Movie buffs unite! Well, sort of. Comes word that not only will Turner Classic Movies be hosting its second theme cruise in early 2013, but horror flick devotees will soon have a chance to get the inside deets on the cult-classic “SAW” films. Of course, we know that it’s possible to love films from both genres, but we can only imagine that the two sailings will attract very different cruisers.
The “SAW” voyage — which sails roundtrip from New York on a five-night cruise to Saint John, New Brunswick, and Halifax, Nova Scotia, aboard Carnival Glory this August — is all about fun. It’ll feature a special appearance by the film’s now iconic (and totally creepy) “Puppet”; the main events include a dance party with actors from the films, a tattoo contest and, of course, private screenings of all seven gore-filled “SAW” movies.
Trading in gore for glamour, TCM’s five-nighter aboard Celebrity Constellation — which sails roundtrip from Miami to Grand Cayman and Cozumel on January 21, 2013 — will feature classic-film screenings, theme nights and decidedly more sedate panel discussions. The full line-up of special guests hasn’t been announced yet, but TCM hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz will both be onboard. (On 2011’s cruise, guests included Academy Award winners Ernest Borgnine and Eva Marie Saint and actress Tippi Hedren).
Both cruises will include question-and-answer sessions and autograph signings.
While most of Cruise Critic’s editorial team would probably prefer to hop onboard and party with the “SAW” fanatics (yes, an inordinate number of us are horror movie nerds), we’re betting that lots of Cruise Critic readers would be keen on getting their classic film fix. You tell us: Which movie cruise would you rather sail on?
For more information on both of these sailings check out our TV & Film Cruises page.
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