Theme cruises enable people to bring their
hobbies and interests on vacation with them, or maybe try something
new. Culinary slants are always popular, as are music and wellness.
But whether you're into veganism or chocolate, there truly is a
theme cruise for everyone.
Holiday at Sea" is designed to give guests "a true mind and body
overhaul" aboard the Costa Fortuna on a March 30 Caribbean cruise
from Fort Lauderdale. The health-and-wellness cruise, organized by
A Taste of Health, is in its fifth year with Costa. The cruise
features teachers and authors who hold workshops about vegan and
macrobiotic cooking, shiatsu massage, meditation, cancer prevention
and heart disease.
Lines and Jazz Cruises have partnered to offer "The Elvis Cruise,"
celebrating the music and life of Elvis Presley on a four-day
cruise from Jacksonville, Fla., on Aug. 30. Hosted by Jerry
Schilling, a friend and confidant of Presley and author of the book
"Me and a Guy Named Elvis," the cruise will include shows by
artists who performed with Elvis, tributes to his career and
activities such as Elvis-themed bingo.
Regent hosts a
photography cruise on the Seven Seas Mariner on its Aug. 22 sailing
from Vancouver to Seward, Alaska. Photographer Ken Haas, who wrote
the "Travel Photographer's Handbook," will give a series of talks
and lead workshops.
Body and Spirit" cruise from Nov. 19 to 30 will be led by Tai Chi
and yoga masters, fitness expert Debbie Rocker and a health and
prevention specialist from the Cleveland Clinic. The voyage will
focus on health and wellness with daily fitness classes and
President Reagan's national security advisor from 1983 to 1985 and
cabinet member for presidents Nixon and Ford, will speak, dine and
tour with guests on the Seabourn Spirit on a 16-day cruise from
Dubai to Singapore that departs on Nov. 20.
From Nov. 10 to 17,
current Detroit Tigers players Joel Zumaya and Curtis Granderson
will be on the Carnival Triumph for a Caribbean cruise departing
from Miami. A meet-and-greet, cocktail party and autograph session
chocolatier and founder of Fran's Chocolates, will sail on Holland
America's 12-day Black Sea and Egypt cruise on the Rotterdam. The
cruise departs Piraeus, Greece, on Sept. 18. Bigelow will lead
tasting events and hands-on cooking classes and
On a seven-day
Royal Caribbean cruise of the Mexican Riviera, participants become
part of a murder mystery that starts with a mysterious cocktail
party on Sunday night and continues with clue-gathering over the
next few days. The Vision of the Seas departs Los Angeles on Nov.
Irish music and dancing
Line doesn't typically do theme cruises, but it has put together a
few for the Norwegian Majesty's cruises to Bermuda from Boston. The
themes include two Irish Festivals at Sea in September, featuring
Irish music and entertainment.
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