Friday, August 10, 2007

Themed Cruises

Theme cruises have been gaining popularity over the last decade. There are are theme cruises for just about anything you can think of. It can be a great way to combine to loves into one vacation. The most common theme is the Holiday theme. While I don't really classify these as theme cruises, the ships will be decorated accordingly and some of the entertainment and dining options will be holiday related. Popular themes recently are music and sports related. What if you could be on a cruise with your favorite band or sports figure? Rusty Wallace (Nascar) has been doing an annual cruise with his fans on Carnival for the last 7 years, with the latest being in December of this year and The Bare Naked Ladies (band) already have their Ships and Dips III cruise planed for February of 2008 just to name a couple of themed cruises going on. Other themes are hobby related such as scrap booking, sewing, and even murder mystery cruises. There really are to many themes to be listed here. One thing to note is that if the theme is not taking over the entire ship, that you must book the cruise as a member of the group, otherwise you will not be allowed to partake in the group related activities and depending on the size of the group, the activities some times will take over entire areas of the ship.

Here are a couple of links that I find useful when it comes to theme cruises:
Cruise Travel Theme Cruise Blog
Cruise Critic Theme Cruise Thread

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