The Inaugural COMIC-CON: THE CRUISE Sets Sail in 2025

Taking to the seas, Comic-Con: The Cruise, The Ultimate Fan Adventure, is getting ready to sail for the first time. On February 5-9, 2025, Guest Host Felicia Day will lead the voyage of 2000 fans, along with special guests from Tampa FL to Cozumel.
Comic-Con: The Cruise - Pop art design of a ship with a yellow orange sunset and an island and ocean waves

Taking to the seas, Comic-Con: The Cruise, The Ultimate Fan Adventure, is getting ready to sail for the first time. On February 5-9, 2025, Guest Host Felicia Day will lead the voyage of 2000 fans, along with special guests from Tampa FL to Cozumel.

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Known for their world-renowned conventions across the United States, including San Diego this new adventure seems to be all about a fan-focused environment. Instead of just seeing your favorite actors and creators on stage or in a panel, Comic-Con: The Cruise invites them to dine, party, and interact with the fans.

Comic-Con: The Cruise Has Everything Included

Setting sail on Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas, tickets begin at $990 per person. However, that includes all lodging, meals, performances, interviews, parties, and events. When you take into consideration how much people spend to travel to conventions in San Diego or New York, it’s pretty comparable. Plus, you don’t have to deal with the traffic, accidentally lodging too far, or overcrowding.

Overcrowding has become a huge issue for Comic-Con, including being a reason why people will refuse to go in the first place. Last year, it was estimated that 200,000 people showed up for New York in October. So, offering another option, one with a different vibe to the fan experience, that caps out at 2,000 sounds exciting.

Plus, if it goes well, it’s more likely we will see multiple cruises throughout the year, than just cramming more people into one. A great note to add here is the cruise is a full-ship charter meaning, there won’t be other random people sailing with you.

Packed Full of Entertainment

One of the best things about Comic-Con: The Cruise, is the more intimate experience with amazing, popular arts icons fans can expect. Currently announced for talent are Warwick Davis, George Takei, Ernie Hudson, Mary McDonnell, Michael Trucco, and Robb Pearlman; with many more looking to be announced throughout 2024.

There are a lot of questions on how exactly the convention will break down day to day. Most conventions have their panels, show floor, and meet-ups, during the day. In the evening we get sponsored after parties that could be anywhere within blocks. However, in this situation, everything is on the cruise and the ports-of-call make timing a little weird.

Day one consists of departing Tampa, Florida at 4 PM. Day 2 and Day 4 are both days completely at sea, being probably the two main convention days. Day 3, is scheduled to be in Cozumel, Mexico. That is where the first question pops up, is the convention scheduled around that day or is it a this or that choice? Lastly, you arrive back in Tampa at 6 AM.

Photo taken from the website of a man in a costume with a female loki

What we do know is between what the ship has to offer and the convention, fans will be busy making memories and having fun. Not only will there be themed nights and cosplay, but there is a selection of nightly entertainment. Check out comedy sets, game shows, musical performances, dramatic script readings, and more.

On top of that, there are also interactive events. This is another area that really piques our interest. On the website, it talks about a chance to mingle with celebrities from “yoga sessions, karaoke battles, and whiskey tastings, to blackjack showdowns and trivia for the most devoted fans.”

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Overall, everything we know so far makes The Ultimate Fan Adventure look amazing. With a recent rise of interest in cruising and such success of fan-centered cruises like The Broadway Cruise and Chris Jericho Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Cruise, this seems like this could be a hit for fans who are looking to shake up their convention experience.

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Tickets for Comic-Con: The Cruise are available now, with no-interest payment plans available. If this is something you really want to do, head over now to to lock in the lowest rates. It might be a year away, but February 5-9, 2025 will be here before you know it. Especially if you are a cosplayer.

About Comic-Con: The Cruise

San Diego Comic-Con The Cruise

When: February 5-9, 2025
Where: Tampa, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico
Pricing: See the official website for booking details
About: Join us for an extraordinary experience like no other – a voyage tailored for Comic-Con fans! The inaugural sailing of Comic-Con: The Cruise unfolds on Royal Caribbean’s luxurious Serenade of the Seas where you will immerse yourself in the world of popular arts on a 4-day adventure at sea. Rub shoulders with your favorite stars, artists, writers, and more, and experience a vibrant community of the most passionate fans across the globe.

But what do you think? Do you think an official cruise ship tour for Comic-Con is a good idea? Would you be interested in attending? Let us know your thoughts about Comic-Con: The Cruise on The Illuminerdi’s social media.

SOURCE: Comic-Con International

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