Weird themed cruises

 
 
 
  • So, you've always considered cruising a bit of a boring holiday option? Well, maybe you just haven't found the right cruise for you! Check out these whacky themed holidays on the high seas from around the globe. (Shutterstock)
  • Shoes only: As the name suggests, you need not pack much more than a few pairs of slops, maybe some strappy stilettos and a pair of slippers. Clothes are optional during this Caribbean cruise and the itinerary is packed with nude beaches, erotic parties and superb 5-star dining. (Shutterstock)
  • Ship of Fear with Alice Cooper: What better way to celebrate Halloween than to be trapped on a horrifying cruise with nowhere to run? Running between October 28 and November 3 this year, the Ship of Fear will offer passengers a wide range of Hollywood horror movies, live performances by Alice Cooper.
  • Line dancers at sea: Talk about dancing at sea and sexy salsa and fiery tango immediately pop to mind. But frumpy old line dancing? Not so much. Nonetheless Princess Cruise Line will be hosting a 15-day Line Dancing extravaganza in April this year between San Francisco and Hawaii. (Shutterstock)
  • Zumba cruise: Bored of the usual fitness fads - running, cycling, yoga and pilates? Well, then you haven't tried the Latin dance-inspired Zumba. Hit it with a bang by joining a 7-day Zumba cruise. You will also get to relax and do some Caribbean exploration. (Shutterstock)
  • Cougar cruises: Going by the name of Wildlife Weekend, Elite Travel Group gives women 30+ the opportunity to kick back and enjoy being pampered by a mostly (young) male crew. The itinerary kicks off with a "meat" and greet and also includes a Caribbean "prowl" party. (Shutterstock)
  • Elvis cruise: Well, of course there's an Elvis cruise. There's an Elvis everything else, so why not a cruise? Dates haven't been set for the 2013 cruise just yet, but keep a close eye on the website for more details. (Shutterstock)

  • Historic homes & gardens: It seems strange for a water-based holiday to align itself so directly to Terra Firma, but hey, Travel Dynamics offers a 10-day cruise down the Mississippi to appreciate the lushness of the Southern gardens in April. (Shutterstock)
  • MacMania: Well, everyone knows Apple fans are a breed apart, none more than themselves. And now they even have their own cruise where a seminar will cover everything from OS X to social media. This year the cruise will take place on the Rhone river in France.
  • Mark Twain tribute cruise: Drifting along the Mississippi from St. Paul to St. Louis, this cruise celebrates the life and times of Samuel Clemens, better known as author Mark Twain. Discover the Mississippi River that served as inspiration to Mark Twain, complete with a Mark Twain impersonator. (Shut
  • Murder mystery: If you have a penchant for Agatha Christie, this is for you. The four night 1920s themed cruise departs from Southampton heads to Bruge and Amsterdam. During this time you'll have ample time to practice your sleuthing. (Shutterstock)
  • Quilt and Cruise to Alaska: Some cruise companies seek to satisfy the more homely souls out there with crafting trips. One of the most popular is a 10 day roundtrip from San Francisco to Alaska where quilting is the main game. (Shutterstock)
  • Trekkies at sea: Get your Klingon on with the annual Star Trek themed cruise. Each year Celebs from Star Trek series and movies will be on board to sign autographs, have dinner and moderate as fans watch old re-runs. (Shutterstock)
  • Vamps at sea: Grab your sunglasses and bring your garlic, as the annual Vamps at sea cruise commences. The creepy cruise will head from Seattle to Alaska and back again. The itinerary includes late night disco parties, a film festival, photo shoot and sparkling vampire ball. (Shutterstock)