Rockers Kiss will celebrate their 40th anniversary on the high seas next year (15) after announcing plans to perform their classic 1975 live album Alive! in its entirety as part of the fifth Kiss Kruise.

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley offered up a little Christmas cheer to fans on Tuesday (23Dec14) by releasing a statement confirming the floating festival, which is scheduled for October (15).

It reads: "The time has come to take on your next mission which will surely be the most epic adventure the high seas have ever seen - the Kiss Kruise V!

"We’re going back to the golden age when Kiss rose to prominence, taking the world by storm."

The Kiss Kruise V will travel between Miami and Jamaica.

The band has yet to name any support acts.