Only 332 Days Until 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise Departs From Miami

​For those who can't get enough heavy metal mayhem, hopefully 70,000 Tons of Metal will suffice. So far, the cruise no wuss should book (it's $666, ferchristsakes!) has unveiled 11 of the 40 acts terrorizing the high seas from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico, and back to Miami, Jan. 24-28, 2011. According to Blabbermouth (via the Daily Swarm), British legends Saxon "will perform the Wheels Of Steel LP in its entirety and on a

different night, for the second show, they will play Strong Arm Of The

Law from start to finish."

After the jump, see the rest of the confirmed acts, and read more details:

The 70,000 Tons of Metal lineup includes:
Amon Amarth
Sonata Arctica
Uli Jon Roth

The itinerary:

Day 1 Miami FL
We will be sailing out of Miami in the afternoon. The live shows will start shortly after departure and will extend late into the night while we set course for Cozumel.

Day 2 Day on Sea
A whole day on the open seas, sailing along the Cuban coast. Enjoy tons of live shows all day and night long, workshops, bars that never close (again; bars that never close!), poker tournament in the casino, an open mic night, and tons of other onboard activities.

Day 3 Cozumel MEXICO
The ship will arrive at the beautiful island of Cozumel in the early morning and will be docked the whole day. If your hangover is not too bad you can leave the ship for the day and choose from many exciting activities. You can go snorkeling or horse-back riding, visit some ancient Mayan sites or just hang at the beach, have some margaritas and tacos - and swim in beautiful, blue waters!

Day 4 Day on Sea
If you thought the first day on sea was good - you will be blown away on this day! All this while you have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with your favorite artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass. This is more then just a cruise vacation. It is also more then just a Heavy Metal festival. This is 70000tons of METAL. For artists and fans alike, the trip of a lifetime!

Day 5 Miami FL
The ship will arrive in Miami in the morning. You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done!

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