Setting Sail With The Red Rocker

Sammy Hagar is shoring up the lineup for the sixth annual  in 2018.

Photo: AP Photo / Larry Papke
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Next year’s affair is set to feature REO SpeedwagonPat Benatar & Neil GiraldoThin Lizzy, and The Marshall Tucker Band. In addition to music, passengers are promised on-board surfing, miniature golf, rock climbing and dining facilities. That voyage embarks from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Jan. 19 and returns on Jan. 23.

The 2018 shindig is still a ways away so nobody besides Hagar is signed on yet. What we do know is that it is going to again depart from Fort Lauderdale on the same ship, The Royal Carribean’s “Independence of the Seas.” The affair will also run four days, though this one will be Feb. 15-19, again, in 2018.

Hagar is being billed as a party specialist after writing a book titled “Are We Having Any Fun Yet?: The Cooking & Partying Handbook.”

The cruise benefits the Native American Heritage Association, a four star non-profit organization which works with Sioux Native Americans in South Dakota and Wyoming.

Tickets are on sale now, and have been known to sell out in previous years. You can learn more about the cruise at