“Star Trek” is boldly going where the 50-year-franchise has never gone before: the Pacific Ocean.
From January 9 to 15, 2017, Star Trek: The Cruise will sail from Miami to Cozumel, to Nassau and the private island of Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas. Tickets for what looks to be a ridiculously over-the-top event start at $995 a pop.
While a trip between Florida and the Bahamas might not seem so extravagant or otherworldly to some of the 2,200 fans who will be fortunate enough to come aboard, this six-day excursion that boasts a number of “immersive experiences” for Trekkies. These include a takeover of the private island, a specially designed ship featuring authentic replicas from the original “Star Trek” series (such as the infamous Quarks Bar), and performances by William Shatner, Marina Sirtis and Jonathan Frakes — in conjunction with a Star Trek Family Feud, a Star Trek-themed masquerade ball, and of course, a Starfleet Intergalactic Gala.
Has there even been so absurd and geeky an expedition? The cruise will also host a series of events featuring experts exploring the impact of “Star Trek” on social issues, technology and scientific development, as fans clamor to live out their fantasies aboard this fanboy (and conceivably fangirl) paradise.