Ross Halfin/UMeThe star-studded Rock Legends Cruise III sets sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, today with an impressive lineup of music acts including Alice Cooper, The Doobie Brothers, Paul Rodgers, 38 Special, Edgar Winter, Blue Oyster Cult and many more. Cooper tells ABC News Radio that this will be the first time he’s taken part in a music-themed cruise, admitting that it’s something he likely wouldn’t have considered doing when he was younger.

“We’re at the point in our career now where when somebody brings something like that up we would normally go, ‘No,’ [but] now I kind of go, ‘Oh, we’ve never done that. Let’s do it,'” he explains. “It’s kind of bucket list stuff, you know.”

The shock rocker says he’s excited about the amazing list of bands that will performing on the cruise, although he points out, jokingly, that a ship packed with about 25-hundred hard-rock fans that’s heading into the Bermuda Triangle could be courting disaster.

“What could go wrong, you know? I figure two-thousand may come back,” he says with a laugh. “I figure five-hundred lost at sea would be…acceptable. It is the Bermuda Triangle, you know.”

Cooper adds that the passengers most likely to survive the supposedly perilous journey are the musicians themselves.

“We’re like cockroaches,” he quips. “We just don’t go down.”

As for what activities besides his scheduled performances in which he might participate, Alice says he’s not really sure.

“I’ve never done one of these before so I don’t even know how it works,” he maintains, adding with a laugh, “I don’t even know if I can leave my room. I mean, where are you gonna go? There’s no place to hide. You’re on a boat!” (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)

As previously reported, the Rock Legends Cruise III runs until Monday, February 23. During the journey, the ship makes one stop, a visit to Nassau in the Bahamas on Saturday, February 21. Cooper has two scheduled concerts during the cruise, on Friday at 9 p.m. and on Sunday at 8 p.m. Other artists who will be performing include War, The Marshall Tucker Band, Dave Mason, ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder, Molly Hatchet, The Outlaws, Ten Years After, Uriah Heep, Savoy Brown, the Pat Travers Band and Triumph‘s Rik Emmett.

After the cruise, Cooper’s next scheduled performances are in May, when he will be opening for Motley Crue during the Australia and New Zealand portion of that band’s Final Tour. He also will be supporting the Crue later this summer at most of the group’s North American shows. Check out Alice’s full itinerary at

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