The advertising media is a major source of information and influences the masses in their decisions for vacations and holidays. The current favorite in the United States is advertisements about certain celebrities holidaying aboard a certain cruise, and others are invited to join the same cruise. These celebrity cruises are the current rage, but many wonder whether the expense involved is justified.
Celebrity cruises are different from Celebrity Cruise Lines. Celebrity cruises are run by many cruise line companies and each attracts tourists by also having in their guest list, many television and theatre artists, musicians, movie stars and singers. Their fans and admirers, thrilled at the prospect of sharing a holiday with their idols, instantly sign up for such cruises.
The question foremost in the minds of all those who sign up for the cruise, is whether it is worth all the expense involved. The answer depends on a series of factors like the purpose of the cruise, which could be promotional or for charity or just a fun filled holiday on a luxury liner.
All the celebrities on board are paid for their appearance, and they in turn, use such cruises to promote their forthcoming films, music albums and plays. Time spent with them could bring out little known facts about the event in question and also about the actors. Ardent fans wait for such nuggets of information.
Celebrity cruises are often used as a means for promoting a particular charity. Celebrities like actors and singers are known to be associated with some such charitable organizations, and like to participate in cruises for the sake of footage their charity would
get. Others become part of the cruise for the sake of the charity and also use it as an opportunity to meet their favorite actors. Charities, in turn, gain prominence and more people contribute towards their cause.
Before finally paying for a celebrity cruise which one may be joining simply to be with the celebrities, it might just be a good idea to find out how much time the celebrity would be spending on board, as it is quite possible that he/she may appear only for a brief period and not the entire duration of the cruise. In such a case, it might be a waste of time and money.
Celebrity cruises advertise and create a lot of hype for fans, giving them the idea that the celebrities would be around all the time with their fans. This may actually not be true, as a lot of events and activities are planned beforehand. It is preferable to get the itinerary so that one knows for sure where, when and for how long one can meet the celebrities.
Another piece of information needed would be the size of the guest list, i.e., the number of people signing up for the celebrity cruise. The larger the crowd, the lesser the probability of spending much time with the celebrity, and that would reveal whether the expense involved is justified. A small cruise with a limited number of people would certainly make sense, but a larger one might turn out to be a wasted effort.
Finally, the cost of the celebrity cruise, which is positively higher than a regular cruise, has to be weighed against the benefits received. It must make sense in terms of relaxation and enjoyment besides meeting and spending time with celebrities. Only then will it be a great holiday.