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The zombies will set sail Friday aboard Walking Dead cruise

This Friday, thousands of fans of the zombie comic and TV show The Walking Dead will set sail to the Bahamas as part of a theme cruise.

A Walking Dead cruise will launch this week.
A Walking Dead cruise will launch this week. Image by Pedro Travassos / CC BY 2.0

The cruise takes off on 15 January from Miami, Florida and will cruise to Nassau, Bahamas, returning on 18 January.

Guests on the cruise will be able to see actors from the TV show in photo ops, question and answer panels, as well as taking part in theme nights, costume contests and more.

Danai Guirira, a Walking Dead actor pictured here at Comic-Con, will make an appearance on the cruise.
Danai Guirira, a Walking Dead actor pictured here at Comic-Con, will make an appearance on the cruise. Image by khdc / CC BY 2.0

On the cruise will be actors Danai Gurira, who plays the katana-wielding Michonne, and Norman Reedus, whose weapon of choice is a crossbow. Clearly, the idea has been popular with many dedicated fans, as tickets have been sold out for some time.

Normas Reedus, a Walking Dead actor pictured here at Comic-Con, will make an appearance on the cruise.
Normas Reedus, a Walking Dead actor pictured here at Comic-Con, will make an appearance on the cruise. Image by Gage Skidmore / CC BY-SA 2.0

The comic book has been running since 2003 and the TV show is in its sixth-season.

Many cruises have been launched to appeal to the dedicated fans of TV and movies. A Disney cruise created a Star Wars-themed Jedi Training Academy aboard its ship, and a Star Trek-themed cruise allowed fans to indulge their inner Trekkie.

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