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You can experience Comic Con at sea on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in 2025

20 Jul 2023

For the first time ever, you can combine the Comic-Con experience with a cruise vacation onboard Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas. 

Comicon is coming to Royal Caribbean

San Diego Comic Convention, the parent company of the international comic convention, and Entertainment Cruise Productions, who have previously worked on other cruise ship experiences like Star Trek: The Cruise, are working together to launch a full-ship charter Comic-Con convention at sea. 

Comic-Con: The Cruise will take place February 5-9, 2025 and sail from Tampa, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico. 

This is a one-of-a-kind experience, as the talent will be sailing, dining, and partying amongst passengers. Fans will be able to attend various panels and Q&A sessions, tabletop and video game competitions, karaoke, trivia, cosplay parties, and more.


There will be a different theme each night, with multiple different parties and events offered to cater to everyone. You can expect dance parties with DJs, concerts, shows, and more. 

Currently, staterooms start at $990 per person for an interior cabin based on double occupancy. A Royal Suite costs as much as $5,620 per person. 

If you are traveling solo, pricing starts at $1,240. This does not include an extra $200 that will be applied to cover port fees, taxes, and gratuities. 

Some cabins are able to accommodate three or four guests. They will not be subject to paying the same fare as the first two passengers. The rate for 3rd and 4th guest(s) in an interior room is $600, ocean view $740 for three and $1,000 for four, balcony $900, and $1,200 for suites.

The price includes all performances, parties, and events presented on the cruise. There will be some special Artist Hosted Events that require you to sign up and possibly pay an extra fee. 

Note that since this is a full-ship charter, standard Crown and Anchor benefits are not able to be redeemed. Points for each night sailed will still be earned, though.


In order to cruise, guests must be 18 years of age or older on embarkation day. Anyone who is between the ages of 13 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years of age in the same or connecting cabin. No passengers 12 and under will be allowed onboard. 

What is the ship like?


Serenade of the Seas is a Radiance Class ship that was originally launched in August 2003. She measures 90,090 gross registered tons and had a capacity of 2,476 guests. 

Onboard, you will find eight dining options to choose from, including the complimentary two-level Reflections Main Dining Room, Park Café, and Windjammer buffet. 

Serenade of the Seas dining room

Additionally, there are five are specialty venues that have an additional cost: Chops Grille, Giovanni's Table, Izumi, Chef's Table, and Café Latte-tudes. 

Guests will also be able to enjoy the ten different bars and lounges. 

Prior to Comic-Con: The Cruise, Serenade of the Seas will be going on Royal Caribbean's first-ever world cruise. Beginning in December 2023, the voyage will last 274 nights and visit more than 150 destinations in 65 countries. 

Second Zumba Cruise planned onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship

27 Jul 2016

Following the success of the first ever Zumba® cruise, the dance-fitness group is organizing another group cruise aboard a Royal Caribbean ship.

The next Zumba® Cruise is planned for a 5-night sailing of Navigator of the Seas from Miami on April 23, 2017.

"We were thrilled with the incredible response we got from the success of the 2016 Zumba® cruise. There's no better way to enjoy the dance and fitness activities of Zumba® than combined with the Royal Caribbean experience, with features such as the ice-skating rinks, rock-climbing walls, delectable dining and world-class entertainment," said Vicki Freed, Senior Vice President, Sales and Trade Support and Service. "We're excited to host Zumba® once again, and now on Navigator of the Seas."

The exclusive event will feature Zumba® activities and experiences on the ship. These events include:

  • Daily Zumba®-themed classes
  • Master Zumba classes taught by Zumba® creator Beto Perez and more than 50 additional celebrity Zumba instructors
  • 20 live music concerts

Those interested in more details can visit

Elvis fans can cruise "with the King" on Royal Caribbean

18 Jun 2016

For fans of Elvis Presley, there are a couple of Royal Caribbean cruises for you!

Mahwey Productions is offering themed cruises entitled, "Cruising with the King", where guests can have a "full King experience" on select Royal Caribbean ships. It is a tribute to Elvis' career, from the nostaligic 1950's to his '68 Comeback Special, Hawaii, Las Vegas and beyond.

Events include tribute performances, a Meet-and-Greet, photo ops, Q & A with the tribute artists, a gospel tribute — and more!

There are two cruises planned

  • 81 years of The King - A Tribute
    • Freedom of the Seas 7-night cruise: November 5, 2016
  • 13th annual memories of The King 82nd Birthday Cruise
    • Freedom of the Seas 6-night cruise: February 26, 2017

Cruising with the King entertainment fee is $99 per guest. Certain restrictions apply. When booking reference option code MZK8. 

Mariner of the Seas to host first dance camp at sea

15 Dec 2015

Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas will host a world-first dance theme cruise, featuring regional dance veteran Aleena Tan as well as world and regional renowned coaches such as Burn The Floor’s Luka Fanni from Italy, Peter Townsend and Belman Salihovic from Australia, Sunny Low, Derrick Torre and Feliz Ferlino from Singapore and Uapan Sdnivongs from Thailandi.

This special event will take place on a 4-night cruise from February 29 to March 4, 2016 from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) and Langkawi is expected to attract dance enthusiasts from across the region, who will enjoy the exclusive tutelage under these world class class veterans, all brought together on this cruise.

Workshops onboard will offer guests ballroom and Latin dancing, Banchatango, New Vogue and Rock ‘n’ Roll classes, and include demonstrations from the coaches. 

In addition, the event will offer previews and dance shows on Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive, Waltz, Tango, Slow Foxtrot and Quickstep, along the ship’s 136m-long Royal Promenade and in the 1,300-seater theater. Performers will include Professional Champions from Russia, Mikhail Eremeeve and Olesya Eremeeva.

Aleena Tan has previously organized four dance theme cruises with Royal Caribbean in Asia with the most recent one as “Dancesport All Champions”, the world’s first showdance competition at sea in January 2015. On her choice of Royal Caribbean again for her latest dance theme cruise, she said, “We always want to do something different and unique for every one of these dance cruises, which is very much like the innovative feel of Royal Caribbean ships. Plus, I’ve always been attracted to Mariner of the Seas’ classy ambiance, beautiful venues and excellent service, which has been a most befitting choice for all my past events, like for the upcoming one.” 

Elvis fan cruises planned aboard Royal Caribbean

21 Jan 2015

For fans of Elvis Presley, there's a couple of Royal Caribbean cruises for you!

Mahwey Productions is offering themed cruises entitled, "Cruising with the King", where guests can have a "full King experience" on select Royal Caribbean ships.

Events include a Welcome Aboard Tribute concert, tribute performances, "Sing Like the King" karaoke, Elvis trivia and Elvis sightings onboard the ship.

There are three cruises planned

  • Brilliance of the Seas 5-night cruise on February 9, 2015
  • Navigator of the Seas 7-night cruise on October 18, 2015
  • Navigator of the Seas 8-night cruise on January 9, 2016

More details about the group cruise can be found at the group website.

Tattoo fan cruise announced on Royal Caribbean ship

07 Oct 2014

Rebel Ink magazine has announced a tattoo-themed cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas.

The magazine for all things tattoos is inviting fans of the art to join them on April 16, 2015 for a four-night cruise out of Fort Lauderale with special events just for those who join in.

The "Ink or Swim Tattoo cruise" will feature special events such as

  •  Flash art tattoo Fridays
  • Tattoo pin up contest
  • Tattoo competitions

Also attending the cruise witll be celebrity tattoo artists such as Tatu Baby, Amy Nicoletto, Chris Torres, Sarah Miller,Mark Longnecker and more.

More information is online at the Ink or Swim website.

Royal Caribbean partnering with Make-A-Wish to offer Quantum of the Seas cruise to benefit foundation

09 Sep 2014

Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Make-A-Wish New Jersey are teaming up to offer a special two-night pre-inaugural cruise on Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, Quantum of the Seas, that will benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation.

The special Quantum of the Seas cruise sails November 14-16, 2014 and all proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Make-A-Wish New Jersey.

Those interested in going on this cruise can find booking information online here.

Please call Danielle Nalbone, Director of Special Events at Make-A-Wish NJ with any additional questions at 609-371-9474 or [email protected].

Online dating sites plan singles dating cruise on Royal Caribbean

15 Jul 2014

Dating sites and are planning a special Halloween cruise aboard Royal Caribbean for those looking to meet someone special.

Those that book through or will have access to special events and a private message board to meet fellow single passengers on their trip.

The first cruise for singles is a Halloween cruise on Allure of the Seas that leaves on October 26 and takes an Eastern Caribbean itinerary.  The cruise will feature a costume contest, Halloween-themed events and mixers and other activities, including a singles dinner and speed dating. 

For more information, visit

Credit to USA Today for alerting us to this event.

Group planning Hobbit themed cruise on Royal Caribbean ships

20 Mar 2014

If you're a fan of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, then there's a Royal Caribbean cruise for you.  

Trilo3y Voyages is planning group cruises aboard Royal Caribbean ships to create, "Tolkien Cruise Event of a Lifetime".

Photo by Cosmoviex Events & Lab

The Liberty of the Seas sailing on December 6-11, 2014 will include special events such as 

    Tolkien Talk Panel with Experts & Scholars
  • Ask the Actors Panel with Cast Members
  • Tolkien-inspired Movie Marathon
  • Middle-earth Masquerade Ball
  • Opening Night Black Tie Gala
  • Middle-earth Marketplace

The group cruises promise a lot of Hobbit geekery, "There is the opening night black tie gala…pointed ears optional. Hang by the pool the next day as we search for the winner of our Hairy Hobbit Feet Competition…then don your outfit for the ultimate cosplay competition at our middle-earth masquerade Ball..pointed ears required!!! During the cruise come browse our middle-earth marketplace….a visual walk through Middle-earth as you check out 4000 square feet of art, gaming, literature and memorabilia based on the myriad works of Professor Tolkien."

The group also has plans for group cruises on Royal Caribbean ships in 2015 to Bermuda, Paris & Brussels and Australia.

Alice Cooper to headline Rock Legends cruise on Royal Caribbean ship

23 Dec 2013

The third annual Legends of Rock cruise is planned aboard Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas for February 19 – 23, 2015 and headlining the event is Alice Cooper.

Cooper joins a list of other confirmed rock stars that will appear on the ship for shows and events, including 

  • the Doobie Brothers
  • Blue Oyster Cult
  • Uriah Heep
  • .38 Special
  • the Edgar Winter Band
  • the Marshall Tucker Band
  •  Eddie Money
  • Dickey Betts
  • and more

The cruise will feature performances on four different on-board venues.

Rock Legends Cruise III is a private event sponsored by the Native American Heritage Assosciation.

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