William Shatner, best known as Captain James T. Kirk is boldly preparing to go where thousands have gone before, from Florida to the Bahamas, as captain of Star Trek: The Cruise. Set to launch in January 2017, this high seas fan con will sail from Miami to Nassau to Great Stirrup Cay for six days, during which vacationers will get to rub elbows with not only Shatner, but other Trek alums, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Denise Crosby, John de Lancie, Robert Picardo and James Darren. Fans will also get to relax to the sounds of the Enterprise Blues Bands, which includes Trek actors Vaughn Armstrong (Maximilian Forrest on ‘Enterprise’) and Casey Biggs (Damar from ‘Deep Space Nine’).
Star Trek: The Cruise isn’t the first of its kind with Cruise Trek and others having been in operation for years, but it is the first sponsored by Paramount, the studio responsible for the perennial franchise and is meant to be part of Trek’s 50th anniversary (which is actually in 2016).
Being fully sanctioned by Paramount, fans should expect a top notch Trek experience, although no specific information has been released regarding actual activities other than it will be a “totally immersive” event which includes “intimate speaking engagements with leading scientists, influencers and experts.” As with any cruise, however, expect lots of parties, games and contests and I imagine Klingons in Speedos.
For more information or to book your passage, you can visit Star Trek: The Cruise. A deposit is required, starting at $150 per person for an interior cabin and going up to $400 for a suite. The full price per person ranges from $975-$7,500. (Day-um! You better get a real working phaser for that price!) Questions can also be directed to the site for convenience.
Now your only problem may be finding earplugs that fit your prosthetic Ferengi ears or explaining you aren’t a Red Shirt, you just forgot to put on sunscreen.
Will you be beaming aboard this aquatic excursion? We’re guessing George Takei won’t be!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter