Nickelodeon cruise with Sponge Bob and Dora to set sail

If you’re a bit tired of the monopoly Disney has on family cruises, perk up — Nickelodeon has joined the industry with its own themed cruise. The media company rented a ship from Royal Caribbean (the Freedom of the seas, the largest in the industry), which it will sail to Mexico, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and a private beach in Haiti. Currently, only one trip is scheduled, though the company remains open to more sailings if tickets go quickly.

Nickelodeon is following in Disney’s mouseprints in more than just Caribbean cruising; its first theme park will open at the Mall of America in March, and after that it will break ground for the first of 20 planned Nickelodeon resorts.