Our top 10 recommendations for special TV, film and theater cruises for fans
For some of us the day-to-day entertainment that comes from television, movie theaters or Broadway are just ways to relax - but for fans they are the most important things in the world. The great news is that we can explore and deepen our fascination with the entertainment world while we’re at sea! Today, we offer 10 of the best sailings to celebrate the big screen, the small screen and the theater stage. Bravo!
Turner Classic Movies Cruise
December 8 – 13, 2013 Disney Magic
Miami, Nassau, Castaway Cay
For the third year, TCM takes to the seas! TCM hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz welcome Hollywood legends Jane Powell, Robert Wagner, Margaret O’Brien, Rick Baker, Illeana Douglas, Alex Trebek and more for a non-stop program of films, stars, special panels and behind-the-scenes stories, as well as other TCM-themed daily events and activities. Fares begin at $1,095 per person, double occupancy (waiting list only for this sold-out sailing). For additional information, visit Turner Classic Movies Cruise or call 1-877-223-7030.
Finalists at Sea: Featuring Past Stars from American Idol
Multiple dates aboard Celebrity Cruises Ships
Various Holiday 2013 Itineraries
Coming up quickly this holiday season, six Celebrity Cruises will each feature two American Idol finalists in a series of concerts, Q&A sessions, and autograph opportunities. Finalists scheduled to appear include Bo Rice, Kimberly Caldwell, Melinda Dolittle, Matt Giraud, Mikalah Gordon, Blake Lewis and Elliot Yamin. American Idol 2013 sailings are: December 14th (14-night/Celebrity Eclipse); December 20th (10-night/Celebrity Equinox); December 21st (7-night/Celebrity Reflection); December 21st (7-night/Celebrity Summit); December 22nd (7-night/Celebrity Silhouette); December 23rd (5-night/Celebrity Constellation). For additional information, visit American Idol Sailings or call 1-888-245-4254.
“The Smurfs 2” Family Activities Cruise
Multiple dates through May 17, 2014 MSC Divina
Newly-arrived in Miami, MSC Divina has launched a series of family-themed programs to coincide with the release of the 3-D “The Smurfs 2” film. Activities will include a family disco and a Smurfs live talent show. The “Smurfs Master Chef” will conduct a special cooking demonstration and guests will be able to sing along to tunes from the Smurfs 2 official soundtrack at the family disco and Smurfs parade. Throughout the voyages, the Smurfs 2 movie trailer will be shown in the ship’s bars and lounges during family activities. Fares vary according to date and itinerary. For additional information, visit Smurfs 2 Family Activities Cruise or call 1-877-665-4655.
Dancing with the Stars At Sea
Multiple dates aboard Holland America Ships
Multiple Dates and Itineraries
Holland-America offers its popular 2013 Dancing with the Stars theme all through 2014! While each Holland-America ship and sailing will offer themed activities related to the show and give guests an opportunity to participate in the year-long, fleet-wide competition, only select sailings will feature celebrities and dance professionals like Kym Johnson, Tristan MacManus, Sabrina Bryan and Carson Cressley. These 7-day 2014 “star” sailings are: January 5th (Nieuw Amsterdam); June 14th (Zuiderdam); June 21st (Zuiderdam); July 26th (Westerdam); November 29th (Westerdam) and the 2014 Champions Cruise will take place aboard Westerdam on its December 6th sailing. For additional information, visit Dancing with the Stars Cruises or call 1-877-932-4259.
Soap Reunion 2014
January 30 – February 3, 2014 Carnival Victory
Miami, Key West, Cozumel
Colleen Zenk, Trent Dawson, Martha Byrne, Michael Park and other members of the cast of “As the World Turns” star aboard this four-night fan celebration! Planned activities include plenty of time to interact with your favorite soap stars, test your knowledge of “As The World Turns” with a cast discussion, and participate in “As the World Turns” trivia and games. Fares begin at $679 per person, double occupancy and the cruise must be booked through Jason Coleman Inc. For additional information, visit Soap Reunion 2014 or call (310) 295-9914.
Multiple dates aboard Celebrity Cruises Ships
January 25 – February 8, 2014 Regent Seven Seas Mariner
Miami, Curacao, Cartagena, Equador, Peru
This unique 14-night sailing celebrates the programming of NOVA - the highest-rated science series on television. Aboard, you’ll meet and interact with producers and invited authorities at fascinating presentations and panel discussions. Private dinners, shore excursions, and cocktail receptions will allow for one-to-one conversations throughout this enlightening adventure. Fares begin at $9,749 per person, double occupancy and must be booked through Artful Travelers. For additional information, visit NOVA Cruise or call 1-855-788-7880.
Playbill: Broadway on the High Seas
March 20-28, 2014 Paul Gauguin
Tahiti, Huahine, Taha’s, Bora Bora, Moorea
Stars Christine Ebersol, Lewis Black, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Seth Rudetsky, Lea Salonga and Lillias White bring Broadway to the high seas with solo performances as well as a schedule of Broadway trivia, a Broadway sing-along, Broadway Karaoke, questions & answers with the stars and more. Fares begin at $7,547 per person, double occupancy. This trip must be booked through Judy Perl Worldwide Travel. For more information, visit Playbill: Broadway on the High Seas or call 1-866-572-7847.
Crystal Cruises’ Film & Theater Festival
May 15 - June 1, 2014 Crystal Symphony
Los Angeles, Cabo San Lucas, Costa Rica, Cartagena, Grand Cayman, Key West, Charleston, New York
Author Dr. Herb Keyser provides an enchanting series about the lives and music of geniuses of the American musical theater. His presentations and music will tell of the funny, poignant, inspiring, and, at times, sad events that characterized theater legends’ amazing lives. Fares begin at $5,480 per person, double occupancy. For additional information, visit Crystal Film & Theater Festival or call 1-888-722-0021.
Duck Commander Cruise (Duck Dynasty)
July 17 – 21, 2014 Carnival Victory
Miami, Key West, Cozumel
Join the entire cast of A&E family favorite Duck Dynasty for a four-night Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival Victory. Find out from Korie, Missy and Jessica what it’s really like to be married to the Robertson boys, and participate in Q&A and autograph sessions with the cast. You will be an honorary Robertson by the end of the cruise! Stand-by reservations are being accepted for this sold-out sailing with fares beginning at $1,104 per person, double occupancy. For additional information, visit Duck Dynasty Cruise or call 1-800-889-5265.
The Ghost Hunter’s Cruise
September 20 – 27, 2014 Norwegian Gem
New York, Halifax, St. John, Bar Harbor, Boston, Newport
Explore the paranormal…one port at a time! On this weeklong sailing, TV Ghost Hunters Barry Fitzgerald & Karl Pfeiffer accompany you to some of New England's most Haunted locations, conduct several seminars, meetings and workshops revealing the secrets of Ghost Hunts and the science of Ghost Hunting. While in port, enjoy ghost hunting excursions to some of the most haunted locations in New England and meet New England’s professional ghost hunters. Fares begin at $739 per person, double occupancy. For additional information, visit Ghost Hunter's Cruise or call (503) 914-2122.