Zombies and Drag Queens at Sea! The Wackiest Themed Cruises Out There

September 1, 2016

Have you ever been on a cruise and been completely let down by the lack of like-minded people aboard? On a regular cruise not many people may share your joy for everything 80’s, or ghost busting… But did you know that there are themed cruises available for those with a specific interest? Think zombies in the Bahamas, or cats in the Caribbean… There really is a theme for everyone, and you can rest assured that everyone sailing with you shares the love of your passion no matter how weird or wonderful.

Interested? Read on for our roundup of the wackiest upcoming themed cruises you simply have to hop on to!

The Rock Boat

Fans of all things rock should air guitar their way over to the rock boat. With around 2,500 fellow rockers and over 5 stages of live music all week long, the Rock Boat is more like a floating festival than a cruise. In 2017 the sailing rock fest is taking place on Norwegian Jade, the ship is set to sail from Tampa, Florida to Costa Maya in Mexico, and promises to rock the boat like you wouldn’t believe!

Take a look at more cruises available with Norwegian here!

the rock boat themed cruise

Walker Stalker Cruise

Calling all zombie hunters! Norwegian Pearl is THE ship to be on in February 2017. Why? Because The Walking Dead is setting sail! The stars from the show including: Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs and Michael Cudlitz are among those who will be sharing your ship. The cruising convention will hold panels featuring all your favourite characters and creators of the comic book and show, you never know you might learn a secret or two…

There will also be theme nights, cosplay – where you can dress as your favourite character, or even join the ranks of the undead and become a walker for the night! You won’t need to worry about tainted meat on this cruise though, there’s a 24-hour buffet!

The walking dead themed cruise

Groove Cruise

If you love to party and dance all night, then you should grab a ticket to the world’s largest floating dance festival. Party for 4 days straight at the constant beach and pool parties aboard the super fun ship Carnival Victory. In the past world renowned DJ’s such as DeadMau5 and Fedde LeGrand have played sets on the cruise, so you never know your favourite DJ may make an appearance!

The experience is said to rival top dance festivals, and you even get to cruise to incredible destinations like Grand Turk or Cabo! Spring break eat your heart out…

the groove cruise themed cruise

Drag Stars at Sea

Think glitter, glamour, show stopping outfits and stiletto heels with points sharp enough to cut steel. It could only be Drag Stars at Sea! For one week Royal Caribbean will be lending Adventure of the Seas to the sensational world of Drag, and there’s a special treat in store for fans of Rupaul’s Drag Race, as contestants from the American reality show including: Alaska 5000, Katya and loads more will be cruising too! Better yet, the queens will be hosting makeup classes so you can learn how to do your makeup as extravagantly fabulous as the stars in the show.

The parties on board will definitely be ones to remember, meet your favourite queens at a cocktail party meet and greet, or grab your ice skates and get down at the White Ice Party! We think it sounds fabulous!

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Drag stars at sea themed cruise

Ghost Hunters Cruise

Are you ready to step through the veil and onto a cruise filled with the paranormal? Put your ghost busting skills to the test on the Ghost Hunters cruise on Norwegian Pearl. The 7-day long cruise will feature lead investigator Barry Fitzgerald, and other fans of the paranormal, to teach you all about what it takes to become a ghost hunter.

On the adventure you’ll get to visit some of the most haunted locations of all time with paranormal investigation excursions on shore, just like the ones you see in the show! As part of your package you’ll even get to participate in workshops and training to prepare you for your creepy encounters… We aint afraid of no ghost… *gulps*

Ghost hunter themed cruise

Meow Meow Cruise

Crazy cat ladies, behold The Meow Meow Cruise! The 4-night trip on Carnival Victory to the Caribbean is the ultimate holiday for those who can’t get enough of their furry four legged companions. The activities on board include: meet and greets, mixers, group dining, trivia and scavenger hunts, so it’s really easy to mingle and meet like-minded cat lovers!

Unfortunately, kitties are not permitted on board, but for an extra fee the cruise organisers will get you a t-shirt with your cat on the front. AMEOWsing stuff!

meow meow cat themed cruise

The Gothic Cruise

It’s time to don your dark clothes and sharpen your eyeliner pencils guys, because it’s the annual Gothic and Masquerade ball cruise! Founded in 1989 the cruise has grown in popularity over the years and is now filled with more fans of the mysterious than ever!

On board you’ll be treated to live music, vampire costumes, parties and so much more! You can rest assured that all your fellow passengers are lovers of all things dark and slightly spooky. We have a feeling that the dress code will be strictly black tie.

Gothic themed cruise

Passport to Discovery Cruise

Are you after your 5 minutes of fame? Or looking to get a career in the spotlight? If yes, then the Passport to Discovery cruise is where you need to be! If you’re a model, actor, singer or dancer looking to get scouted, then look no further than the cruise aboard this Carnival ship. On a daily basis you’ll compete in front of judges who are talent and industry pros, for a chance to get scouted and bag yourself a deal!

If you’re just looking to brush up on your skills there are also workshops and classes available from: agents, managers, casting directors, producers, photographers, etc. So you can get the upper hand and learn the top industry secrets to further your career. We can already hear Hollywood calling!

Passport to discovery themed cruise

Strictly Come Dancing

Put on your dancing shoes and hop aboard this P&O ship for a dancing cruise like no other, because it’s strictly on a cruise! Fancy classes taught by professional dancers? Competitions where you get to perform in front of a celebrity panel? Then this is the cruise for you. Don’t worry if you’re too chicken to cha-cha, you don’t have to perform, you can just sit on the side-lines and watch the pros do their thing!

There will even be Q&A sessions from stars of Strictly Come Dancing, so you can get the hottest tips from the professionals. Don’t forget your sparkly gowns that twinkle beneath that iconic disco ball!

Think a Strictly Come Dancing cruise is for you? Click here and find out more!

Strictly come dancing themed cruises

80’s Cruise

Whack out your shoulder pads and permed wigs, because this is THE 80’s cruise. Top artists from the decade including: Cheap Trick, Belinda Carlisle, Colin Hay and many more of your favourite artists from the 80s perform on the main stage every night! The ship is much more similar to a festival, as after dinner all the lounges open up to feature more stages and artists! So there is literally a new artist around every corner.

It wouldn’t be an 80’s theme without parties now would it? Pool parties, karaoke and trivia are among the entertainment you can enjoy. Our favourite bit? The 80’s pop icon night where you come dressed as your favourite 80’s star!

80s themed cruises

So there’s our roundup of the best themed cruises coming your way soon! Is there any you like the look of? Have you ever been on a themed cruise? Let us know in the comments!