Our friends at Sixthman have just announced that The Rock Boat XII will sail March 1-5, 2012, on Carnival Ecstasy from New Orleans to Cozumel. This time around, joining Sister Hazel on Sixthman's inaugural floating music festival, are Alternate Routes, Tim Brantley, Carbon Leaf, Freddy Jones Band, Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, and Vertical Horizon.
The return to New Orleans is a special one for veteran Rock Boaters—in 2005, The Rock Boat V was canceled in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and in response, Sixthman organized "Rock For Relief," featuring many of the bands that were scheduled for the cruise, to raise funds for residents of New Orleans. Sixthman is very excited to bring The Rock Boat back to Louisiana for the newest cruise adventure.
Since it's inaugural sailing in 2001, The Rock Boat has undergone many changes—ports, dates, bands, etc—but one thing remains the same: the guests. About sixty percent of guests on each Rock Boat have been on more than one Sixthman cruise, and when new guests sail, they become part of an extended family-like community. The love for great live music brings people together at sea, and this year will be no different. Pre-sale for The Rock Boat XII begins February 28; reserve your spot now by signing up at therockboat.com.
Your host, Sixthman LLC, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, creates theme cruises with an emphasis on celebrating music and fan communities. These one-of-a-kind vacation experiences bring like-minded people together in exclusive, interactive, and intimate environments. Sixthman's mission is to break down the walls between artists, heroes, partners, and their passionate fan bases. Sixthman has partnered with entertainers such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Mayer, Kid Rock, Jillian Michaels, Barenaked Ladies, Sister Hazel, Lyle Lovett, Sarah MacLachlan, Patty Griffin, Zac Brown Band, and 311, and brands such as VH1 and Graceland. Sixthman has hosted more than 25 full-ship charters since 2001, and maintains a more than sixty percent return rate amongst guests. You can count on them to provide a great cruising and musical experience.