Every year Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas becomes host to over three thousand metal heads from more than seventy different countries for what has become the largest heavy metal Cruise in the world!
The 70,000 Tons of Metal festival metaphorically, and sometimes literally transforms one of the largest ships at sea into a giant four-day mosh pit. But, this cruise is said to be more than drunk metalheads wondering around a cruise ship, its where people celebrate their love for heavy metal music, reconnect with old friends and make new ones.
The 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise isn’t only jamming in international waters, the cruise also offers: unrestricted access to over 120 live performances, all day karaoke, the famous belly flop contest, music workshops with your favourite artists and the regularly scheduled shore excursions with all of the bands.
“Is this your first cruise? You are in it for life now,” laughs one 70,000 Tons of Metal devotee. This is the sentiment of many patrons of the cruise, set as one of the biggest heavy metal events of the year the numbers are growing year on year.
This goes to show there really is a cruise for everyone out there – whether it be a heavy metal cruise or chocolate-themed one!