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Vampire Themed Cruises To Alaskan Coast

The Vamps at Sea cruise is slated for the summer of 2012 and it promises to be a celebratory time that always wavers around near daybreak. Hundreds of enthusiasts are expected to sail along the renowned Inside Passage, where an array of colorful marine and wildlife that includes: hump back whales, orcas, black bears, porpoises sea lions, sea otters and eagles flourish.

Those attending the Vamps at Sea Cruise may find other activities, such as a late-night costume ball even more satisfying than the colorful fish and fauna and breathtaking landscape. The cruise has been deliberately scheduled for late June because that is a time of near-constant daylight in the far north.

Organizing cruise groups along the lines of special interests is nothing new, but the Vamps At Sea Cruise certainly is. In the words of Buckwheat Donohue (I know. Can you believe it?), executive director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau in Skagway, which is an historic gold rush town:

“This is going to be fun… Themed cruises and organized cruise groups are becoming increasingly popular. I can’t imagine what people are going to be dressed like coming off the boat.”

Slated to sail on the Zuiderdam, of the Holland-America Line, the cruise will make all the standard stops at Juneau, Glacier Bay and Ketchikan. But unlike other tours, this one will also offer besides the costume ball, a scavenger hunt and a vampire talent show. For literary buffs, vampire-genre authors are also scheduled to speak, including a descendant of the ultimate Dracula author, Bram Stoker.

Want to cruise along?

Cover your neck, whatever you do!

 

 

 

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