May 292016

I have been a New Kids on the Block fan since the beginning. I remember going to see them in concert at the old Foxboro Stadium (before they tore it down and built Gillette Stadium) as a teenager and it was one of my fondest memories of my teen years. The walls of my bedroom were covered in Donnie posters, because he’s the cute one after all, and you could definitely say that I had a mild obsession with the band.

Fast forward to today. The New Kids are just as popular today as they were back then – if not more so. Since they got back together and started touring, I’ve seen them live a few times and I can honestly say they’ve all gotten better with age.


If you’re a die-hard Blockhead, you know that every year they do a tropical cruise with their fans. It’s the vacation of a lifetime for a true fan and last year the reality show “Rock This Boat” on Pop TV followed along with the adventures that took place on the cruise. The 2nd Season of Rock This Boat is premiering this week. I’ve gotten a sneak peek at the new season and I think you’re going to like it.

Here’s a preview of the second season:

To celebrate the new season of Rock This Boat, I got the chance to attend a Boston Harbor cruise hosted by Pop TV with three of the New Kids promoting the premier of season 2.

I had the chance to meet Danny, Jordan and Joey before the harbor cruise and it was literally a dream come true. They are all so sweet and down to earth.  The way you see them portrayed on tv is exactly how they are in real life.

pop with new kids

After the meet & greet, we headed to the seaport for the harbor cruise.

pop signs

pop collage

It was so much fun hanging out with the guys from the band as well as their management team & some folks from Pop TV.

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I haven’t been on a Boston Harbor cruise in ages and we had a perfect night for it that night. Here is a picture of the inside of the cruise ship from my Snapchat.

pop cruise

The night was beyond amazing and for a lifelong fan like myself, I felt truly blessed to be able to meet and hang out with Danny, Jordan and Joe.  Now I just need to book myself on one of their cruises and I would be able to die happy.

Are you excited for the new season of Rock This Boat yet?? Thanks to Pop TV, they are bringing you back on board for the music, the memories–and in season 2, for even MORE BAND. Rock This Boat Season 2 premieres this Wednesday, June 1 at 8:30/7:30!

**Note: I was invited to attend a media event and private meet & greet with Jordan, Danny and Joey. I just about died.

  92 Responses to “Rock This Boat Season 2 Premieres Wednesday June 1 on PopTV #NKOTB”

  1. How FUN! This must have been such a highlight of your year (or… life?!) How lucky are bloggers for getting invited to fun media events! I hope more fun things like this await you!

  2. So much fun. I have never heard of rock the boat before this but i will have to tune in for sure. I feel like NKOTB have only gotten better looking and better with singing with age. Love the pics.

  3. Wow, looks really fun. I envy you because I reaaaaally love Rock This Boat. Hope to have a great time like this. 🙂

  4. Ok this is awesome I love the NKOTB they rock. They look even better with age.

  5. This sounds like you had a fantastic time indeed. The Back Street Boys was after my time but they my little sister was in love with them all. I will have to watch this show thanks for sharing the information. I love the photos.

  6. Sounds like you had a great time! I saw the first season and enjoyed it a lot. I’m so happy they’re back with a season 2.

  7. Best night ever! Can’t wait to see the new season of Rock this boat. And one day we are totally going on this cruise!!!

  8. oh what fun!! I love that band. Love watching Danny on his TV show.

  9. You are so hardcore that you deserved that. What an awesome experience for you and for their fans.

  10. So a girlfriend of mine was on the boat last October and is a die hard Blockhead herself. I never realized how many of my friends are die hard fans and were on that ship. I’m going to have to watch just to see how many people I actually recognize!

  11. Can you imagine if you were able to tell your teenage self this was going to happen how excited she would have been?! Dreams do come true, they just sometimes take awhile! Fun event.

  12. I love NKOTB~! I’ve been a fan for long time! I’d love to meet them

  13. I keep hearing of their fame.
    I”m glad you get to have this experience with a favorite group, even after so many years later.
    Some groups do know how to remain strong.

  14. Wow, it must have been so exciting to meet and hang out with them. I loved them back then. I haven’t seen the first season, but I look forward to watching the new season.

  15. What an awesome experience! I wish I was there too! These guys do look better with age. I guess everything does, just like wine. 🙂

  16. Sounds like you totally enjoyed yourself! I sincerely hope that you are going to be able to book a cruise. Nothing like being with a group or people you idolized for so many years,

  17. OMG, those pics!!!!! That is such an amazing experience. I’ll definitely be tuning in!

  18. OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! Why am I Canadian and miss all this amazing stuff!! I’m totally moving to Boston. LOL
    Jordan. Still. *heavy female sigh*
    Has he still got the dance moves? Ugh.
    Yeah, it probably wouldn’t be wise to let me on that boat. HA.

    What a chance of a lifetime lucky girl! 🙂

  19. OMGosh I saw this photo on FB and was like NO WAY!!! Loved these guys when I was younger, totally going to have to check this out!

  20. This sounds like such a great time. I know how much you love NKOTB so this must have been a treat!

  21. Ahhhh! I am so jealous! Looks like you had a ton of fun!! My friends and I even started our own little NKOTB club. It was a fun way for us to get together and share our trading cards, watch videos and other goodies!

    By the way, we love The Walking Dead too!

  22. How much fun is that?! I’m a HUGE NKOTB fan, and I have been since I was in high school. *swoon*

  23. How fun!! I’ve never heard of it, but want to check it out 😀

  24. I have some amazing childhood memories of listening to NKOTB! They started the boy band revolution! <3

  25. That’s super cool 🙂 I can only imagine how much fun you had! Glad to hear they’re nice guys too.

  26. OH MY you met New Kids, I was infatuated in Jr. High with them.

  27. I can tell from the photos that you were truly enjoying yourself. I have to admit to not knowing much about them. I am not much of a music person. I am very glad you had such a great time.

  28. Omg this must of been so much fun!!!!! I saw NKOTB a few years ago in concert with a bestie. We definitely had a great time.

  29. I am so happy for you! That’s like me meeting Michael Jackson!! Good for you! Woo hoo!

  30. I’m sure for a fan that must have been the best! You look so happy!

  31. I am not a NKOTB fan but this sounds like a really fun time. Looks like you have a lot of fun.

  32. NKOTB was before me but I definitely get the whole fan girl thing for boy bands. I’m a BSB girl myself 🙂 How cool you got to meet them! I would love to meet BSB!

  33. Well this looks like an incredible experience! I am totally jealous right now! I would love to do this, although i don’t think my hubby is on the same page as me 🙂

  34. What an awesome experience! I was a total NKOTB fan back in the day and Donnie was always my favorite.

  35. Sounds like a lot of fun! I loved NKOTB back in the day too!

  36. It looks like you had so much fun. I remember have an NKOTB bedspread as a young girl. I loved Donnie. As I became a teenager though, I fell in love with the Backstreet Boys. When the two toured together….so good!

  37. That looked like so much fun. I am a NKOTB super fan too. Followed them all around FL when they were on tour back in the day.

  38. I remember you’ve mentioned how much you love them. I had my walls covered, too. First, I love Jordan and then it was Joey. I could not imagine getting that invite. I don’t know if I could actually do it, lol. I’m glad you had a great time!

  39. Sounds like a great deal of fun. I am going to watch it as soon as it releases.

  40. I had no idea they were still around and never heard of the reality show either but what top lads. I like that they mix with their fans!

  41. Oh wow what a fun sounding time! I have to admit I’ve not heard of this show before, but I am totally going to have to keep an eye out for it. x

  42. I remember these guys breaking up. Didn’t know they got back together. What a fantastic opportunity for you. Well done.

  43. This is fun. I am so glad you were able to attend such a fun event.

  44. When I was a kid I was a huge fan! I loved Jordan and then Joey! I still remember the fan cards with gum they sold.

  45. This looks like so much fun! I’m a huge fan! I know the Backstreet Boys also do a cruise ship line and I’ve seen fan pictures of those too… looks like a blast.

  46. Oh my gosh I would flip out!!! What a fun trip you went on, I am completely jealous!!

  47. I’m SO excited you had this experience. Can’t believe how up close and personal you got with them. How fun! A cruise with one of my favorite bands would be a dream come true. I was a bit older when these guys were popular, but they sure have fun music.

  48. How fun! Glad you got to have an unforgettable fangirl moment like that.

  49. I think the New Kids are AWESOME…sounds like you had a fun time 🙂

  50. I loved NKOTB when I was in middle school. I’m so jealous that you got to hang out with my middle school crush, Jordan Knight.

  51. How cool! I loved them when I was a kid! Still do! Jordan was always my favorite. My sister loved Donny.

  52. I can remember the days of Hangin’ Tough and Step By Step just like it was yesterday. NKOTB was the original boy band in my book!

  53. It sure sounds like an awesome opportunity for the fans to spend some time with their favorite band. I don’t really listen to New Kids On The Block anymore but it’s nice to know that they’re still together and are very successful.

  54. Even though I stopped scribbling ‘Mrs. Jordan Knight’ on scratch paper – I am still a HUGE fan! I am passing out from excitement for you. I. CAN’T. EVEN. right now.

  55. Oh, so this is what this show is all about. I loved NKOTB!

  56. oh, how fun! What a great opportunity to hang out with these studs….:) Looks like you had a great time.

  57. u look like you had so much fun! lucky you to be there! and the meet greet is always awesome!

  58. It’s been a while since I last saw these men, wow! Talk about hanging out with them and seeing what they’re like now, it’s quite inspiring that they still have something to share to the world!

  59. Wow, blast from the past. So fun!! I think I remember just about every song they had, feels like just yesterday.

  60. I had never heard of Rock the Boat. I’ve always loved New Kids on the Block, though, even though they were a bit before my time. 🙂

  61. I used to listen to them all the time but I had no idea they were popular again! Thanks for sharing!

  62. I used to be a big fan of the group growing up. They were the music that I went to bed listening to. 🙂

  63. Never heard of the group however you blog about your experience makes ne think I have missed out. Thanks for sharing

  64. Wow, what an amazing experience! You were so lucky to meet your favorite artists. I remember their songs on the radio when I was in highschool.

  65. Wow, you are so lucky to meet the three of them! It was a wonderful adventure, I envy you in this!

  66. I liked NKOTB as a kid, but haven’t listened to them lately. My cousin is a true blockhead and follows them everywhere and has been on the cruises. She even has a pictures of herself with one of them in the cruise boat pool. I can’t watch the show because of not having cable, but it looks like a fun way to follow their adventures!

  67. Never heard about the rock boat season 1, I’m going to watch this so I can watch out for the next season.

  68. Oh my gosh, you’re so lucky. I’d love to go on a cruise and party with the NKOTB. My grand kids are die hard fans, especially my teen grands.

  69. Wow, you are so lucky girl! I would love to see them too in person, I envy you! Congrats on your nice experience.`

  70. OMG, this is so awesome. I met Jordan a few years ago and totally geeked out. Looks like you had a great time!

  71. The 14 year old in me is so super jealous lol. I was in LOVE with them when I was a kid. They’ve aged well too 😉

  72. i love me some nkotb, even after years off they still rock. looks like everyone had a blast!

  73. That’s so much fun! Growing up, New Kids on the Block were one of my favorites. They were the first boy band!

  74. By the look on your face I can tell you were super excited to be there! I was a huge NKOTB fan growing up! I haven’t seen them in concert recently but since you said they’ve gotten better with age, I think I may need to check them out next time they are in town!

  75. I’m jealous. I can’t read your blog anymore – I’m toooo jealous. LOL. kidding. I would LOVE to meet Jordan….I’ll be loving him forever… lol

  76. How fun!! I’m so jealous. What an amazing experience!

  77. I had no idea NKOTB had a show on TV until I saw the previews this weekend. It looks like a fun adventure for anyone that is a fan. Very exciting that you were able to meet 3 of the band members.

  78. I am so excited for you – I would have died too! I love NKOTB more now that they have grown up!

  79. I grew up watching the New kids on the Block and LOVED them! So sweet what you were able to do!

  80. Oh now I completely understand those instagram pics hahaha!
    They really are like what Linkin Park is to me.
    Wow! That is such an amazing opportunity
    Note***I would just about die if I had to meet anyone from Linkin Park.
    Go Robin, making waves, getting recognized & invited out.
    Felicidades épicas!!!

  81. I seriously would have died! What an amazing experience! You’ve met all of them now, haven’t you? Lucky, lucky lady!

  82. Hey, you look great standing with them! 🙂 Cool that you got to see a pre-season peek on the show!

  83. I don’t watch TV so I haven’t heard of this series. Honestly wasn’t much of a NKOTB fan either, but I grew up in England and they weren’t as popular there as they were in America. Looks like you had fun though!

  84. This sounds amazing & I can see you have had a wonderful time out there. The pictures are so exciting and I am looking forward to the new season of Rock This Boat for sure.

  85. Oh. My. Gosh! My sister in law would love to see them live, but this would be much more attainable 🙂

  86. I had no idea there was a show! Very cool. My cousins and I had a crush on Joey. lol

  87. NKOTB is awesome. Seems like you had a really great experience meeting them.

  88. This is so amazing!!! My teenage self is screaming like a, er, teenager. I loved NKOTB as a teen I can’t believe you got to actually get close enough to touch them!!! EEEEEEEE!!!!!

  89. I use to watch their cartoon religiously… RELIGIOUSLY! My bestie had all their barbie dolls too, we were HUGE NKOTB fans!

  90. I’ve never seen this show, but I do remember New Kids on the Block 🙂 This looks like such a fun event, hope you had fun!