12/01 - 12/06 2018
Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise 2018 - Full Line Up
11/13/2018 by Press Release
Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise - 5th Anniversary
The 2018 Sold-Out Voyage Celebrates with a Special Marley Brothers Performance
Hailed as one of the most authentic, intimate and international reggae experiences, Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise will celebrate its fifth year on the high seas from December 1-6, 2018. The sold-out 5-day voyage aboard Royal Caribbean departs Ft. Lauderdale, FL with stops in Ocho Rios and Falmouth, Jamaica.
This monumental year will be packed with unforgettable moments. To celebrate this occasion, five of Bob Marley’s kin Ziggy, Stephen, Julian, Ky-Mani and Damian will unite on one stage for a rare performance.
Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise (WTJRC) has become one of the most in-demand reggae gatherings in the world. Since its inception in 2014, every single cruise sells out almost a year in advance. Each year, fans spanning from over 40 countries all converge for their love of reggae music and Jamaican culture.
Founded by Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, the Grammy-winning musician has made it his mission for the cruise to embody the island’s rich culture. The music, entertainment, food, fitness and wellness activities all give cruise-goers a slice of the Jamaica before they dock, from Ital Rastafarian cuisine to the celebrity football (soccer) tournaments to cult-classic films to the annual soundclash (in layman's terms, a Jamaica-originated DJ battle), this is not the average cruise. It is the only place where fans can stay up until dawn to catch their favorite acts performing throughout the ship and join them the same morning on the pool deck for sunrise meditation with Nyabinghi drumming and chanting. After fully immersing into these pure organic experiences, the cruisers appreciate their arrival to Jamaica that much more.
This year’s artist lineup boasts a diverse range of Jamaican talent from today’s emerging stars to the legends who paved the way. In addition to the Marley Brothers’ anticipated performance, Damian “Jr Gong” Marley will carry on the Jamrock tradition to deliver an electrifying solo set. The power bill continues with:
Mykal Rose with Sly & Robbie
Jo Mersa Marley
Following the artists’ performances, cruisers can catch their favorite sound systems spinning tunes until the wee hours of the night: Stone Love, Renaissance, Mighty Crown, Tony Matterhorn, Kingston 12 Hi-Fi, Bass Odyssey, Heavy Hammer and Black Scorpio.
Throughout the cruise, there will also be a variety of DJs and hosts providing sounds and entertainment: DJ Rory, Mutabaruka, Bambino, Big A, Nikki Z, Colin Hines, ZJ Liquid, DJ Roy, Spex, Robbo Ranx, Rassarella, GT Taylor, Ron Muschette, Seani B, Westafa, Steelie Bashment, Shacia Payne, Foota Hype, Shortkut, DJ Gringo, Yaardcore, Mad Out, Mixmaster J, Supa Hype and Hotta Rice.
Damian's mother Cindy Breakspeare and Bob Marley's former art director Neville Garrick will each appear as guest speaker.
WTJRC 2018 is sold out since February 2018, but cabins for 2019 are still available @ WELCOMETOJAMROCKREGGAECRUISE.com