If you’ve been a fan of cruising for any length of time, you’ve probably stumbled across the celebrity-themed cruise. This is a cruise where the sailing is organized around the presence of a celebrity as a special guest star. You might be wondering what makes these cruises special. In a word, access.
A Quick Overview
A celebrity-themed cruise generally features a star from music, television, or the movies. Passengers on these ships can look forward to unique programming and perhaps a small promotional gift or two. The trip also features unique events, additional special guests, and themed activities. Let’s take a look at the recently announced Runaway to Paradise festival at sea featuring Jon Bon Jovi as an example.
Runaway to Paradise with Jon Bon Jovi, Coming in 2019
Passengers can book one of two cruises as part of the Runaway to Paradise festival at sea on Norwegian. Sail April 12-15, 2019 from Miami to the Bahamas, or August 26-30 from Barcelona to Majorca. You and roughly 2,000 of Jon Bon Jovi’s biggest fans get a unique music experience as he performs a concert on the main pool deck. In addition, there’s a more intimate acoustic/Q and A session with Jon Bon Jovi.
Passengers will also have the opportunity to browse the musician’s personal memorabilia in a special onboard gallery exhibit, and shop for one-of-a-kind concert souvenirs. Everyone who books on this themed cruise gets an autographed lithograph to commemorate the Runaway to Paradise festival. Those who book one of the first 400 staterooms also get the opportunity to have a photo (along with their cabin-mates) with Jon Bon Jovi himself. There are an additional 50 photo spots that will be given away to all other staterooms by lottery.
In addition to performances by Jon Bon Jovi, passengers can enjoy more musical performances from other artists throughout their cruise. Additional acts are expected to be announced as it gets closer to set-sail dates.
Which Cabin will Jon Bon Jovi Be In? And Answers to Other Important Questions
Alas, anyone planning on camping out in front of Jon Bon Jovi’s cabin will be disappointed. He won’t be sailing on the cruise with passengers, rather he will traveling to and from the ship from the nearest port for his performances. Some other important details from the event’s FAQ: no weddings will be conducted aboard these sailings, the dress code will be relaxed, and passengers can also book shore excursions in both the Bahamas and Majorca during their time in port. For hard-core fans who book a room on both cruises, a limited edition zip hoodie is yours.
A celebrity-themed cruise is a great chance to get together with a few of your closest fellow fans and immerse yourself in the fandom experience. The Jon Bon Jovi Runaway to Paradise festival is just one example. By doing a quick Internet search for celebrity-themed cruise, you’re sure to find one that’s the perfect match for your interests.