If you were a fan of the American sitcom, The Golden Girls, you might want to get on board a five-night cruise themed around the popular NBC series. The Golden Girls Fan Cruise departs from Miami in February 2020, visiting Key West and Cozumel on the Celebrity Infinity ship, and it looks like it will be a dream trip for those who loved the funny programme about four feisty older women sharing a home in Miami.
The Golden Girls aired on NBC for seven seasons from 1985 to 1992, and starred Betty White as Rose, and the late actresses Bea Arthur as Dorothy, Rue McClanahan as Blanche and Estelle Getty as Sophia. The cruise will encompass some of its most familiar elements, such as a cheesecake party, Dorothy's bingo, a karaoke party, bar crawl and craft corner. There will also be a costume party, a dance party and Golden Girls-themed stage shows and drag queens. In addition, guests will enjoy Celebrity’s regular entertainment programme, which includes Broadway-style theatre, circus shows, comedy, magic, dance and live music.
Cruise organiser Chad Kampe of Flip Phone Events has been running Golden Girls-themed bar crawls in Minneapolis and he spoke to Good Morning America about why he decided to run the cruise. "The Golden Girls [trip] was inspired by my two favourite things, Golden Girls and cruising," he said. "It seemed like a perfect fit, as the Golden Girls lived in Miami and you could see them all jumping aboard a cruise boat. There is the one episode where they go to a tropical island and it's a complete disaster."
Golden Girls at Sea: A Golden Girls Fan Cruise runs from 24 to 29 February, 2020, and further information is available here.