If you were a fan of the Golden Girls during the 1980s – 90s, this might be the cruise for you. On February 4, 2020, the Golden Girls at Sea themed cruise departs from Miami (where Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia lived) on a five-night cruise. The cruise takes place aboard the Celebrity Infinity, and port visits include a day in Key West and Cozumel.
The Golden Girls hit TV show ran from 1985 to 1992 and for over two decades, has gained quite a loyal following. In case you need a refresher before the cruise, the series revolved around four best friends: Dorothy, Dorothy’s mom Sophia, Rose and Blanche. Each had their own unique personality.
Remembering the Golden Girls
Dorothy was sarcastic with a really dry sense of humor. Her mother, handbag-carrying Sophia, was a wise-cracker and avid complainer. Rose was the ditzy and naive farm girl from St. Olaf, Minnesota. Last but not least was Blanche. With her Louisiana drawl and her bar-fly tendencies, she provided the bad girl contrast to Rose’s innocence. Reruns can be seen on TVLand and other stations.
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If you’re interested in going on the Golden Girls cruise, you can expect some wild and crazy events. According to event organizer, Flip Phone Events, fans activities include:
- Caftan sail away party, complete with Golden Girls’ favorite dessert, cheesecake
- A musical Golden Girls celebration with The Golden Gays NYC
- Golden Girls Forever panel discussion with Jim Colucci (Author of Golden Girls Forever) and Stan Zimmerman (writer of Golden Girls)
- Blanche’s Rusty Anchor Karaoke party
- Golden Girls trivia
- Shady Pines Craft Corner – Rose’s former retirement home
- Key West Golden Girls Bar Crawl
- Costume contest and talent show
- One Night in St. Olaf Dance Party with a game of Ugel and Flugel
- Dorothy’s Bingo
The cost for the cruise begins at about $1,000 per person, based on double occupancy. You must book your cruise through Flip Phone Events in order to participate in the fan events and activities.
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