7 crazy theme cruises from Barbies to Harleys
By Aimee Heckel
A cruise ship vacation can be so much more than just a big boat floating across the ocean. It can be a costume party, a concert or an educational immersion.
If there is a hobby or interest — from art to poker to golf — chances are, there’s a theme cruise for it.
Here are seven of the most unusual cruise themes out there:
1. The ETA Motorcycle Cruise. Bring your own bike on the cruise. When you land on islands throughout the Caribbean and Bermuda, take your bike for a ride through the new territory. Offered through Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises. These cruises are selling out, so get more information or reserve a spot here.
2. Voyage of the Vikings — with fellow knitters. Knit while your sail, stopping in places along the way to buy yarn and fiber. This unique cruise sells out every year. Offered through Holland America. Learn more about this knitting cruise here.
Note: There’s also a liberal cruise, if that’s the direction you slant.
4. The Barbie Premium Experience cruise. The Royal Caribbean brings Barbie to life on this “dream cruise,” with fashion shows, a pink room, a “Tiara and Teacups” party, fashion workshops dancing and a movie.
5. A psychic “spirit” cruise. This week-long cruise includes group sessions, lectures and workshops, where travelers can learn how to “identify core psychic strengths,” how to “clear psychic blockages,” how to connect with your “spirit helpers” and more. Offered on Princess Cruises.
6. The Steampunk Cruise. For seven days, this Royal Caribbean “fair vessel” is filled with steampunk music, writers, artists and fans. Dress in your favorite Victorian garb as you cruise through the Bahamas. Events include a ball, workshops and performances.
7. A nude cruise. This vacation, organized by Bare Necessities Tour and Travel, is clothing optional. Enjoy workshops, speakers, meditation, tango, tantra, massage, talent shows — yes, all totally naked.
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