June 14, 2017
(5:30 p.m. EDT) -- Grab your comic books, a zombie apocalypse survival kit and as much undead face paint as you can cram into your carry-on. The third annual Walker Stalker Cruise is heading to the high seas, and the celebrity guest lineup features some big names, including Norman Reedus and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
The themed cruise, which celebrates all things related to popular AMC television show "The Walking Dead" and the comic book series of the same name, is set to return Jan. 26-30, 2018, offering a four-night sailing on Norwegian Pearl, roundtrip from New Orleans with a stop in Cozumel.
Reedus, who plays scruffy, crossbow-wielding motorcycle-riding Daryl Dixon in the TV series, will cruise for the third time alongside Morgan, a second-time Walker Stalker Cruise attendee who portrays Negan, an oddly endearing psychopath. (No word yet on whether Lucille, Negan's barbed wire-adorned baseball bat, will make an onboard appearance.)
Other well-known special guests are Alanna Masterson (Tara Chambler) and Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene). Producer, sometimes-director and special makeup effects supervisor Greg Nicotero and The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman have also joined the current roster, which is set to expand in the coming months.
Together, the cast and crew will host meet-and-greet sessions and Q&A panels, which will round out other zombie-themed activities throughout the voyage.
For more information and bookings, check out the Walker Stalker Cruise website.
--By Ashley Kosciolek, Editor