The Carnival cruise ship that’s been powerless and stranded in the Gulf of Mexico, AKA the SS Vacation From Hell, has finally made its way back to land. Last night, at around 10:15 p.m., passengers began to disembark the Carnival Triumph in Mobile, Alabama; the last “vacationer” exiting the ship at 1:00 a.m. Some people were seen kissing the ground after they arrived in the U.S. Others, understandably, are still reeling from the ordeal.
And, um, kind of can’t blame them. Sleeping in a tent and raw sewage running down the walls — not exactly a rejuvenating getaway. Read more…
I’ve never really had any desire to go on a cruise until I heard there would be one with HOT CHEFS ON BOARD. Bravo’s “Top Chef” has announced a five-day voyage, which will set sail in April of 2013. Best part: Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons will be hosting along with some other favorite “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters” contestants from past seasons including — I’m only mentioning the boys — Hubert Keller, Tim Love, Michael Isabella, Spike Mendelsohn, Hosea Rosenberg and Angelo Sosa (who actually kind of frightens me). No mention of the Voltagggio brothers YET. But they are besties with Mike Isabella so maybe? Guests will eat their way from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico while participating in fun activities like mock “Quickfire” challenges. Um, yes please. Tickets are on sale now for a $699 per foodie fan. I need it. [Hollywood Reporter]
John Hart and Dennis Mayer, both of Southern California, were arrested this week on the Caribbean island of Dominica after they were seen “naked, fondling each other” from the balcony of their cabin Celebrity Summit cruise ship in plain sight of people on land. Both seafaring sodomites plead guilty in court today to “indecent exposure” but claimed they weren’t committing public acts of buggery. ”They were struck by the beautiful mountains, the clean and clear fresh air and were having a few cocktails, and so threw caution to the wind,” their lawyer told the Dominican court. Cocktails? Fresh air? Beautiful mountains? Suuure they were just hangin’ out.
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It’s a big week in the world of celebrity cruises. Royal Caribbean is now offering us plebeians the chance of a lifetime: to board the Allure of the Seven Seas with none other than THE Kate Gosselin. Yes, you can now purchase your tickets to join Kate for seven nights, as the cruise travels from Ft. Lauderdale to Jamaica to Cozumel and back. On board perks include a Kate Gosselin meet and greet, a commemorative gift, a photo session and a private BBQ with Kate as the guest of honor. Whomever conceptualized this cruise is a goddamn genius. A genius, I say! I wonder if the kids are coming or if Jon is watching them that week. I guess I’ll have to book my cabin to find out. Click through for some more fabulous celebrity cruises you can take this year. You know, just in case you already have plans in August. [Buzzfeed (image also via Buzzfeed)]
Forget the Mayercraft
, the Bruise Cruise
is where it’s at! This February, you can fend off the frigid winter, rock out to rad concerts, make out with random hotties, and sail the high seas, all in one smooth move, on a Carnival cruise. Surfer Blood, Vivian Girls, Thee Oh Sees, The Black Lips, and more are all boarding the indie rock version of the Love Boat for a three-day Bahamian free-for-all. It sounds so good I got crabs just dreaming about it! Keep reading »
The only thing cougars love more than the younger men they prey upon is a cruise. Now they can have both because the first-ever Cougar Cruise has arrived! Sponsored by the Singles Travel Company and the Society of Single Professionals, the Cougar Cruise welcomes cougars and their cubs to come aboard from December 4-7. The ship will depart from San Diego, CA and head for the exotic waters of Ensenada, Mexico. Wait … the cruise is only going 70 miles? Well, whatever, the cougs won’t notice; they’ll be so distracted by the scenery on board. The boat has an even bigger mission — fighting discrimination! Keep reading »
If you are as big of an Oprah fan as I am — (I have been watching since I was 8, have written multiple letters trying to get on the show, and own the exhaustive Oprah Anniversary DVD collection. Moral of story, I heart Oprah.) — then you are also feeling bitter that you weren’t able to force yourself aboard Oprah’s debaucherous 10-day cruise with her 2,000 most valued employees and, err…gal pal…Gayle. Steadman couldn’t make it, AGAIN. No comment. While I was at home sweating in my humid apartment and taking cold showers while imagining that I was in a swimming pool, Oprah’s crew was tearing it up on the open seas. After the jump, the top 5 reasons I really missed out. Keep reading »