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Heavy metal on the high seas

Published 7:26 AM ET, Thu January 23, 2014
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Just under 3,000 people will step aboard the Norwegian Pearl for "Shiprocked" on January 26. As they cruise between Miami and the Bahamas over the course of five days, guests will be treated to shows from 23 bands and performers. Courtesy Shiprocked
Californian rockers Five Finger Death Punch perform aboard the Norwegian Pearl Cruise ship in 2012. The heavy metal festival "Shiprocked" has tripled in size since it first sailed in 2009. Courtesy Chris Bradshaw/Shiprocked
A series of venues above and below deck will host bands popular bands such as Papa Roach, Sevendust and Three Days Grace. Courtesy Shiprocked
Members of the band, Lit, are photographed on stage at "Shiprocked" in 2012. Concert cruises have become increasingly popular in recent years. Performers such as Kid Rock and New Kids on the Block have also set up their own voyages. Courtesy Jeff Daly/Shiprocked
The top deck of the Norwegian Pearl is filled with leisure facilities for music fans and performers to relax when not enjoying the music. Courtesy Shiprocked
According to bands and promoters, it is common for bands to sit down, dine and drink with fans in one of the vessels' many bars or restaurants. Courtesy Shiprocked
Tickets for the event cost between $899 per person for an interior stateroom and $3,599 for a three bedroom garden villa. Courtesy Shiprocked
The main atrium of the Norwegian Pearl. This venue will host "Shiprocked's" giant video wall as well as performances from musicians, comedians and dancers. Courtesy Shiprocked