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Unleash the Fury

Heavy Metal thrashes through the high seas October 28 - November 1, 2024 aboard Norwegian Gem! Sail with pure American metal legend, Lamb of God, round trip from Miami to Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic. Prepare for a relentless onslaught of heavy riffs, fierce vocals, and unforgettable immersive experiences with your favorite metal artists set against the breathtaking backdrop of the open ocean.

On the beautiful Norwegian Gem, metal meets majesty! Stay fueled with an array of dining options, more than eight bars, a world-class spa, a casino, and a Starbucks. While ported in the Dominican Republic, relish a day away from face-melting performances. Explore the island's rich history, find a secluded beach, or take advantage of the pristine pools, lazy river, and swim-up bars at Taino Bay. Puerta Plata has the perfect formula for every metalhead to make an unforgettable Caribbean memory! 

Get your horns up and prepare for the heavy metal voyage of a lifetime!

 

Beyond The Stage

Aboard the Headbangers Boat, you'll have unique opportunities to participate in immersive experiences with your favorite metal artists and connect with fellow metalheads who share your passion for this moving music. Stay tuned for additional experiences! 


 

A Conversation and Q&A with Members of Lamb of God

A Conversation and Q&A with Members of Lamb of God

An exclusive Headbangers Boat opportunity to dive into Lamb of God's creative universe, as they unmask the inspiration, challenges, and triumphs that have shaped their metal odyssey. These heavy hitting, heavy metal legends will then field YOUR questions. Come prepared! 

Art Cruz DJ Set

Art Cruz DJ Set

Steering the ship's soundwaves through a labyrinth of electrifying beats, Art Cruz will DJ an unforgettable set aboard the Headbangers Boat! Don't just pack your moshing shoes, pack your dancing shoes too. You're bound to break out moves you thought you'd never see on a metal cruise! 

Poker Tournament Final Game with John Campbell

Poker Tournament Final Game with John Campbell

Ignite the ultimate showdown on the high seas! Raise the stakes with thunderous bluffs and epic hands as you vie for the coveted Headbangers Poker Tournament Champion and take home the final jackpot. Win one of the casino's qualifying poker tournaments, and score a spot at the final table with John Campbell. Talk about EPIC! 

Details on qualifying games and buy-ins will be released closer to sailing. 

Randy Blythe's Photography Gallery

Randy Blythe's Photography Gallery

Embark on a visual pilgrimage through Randy Blythe's exclusive Headbanger's Boat collection. Each photograph is a portal into a moment in Randy's life. 

The Photography Gallery will have both viewing and purchasing hours. Those hours will be released closer to sailing. 

Drum-Off Hosted by Art Cruz

Drum-Off Hosted by Art Cruz

Release your percussive prowess and face off against fellow drummers in a relentless battle for rhythmic supremacy, in the Headbangers Boat Drum-Off! Art Cruz will host, and a panel of heavy metal greats will select the ultimate champion! 

Details on how to participate will be released closer to sailing. 

More Immersive Lamb of God Experiences To Come!

More Immersive Lamb of God Experiences To Come!

The promise of more awaits. Lamb of God is continuing to shape more ways you can immerse in a once-in-a-lifetime metal vacation with them on the high seas. 

Autograph Sessions

Autograph Sessions

Headbangers Boat Autograph Sessions, are your chance to chat with metal legends, and get a cherished item from home or a new favorite piece of onboard merch covered with signatures.

Please Note: Lamb of God will not be in attendance.

Listen, Let Loose, Compete.

Listen, Let Loose, Compete.

Expect a multitude of specially curated ways to entirely submerge in the 2024 Headbangers Boat. Headbanger Boat 2023 experiences included One Foot In The Galley with Riki Rachtman, Battleshots competition, Into The Trivia Pit with Josè Mangin, Guitar Hero Mornings, Harsh Harmonies Karaoke, and film screenings.

Stay tuned for ALL the ways to fully immerse in the 2024 Headbangers Boat!

Halloween

Halloween

Thursday, October 31, 2024

Let the shadows come alive as you headbang through the night. Cloak yourself in your most sinister attire and immerse in a night of spine-tingling performances. Prepare for a costume contest that will crown the most diabolical attire and a special DJ set with Lamb of God drummer, Art Cruz.

Battle Jackets

Battle Jackets

Tuesday, October 29, 2024

Gear up for a night dedicated to the iconic battle jacket! Strut your stuff in a parade of denim and leather, in a Battle Jackets Showdown where the most impressive jacket will take all!

 


More Amenities


Along with days and nights filled with musical performances, fun and engaging activities will be a part of the experience, too! Many times you'll be right alongside your favorite artists. In addition to programming that we'll plan especially for this festival, guests can enjoy the following amenities on Norwegian Gem:

 

Swimming Pool & Hot Tubs
Casino
Spa
Fitness Center
Jogging/Walking Track
Sports Court