Having just researched theme cruises for a recent podcast, I was blown away by the amount of themes.
So, what theme would get you to book? For me, it would be a couple:
1. A Disney fan gathering
3. Italian cooking with Mario Batali and Anne Burrell
I've seen a lot about jazz cruises on these boards and, of course, the cruisemates cruises. What else?
I would really like to see a "DIY" themed cruise, maybe sponsored by Lowes or Home Depot. There could be "how-to" lectures & demonstrations on simple home projects and/or repairs for the do-it-yourself people (like me). Maybe there could even be drawings for prizes, like certificates or coupons for free tools or other merchandise. Bob Vila could be a guest speaker. Maybe have Tim Allen (from "Home Improvement") for entertainment. Hey, if there can be scrap-booking themed cruises and the like for the ladies, how about something for the guys? It wouldn't even have to be a seven day cruise. A four day Bahamas cruise would be okay.
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We did a Beatles cruise once (by accident, we didn't know when we booked). They had a great tribute band and a lecturer who did a nationally syndicated radio beatles show. It was fantastic; especially as there were only 144 pax onboard and the girls (ladies, women) all sat in front row and screamed.
What would interest me are some specialised food cruises; e.g., I would love to go on a cruise that was devoted to foie gras. I have been on a chocolate cruise before (with Godiva chocolatier) but I would prefer foie gras. Also, a whisky tasting cruise would be great with the ability to work through 30 or 40 different scotches over a week.
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