Twilight fans get their own cruise

A cruise ship ... at twilightHoly “New Moon,” I was joking when I referenced a cruise for “Twilight” fans in my article Heterosexual couple booked on a gay cruise sues cruise line, but thanks to the wonderful and well-informed commenters on Digg, I have learned that it’s actually a real thing (thanks, darkmagic311).

Billed as a “Convention at Sea for Twilight Fans,” the Alaska Twilight Cruise will take place on August 8-15, 2010, beginning and ending in Seattle — and they intend to make it a yearly event. The cruise will feature a Q&A and autograph session with “Twlight” actors Ashley Greene, Alex Meraz and Michael Welch (and they’re hoping to add a fourth), a costume ball, a charity auction and all the glory of Glacier Bay, Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan and Victoria, B.C. “Imagine an Alaska Cruise Adventure with a Twilight Convention at Sea … it’s the best of both worlds … for sure,” says Linda Wolf, owner and “Captain.”

The operating company, Cruises Cruises Cruises, has previously arranged Star Trek, Barbie and Beatles cruises. How’s that for versatility? Prices range from $1049 per person in a 2-bed inside room to $3299 per person in a 4-bed deluxe verandah suite, convention fee and fuel surcharges not included. Visit TwilightFansCruise.com for more information.