The Monsters of Rock Cruise has featured Cinderella, UFO, Saxon, the Quireboys and Tesla. Many of these acts also appeared in the original Monsters of Rock festival held in Castle Donington, England, in 1979.
The Monsters of Rock Cruise launched in 2012 as an offshoot of the popular hard rock and heavy metal music festivals that took place across Europe, the United States and South America throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.
The 2015 cruise included names such as Extreme, Lita Ford, Queensryche and Night Ranger. The cruise is produced by Larry Morand, former tour manager of Poison and Ratt.