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Weezer Cruise: Four-Day Floating Music Festival Set to Depart Miami Next Year

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Here’s an idea for when the weather gets cold in mid-January in San Diego: fly to Miami, board a cruise ship, and take a four-day trip to Cozumel, Mexico and back.

Sound fun? It gets better. The popular rock band Weezer will be providing the live entertainment on board.

On Jan. 19, the first-ever Weezer cruise will set sail from Miami for a four-day adventure aboard the ship Carnival Destiny.  The ship will travel to Cozumel and dock for a day before returning back to Miami on Jan. 23.

Weezer is set to perform on the pool deck as the ship departs.  They will then perform again at the ship’s indoor theater some time during the trip.

Joining Weezer for this floating music festival are 15 other bands including Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Gene Ween, Yuck, Wavves, the Antlers and Free Energy as well as others.

The bands will perform on four stages that will be located at various spots around the ship as well as the indoor theater so that audiences can catch any or all of the acts day and night throughout the entire trip.

Weezer will also take part in a Q&A session as well as take pictures with fans on the pool deck during the cruise.

To go along with the great live music, fans will be treated to a host of other activities that will allow them to get up close and personal with the bands including artist vs. artist trivia games and artist-hosted bingo. Fans might even get the opportunity to throw a couple back with their favorite performers, as the cruise will also feature a flip-cup tournament.  If that isn’t enough, guests will also be able to enjoy all the other amenities a cruise ship has to offer including 24-hour room service free of charge, pools, hot tubs, water parks and a full service casino.

With such close quarters, the likelihood of running into Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo or any other rocker somewhere on board the ship seems pretty high.

Weezer released its ninth studio album, “Hurley,” last September.  The record entered the Billboard 200 at No. 6, making it the sixth consecutive album released by the band to debut in the Billboard Top 10.  Their self-titled, debut album, otherwise known as “The Blue Album,” was released in 1994 and is currently at triple-platinum status, making it the most popular Weezer album to date.

Their on-board performances will likely include tunes from the new album, but there is no doubt that fans will also be treated to a host of other classic Weezer tracks including “Say It Ain’t So,” “Holiday,” “Buddy Holly” and “Undone-The Sweater Song.”

Tickets for the event go on-sale to the general public on Aug.t 3.  Pre-sale tickets are available for fans that register with the theme cruise production company Sixthman before July 24.  Pre-sale tickets will provide the opportunity of first choice for cabins as well as seating for the concerts taking place in the theater.

Ticket prices start at $799 per person for a double cabin or four people can travel together for only $599 a person.

Photos courtesy of Eastscene and monkeyatlarge via flickr and the U.S. Navy via wikimedia commons

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