The Alaska Twilight Cruise and Convention at Sea was scheduled to set sail in 2009, but was later postponed due to the economy. Now the week-long oceanic trip, departing from Seattle, has been rescheduled for August 8-15, 2010, but will the experience be cool or corny?
The cruise (not pictured) isn't affiliated with Summit Entertainment, but fans of the Twilight series will be able to meet stars from the films. However, don't expect Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner or Kristen Stewart. Instead, the cruise will host Alex Meraz (Paul in Twilight), Michael Welch (Mike Newton in New Moon) and Jodelle Ferland (Bree in Eclipse).
Cruisers will get to have a Q&A session and photo shoot with the actors, and get to take part in a Twilight-themed costume ball. While you're playing vampire trivia and entering on-board contests, the ship will navigate around Alaska, hitting Glacier Bay, Sitka, Ketchikan, and even Victoria, British Columbia. Like most cruises, there will be plenty of off-boat things to do, including river rafting, helicopter rides to the glacier fields, horse-back riding, kayaking, whale watching, and more.
But the experience will cost you. According to its website, prices start at $1300 per person (including taxes and the $150 registration fee), but that's only if two people are booked for the same room. Super fans can add a 3-night pre-cruise tour of Forks and Seattle, which starts at $499 per person. If Twi-fans go all in for the whole 10-day trip, it would cost $1800, at the very least.
So is the cruise worth it? It might be cool to hang out with Jodelle -- by then, Eclipse will have opened in theaters and Stephenie Meyer's new novella will have been out for two months, so fans can ask the actress for her perspective on Bree. But would you spend that much money to meet three actors from the film series and hang out with other Twi-hards for 7-10 days? You tell us.