Vampires have long been a topic of interest for fantasy lovers across the globe. Recently, the vampire genre has jumped in popularity as a result of some of the newer-age projects like Twilight, True Blood and Vampire Diaries, but legends, books, films and TV shows have been made on the theme in almost every generation.
Next summer, hundreds of vampire enthusiast will indulge their fantasies on the “Vamps at Sea” cruise, which will sail Alaska’s legendary Inside Passage, providing activities including glacier tours and late-night costume balls. Scheduled for late June of 2012, the cruise will sail at a time of almost constant daylight in the far north.
“They’ve got curtains and they can block everything out- so it can be as dark as we want it,” explained Linda Wolf, the cruise organizer and president of Los Angeles’s Cruises Cruises Cruises Inc.
A Popular Idea
Cruises which focus on a specific interest are common. Bird lovers, whale watchers, runners and book worms can all find cruises to suite their taste…. But Buckwheat Donahue, executive director of the convention and visitors bureau in Skagway said the Vamps at Sea cruise is one of a kind. Skagway is a historic gold rush town that is almost always put on the Vamps at Sea Itinerary.
“This is going to be fun,” he said. “I can’t imagine what people are going to be dressed like coming off the boat.”
Some of the cruise activities include a late-night costume ball, a scavenger hunt, a vampire talent show, as well as vampire-genre author visits.