best themed cruises

5 of the Best Themed Cruises

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Are you looking for a cruise with a twist? Then this article has you covered. Read on to discover five amazing themed cruises. We’re confident there’s something here for every type of traveler. Whether you wish it was the 1980s, love Star Trek or fancy a family holiday with Mickey Mouse - there’s a cruise here for you.

1. The 80s Cruise

Hosted yearly onboard the Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas ship, the Ultimate 80s Party is perfect for those wanting to relive their youth or try something new. Expect luxury rooms, an onboard casino, a state-of-the-art pool deck and live music concerts you won’t want to miss.

There are nine different bars to choose from, ten food venues, a mini golf course, an escape room and a rock climbing wall.

In 2024, this cruising adventure will include over 50 live performances from 80s icons including Soft Cell, Ray Parker Jr. and Sheena Easton. There is also a range of additional activities onboard, including karaoke, aerobics and 80s movie screenings.

Departing from Port Canaveral, you’ll visit the stunning Southern Caribbean destinations of Aruba and Curaçao. Prices start from as little as US$2,230.

If you like the sound of this 80s cruise, you’ll love TUI’s Electric Sunsets summer travel cruise. It’s one of the best summer cruises around and combines the decades of the 80s and 90s into one not-to-miss journey.

2. The Country Music Cruise

If you’re a fan of country music, this is the best cruise travel option for you. Setting sail from Fort Lauderdale in Florida, you’ll visit Grand Turk in Turks and Caicos, Key West in Florida and Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas across a seven-night adventure.

2,000 country music fans will depart alongside you and so there are plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded people as you dance, sing and foot-tap your way across the sea. Each year, this event hosts some of the genre’s brightest stars. In 2024, fans can expect Clint Black, Tracy Lawrence, Neal McCoy and many more.

When you’re not enjoying the live music onboard, why not attend a Q&A session, panel discussion, karaoke event or line-dancing activity?

The ship itself features 11 passenger decks which include fancy dining establishments, lounges with panoramic views of the ocean, a fitness center, a spa, a salon and a pool.

3. Star Trek: The Cruise

Captain Kirk once said that “sometimes a feeling is all we humans have to go on”. But he hadn’t been on Royal Caribbean’s Star Trek-themed cruise. Following the same itinerary as its 80s counterpart, this adventure begins at Port Canaveral before docking at Curaçao and Aruba.

Aboard the Mariner of the Seas, you can expect luxury and comfort at every level. There are a variety of cabins available, ranging from royal suites with a king-size bed to interior cabins with a private bath. In the main dining room, you’ll meet other Trekkers as you dine on high-quality food and sample fine wines. There’s also a hot dog truck, Jamie’s Italian restaurant, Starbucks and Ben & Jerry’s.

Throughout the 2024 journey, you’ll be joined by people from the Star Trek universe, including Sonequa Martin-Green from Star Trek Discovery, Walter Koenig from the 1979 movie and over a dozen more.

4. The Broadway Cruise

Let the curtain rise on an amazing cruise theme. The Broadway Cruise in 2024 will depart Miami and head to Montego Bay in Jamaica and Grand Cayman.

In Montego Bay, you’ll enjoy a day relaxing on golden beaches, browsing the local shops and eating the very best culinary treats Jamaica has to offer. In Grand Cayman, you’ll witness shipwrecks, marine sealife and vibrant coral environments.

The ship, Norwegian Pearl, contains a theater, pool, lounge, bar and atrium alongside a steakhouse, Asian eatery, cafe, Italian restaurant, sushi bar, Starbucks, casino, spa, bowling alley, jogging track and internet cafe.

Throughout your journey, you’ll be invited to attend performances from your favorite musicals starring genuine Broadway stars.

5. Disney Very Merrytime Cruises

Combine the magic of Disney with the wonder of Christmas and immerse yourself in this trip that’s fun for the whole family. You’ll dine and play games alongside popular Disney characters dressed in their Christmas attire. Meet Mickey, Minnie and the gang. If you’ve been good this year, Santa Claus might even make an appearance.

Onboard, you’ll find clubs, sports facilities, eateries and a theater. Plus, there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy throughout your journey.

Disney’s Very Merrytime Adventure is one of the best cruises available for families with young children or for adults who, like Peter Pan, refuse to grow up.