You’ve been a Star Trek fan for years – or perhaps just a short time.
You’ve done the conventions. You’ve attended the actors’ talks and heard their stories about life on- and off-set of the various Trek series and films. You’ve collected the autographs. Maybe you’ve even had a chance to speak to the actors and shake hands.
What else might a fan do?
Take a Trek-themed cruise!
In addition to the Q & A sessions, dealers’ room, and other activities available only to those booking the Trek cruise, these “floating conventions” give fans a chance for a little more personal interaction with the actors and behind-the-scenes folk such as make-up artists and special effects wizards. The actors who attend are happy to meet the fans and hang out with them.
I’ve been on a dozen Trek cruises, beginning in 1989. The Bahamas. Jamaica. Tahiti. Alaska. Bermuda. Down the coast of California, Mexico, Central America, and through the Panama Canal. Around the Mediterranean Sea.
On Oct. 19, 2010, Cruise Trek – a major organizer of Trek-themed cruises – will sail from Genoa, Italy, for a 9-night voyage around the western half of the Mediterranean, calling in at ports in Spain, Morocco, and Portugal.
Celebrity guests will be announced closer to sailing, but joining Trek fans for a cruise to Bermuda in May 2009 were actors Dominic Keating, Robin Curtis, Vaughn Armstrong, J.G. Hertzler, special effects artist Ron Moore, script coordinator Lolita Fatjo, and Star Trek expert Richard Arnold.
More information about the Mediterranean cruise, plus booking and registration forms, can be found on the Cruise Trek website. Articles on past Cruise Trek cruises will give an idea what Cruise Trek is all about.