The cruise industry really believes the old saying, “A lid for every pot.” They’ve even applied it to their cruise themes. Are you into knitting? There’s a cruise for that. Major Beatles fan? There’s a cruise for that too.
From the wildly ridiculous, to cult favorites, to the “how did they come up with that?!” cruises, below are our top picks for wackiest theme cruises ever.
1. MARK TWAIN TRIBUTE CRUISE
If you graduated high school, Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Adventures of Tom Sawyer were among your required reading. For those readers that became so engrossed in the stories, you have the chance to cruise down the Mississippi yourself, stopping in Twain’s hometown of Hannibal, Missouri and seeing all the places that he chose as the settings for his books.
2. KATE GOSSELIN FAN CRUISE
Kate Gosselin starred with her large brood (sextuplets plus twins) on the TLC network’s Jon & Kate Plus 8, which became Kate Plus 8 after she and Jon divorced. It went off the air last September, but there are still die-hard fans of the reality show and they can meet Kate on a week-long cruise with a Q&A session and special dining events.
3. PENGUIN CRUISE
Penguin lovers, rejoice. There’s a cruise out there for you as well, where you can get up close and personal with the tuxedo colored birds in their natural habitat by cruising the far east of Antarctica. Antartica Cruises offers an 11-day expedition taking you to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Some may find the locations temperate to be frigid, but the experience makes it well worth the chill. Be sure to pack your bulkiest parka, snow boots, and warm gloves!
4. ELVIS CRUISE
It seems there is nothing that can’t involve Elvis long after his death, and the chance to meet like-minded fans and co-stars from his old movies on an Elvis-themed cruise is one of them! Get your groove on with Elvis tribute singers who will be rocking this annual-held cruise with non-stop tunes. Royal Carribean offers an eastern Carribean Elvis cruise that travels to Labadee, Haiti and Falmouth, Jamaica.
5. STAR TREK CRUISE
Trekkies come from all over the world to attend Star Trek conventions and events, and this annual cruise is no different. It offers old episode viewings followed by a Q&A with Star Trek actors, plus autograph signings, and a chance to mingle with your favorite stars from the legendary show. These cruises travel to places like exotic Hawaii and scenic Alaska. Live long and prosper!
6. NUDE CRUISE
If you like to let it all hang out and think wearing clothes are stifling, this eye-opening cruise is for you. Travel companies that specialize in scheduling nude cruises are Bare Necessities Tour & Travel, Castaway Travel, and FantaSEAFest. Tiko Tiko Nude Cruise sails through the Caribbean Hideways and is a popular nude cruise vacation. Just be sure to pack your sunscreen!
7. BIKER CRUISE
Sick of coasting the highways on your Harley? Take a cruise vacation where you pack your biker gear and leave your hog at home. You won’t feel out of place on the ship’s formal nights, where leather is the attire of choice. You can talk shop with other biker buddies and visit places your motorcycle would never be able to take you. In other words, you’ll be in Hog Heaven. The High Seas Rally is offering their 10th Anniversary Western Carribean Bikers cruise October 28-November 4, 2012.