Rock the Boat 2025

Sydney return

onboard Carnival Luminosa

Australia and South Pacific 19 October 2025 From $2995 pp share twin

Rock the Boat: Australia’s Premier Floating Festival returns in 2025
Rock the Boat returns in 2025!  Set aboard the luxurious Carnival Luminosa, this 7-night celebration of Australian rock icons will embark from Sydney 19th-26th October 2025 on a round trip to the enchanting South Pacific, featuring captivating ports of call including Noumea and Mare (New Caledonia).

Rock the Boat 2025 is not just a festival; it’s a complete immersion into the world of music, entertainment, and adventure. As passengers cruise through crystal-clear waters and tropical paradise, they’ll be treated to an unparalleled lineup of legendary artists and bands, promising an experience like no other.

The festival’s stellar lineup includes Australian acts that have left an indelible mark on the music scene. Headlining the event will be the iconic Jimmy Barnes delivering his raw energy on stage.
James Reyne, with his distinctive voice and chart-topping hits, will be another highlight of the cruise. Both acts will bring their signature style to the festival stage.

Among the headliners performing on Rock the Boat 2025 are some of Australia’s most iconic musicians including Ian Moss, revered for his virtuoso guitar skills, who promises an unforgettable
show. Timeless rock anthems of The Angels, and the chart-topping hits of Daryl Braithwaite alongside the soulful melodies of Mahalia Barnes, every performance is set to ignite the stage and
captivate audiences.

In addition, Russell Morris, a true legend of Australian music, will showcase his talent along with Glenn Shorrock & Brian Cadd, Chocolate Starfish, Southern Sons, Thirsty Merc, SarahMcLeod, Lennon: Give Peace a Chance featuring Steve Balbi, and Don’t Change – Ultimate INXS, ensuring that every moment on board ticks all the boxes for a music lovers bucket list holiday.

But the excitement doesn’t end there! Rock the Boat 2025 boasts an impressive roster of over 30 performers, ensuring non-stop entertainment throughout the voyage. Attendees will be treated to a diverse range of musical genres and talents, including Steve Balbi, Bourbon Street, Haxan (UK), Dirty Deeds, Yacht Rock Revival, The Hype Boys, The 80’s Rock Show, Baggy Trousers, AJ & The Wildhearts, AJ & Wayne Electric Duo, Great Creedence Revival, The Buddy Holly Show, The Little Steely Brothers, Dave Leslie, Dai Pritchard, James Van Cooper, Woodstok, Buddy Goode, The Fox and The Hound, Mick Buckley, and Lachlan Edwards.

In addition to the incredible musical lineup, Rock the Boat 2025 offers a plethora of amenities and activities onboard the Carnival Luminosa. Passengers can indulge in gourmet dining experiences, relax by the poolside with panoramic ocean views, unwind at the luxurious Cloud 9 Spa, or partake in exciting onboard activities and workshops. Whether it’s dancing under the stars to live music or exploring the vibrant ports of call, every moment promises adventure and entertainment. The ship offers a range of entertainment venues including the main stage, located on Luminosa’s Pool Deck ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Guests will experience the headliners on our all-weather pool deck stage. This innovative venue features a retractable roof that can be open to the warm South Pacific summer air or closed depending
on weather conditions. This world-class concert staging will be transformed with full production, bringing a new level of excitement, and creating a live electric atmosphere to our passengers who love
to party and enjoy every moment on board.

The pool deck provides general admission standing areas, a dance floor and a mezzanine level for better viewing and caters to accessible needs, ensuring an optimal concert at sea experience for all
attendees. And don’t worry, there are plenty of bars to take advantage of Carnival’s Cheers! Drink packages available on board.

In addition to the incredible entertainment and ship, Rock the Boat 2025’s ports of call on this extraordinary journey to New Caledonia include:

• Noumea: Discover the French-influenced charm of Noumea, where white sandy beaches beckon and vibrant markets offer a taste of local culture.
• Mare: Step into paradise on Mare, known for its pristine beaches, lush landscapes, and opportunities for snorkelling and water sports in the crystal-clear waters.

With 2024’s Rock the Boat already with 90% sold, now is the chance to secure your place onboard for 2025!  Contact us today!

Itinerary
2025
19 October: Sydney, embarkation
20 October: At Sea
21 October: At Sea
22 October: Noumea
23 October: Mare
24 October: At Sea
25 October: At Sea
26 October: Sydney, disembark

Includes
* 7 night cruise onboard Carnival Luminosa in your choice of cabin
* All meals onboard
* All Rock the Boat headline shows and performances
* Cruise Gratuities
* Port charges and known government taxes

Travel dates
19 October 2025

Book by
Until sold out

Price
Lead in Inside cabin from From $2995 pp share twin
Oceanview cabins from $3485.00pp share twin
Balcony cabins from $3930 pp share twin

IMPORTANT:
Prices shown include a AU$500 (approx. NZ$550) per cabin cashback when paying in full within 5 days of booking. You will receive your cashback within 60 days of your due date. Bookings must be paid in full by the due date on the invoice to be eligible for the cashback offer. The cashback offer does not apply to monthly or quarterly payment schedules. Cashback expiry date 30/05/2025.  Should you wish to NOT to pay in full within 5 days please discuss with Ocean Escapes, above prices will increase by approx. NZ$275 pp share twin, subject to exchange rate fluctuations. 

*Prices correct as at 01 May 2024. Prices are subject to change and availability, please call for updated prices.

Terms & Conditions
Prices shown unless otherwise stated are in NZ$, and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, Eftpos, direct deposit or cleared cheque only.  Credit Card payments are also accepted but will incur a small surcharge, please enquire.   Price includes your cruise fare based on a share twin/double basis in NZ$, Port Taxes & Govt Fees and Gratuities. Airfares not included.

ALL RESERVATIONS, DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS MADE FOR ROCK THE BOAT 2025 ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Due to the exceptional nature of the event, all cabin reservation cancellations, fares are non refundable, and cancellation forfeits all payments made prior to notice of cancellation. There is NO exceptions to our cancellation policy. We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance at the time of booking to cover you in the unfortunate event of needing to cancel your cruise.  Should you wish to change your booking, please discuss with Ocean Escapes, fees apply. Name changes or cabin downgrades are considered a cancellation and full cancellation fees apply.

IMPORTANT:
Prices shown include a AU$500 (approx. NZ$550) per cabin cashback when paying in full within 5 days of booking. You will receive your cashback within 60 days of your due date. Bookings must be paid in full by the due date on the invoice to be eligible for the cashback offer. The cashback offer does not apply to monthly or quarterly payment schedules. Cashback expiry date 30/05/2025.  Should you wish to NOT to pay in full within 5 days please discuss with Ocean Escapes, above prices will increase by approx. NZ$275 pp share twin, subject to exchange rate fluctuations. 

DRINKS PACKAGES: Beverage packages will be available on this cruise; however, they will not be available to book until closer to sailing date, approximately 2 months prior which is when all our passengers will be provided with online check in details where you can log in and pre-purchase add-ons like drink packages, specialty dining and shore excursions. Please note: Any guest wishing to purchase an alcoholic beverage package must do so for all guests of legal drinking age in the same stateroom. We, nor Carnival Cruise Line, can make any exemptions to this rule, even if a medical certificate is presented. ARTIST LINE-UP: Rock the Boat has entered into an agreement with each performing artist on Rock the Boat to be present on board the Cruise and to perform in accordance with terms specified therein. However, Ocean Escapes, Choose Your Cruise nor Carnival Cruise Line shall be liable or responsible for the failure of any artist/musician to appear on board or to perform under its agreement. In the event of any failure of contracted artists to perform during the cruise, Rock the Boat/Choose Your Cruise in its sole discretion, may engage a replacement artist or artists or may change, postpone or terminate any part of the Cruise or the entertainment program or change itinerary. In such case, Rock the Boat/Choose Your Cruise, shall have no liability to any guest for any loss, damage, cost or expense whatsoever by reason of such change. Artist line up is correct at the time of printing and is subject to change. In the unlikely event that any band / performer cancels or cannot fulfill their performance obligations for any reason, there will be no refunds. The ticket is for the overall cruise experience, not the individual acts.  HOST SHIP: The advertised event host ship, Carnival Cruise Lines “Luminosa” is correct at the time of announcement and can be subject to change. In the unlikely event that the advertised host ship is changed to an alternate vessel, all agents and booked passengers will be notified.

Please discuss full Terms and Conditions of this offer with Ocean Escapes.  Deposit due immediately upon booking confirmation. Other conditions may apply. CYC

Pricing:

Prices correct as at 13 May 2024, subject to change without notice. We encourage you to check the most current price with our team, in particular any offers including flights and/or accommodation. Whilst we endeavour to keep our website up to date at all times, please understand if price changes may not be reflected immediately. Other conditions may apply. E&OE.