Whilst a lot of themed cruised are short, private charters catering for niche audiences such as Star Trek fans, or fans of particular music generes, there are also many different themed options available for the average cruise fan. If you have a particular passion, it’s definitely worth investigating to see if you can combine the two. We’ve picked some of our favourites to give you some inspiration.
If you love nothing more than wrapping up warm and wandering around stalls with the smell of gingerbread and mulled wine filling the air, then you absolutely need to do a Christmas markets cruise. Both Ocean and River cruising offer some great options, river cruises allowing you to stop at the many markets along the Rhine & Danube, whilst the ocean liners offer markets along Northern Europe in places like Brugge and Copehagen. Both are wonderfully magical and won’t fail to get you in the Christmas spirit.
Strictly Come Dancing
Autumn has arrived and for many of us, that means cosying up on a Saturday night in front of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. If you’re a fan of strictly and want to learn to Rumba in Rome or Foxtrot in Florence, then P&O Cruises have you covered, with a selection of Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises which feature dancers and judges from the show, all ready to put you through your paces whilst on board. Don’t forget to pack your sequins!
If you know a child under the age of 10, chances are they are utterly obsessed with the Disney classic Frozen. Norway inspired the fictional town of Arendelle, and if you take a trip to the Norwegian Fjords on the Disney Magic, you’ll have the chance to visit a replica storybook village and also meet the characters from the film on board. A Disney cruise is a theme in itself anyway, so if you’re a Disney fan it’s an absolute must.
Holland America partnered with BBC Earth to provide immersive interactive experiences on their cruises, which include music experiences along to footage from popular BBC Earth documentaries. On certain sailings though, they are even more intensive with special guest speakers, such as camera crew, or specialists who worked on the various breathtaking TV shows.
Fashion Week At Sea
Cunard, who offer iconic transatlantic sailings between the UK and New York, offer a themed cruise celebrating all things fashion. Fly to New York and spend time on 5th Avenue and Madison shopping to your hearts content, before joining the Queen Mary for it’s Transatlantic Fashion Week. With on board guests such as models, designers, writers and photographers, fashion fans will be in their element.
Have you been on a themed cruise? Tell us all about it in the comments 🙂