Types of Themed Cruises

Themed Cruises for Kids and Adults

On the journey to booking your dream cruise vacation, you’ve probably already considered where you want to go and what you’re interested in seeing. Maybe you’ve also figured out how long you’d like to be at sea and where you’d like to end up at the end of your cruise, but you still have a few more options. Themed cruises are another exciting and adventurous way to bring a different kind of entertainment and focus to your cruise vacation. Specialty cruises come in the form of television show themes, music themed cruises, lifestyle (such as fitness or dancing for example), faith based, couples cruises, family and even sports fan themed cruises. While some cruise packages welcome families and vacationers of all ages, some themed cruises are adults only, so it’s important to review all of the options to find the best fit for what you are looking for.

Themed Cruises – What are Your Options?

If you’re looking for a little more excitement than a normal destination cruise can bring, themed cruises may be of interest to you. Sometimes relaxing in the spa, all you can eat dining, and beautiful beaches aren’t quite enough to keep you interested; that’s ok! You can bring a little more pizzaz to your vacation by considering options that cater to your interests, or the interests of your whole family. We’ll go over a few of the more popular options below.

Family and Kid Themed Cruises

Sightseeing, island adventures and even character themed cruises are high on the list if you’re booking for your whole family, especially if your family includes members under 18. The Galapagos, Andes and Amazon River Cruise and Walking Tour gets you up close and personal with local guides through the Galapagos Islands and into the Amazon. Part walking tour and part river cruise, with packages like this one you’ll experience local culture, wildlife and breathtaking views.


Disney Cruises always come to mind when booking for the whole family, with loads of fun for the younger generations and all the perks for the adults, too. They’ve got plenty of entertainment for the kids, with character experiences and themed events and parties to keep them inspired and engaged. When looking into which family themed cruises are best for you, take into consideration the activities and amenities you’re most interested in having on board the ship. Pools, added onboard family activities and children’s programs while you’re at sea, teen programs, child and infant care, port destinations and itineraries are all important when determining what your ideal family cruise vacation will entail.

Adult Themed Cruises

We already covered romantic and Valentine’s Day themed cruises, but if you’re interested in more adult themed cruises,  you might want to consider a vacation that includes interests that appeal to a more grownup taste. Music themed cruises are one of the more popular type of adult themed cruises, bringing your great taste for music to an awesome cruise vacation. From country, rock, punk, and pop, music themed cruises generally book a variety of bands and put on live entertainment and sets throughout the duration of the trip. Docking in ports depending on destination or itinerary and partying by the pool while enjoying your favorite band performing live might be the perfect way to spend your time at sea.


Luxury ships are often deemed adult themed cruises; more expensive, with more activities and perks geared towards adults. While children may be allowed, you probably won’t find many onboard. Regardless of what kind of cruise vacation you book, kid-free or adults only spaces are usually available when you set sail. Adult only dining and entertainment are options made available to travelers to ensure they can get a little space away from the youngsters.


Hopefully by now, you’ve decided where you’d like to travel and the nature and overall theme of your vacation onboard a cruise ship. If you’ve got all the basic details lined out, we want to make sure you’re prepared for your latest adventure at sea. Make sure you’ve got the appropriate ID and documents with you depending on your cruise itinerary, and check back next week for our blog Cruise 101: Tips and Tricks to get the Most from Your Cruise Vacation!

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