Niche Cruises Set Sail

Specialty vacations offer chance to indulge motorbike, fashion and au naturale fantasies
By Paul Stinson,  Newser User
Posted Jan 31, 2009 2:12 AM CST
Niche Cruises Set Sail
The Carnival Cruises ship Splendor arrives in Dover, England. Carnival hosts a variety of specialty cruises catering to sci-fi and clothing-optional fans alike.    (Carnival Cruise Lines)

Increasingly popular niche cruises offer seafarers a chance to indulge in all manner of hobbies, fantasies and obsessions on the high seas, reports Travel and Leisure: For instance:

  • Star Trek/Buffy the Vampire Slayer: This week-long cruise offers fan conventions complete with autograph-signing celebs, star-studded karaoke and a chance to dine with a cast member and intermingle where no one has intermingled before.

  • Hogs on the High Seas: Go biker casual for this week-long, tequila-fueled floating trade show. Calling at Mexican ports, the cruise includes special “biker activities” including Sexy Señorita and Topless Hombre contests. You might even win a bike.
  • Cruising Naked: Grab your sunblock and little else for a clothing-optional week between Tampa and Cozumel. Visit the pool, casino and disco in your birthday suit—just bring along some shorts for the steak house.
To cruise the rest of the list, click the link below.
(More Star Trek stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.