February 14, 2022
(8 a.m. EST) -- Have you waited too long to see emo themed cruises come up on the horizon? The wait is over, with music festival at sea company Sixthman and Instagram influencer Matt Cutshall partnering to put together the first-ever Emo's Not Dead Cruise.
Setting sail November 8-12, 2022 aboard Norwegian Jewel from Los Angeles to Ensenada, and just off the heels of the wildly popular “When We Were Young” emo-centric music festival in Las Vegas, the Emo's Not Dead cruise will be a much more intimate affair.
Not knee-deep in the scene? Mainstream emo-crossover acts Dashboard Confessional, Plain White Ts, Hawthorne Heights and New Found Glory will still have your arms up in the air, eyes welling and mouth belting out the lyrics.
In addition to jumping, screaming and hanging out aboard the 2,376-passenger Norwegian Jewel with the likes of Dashboard Confessional, New Found Glory, Hawthorne Heights and Plain White Ts, Emo's Not Dead cruisers can also sing like a saint and curse like a sailor with legendary emo, post-hardcore and pop-punk bands like Thursday, Underoath, Silverstein and Emery.
Additional acts playing the 4-night roundtrip cruise from Los Angeles to Ensenada, Mexico include Yellowcard singer William Ryan Key; former Season 3 winner of The Voice and singer of pop punk band Hey Monday, Cassadee Pope; and the live debut of Cutshall's own pastiche emo band Your Broken Hero — and you.
Cruisers aboard the Emo's Not Dead Cruise can sign up and get in line for live band emo karaoke with The Emo Band.
If singing's not your thing, there will be plenty of other activities onboard to keep you having fun, hanging out and getting to know your new emo-loving pals. Announced theme activities so far include "The Tonight Tonight Show" hosted by Matt Cutshall and modeled in the style of a quirky, fun, activity-filled late-night show; an ultimate emo costume party; and several opportunities for cruisers to interact with their favorite emo bands.
Cruisers will have all of Norwegian Jewel's onboard amenities at their disposal, including the ship's pool, casino, spa, fitness center and sports courts. It's enough to make you rethink sleeping in all day, even after staying up all night.
Sadly, prospective emo cruisers might have to wait until next year to set sail -- the first-ever emo cruise at sea has already sold out.