabins: Sleeping accommodations are 2 twin beds that convert to 1 Queen bed, 1 upper bed, and 1 trundle (pop-up) bed. See example here
Ocean View Cabins: Sleeping accommodations are 2 twin beds that convert to 1 Queen bed, 1 upper bed, and 1 trundle (pop-up) bed. See example here.
Balcony Cabins: Quads: Sleeping accommodations are 2 twin beds that convert to 1 Queen bed, 1 upper bed, and 1 Single Sofa Bed. See example here.
Mini-Suites: Third and fourth guests are accommodated by 1 double sleeper sofa (great for kids!). See example here.
*Bedding configurations are subject to change without notice.
Am I guaranteed access to all shows onboard?
The Rock Boat XIV is run “festival style,” with multiple shows going on simultaneously. All of these shows are general admission, so you’re welcome to come and go as you wish!
There are performances where capacity is limited, however the artists perform multiple times during the cruise.
What's a Warrior?
Hi! I'm Jen, and I'll be your Warrior for The Rock Boat XIV - welcome aboard! What's a Warrior, you ask? At Sixthman, we don't exactly have normal jobs or normal job titles, so I'll explain.
Each Sixthman cruise has a Warrior, and on TRB, that person is me. I’m your main go-to for anything between now and the time we set sail. I do a litlte bit of everything - brainstorming new ideas, planning onboard activities and theme nights, writing the emails you get periodically, and being the first to welcome you aboard on boarding day with the signature Sixthman high-five! Basically, I'll be your "Chief Happiness Ambassador" - making sure this vacation is a dream come true for you.
Since you and I will get to know each other throughout the year, here’s a little run-down so you know who you're dealing with: I love music (surprise!), and I love traveling (surprise again!). I'm artsy and outdoorsy. At work, people call me Weezy. TRB XIV will be my 11th Rock Boat!
What's a Ninja?
Each Warrior is supported by an awesome team of Ninjas - those are the people on the other end of the phone whenever you call our office. Your head Ninja for The Rock Boat XIV is Sarah. This will be her third sailing on The Rock Boat. If you have any questions about your reservation throught the year, she’ll be your go-to girl and get you taken care of.