When Is the ‘Golden Girls’ Cruise, and How Much Do Tickets Cost?

Thank you for being a friend, indeed. Golden Girls fans are getting the biggest gift – the chance to head out to sea on a five-night fan cruise. The Caribbean cruise will feature Golden Girls-themed activities, including bingo, a Shady Pines craft corner, cheesecake party, costume contest, and a bar crawl. So get your caftans ready – here’s what you need to know about your chance to let your inner Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, or Sophia loose on the high seas.

First, the bad news

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Betty White as Rose Nylund, Bea Arthur as Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak, and Rue McClanahan as Blanche Devereaux in an episode of Golden Girls. | Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Before you get too excited, we have some bad news. The Golden Girls at Sea cruise is already fully booked. Due to overwhelming demand, Cruise organizer Flip Phone Events is not accepting any more reservations at this time. However, you can put your name on a waiting list in case a spot opens up in the future.

The cruise sets sail in February 2020

If you are lucky enough to score a cabin on the cruise, you’ll need to clear your calendar in February 2020. The Celebrity Infinity will sail from Miami (of course) on February 24, 2020 and return on February 29, with ports of call at Key West and Cozumel.

How much do tickets for the Golden Girls cruise cost?

Tickets for the Golden Girls at Sea cruise start at just over $1,000 per person for a double occupancy oceanview cabin. An Aqua Class Deluxe Oceanview Balcony cost about $1,600, while a two-person suite range from $2,906 to $7,656. Prices are subject to change. All bookings include a free drinks package as well as admission to all Golden Girls cruise events and activities, including The Rusty Anchor Karaoke Party and the One Night in St. Olaf Dance Party. All meals and on-board amenities like fitness centers, pools, and Jacuzzis are also included.

About the ship

Golden Girls cruisers will sail on the Celebrity Infinity. The ship, which launched in 2001, can carry nearly 2,200 passengers (though not all of them will be on the themed Golden Girls cruise). There are eight restaurants on board and six bars and lounges. You can pamper yourself at an on-board spa, which offers massages, facials, and acupuncture treatments, or get a manicure or pedicure at the salon. Daily classes are held at the state-of-the-art fitness center or you can even book a personal consultation with a wellness professional to evaluate your exercise routine or diet.

How to watch Golden Girls

Before you jet off to Miami for your fun in the sun, you’ll want to catch up on Golden Girls episodes. The show aired for seven season between 1985 and 1992 and you can watch all 180 episodes for free with your Hulu subscription. The show is also available for purchase on Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, and Vudu. Episodes of Golden Girls also air regularly on the Hallmark Channel.

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