If you're looking for a way to connect with like-minded people who share your passions, then themed cruising is just what you need. Whether you're into music, TV & movies, sports, crafting, literature, or any other hobby you can think of, there's probably a themed cruise out there for you. Popular cruise lines like Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Princess, Cunard, Viking, Azamara, and many more offer an amazing selection of themed cruises. In this blog post, we're going to dive into the world of themed cruises and share some of the best ones you can take in 2023 and 2024.
Music Themed Cruises
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The world of music-themed cruises is filled with endless itineraries, offered by a variety of cruise lines. No matter your preferred genre or decade, there's a music-themed cruise itinerary that will have you singing and dancing along. Norwegian Cruise Line, for instance, is celebrating their 20th annual Groove Cruise this year, along with The Rock Boat XXII. And if you're a fan of musical theater, Norwegian has you covered with The Broadway Cruise! But that's not all—Holland America is set to host The Country Music Cruise, while Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean will treat you to a series of cruises featuring different decades of music. With such a diverse array of music cruises available, it's safe to say that there's something for everyone.
Movie & TV-Themed Cruises
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If you're obsessed with your favorite shows and films, you're in luck because themed cruises inspired by them are out there! While they may not be as common as music-themed cruises, major cruise lines like Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Disney offer some exciting options. This year, Celebrity Cruises has the Golden Fans at Sea itinerary for all of the Golden Girls fans, and Royal Caribbean is hosting Star Trek the Cruise for the Trekkies. While Disney Cruise Line isn't exclusively focused on TV and movies, it's practically a themed cruise in and of itself. On select sailings, you can experience special Marvel and Pixar nights, bringing your favorite superhero and animated characters to life on the high seas. In the past, there have been some great TV and movie-themed cruises including Game of Thrones, Schitt's Creek, The Walking Dead, and even Downton Abbey, with itineraries spanning the globe. Although TV & Movie themed cruises may not be as prevalent as their musical counterparts, they are just as fun! If you’re interested in these kinds of themed cruises, it’s worth keeping an eye out for new sailings in the upcoming years.
Sports Themed Cruises
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Maybe you’re more into sports and wanted to take a vacation centered around playing or watching some of your favorite games. Cruise lines like Norwegian and Azamara have crafted some incredible itineraries that cater to sports lovers! Norwegian is bringing the excitement of wrestling to the high seas with Chris Jericho's Rock 'N' Wrestling Rager at Sea, a must-attend event for all wrestling fans. Meanwhile, Azamara has partnered with Perry Golf to offer an array of captivating golfing itineraries around the world. But that's not all – Azamara also has a thrilling itinerary that docks right where the Grand Prix takes place, allowing passengers to catch the action right from the port. So, if you're seeking an unforgettable fusion of sports and vacation, sports-themed cruising is a great option.
Other Kinds of Themed Cruises
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There are countless themed cruises that aren’t listed in this blog post and are hard to categorize under one specific topic. So you can think of this category as miscellaneous-themed cruises that cater to different hobbies and interests. Princess sets sail with intriguing options like the Culinary Stars Themed Cruise, where foodies can indulge their taste buds. Plus, Say Yes to the Dress's Randy Fenoli will be hosting a Bridal Fashion theme cruise, complete with wedding dress fittings for those ready to say "I do." Cunard takes literature lovers on a voyage with their Literature Festival at Sea, while Viking offers multiple Chateaux, Rivers & Wine cruises for wine enthusiasts. AmaWaterways is offering several different knitting itineraries, including their Christmas Markets Knitting Cruise on the Rhine, perfect for crafters looking for a cozy holiday getaway! There are so many different themed cruises available, it’s the perfect way to meet people who also love to do the same thing as you.
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