5 Themed Cruises You Didn’t Know Existed
By DeAnna Taylor
Hopping on a cruise is a great way to get more bang for your buck when it comes to travel. In addition to the big name cruise lines, there are also companies that host themed cruises to various destinations.
From The Walking Dead to Star Trek, here’s a list of some themed cruises you probably didn’t know existed.
Are you a Walking Dead fan? If so, you can cruise with some of your favorite actors from the show. In addition to celebrity appearances, guests can take part in Q&A sessions, Walking Dead themed contests, and live music. The fourth sailing of this cruise is happening February 21-25. It will depart from Tampa, Florida and dock in Nassau, Bahamas.
Calling all Trekkies. That’s right; there is a cruise just for you! You have plenty of time to get your best costumes together for this sailing as the next one takes place March 1-8, 2020. The cruise will depart from Miami and will hit Punta Cana, San Juan, St. Thomas, and Grand Bahama Island. Guests will be able to chat it up with dozens of their favorite stars from over the years, including Mr. William Shatner himself.
If you enjoy placing your bets on the poker table, this is a cruise designed just for you. The Ante Up Poker cruises offer multiple tournaments, a full casino, free poker classes, and more. There are multiple sailings between April and October of this year. Each trip leaves from a different port and heads to various locations. In addition to all things poker, guests can also expect all of the other amenities that come with a regular cruise while onboard.
For those interested in holistic medicine or are vegan, there is a cruise dedicated to your lifestyle. Guests can enjoy chef-prepared vegan meals during the sailing. Yoga, cooking classes, meditation sessions, and even panels led by the plant-based industries best leaders are all included. The next sailing is March 3-14 out of Miami, Florida. The ship will make stops in Jamaica, Aruba, Colombia, Mexico, and Panama.
Yes, you read that correctly. There is a cruise where clothing is optional. According to the website, clothing is required at dinner and of course, when you dock at most ports. However, there are options for nude beaches along the way. If you are truly a “free” spirit, then you will definitely enjoy this unique cruise. A few sailings are heading out this year. However, there is the 30th nude cruise anniversary sailing in 2020. It’s called “The Big Nude Boat” and will sail February 23-March 1 2020.
DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel writer. The Charlotte native recently completed one year abroad working as an English teacher in South Korea. Her hobbies include fitness, traveling to new countries, and trying new foods.