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Wormy53
March 4th, 2007, 01:26 PM
I have often thought that it would be fun to go on a cruise that they offered a "theme" throughout the trip. There are so many possibilities!!

Some that sound good to me include:

wine appreication
bird watching
star gazing
rock 'n' roll
nature & envirnonment

What would you like????

Druke I
March 4th, 2007, 02:05 PM
We went on a World War II Memories cruise, 27 nights San Francisco to Sydney, which visited many WWII South Pacific battle sites. It was 9-00, on the last voyage of Sky Princess as a Princess ship before being transferred to P&O (Aus).

It was a grand trip for history buffs, and there were many WWII vets aboard who were showing their wives/families where they had spent an extremely important part of their youth.

It really was a marvelous trip!

Wormy53
March 4th, 2007, 02:18 PM
That sounds great!! All those people with some of the same life experiences make for and interesting time. History and education of the particular place that you are visiting!!

Like the Panama canal building on a Panama cruise!

How about a Jeopardy cruise?

TrojanJulez
March 4th, 2007, 03:01 PM
I have heard of scrapbooking cruises, but I believe they are just a group of scrappers that book under a group rate and have had the CD organize some meeting space for them to use to do their scrapbooking... still sounds like fun, though!

cruzinchris
March 4th, 2007, 03:17 PM
Classical music, ballet, and/or opera.

Shakespeare and/or poetry readings.

Wormy53
March 4th, 2007, 03:27 PM
Can you imagine seeing the Nutcracker over a Christmas cruise?? What fun!!

cabana
March 4th, 2007, 03:30 PM
Jimmy Buffet or Pirates of the Caribbean would be my choices.:)

Sandytoes
March 4th, 2007, 03:46 PM
How about boogieing down on a 70ís Disco Cruise.
Instead of Tux's men would wear Safari Suits.
Women wearing caftans with clogs.
Nightly Fondue making.
Of course with 70's inspirational music - ABBA Bee Gee's and so on...

arb18
March 4th, 2007, 05:20 PM
How about a 50's cruise or Grease Cruise...

Formal nights, men in their leather jackets, white tees, etc...woman in their sock hop gear.

rubyrosedreamer
March 4th, 2007, 06:22 PM
What a fun topic Wormy!!

I would love a 1930's style cruise ala' Nick and Nora Charles. Complete with all the great music, dancing lessons and simply wonderful clothing styles. A little mystery to be solved could provide much night time fun for all! If it could be on the Carnival line, that would have me booking the minute it was announced!! (I say Carnival since I travel solo and their rates are better).

Your star gazing wish also sounds very nice since I've never seen the stars so clear as on a balmy evening in the middle of the ocean with no city lights to distract. Oh soooo relaxing.

cruiseapril
March 5th, 2007, 06:12 PM
A jazz/blues cruise would be fun, as would a Mardis Gras costume cruise.

Also like the wine appreciation idea and most music themes.

AdeleMc
March 6th, 2007, 04:23 PM
So many of these actually do depart each year. I just got off a Country Music cruise, and we are doing both a Jimmy Buffet Theme cruise (go to MusicandMargaritas dot com) as well as a Rock and Roll Cruise complete with sock hop, dance contests and a Monster Mash for Halloween(CruisinWithTheOldies dot com). I just love theme cruises because you are traveling with a bunch of strangers, but you all have something in common.

CatgirlNC
March 7th, 2007, 08:44 AM
I am a huge Simpsons fan, and I would LOVE to do a Simpsons cruise. It would be a big group of Simpsons fans, some of the Simpsons voices (Yeardley Smith, Dan Castellaneta, etc), special Simpsons events like trivia contests, parties, and episode screenings.

CatgirlNC
March 7th, 2007, 08:45 AM
I would love a 1930's style cruise ala' Nick and Nora Charles. Complete with all the great music, dancing lessons and simply wonderful clothing styles. A little mystery to be solved could provide much night time fun for all! If it could be on the Carnival line, that would have me booking the minute it was announced!! (I say Carnival since I travel solo and their rates are better).


You should definitely have that one on Carnival Miracle- the specialty restaurant is actually called Nick & Nora's!

pacmktg
June 9th, 2007, 02:44 PM
For me, I would love to go on either a Country Music cruise with lots of CW dancing or a ballroom dance cruise. Oh Wait, I am going on a ballroom cruise this October on Princess. It is sponsered by our dance studio.

Bob

tsd1
June 10th, 2007, 12:27 PM
The only type of cruise we go on is a chartered Blues Cruise. Lately they have been on the Holland America ships. Since it's a charter, I'm not allowed to post a link, but google blues cruise and you should find it without a problem. We have been on 7 so far. No dress code, no disco, just blues music from noon till 6am! It's been compared to Woodstock on water!:D

dontpanik
June 11th, 2007, 06:32 PM
I would love a couples only, romantic cruise.

All dinners would be black tie with plenty of candlelight
dancing lessons in the evening
cooking classes for couples
special spa packages
fun "Newlyweds" game show nights
renewel of vow or first time wedding/commitment ceremony packages
full romatic day excursions in port (ie carriage rides, sunset cruises, etc.)

We took our honeymoon at a Sandals resort and the only thing that could have made it better, was if it were on a ship:D

lisa.h
June 18th, 2007, 06:36 AM
carnival theme would be great, loads of live music, cocktails, dancing, fancy dress, costume making, bbq's, face paints

Would be wonderful a carival on a ship my two favorite things combined the ocean and partying!

Lsimon
June 25th, 2007, 11:53 AM
I'd love to go on a classic rock cruise, like the one a few year back with Styx, Journey and REO Speedwagon. Unfortunately I couldn't go due to work schedule back then.

I've kept my open for such a cruise now, but have only seen rock cruises with much older, or much newer bands. Something more 70's or 80's oriented would be great fun.

DJ LAROSE
June 26th, 2007, 02:46 AM
To let all my Cruisers know there will be an 80's Party :D on The Conquest leaving from Galveston, TX, sail date is 9/23/07 and you are all invited. Wed. Sept. 26 2007. The Wednesday we leave Montego Bay. It will be in Vincent's near the Sunflower Atrium on the Promenade deck from 9pm to 1am. Myself DJ LAROSE will be in the mix. We are talking about good music from artist like Bobby Brown, Micheal Jackson, Prince, The Bee Gees, Madonna, ZZ Top, Bon Jovi, LL Cool J, Run DMC just to name a few and everything in between. We are to start off with the 80's Mega mix then go into 90's then into today's hits. 80's gear is recommend but not required. Just non-stop fun, dancing and reminiscing on the 80's. The whole ship is invited so DON'T MISS IT. GUARANTEED TO HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE.:) :D See You There!!!

for info on myself visted my profile.

travelgrammy
September 3rd, 2007, 03:16 PM
As a class A comics geek, I'd love a ComicCon at sea cruise. That would be my idea of heaven. Also swing dance/40s cruise, SciFi cruise, 70s/disco cruise.....

tenntoutah
September 3rd, 2007, 05:24 PM
I think my hubby and I would enjoy a murder mystery themed cruise. Has anyone else been on one?

cruzdreamin'
September 5th, 2007, 04:49 PM
1. Gospel music cruise
2. Country music cruise
3. Beach music/blues cruise

ILoveScotland
September 15th, 2007, 06:42 PM
Another idea: A book themed cruise (could choose a genre such as mysteries or something historical, etc., etc.)

jimh49
September 20th, 2007, 07:42 AM
I am an avid dancer I am into any sort of theme involving music - 50s to present, jazz, swing, country, rock. As a solo cruiser, I also greatly appreciate ladies who love to dance......Jim H


There are few short-cuts to happiness, dancing is one. :D

BigBirdZ28
October 2nd, 2007, 05:26 PM
Star Trek themed cruise.

Beach Nut
October 12th, 2007, 04:15 PM
Complete with a ballroom and an orchestra, every evening. (Maybe we could entice Sir Neville Mariner to come out of retirement and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra with a free cruise?)

Liberally peppered throughout the cruise with entertainment consisting of world class ballet principal dancers performing pas de deux, arias by opera singers, a few scenes from Shakespeare thrown in for good measure, string quartets, solo concert pianists, and Itzhak Perlman on violin!

And Steve Martin, Leslie Nielsen, Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep as dining companions. :D

May all your dreams come true,
Susan

Beach Nut
October 12th, 2007, 04:24 PM
My goodness, that ship might just float right on up to the sky!

Susan

JudyM
November 2nd, 2007, 10:57 AM
I've been on one knitting cruise, and it was so much fun that my knitting buddy and I are already plotting our next one. We were a small group, about two dozen, but we all enjoyed sharing tips and admiring each other's work. The instructor chose a simple scarf pattern that we could complete within the week, and was available at specified hours each day. Individual knitters could knit with the group or pursue their own interests.

This was an Alaskan cruise, and it was a thrill for all of us to find a shop in Skagway selling qiviut yarn.

Lady Patriot
December 9th, 2007, 07:57 PM
I can think of two possibilities:

1. Radio talk show (If some better known talk show hosts could make it). I bet this kind of cruise with Rush Limbaugh would fetch top dollar and would sell out pretty quickly! If not Rush, maybe Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Jason Lewis, some local names, etc.

2. DH expressed interest in a cigar aficionado cruise. Maybe Cigar Dave and his harem could be along for this one!

AdeleMc
December 10th, 2007, 06:06 PM
How about Dr Laura Schlessinger cruise? Rumor has it she is sailing September 08 on Holland America.
Adele

cruise_lover
December 11th, 2007, 02:27 PM
Mystery, Who-dunit?, Haunted places - any type of cruises along that theme.

Karmalady
December 13th, 2007, 09:20 AM
How bout a Holistic New Age cruise? It would be a cruise of relaxation and meditation with classes on various different subjects. Cruisers could pick and choose their interests. Vendors with lots of different info and goods would be all around. Does something like this exist? This would definately be one for leaving the hubs at home and bringing our gal pals. ;) Oh men are welcome too.... I just know mine would prefer a golfing/hunting/football them instead. :eek:

Pam

Spikesgirl
December 13th, 2007, 10:00 AM
Theater - not just musicals, not just shakespeare, but theater. The lectures could vary from acting techniques, to set design. From makeup to playwriting to front of house. Many smaller muscials, such as "The Big Bang" or "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" would play beautifully upon a ship, as would hundreds of comedies or dramas. Yup, that would be a cruise we'd like to be on.

Anyone who said money can't buy happiness isn't a season ticket holder.

Charlie

karen&roy
December 29th, 2007, 01:42 PM
How about a cruise with no children allowed :D Besides the biker cruise I am going on the no kids cruise would be great. We could have riska comedians, no kids taking up the pool and no brats screaming...LOL. Don't get me wrong, I love kids but not ALL the time :o

Jsipes
January 22nd, 2008, 12:07 AM
A Martin Luther King memorial cruise would be interesting....

Silence
January 25th, 2008, 11:20 PM
I'd be up for an Adults Only Cruise. The entire ship can be an Adults Only area (of course, then they'd charge even more for the video!). Maybe a game of strip poker in the casino or a more -ahem- relaxed dress code. The possibilities are numerous.

lynelz1
February 5th, 2008, 07:59 PM
I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for another Authors at Sea cruise to be announced. No such luck by Levy Entertainment even tho they promised there would be one. Boo, Levy. I will suggest here that a book cruise would be great. If we could get a mixture of types and authors, it could be a lot of fun. We could have seminars, play games and discover new authors. Maybe another book distributor could put one on? I'll keep checking this board.

zgwortz
February 6th, 2008, 01:11 PM
I'd be up for an Adults Only Cruise. The entire ship can be an Adults Only area (of course, then they'd charge even more for the video!). Maybe a game of strip poker in the casino or a more -ahem- relaxed dress code. The possibilities are numerous.

I would quite enjoy a cruise like that, but what I'd *really* like as a themed cruise would be...

...probably TMI for most of the readers, and likely to violate posting guidelines, so I won't say. ;)

SLOduck
February 6th, 2008, 11:43 PM
Our very first cruise back in 1991 was a 50s 60s rock and roll cruise. On board were Paul Revere and the Raiders and Dion. It WAS great!!! There was a group of 250 or so from Oregon/Washington that had booked through one of their local radio stations, so they were EVERYWHERE on the ship. I must say, it was a GREAT first cruise because, as everyone said, everyone had SOMETHING in common!!!

My husband wants to do another one (50s 60s) so if anyone hears of one, please let me know!!!

Smitty

AdeleMc
February 7th, 2008, 12:25 PM
There are LOTS of Oldies music theme cruises - this board is the best place to check for them. My company just did one in Jan. and we are doing 1 this May from Tampa and another in October from Long Beach. We are just 1 of MANY agencies that promote and execute Oldies Music Concert cruises.

mybagsarepacked
February 26th, 2008, 11:00 PM
I have often thought that it would be fun to go on a cruise that they offered a "theme" throughout the trip. There are so many possibilities!!

Some that sound good to me include:

wine appreication
bird watching
star gazing
rock 'n' roll
nature & envirnonment

What would you like????

A murder myster cruise a la Murder on the Nile would be a blast especially if we got to play characters and wear costumes.

96740
February 26th, 2008, 11:11 PM
A Seamanship cruise that has historians, engineers, Ex-Captains, WWII Naval captains talking about the history, technology, International rules of the sea...the behind the scenes look at what it takes to navigate these ships around the world. This would also include tours of the engine room, bridge... Fascinating stuff if you ask me. :)

vpyle73949
February 29th, 2008, 12:11 AM
1. Gospel music cruise
2. Country music cruise
3. Beach music/blues cruise

There is a country cruise on August 23, 2008 with RCA recording artist Chris Young, Billy Yates, Randy Houser & David Kroll. You can go to the artists website chrisyoungcountry to find the details out. Last year was alot of fun and this year even promises to be better. There will be a full band concert, accoustic shows, pajama party, games, fan club member only event, plus many extras added TBA.:)

vpyle73949
February 29th, 2008, 12:17 AM
For me, I would love to go on either a Country Music cruise with lots of CW dancing or a ballroom dance cruise. Oh Wait, I am going on a ballroom cruise this October on Princess. It is sponsered by our dance studio.

Bob

There is a country music cruise with RCA recording artist Chris Young, Billy Yates, Randy Houser & David Kroll on August 23, 2008. Last year was a blast and this year promises to be even more fun with a full band concert, pajama party, games, accoustic shows, meet & greet opportunities, a fan club member only event, scavenger hunt, kareoke night plus silent auction while on board for St Jude's Children's Cancer Research. Guaranteed to have a blast on this country cruise as the artists all really speed alot of time with the fans. You can check out the artists chrisyoungcountry to get the details.

Serendipity50
March 1st, 2008, 07:37 AM
My ideal theme cruise would be;)
Staff......The cast of the Love Boat to welcome you board and look after you.
Food ......To be done by Gordon Ramsey [ but not his bullying!!]:eek:
Entertainment...Rod Stewart and Elton John [ the real ones!!]
Excursions....Fantasy Island.
With a bit of scrapbooking thrown in!!

Jean:D

mybagsarepacked
March 4th, 2008, 10:59 PM
My ideal theme cruise would be;)
Staff......The cast of the Love Boat to welcome you board and look after you.
Food ......To be done by Gordon Ramsey [ but not his bullying!!]:eek:
Entertainment...Rod Stewart and Elton John [ the real ones!!]
Excursions....Fantasy Island.
With a bit of scrapbooking thrown in!!

Jean:D

Your post is the best! I agree wholeheartedly.

cruisingtrish
March 26th, 2008, 11:13 AM
Separate cruises my first theme would be a KISS fan theme. We could get Paul,Gene,Ace And Peter to play and just get to hang out with them and have a great concert!

My second would be like a S&M theme cruise~ Adults only of course! It would be fun and my boyfriend would love it!:D

mauiedin87
March 27th, 2008, 12:28 PM
We'd definitely love a Latin Dance cruise, being avid dancers, but in the absence of a cruise like that, we'll do what we can on the next one which will hopefully have a good Latin band that knows the difference between a Waltz and a Merengue. We were very lucky last year on our Hawaii cruise and are hopeful!

I had to chuckle when I read the thread about a ballet cruise. Can you imagine what would happen if the ship hit a swell just when the ballerinas are "en pointe"?:D

ctr5000
March 30th, 2008, 05:08 PM
I would love to go on a wine themed cruise which in my mind would have wine tastings every evening prior to dinner, a red and white wine served with dinner, cooking with wine classes (followed by eating with wine:D ), and wine parties in the evening. I'm settling for a wine group cruise on the Ecstasy in Oct which includes 4 wine tastings. I will, of course, bring two good bottles with me to enjoy at dinner. Hopefully my waiter will forget to charge the corking fee like they did last time!;)

zgwortz
March 31st, 2008, 08:26 PM
My second would be like a S&M theme cruise~ Adults only of course! It would be fun and my boyfriend would love it!:D

And here I was trying *not* to say that... :P Yes, that would be fun, though... ;)

floatinrocks
May 6th, 2008, 02:54 PM
How bout a Holistic New Age cruise? It would be a cruise of relaxation and meditation with classes on various different subjects. Cruisers could pick and choose their interests. Vendors with lots of different info and goods would be all around. Does something like this exist? This would definately be one for leaving the hubs at home and bringing our gal pals. ;) Oh men are welcome too.... I just know mine would prefer a golfing/hunting/football them instead. :eek:

Pam
I'd be in for that for sure.

pekachryn
May 9th, 2008, 10:56 PM
My husband says 20th and 21st century classical music cruises.

Oh, now he says is "stay at home" an option. What a party pooper. :(

soulfulone
May 10th, 2008, 09:39 PM
How about a paranormal cruise with stops that have haunted locations.:rolleyes:

hckyplaya
May 30th, 2008, 06:12 PM
I think it would be cool for different music cruises...to get to hang with the members of the band and stuff.

I am going on a theme cruise in November... Gary Hoey...

myspacedotcom/garyhoeycruise2008

there is information there can't wait!

cruzinnluvinit
June 2nd, 2008, 10:11 AM
I would love a cooking cruise with Vietnamese theme. Also, with possible dress in costume of Vietnam.

I would love an all inclusive cruise (even though the cost would be more) so I would have an amount to pay and be done with it. It should inlcude liquor, some pictures, and all taxes, tips and port fees. Just give me the bottom line.

Linda

MonaCK
June 3rd, 2008, 12:13 AM
Our very first cruise back in 1991 was a 50s 60s rock and roll cruise. On board were Paul Revere and the Raiders and Dion. It WAS great!!! There was a group of 250 or so from Oregon/Washington that had booked through one of their local radio stations, so they were EVERYWHERE on the ship. I must say, it was a GREAT first cruise because, as everyone said, everyone had SOMETHING in common!!!

My husband wants to do another one (50s 60s) so if anyone hears of one, please let me know!!!

Smitty

I can tell you that there will be another one on the Miracle out of NY June 1 of next year :) Entertainment includes The "Legendary' Teenagers, The Fireflies, Vito Picone and the Elegants, The Chiffons, and The Eternals. :)

travelkeys
June 7th, 2008, 06:09 PM
How bout a Holistic New Age cruise? It would be a cruise of relaxation and meditation with classes on various different subjects. Cruisers could pick and choose their interests. Vendors with lots of different info and goods would be all around. Does something like this exist? This would definately be one for leaving the hubs at home and bringing our gal pals. ;) Oh men are welcome too.... I just know mine would prefer a golfing/hunting/football them instead. :eek:

Pam

Combine this cruise with a wine appreciation/tasting cruise and I would be in heaven.

:cool:

MiddleAgedBroad
June 11th, 2008, 09:53 PM
I would go on a "Bonnaroo" cruise. There's the annual Jam Cruise, but it's horrifically expensive and there's no one on the next one I'd want to see.

I'd also go on a "learn to cook vegetarian" cruise -- getting ready to cut back on meat consumption.

Or a progressive political cruise. I'm going to Netroots Nation in Austin in July, but I'd rather be out at sea for a conference like this iinstead of sweltering Texas!

floatinrocks
June 12th, 2008, 11:06 AM
Where do you find these? On Cruise Critic or the cruiseline sites?:confused:


I would go on a "Bonnaroo" cruise. There's the annual Jam Cruise, but it's horrifically expensive and there's no one on the next one I'd want to see.

I'd also go on a "learn to cook vegetarian" cruise -- getting ready to cut back on meat consumption.

Or a progressive political cruise. I'm going to Netroots Nation in Austin in July, but I'd rather be out at sea for a conference like this iinstead of sweltering Texas!

Suebee42
June 12th, 2008, 11:53 AM
The only cruises I have been on have been Barenaked Ladies' fan cruises... Ships & Dip. It's basically them, and other bands/performers that are their friends and/or family. It's a BLAST. I've been on the first two, and have booked the third for Feb '09.

I've not only gotten to see some of my favorite bands while going on vacation with them, but I've also discovered some great new music, too! :D

There's links in my signature to photos...

benjidog
July 22nd, 2008, 01:25 PM
I've done 3 Elvis cruises. I hope to do number 4 in October. They are a blast.

plus521
August 6th, 2008, 09:25 PM
I know this has probably already been said but..... I love the 80's soooo, I said it... we could get out our 80's prom dresses and wear them for formal night...hehehe

Oh and my husband wanted to add his theme cruise would be a "Hooter" cruise and noooo, I am not talking about owls serving drinks!!!

Oceans&Rivers
August 6th, 2008, 10:21 PM
Another idea: A book themed cruise (could choose a genre such as mysteries or something historical, etc., etc.)

As your screen name scrolled by, I thought about how I would love to take a cruise with an "I love Scotland" theme, though I can't imagine any Highland games that could be played on deck. :eek:

Utahrd
August 7th, 2008, 04:24 PM
Wortz: Do a Search for GoClassy vacations or Castaways vacations. At home. Don't look these sites up at work.....

Big Bird: I saw a site with info on a Battlestar Galactica cruise.

So I am probably the only USMNT/MLS fan on this site?

Now that we have some retired players who have some time on their hands (Hi, Eric Wynalda!) , let's have an MLS cruise. Anything to get Marcelo Balboa out of the broadcast booth.

I think that there should be a few dozen of us strolling around Costa Maya or Cozumel with our USMNT jerseys, Sam's Army shirts or Don't Tread On Me shirts.

We could even help out futbolistas less fortunate than ourselves by collecting balls & cleats in kids' sizes to hand out on a shore excursion.

We could take over the basketball/volleyball court for some Futsal.

Utahrd
August 7th, 2008, 04:26 PM
Oh and my husband wanted to add his theme cruise would be a "Hooter" cruise and noooo, I am not talking about owls serving drinks!!!

Um, well; a travel agency around here is offering a cruise that benefits the Susan Komen foundation.

lakemom
October 26th, 2008, 09:56 PM
We will be on a BudLight cruise:D

TinaB
November 16th, 2008, 09:37 PM
We were on a 9-1-1 cruise. It was called a "Lights and Sirens" cruise consisting of a group of firefighters, paramedics, emt's and police officers along with family and friends. Had a great time!!!! Would love to have a "Second Alarm" cruise.

aussiewatcher
April 1st, 2009, 01:30 AM
how about a lifestyle cruise

karen&roy
April 2nd, 2009, 09:15 AM
More *motorcycle lovers* cruise offered :o

Mezzaluna
April 2nd, 2009, 11:57 AM
I've seen a few hints of the cruise I would drop everything and sail on: a culinary cruise.

It'd be in the Mediterranean and take in culinary traditions of Spain, France, Italy, Greece, and North Africa. The excursions would be to local markets, producers (vinyards, farms, plantations), as well as restaurants. Onboard (dream) guests would be Harold McGee (food scientist for the layman), Jacques Pepin, Jacques Torres, Lidia Bastianich, and Ferran Adria or Grant Achatz. Someone who specializes in North African cuisines would also be on board. There would be hands-on classes on techniques, selection of ingredients, etc.

This home cook would be in heaven! http://bestsmileys.com/cooking/1.gif

SouthernAnne
April 4th, 2009, 04:06 PM
I would like a ballroom dance cruise. Lessons, workshops and hosts for single ladies.

Host Mick
April 4th, 2009, 06:15 PM
I'd like to see a Disney themed cruise. Design the ships around Mickey Mouse primary colors, put characters on board, make the decor whimsical yet elegant. They could put in a huge kids area then make a few adults-only areas and create some Disney themed shows.

That would be a lot of fun... wait,... what? Oh, never mind. :rolleyes:

cruisininva
April 5th, 2009, 04:12 PM
We were on a 9-1-1 cruise. It was called a "Lights and Sirens" cruise consisting of a group of firefighters, paramedics, emt's and police officers along with family and friends. Had a great time!!!! Would love to have a "Second Alarm" cruise.

That would be a lot of fun . . . but one of the reasons I go on a cruise is to get away from work (I'm a paramedic). Were there a lot of "war stories" being told?

Christine

OHcruisegal
April 6th, 2009, 02:18 AM
I can tell you that there will be another one on the Miracle out of NY June 1 of next year :) Entertainment includes The "Legendary' Teenagers, The Fireflies, Vito Picone and the Elegants, The Chiffons, and The Eternals. :)


There is a Soprano's Oldies Cruise going out of Cape Liberty, NJ on Sept 26, 2009. It is going to be on Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas to Bermuda. Their special guest will be none other than Soprano's star Tony Darrow. The bands will be Larry Chance & The Earls:) and Danny and the Juniors w/Joe Terry.:)

Colleen

petuni
April 7th, 2009, 02:17 PM
I would like a cruise where needlework (from cross stitch to crochet and knitting) is the theme. This would include workshops and such. I think it would probably be predominently women who would be interested but there are more men than one may imagine who love needlework as a hobby. Some even make a career of it in designing the patterns. I am booked on a regular cruise in May of this year and I plan to take some kind of needlework with me for quiet times.

Rosemary

ninthof10
April 8th, 2009, 04:10 PM
I can think of two possibilities:

1. Radio talk show (If some better known talk show hosts could make it). I bet this kind of cruise with Rush Limbaugh would fetch top dollar and would sell out pretty quickly! If not Rush, maybe Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Jason Lewis, some local names, etc.

2. DH expressed interest in a cigar aficionado cruise. Maybe Cigar Dave and his harem could be along for this one!


Lady:

I think that your DH is on to something...I think a cigar cruise would be awsome! Anyone else interested?

Ryan Wahlstrom
April 9th, 2009, 08:36 PM
I am partial to the marathon cruise - run at each stop and by the end you have run a marathon! There are over 500 theme cruises, some outright outlandish. I put together a list of 10 I found most interesting. http://www.cruisemarketwatch.com/blog1/articles/top-10-most-interesting-specialty-cruises/

Cruisin thru life
April 29th, 2009, 01:08 PM
A renaissance, pirate, or vampire theme.

sail2thebay
May 5th, 2009, 07:51 PM
That would be a very neat cruise indeed! It does indeed sound marvelous. You might be interested in aircraft musuem here in Va Beach, VA where the owner of the airport has a huge collection of WW2 aircraft and there is an air show May 16th & 17th. It's called Warbirds over Virginia Beach. Check it out on google.
We went on a World War II Memories cruise, 27 nights San Francisco to Sydney, which visited many WWII South Pacific battle sites. It was 9-00, on the last voyage of Sky Princess as a Princess ship before being transferred to P&O (Aus).

It was a grand trip for history buffs, and there were many WWII vets aboard who were showing their wives/families where they had spent an extremely important part of their youth.

It really was a marvelous trip!

sail2thebay
May 5th, 2009, 07:58 PM
You might be interested to know, that there is a murder mystery cruise leaving from Norfolk in October to the Bahamas! I don't think they will need a paramedic for the dead person;):D. I have already booked my trip and got a very good discount. I've been to the Bahamas last Sept aboard Carnival Sensation and it was my first cruise... it was great! This one coming up in October sounds like a lot of fun! I can't wait.
That would be a lot of fun . . . but one of the reasons I go on a cruise is to get away from work (I'm a paramedic). Were there a lot of "war stories" being told?

Christine

sail2thebay
May 5th, 2009, 08:09 PM
That would be a lot fun too!
Jimmy Buffet or Pirates of the Caribbean would be my choices.:)

sail2thebay
May 5th, 2009, 08:14 PM
Doh! I am a big fan of the Simpsons as well and the idea of a Simpsons Cruise would really fun! I think I know some things about the Simpsons:rolleyes:. I did see the voice actors on "Inside The Actor's Studio" last year and the person who does the voice of Marge(see, I can't even think of her name right now, and I am sure as soon as I finish this reply, I will think of her name...Julie Kavner maybe? She put a mask of Marge when ever she did the voice...it was too strange!). Anyway, good suggestion.
I am a huge Simpsons fan, and I would LOVE to do a Simpsons cruise. It would be a big group of Simpsons fans, some of the Simpsons voices (Yeardley Smith, Dan Castellaneta, etc), special Simpsons events like trivia contests, parties, and episode screenings.

sail2thebay
May 5th, 2009, 08:16 PM
I would love to go on a cruise with them!
I'd love to go on a classic rock cruise, like the one a few year back with Styx, Journey and REO Speedwagon. Unfortunately I couldn't go due to work schedule back then.

I've kept my open for such a cruise now, but have only seen rock cruises with much older, or much newer bands. Something more 70's or 80's oriented would be great fun.

Lsimon
May 5th, 2009, 09:33 PM
There IS a James Taylor cruise coming up - Cunard QM2 trans-Atlantic crossing on June 19. We'd love to go but don't think it would work out. He's schedule for one or two concerts, a Q&A session and one travel agent is advertising as the official TA and that their clients would get an after concert reception with him in attendance.

sail2thebay
May 6th, 2009, 08:43 AM
I am going on one in October leaving from Norfolk, VA. I can't wait! It leaves October 18th and sails to the Bahamas. I made a reservation early and got a good discount.
I think my hubby and I would enjoy a murder mystery themed cruise. Has anyone else been on one?

Milaandra
May 14th, 2009, 10:53 AM
Titanic-era in costume, with orchestras. Bathing suits must be period appropriate! ;)

Or Gay '90's...I'm rather fond of the big hats and mono-bosom.

I second the Dashiell Hammett cruise. Sounds fun.

Actually, I'd go for anything in a period costume, but preferrably 24 hour costume except while in port. It would be nice to recapture that elegance of first-class sea travel in past eras.

Years ago I read about a Central American cruise with on-board lectures about the civilizations and archeological significance of what cruisers would see in port...sounded fascinating!

talosian
May 15th, 2009, 05:53 PM
I would love a SciFi themed cruise since I am a hard-core Trekkie (even in the movie "Trekkies").

And I'll probably get my ars flamed for this one but having lived through and survived the "Swinging years" (and I don't mean the Big Band era), I would love a senior "adult themed" cruise :eek:(very, very discret in public).

I won't hold my breath for the latter one.:D

Host Mick
May 16th, 2009, 01:09 AM
I would love a SciFi themed cruise since I am a hard-core Trekkie (even in the movie "Trekkies").



OK, which one were you? I hope not "Spinerfan" :eek:

talosian
May 16th, 2009, 08:46 AM
OK, which one were you? I hope not "Spinerfan" :eek:

Nope, I'm David (wife then Laurel) and our poodle Tammi. I wanted to get my ears surgically altered to be like Mr. Spock's :D Never happened though.;)

Wormy53
June 13th, 2009, 05:38 PM
I would love a SciFi themed cruise since I am a hard-core Trekkie (even in the movie "Trekkies").

And I'll probably get my ars flamed for this one but having lived through and survived the "Swinging years" (and I don't mean the Big Band era), I would love a senior "adult themed" cruise :eek:(very, very discret in public).

I won't hold my breath for the latter one.:D

I think both of those sound like a blast!!!!!!

hattack
June 14th, 2009, 05:22 PM
I would like to go on a Sports Illustrated Swim Suit model shoot and a Victoria Secret model shoo:Dt as a theme cruise:D

talosian
June 14th, 2009, 05:29 PM
I would like to go on a Sports Illustrated Swim Suit model shoot and a Victoria Secret model shoo:Dt as a theme cruise:D

OK, you're first in line behind me; and then the (senior) swingers cruise:eek:

travelling fools
July 27th, 2009, 09:21 PM
Morning shopping in all the ports,afternoons on a nice beach and cruise entertainment at night.

cruznjan
July 27th, 2009, 09:30 PM
How about boogieing down on a 70ís Disco Cruise.
Instead of Tux's men would wear Safari Suits.
Women wearing caftans with clogs.
Nightly Fondue making.
Of course with 70's inspirational music - ABBA Bee Gee's and so on...

Book me up!

Silence
July 27th, 2009, 11:03 PM
Hmm, women only cruise doesn't sound half bad to me ;)
I wouldn't care much for the shopping, but the beach and cruise entertainment sound good!


Morning shopping in all the ports,afternoons on a nice beach and cruise entertainment at night.

Goulagal
September 24th, 2009, 05:11 PM
A Parrothead cruise with Jimmy Buffett, Brent Burns, Mac McAnally, Hanna's Reef, Kelly McGuire, Scott Kirby, Sunny Jim, Ziggy Marley, Jim Morris....I go go on and on.....

Texaswinediva
November 5th, 2009, 01:05 PM
Count me in for the wine appreciation cruise.
And out of Galveston (since we're dreaming).:)

I've been on 3 class reunion cruises.
It would be fun to have a class reunion cruise with
other classes from across the world. What fun!!!

chachi
November 5th, 2009, 07:12 PM
New Kids on the Block theme cruise!!!

louise1928
February 6th, 2010, 09:48 PM
Jazz and Reggae Cruise (Smooth Jazz and Latin Jazz, Reggae)

Love the sound of Jazz, Reggae and Latin Jazz while sailing the high seas and drinking a glass of wine or a mojito!!

If anyone knows about this type of cruise let me know, I know there are several Jazz cruises, but they are so darn expensive

artbcpa
February 7th, 2010, 01:38 AM
Many years ago I went on a Star Trek cruise and absolutely loved it. Getting the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with the people from the original series was a real blast. In fact, just about everyone except Kirk and Spock were there. A couple of the movies had already been released so those actors were on board too. I do remember meeting Kirstie Alley, and years later after she became a big star, remembering that I had played tug of war with her on the ship's private island. My ex-wife and I came in second in the costume contest dressing up in all blue as Andorians. My most vivid memory was playing Wheel of Fortune with the names of the episodes. Some of the passengers were so into the series that they knew the name of the epsiode just by the number of letters, even before the first letter was drawn. Once in a while I still pull out the photos. It was a great trip.

ras
February 20th, 2010, 07:58 AM
I have been trying to find a quilting crusie. Have found a couple but would like more choices does anyone know of any? Any information would be great. Thanks in advance

spcl4cs_gal
April 4th, 2010, 11:38 AM
...an Amazing Race themed cruise. :)

SteveS
April 5th, 2010, 11:03 AM
We are just off the Constellation. Our cruise was a nude charter. Would you consider that a theme? It was great.

joybug
May 12th, 2010, 02:56 PM
How about a Zumba fitness cruise???? Lets have a party!!!!!

Silence
May 12th, 2010, 08:08 PM
We are just off the Constellation. Our cruise was a nude charter. Would you consider that a theme? It was great.

How does that work? Are you required/expected to be nude or is nudity just tolerated? And is it all times everywhere on the ship?

I read an article in the NYTimes about "nacations," but I haven't been able to convince my friends to check it out.

guyver
May 13th, 2010, 01:34 PM
We are just off the Constellation. Our cruise was a nude charter. Would you consider that a theme? It was great.


Cruise photos??:cool:

SteveS
May 14th, 2010, 11:59 AM
Most of the best nudist areas like the pool and disco are " no photo zones" as some people are still in "the closet". I do have a great picture of myself playing the slot machines nude. Where else can you do this.

OHcruisegal
May 19th, 2010, 01:00 AM
I love Oldies music so I decided to put together Oldies Cruises. This year our cruise will be on Royal Caribbean's LIBERTY OF THE SEAS on October 3, 2010. It departs out of Miami and is a 7-Night cruise. The music acts will be Larry Chance & The Earls, Emil Stucchio & The Classics and The Mystics. I cannot wait to go.

OHcruisegal
July 18th, 2010, 07:49 PM
Book me up!

I am going on a Liberty of the Seas cruise on October 3, 2010 where Adbacadabra, an ABBA tribute band will be performing. I have a Meet & Greet scheduled with the band after the performance. I am so excited!

Wormy53
July 19th, 2010, 04:19 PM
I am going on a Liberty of the Seas cruise on October 3, 2010 where Adbacadabra, an ABBA tribute band will be performing. I have a Meet & Greet scheduled with the band after the performance. I am so excited!

They should do "mama mia" while they are at it!! Have fun!

wssage4
October 3rd, 2010, 03:23 PM
Another idea: A book themed cruise (could choose a genre such as mysteries or something historical, etc., etc.)

I love this idea and I was just thinking about this the other day. I'm reading a wonderful series called Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It would be so much fun to be on a ship with other Outlander fans and visit places from the books! :)

reginakarek
October 8th, 2010, 07:13 PM
Maltshop memories cruise 2011 is in the planning stages. Details to announced Oct. 15 2010..

The Floaties
November 2nd, 2010, 04:48 PM
I have thought that a 50's -60's cruise would be fun.

The Floaties
November 2nd, 2010, 04:51 PM
How would I find out more information about the Maltshop Memories Cruise?

Thanks,


Maltshop memories cruise 2011 is in the planning stages. Details to announced Oct. 15 2010..

The Floaties
November 2nd, 2010, 04:57 PM
Wish we had known about that one. Went on Celebrity Solstice on October 3. How was it? Any more coming up? Would love an oldies cruise.



I love Oldies music so I decided to put together Oldies Cruises. This year our cruise will be on Royal Caribbean's LIBERTY OF THE SEAS on October 3, 2010. It departs out of Miami and is a 7-Night cruise. The music acts will be Larry Chance & The Earls, Emil Stucchio & The Classics and The Mystics. I cannot wait to go.

jazzlvr
November 2nd, 2010, 10:48 PM
I just came across this thread - I love theme cruises. There are tons out there, some full ship charters and some small groups. I put together a small group (about 30) for a wellness cruise a couple of years ago. I've got space to Alaska for a wine appreciation cruise called Grapes & Glaciers for May 2011which I'm excited about.

I know of a company that does Murder Mystery cruises, as well as several that do music themed cruises - jazz, blues, oldies, etc. I haven't done the Murder Mystery cruise yet, but it's high on my list.

What a fun thread!

EJKorvette
January 27th, 2011, 06:48 PM
I am a huge Simpsons fan, and I would LOVE to do a Simpsons cruise. It would be a big group of Simpsons fans, some of the Simpsons voices (Yeardley Smith, Dan Castellaneta, etc), special Simpsons events like trivia contests, parties, and episode screenings.

Great idea, but I would rather do a Family Guy cruise (would love to pick Seth MacFarlane's brain and have Alex Borstein make Lois talk dirty to me!) or Phineas and Ferb.

EJKorvette on the boards

EJKorvette
January 27th, 2011, 06:52 PM
Titanic-era in costume, with orchestras. Bathing suits must be period appropriate! ;)


I bet you could find one that sails in April of next year!

The Gay '90s would be great also if the ship would serve period appropriate foods and drinks, have entertainment from back then, etc.

EJKorvette on the boards

EJKorvette
January 27th, 2011, 06:56 PM
And I'll probably get my ars flamed for this one but having lived through and survived the "Swinging years" (and I don't mean the Big Band era), I would love a senior "adult themed" cruise :eek:(very, very discret in public).

I won't hold my breath for the latter one.:D

Complete with key parties and leisure suits?

EJKorvette on the boards

EJKorvette
January 27th, 2011, 07:02 PM
I can think of two possibilities:

1. Radio talk show (If some better known talk show hosts could make it). I bet this kind of cruise with Rush Limbaugh would fetch top dollar and would sell out pretty quickly! If not Rush, maybe Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Jason Lewis, some local names, etc.

2. DH expressed interest in a cigar aficionado cruise. Maybe Cigar Dave and his harem could be along for this one!

That would be great! Get Cigar Dave (and Todd Schnitt) to drive over from Tampa, and Rush is here already.

EJKorvette on the boards

wineluvr
January 29th, 2011, 05:08 PM
@Texas Wine Diva: There are several winemaker & culinary cruises out there with lots of free wine events if you book into the group (most are limited to 100 people). Here's a partial list I found:

Celebrity Solstice 6/7/11: Wente Vineyards Wine Cruise hosted by Eric Wente
Celebrity Solstice 7/1/11: PerryMoore Wine Cruise hosted by Kian Travcoli
Celebrity Solstice 7/13/11: Grgich Hills Estates Wine Cruise hosted by Maryanne Wedner
Celebrity Solstice 7/25/11: Touring & Tasting Magazine Wine Cruise
Celebrity Solstice 8/6/11: Caymus Vineyards Wine Cruise hosted by Chuck Wagner
Celebrity Solstice 9/29/11: Chateau Ste Michelle Culinary Wine Cruise with John Sarich
Celebrity Silhouette 10/22/11: Food Network Cruise with Anne Burrell
Celebrity Eclipse 11/13/11: Legendary World Wine Cruise
Celebrity Eclipse 12/3/11: Justin Vineyards / Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Cruise with Justin Baldwin

The Floaties
April 7th, 2011, 10:24 AM
My two choices would be either a Christian Music Cruise or a 50's Cruise.

mtsnd1900
April 19th, 2011, 07:22 AM
The one theme cruise my friends, family and I have been looking for now for some time is a Jimmy Buffett theme cruise. Would be great to hit three ports which have Margaritavilles (Start off in New Orleans, then hit Key West, Grand Turk, and (ugg!) Jamaica - parties at the Margaritavilles along the way. Or better yet, a stop on a private island with a JB concert on the beach. If fuel allowed, hit Cozumel instead of Jamaica. No formal nights - substitute in Hawaii shirts and shorts. Any variation there of would be great - anyone see anything for 2012 or beyond?

ke123h
April 30th, 2011, 06:43 PM
I went on a few Scrapbook Cruises with Croptopia Getaways and they were WONDERFUL! We went to Bermuda and cropped while the ship was at sea... they offered projects that you worked on taught by guest instructors. In port you could take excursions and do your own thing... the best of both worlds, plus we got extra perks (cocktail party, ship credits to spend...). In October CG is going on a week cruise to the Caribbean - wish I was going on that one!!

dja31705
June 21st, 2011, 05:56 PM
Mine would be 80's music, legwarmers over jeans, scrunchies, jelly shoes, jam shorts, etc

mitchdew
June 24th, 2011, 03:21 PM
http://cruisetrek.com/

catlady922
June 24th, 2011, 04:00 PM
Star Trek or Barry Manilow!

Wayfairers
October 12th, 2011, 06:22 PM
A cruise that offered beer and wine pairing dinners most nights for the cost of the beverages.

Baggy
October 13th, 2011, 11:19 PM
it would be great fun to have a cruise that had a bunch of square dancers to share it with

flashopper
October 17th, 2011, 09:53 AM
astronomy.

Wormy53
October 17th, 2011, 04:45 PM
astronomy.

This might be fun! They would need to turn off all the lights outside and do a nightly sky viewing with instruction. If we were down below the equator it would be fun to see the different constellations.

Wayfairers
October 17th, 2011, 09:36 PM
On our Hawaii/South Pacific cruise on HAL we had an astronomer that gave lectures on the stars outside on the deck at night in the South Pacific. Really enjoyed those lectures.