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2,500 Music Lovers. 5+ Stages of Music. Dozens of Your Favorite Artists. Infinite New Memories. Unlimited Soft Serve. One Open Ocean.

Ahhh . . . to be eighteen: The age of excitement, zest for life, and an uncertain but adventurous outlook for the future. The Rock Boat’s coming of age saga continues. We’ve already gone to camp and gotten our drivers license . . . now it’s time for college! We’re happy to announce your acceptance into Rock Boat University! Your parents would be so proud. It's time to officially enroll in The Rock Boat XVIII: sailing January 30 - February 4, 2018 from New Orleans to Progreso & Cozumel, Mexico on Norwegian Pearl!

Your hosts Sister Hazel are bringing some of your favorite artists including Barenaked Ladies, NEEDTOBREATHE, Will Hoge and more along for this adventure.  We're also excited to announce an evening with NEEDTOBREATHE's fellow Tour de Compadres artists onboard, including Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Colony House and Welshly Arms. Keep the Freshman 15 at bay by dancing into the wee hours of the morning. With theme nights and onboard activities galore to round out your TRB education, you're sure to pass with flying colors.

Cruise Itinerary

(Subject to change)

When booking flights we recommend that you arrive in New Orleans no later than 12:00pm CST. Return flights should be arranged to leave New Orleans after 12:00pm on February 4th CST.

**Please allow additional time for customs clearance for international flights.

  Add to calendar 2018-01-30 12:00:00 2018-02-04 08:00:00 America/New_York The Rock Boat Join us on The Rock Boat, sailing January 30 - February 4, 2018 from New Orleans, Louisiana on Norwegian Pearl. For more information, visit http://www.therockboat.com. Norwegian Pearl, New Orleans, Louisiana Sixthman TheRockBoat@sixthman.net

  • Tuesday, January 30
    Port of New Orleans
    (approx. 5:30pm CT)
  • Wednesday, January 31
    Day At Sea
  • Thursday, February 1
    Progreso, Mexico
    (8am to 4:30pm)
  • Friday, February 2
    Cozumel, Mexico
    (9am to 5:30pm)
  • Saturday, February 3
    Day At Sea
  • Sunday, February 4
    Port of New Orleans
    (approx. 8:00am CT)

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Progreso, Mexico

Progreso, Mexico

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Whether you spend the day on a shore excursion or just want to kick back and lay on the beach for a few hours, the choice is all yours.

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Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel, Mexico

Friday, February 2, 2018

Are you ready for some fun in the Mexican sun? The island of Cozumel off the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula continues to be known for its fantastic fishing, snorkeling and diving opportunities. Even if the beach isn't your thing, you can explore the town and enjoy local shopping and dining before heading back to the boat for an evening full of music!

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