FIFTY YEARS OF STAR TREK William Shatner to headline Star Trek cruise
Posted on 08/14/2015
The first official Star Trek cruise is set to sail a six-night trip aboard the Norwegian Pearl out of PortMiami from Jan. 9-16, 2017. Capt. Kirk himself, William Shatner, is slated to host the event alongside several actors from the various TV series in the Star Trek franchise.
"When I was told that this was the first authorized Star Trek cruise and part of the 50th anniversary celebration, I just knew that my participation would be something that our fans would enjoy," said Shatner on the cruise website. "It should be a lot of fun."
Other Star Trek actors planning to sail include Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis and Denise Crosby from "The Next Generation," Robert Picardo from "Voyager," James Darren from "Deep Space Nine" and John de Lancie, who played character Q across all three of those series. Also on board will be the Enterprise Blues Band made up of actors who have appeared in Star Trek TV series.
On-board activities will include costumed events such as Holo Nights, paying deference to the the Holo Deck from "The Next Generation," Q’s Masquerade Ball, Risa’s Festival Of The Moon Party and Starfleet’s Intergalactic Gala. The on-deck movie screen will be playing Star Trek films as well.
Boardgame fans will be able to try their hands at Star Trek chess and checkers as well as life-size versions of Catan and Risk. Of course there will be Trivial Pursuit and trivia contests as well. On Great Stirrup Cay, cruisers can participate in a Star Trek scavenger hunt.
Also during the sailing will be pool parties, artist clinics, Q&A seminars, interviews, hosted cocktail parties, celebrity guest game shows like Family Feud and a celebrity blackjack and poker tournament.
Some of the ship's bars will be transformed into Quark’s Bar, Ten Forward Bar and the 602 Club.
Cabins start at $975 per person, based on double occupancy, for an inside stateroom and run all the way up to $7,500 per person for the Garden Villa on board the Jewel-class ship built in 2006.
Organized by Entertainment Cruise Productions, the cruise is offered for 2,200 guests and will make stops in Cozumel, Mexico as well as Nassau and Norwegian Cruise Line's private Bahamian island Great Stirrup Cay. Although there have been Star Trek-themed cruises in the past, this is the first cruise to be licensed by CBS Consumer Products, which owns the distribution rights to the franchise. The original series first aired in 1966 for three seasons and has spawned five more TV series as well as 11 films with a 12th in the works.