Have We Got a Cruise for You!

Themed cruises run the gamut of interests—if you have a special interest, you can be sure there’s a cruise to match it. A few examples pop to mind immediately.

Weight Watchers—surprise—offers dedicated theme cruises, with sailings to the Caribbean, healthy meals with SmartPoints values, on-board activities such as cooking demonstrations, fitness classes and meetings, and special guest appearances. You will even learn how to tame the buffet (portion control, portion control).

For the Fans

For families and hard-core fans of the Force and Marvel Universe, Disney Cruise Line is once again offering two popular themed-cruise programs for 2018 and 2019: Star Wars Day at Sea (Disney Fantasy) and Marvel Day at Sea (Disney Magic). These daylong celebrations take place aboard select cruises sailing to the Caribbean and Bahamas, and feature character sightings (Darth Vader, Wookiees and Stormtroopers; as well as Spider-Man, Iron Man and Captain America, among others), meet-and-greet opportunities with villains and super-heroes, entertainment and a host of movie-related family activities. Don’t forget to pack your costumes!

If you can hum the theme songs from Turner Broadcasting’s animated cartoons, the global media giant and Singapore-based Oceanic Group have a cruise for you. The two companies recently joined forces to launch Cartoon Network Wave, a fully branded ship that focuses its entire on-board experience on Turner’s popular characters and shows.

You will embark on “Tooniverse” adventures, hang out with popular stars from Adventure Time, Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls and We Bare Bears, enjoy nightly shows and parties, and much more. Debuting in late 2018, this 2,000-passenger ship (check out the Tooniverse-inspired exterior) will be home-ported in Singapore and cruise to 13 Asia Pacific destinations, among them Thailand, China, Taiwan, Australia and Japan. Incentive idea for your affiliates?

Read more about exciting cruise meetings options in Carolyn’s story, “Cruise News You Can Use: Top 10 Trends to Consider When Planning a Meeting at Sea,” in the upcoming April issue of Smart Meetings.

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