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70000 TONS OF METAL – 2024 Dates and Destinations Announced


70000 TONS OF METAL 2024, the twelfth edition of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will sail from January 29th to February 2nd from Miami, FL to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and back.

We will once again host 60 Heavy Metal bands spanning all subgenres and welcome 3000 headbangers from around the world on board Freedom of the Seas.

Together you will sail to Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic’s oldest city in the north and the pioneer of tourism in the country. The city is famous for Parque Independencia, the “Central Park” of Puerto Plata and a popular meeting point. Take a cable car to the top of “Monte Isabel de Torres”, a peak rising 2,600 feet above sea level. Swim and snorkel at Sosua beach and then grab some lunch or a beverage at one of the many nearby restaurants and bars. Try some local fare with a bowl of la Bandera: a meat stew with rice, beans, and fried plantains or a saucy Pescado con coco (fish in coconut sauce).

La Casa de la Cultura is a three-story Victorian house that features local arts exhibits, a contemporary art gallery, library and store with local goods for sale. Find yourself some of the oldest, most translucent amber in the world, which Puerto Plata is famous for.

For those of you that have recently sailed with us, you know that Freedom of the Seas offers a host of amenities and complimentary dining options. Sailors will also once again enjoy unrestricted festival access to all 120+ performances across four stages: The Royal Theater – a five-storied concert hall. The more intimate Star Lounge offers the local club vibe. A third indoor stage, Studio B, provides an arena-like atmosphere. Lastly, but most notable, the Pool Deck Stage: The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage structure to sail the Open Seas, surrounded by several bars, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the stage itself. Watch your favorite metal bands from the comfort of a hot tub under the warm Caribbean sun!

As we continually strive to innovate and improve the Heavy Metal festival experience for you and our surroundings, Sailors will once again have the option to purchase a Carbon Offset when booking their Private Cabin or Single Ticket for 70000TONS OF METAL 2024. For the eleventh voyage of 70000TONS OF METAL in 2023, nearly 15% of Sailors chose to purchase the additional Carbon Offset. Thank you! The funds contributed through the Carbon Offset Program went to Greentrippers Improved Cookstoves in Ghana project.

Stay tuned for more information including 70000TONS OF METAL 2024 Sales Dates … SOON!

70000TONS OF METAL – The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise