Today, cruising is so much more than a transatlantic crossing or a jaunt around the Greek Islands. It continues to evolve and change every year as cruise ships push the boundaries of luxury and joyful escapism.

The women who cruise have changed too! Many women travelling solo are looking for unique and wonderful experience that match their personal passions. It is always a bonus if they are in the presence of like-minded people.  A solo traveller may want to be alone in their hideaway stateroom, but perhaps, when they are ready, they enjoy the excitement of new places and innovative on board activities.  Themed cruises to the rescue!

Whether you love soul music, rock or jazz, Star Trek, fashion, poker, cooking or well being, there is a themed cruise to suit you!

The Greatest Jazz Festival at Sea

Since 2001, the Jazz Cruise has operated in perfect harmony with thousands of jazz aficionados. In 2019 their cruise (which is almost sold out) will feature 100 jazz musicians presented festival-style over 7 days. The ship chosen for the Jazz Cruise is the Celebrity Infinity. It departs from Ft. Lauderdale heading for the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Haiti.

In addition to the music the Celebrity Infinity is a luxury ship with lots of great dining choices, Canyon Ranch spa and amazing lounges and bars! My advice is to start planning for 2020 if you are interested!

Ante Up Poker Cruise

If you have grown tired of gambling in Las Vegas, you may want to take your passion for poker to the high seas! The Ante Up Poker Cruise in February 2019, offers tournaments for all levels of players and offer all kinds of tournaments at sea. There are even free poker classes for the beginner! They sail on the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas from Cartagena, Colon, Porto Quetzal, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.

Holistic Holiday at Sea XVI

If you are a interested in healthy eating, you might be interested in the Holistic Holiday at Sea. Trained chefs in vegan, macrobiotic and gluten free recipes will take care of you. It’s an 11-day cruise that sets sail in March 2019. The cruise also offers cooking classes by well-known chefs are offered throughout the cruise. The ship of choice is the MSC Divina.  It departs Miami and drops anchor at Ocho Rios, Oranjestad, Cartagena, Colon, Costa Maya and Cozumel.

Star Trek: The Cruise III

Live long and prosper on the Star Trek Cruise!  The ship leaves Miami and features guest experts who know everything there is to know about Star Trek history and Trekkies can wear their fabulous costumes and  embrace their alter egos for a week of cruising fun. The itinerary includes Grand Cayman Island and Jamaica.

The Star Trek cruise is held on the Norwegian Jade and hosts various ‘theme’ nights like Risa’s Festival of the Moon Party. It always amazes me how long and deep the Star Trek franchise has lasted. This cruise is testament to how its lifestyle and message resonates with people from around the world!

Grand Prix & Cannes Voyage

The Grand Prix and Cannes Voyage is a unique themed cruise for film buffs and race car lovers. It’s first stop is the Cannes Film Festival, and then at the Monte- Carlo Grand Prix. Departing from Rome in May 2019 the Azamara Journey stops at Sorrento, Portoferraio, Cannes, Corsica, Monaco and Barcelona.

Cooking at Sea Cruise

This Cooking at Sea Cruise is scheduled for June 2019 and Celebrity Chefs Francine Roberts Bryson and Erik Holdo will host a Latin-inspired cooking cruise. The food onboard will of course be magnificent, but the highlight of the experience is a stop in Cuba. Here participants can enjoy Cuban cuisine and culture and experience its many unique offerings. The ship is the Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Sea leaving Ft Lauderdale and stopping at Key West and Havana.

Soul Train Cruise

The Soul Train Cruise is for those people who love to dance and celebrate life, fuelled by funky soul music and beautiful sea vistas. You don’t have to be an expert dancer since the focus on this cruise is definitely pure and simple fun!  The Soul Train dancers will guide you through the moves as you enjoy nightly parties with soul musical legends performing. There are theme nights and celebrations and chances to meet the celebrities performing onboard.

The ship chosen for this themed cruise is Holland America, Nieuw Amsterdam. It departs from Fort Lauderdale and cruises to Puerta Plata, San Juan and Half Moon Cay Artists this year include George Clinton, Morris Day, The Time and Smokey Robinson.

There are many other music cruises including the Blue Note at Sea, The Country Music Cruise, The Outlaw Country Cruise 4, The 80s Cruise and The Rock Boat XIX. Finally, if you want to relive your hippy days, you might want to consider the Flower Power Cruise.

As I said, there is a themed cruise for everyone!

Have you ever sailed on a Themed Cruise? Which one did you choose and where did you go? Let’s start a conversation! 

 

 

 

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