Eighties Throwback Band, Electric Avenue
Joining dozens who Came OUT TO PRACTICE ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC ZOMBIE SCENES OF ALL TIME - MICHAEL JACKSON'S THRILLER.
3. Making Some Amazing New Friends
Nothing brings people together like a zombie apocalypse at sea. Ain't no party like a zombie party cause a zombie party don't stop!
For example, we entered Sparky's Bar in Port Lucaya as a couple. Thirty minutes later, we walked away as a lively group of amazing new friends from DC, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Mexico ready to tackle some fried conch and the impending zombie invasion.
Soon after, we led our small gang of Walker Stalker cruisers on a short trek to one of our favorite spots in Freeport for Caribbean seafood.
Our new friends had never visited Grand Bahama Island before. we were happy to share our recommendation for one of our favorite spots in Freeport - Billy Joe's Restaurant on the Beach
4. GIVING IN TO THE URGE TO TRANSFORM INTO ZOMBIES
After an awesome day at port, we headed back to the ship and went straight to the zombie make up area with hopes of quickly transforming into the undead for that night's theme party. With makeup artists from The Walking Dead on board, this was a once in a lifetime experience.
Some of us had booked appointments earlier while some of us had not. For the latter, it took four hours before we were transformed into the undead.
Although it was well worth it, we learned a valuable lesson - if you can make an appointment, do it!
TREK TIP: FOR POPULAR EVENTS ADVERTISED AS 'WALK-INS WELCOME' OR 'NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED', ALWAYS TAKE THE OPTION OF BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT ANYWAY. IN THE END, IT MAY SAVE YOU HOURS.
5. Meeting Favorite Cast Members from the Show
From celebrity panels, to bingo, to concerts, this cruise provided several opportunities to interact with celebrities from The Walking Dead.
But for many of the Walker Stalker cruisers, getting a chance to take a photo with a star from the show was the biggest highlight of the cruise. Of course, photo ops like those came at a cost.
Fortunately, we lucked out on impromptu photos with two of our favorite cast members.
our Final Opinion of themE cruising
We have to admit, there is something special about theme cruising! After all, it's not just cruising. It's cruising with people who love doing what you love doing while en route to a dream destination.
For us, this meant spending three nights at sea aboard a fun-filled cruise ship with fans of our favorite TV show and with countless opportunities to indulge in zombie adoration right along with them. When we lounged on the sun deck with cocktails in hand, they engaged us in fun stories about the show and its cast. When we returned from our shore excursion and needed a zombie makeover, they waited in line with us for four hours. When we had a hankering for zombie movies at 2 am, they were there with popcorn. And, when we 'got it in' at karaoke, they cheered us on. Even Chad L. Coleman was there!
Walking Dead fans are a loyal, diverse, free-spirited and ridiculously fun bunch of people. We had a blast aboard this theme cruise with them!