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That’s a Cruise Theme?

When you think of a cruise, what images come to your mind? Shakespeare, antiques, Rock and Roll, Harleys, and literature? I didn’t think so! Chances are, if these words weren’t on the tip of your tongue you’re not alone.

The fact is, however, there are entire cruises built around these themes and many more. If you like the idea of a vacation at sea and have a interest or hobby that you are quite passionate about, these voyages could be an ideal combination!

Epicurean cruises are among the most prevelent themed cruises, with a wide variety of niche cruises within this category.

  • Norwegian Cruise Lines coffee cruise tours the coffee growing countries of Latin America
  • Regent Seven Seas’ Chocolate Cruise offers cooking demonstrations, wine and chocolate pairings and seminars on the history and benefits of chocolate.
  • On Uniworld’s Epicuran Adventure Cruise guests experience wine tasting and pairing along with cooking demonstrations, all with a backdrop of cities such as Basel, Viena, Amsterdam, Paris and Bucharest.
  • Silversea’s Culinary Art Voyages feature top chefs from Relias and Chateux

Always searching for the next whodunnit best seller? Then a Murder Mystery Cruise might be right up your alley. These cruises are based around a (fake) murder mystery and involve both the crew in the passengers in the search to find the clues and solve the mystery. Royal Caribbean’s Whodunnit Cruise routes include Eastern Caribbean and from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas.

Bikers like to cruise, too! Hogs on the High Seas Harley Cruisesshows off the Caribbean’s tougher side. Dinner dress is “biker casual” and leather is suggested for formal dinners.

Still not unique enough? Then try the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Star Trek” cruise, dedicated to fans of these two dedicated show, featuring celebrity guests.

Other niche cruises include:

  • Baseball Greats Cruise (MSC Cruises)
  • Antiques
  • Golf
  • Literary Cruises (such as Royal Caribbean’s “Book It” Cruise to Bermuda
  • Music Cruises – from Jazz to Rock n Roll to Oldies and virtually everything in between
  • Clothing optional cruises – other than shore excursions, the main dining room and the high end steak house, these vacationers can bare it all!

Whatever your special interest, it’s likely that there’s a cruise for that. If there’s not, you may be able to create one. Cruise ships frequently allow groups to offer seminars, workshops and meetings aboard the ship.

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