Yes, the Coronavirus Delta variant is posing a challenge. That’s true. Aside from the Coronavirus drama, there is so much to look forward to. The cruise industry is on a record pace in its restart. More then 60% of ships across the industry are back in service, making dream vacations come true. There is simply no better way to get away from the unrest which the Coronavirus has unleashed upon the world. Not long from now, the dreaded Coronavirus will be a thing of the past. Looking to the positive, there’s much to be excited about. There is a market in just about every special interest in the world. From music, to sports, to movies, to lifestyles, to special hobbies, there are special charter cruises designed for all of these special occasions. Now’s the time to pack those bags and those passports and enjoy one of many charter cruise experiences. Which charter cruises are the best, and well worth packing for? Here are the top 5 charter cruises sure to please.

#5 Knitting Cruise (November 7th-14th, 2021): This cruise is short, affordable, and doesn’t require flying outside the United States. Knitting is the perfect hobby to pass the time. A knitting cruise is the perfect 7-day experience to make knitting all the more pleasing. Everyone is excited to start traveling and this cruise is a great option for those ready to travel again. This cruise departs from San Diego and visits Avalon, Santa Barbara, Monterey, San Francisco, and Ensenada (Mexico) onboard Holland America’s Koningsdam. This cruise allows knitters to experience the sunny coastal scenery of California while taking knitting classes with Alissa Barton. Additional details are available at

#4 60s Flower Power Cruise (March 28th-April 4th, 2022): Guests are invited to experience the love generation on the high seas aboard the Celebrity Summit from Miami, FL. They’re taken on a journey back in time to the days of bell bottoms, peace signs and so much more. The cruise features costume parties and special theme nights. Guest 60s legends include The Hollies, The Guess Who, The Cowsills, The Yardbirds, and The Boxtops. The Celebrity Summit will be calling to the ports of Puerto Plata, San Juan-PR, and Labadee-Haiti. Further information can be discovered at

#3 The 80s Cruise (March 5th-March 12th, 2022): This cruise offers the opportunity of a lifetime. Avid 80s music fans are invited to capture the glory of the greatest music decade of all time. The excitement unfolds when 2,000 of the most passionate 80s fans unite on board Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of The Seas for a week with dozens of 80s musicians and icons. Onboard 80s legends will include Berlin, Belinda Carlisle, Dire Straits, Modern English, and A Flock of Seagulls. The Mariner of The Seas sets sail from Port Canaveral, FL for the ports of Nassau, Charlotte Amalie-St. Thomas, USVI, and St. Maarten/Martin. The musical journey begins at

#2 Legends of Pittsburgh Cruise (March 27th-April 3rd, 2022): This cruise is for all die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fans! Steelers legends and 5,000+ fans unite aboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of The Seas out of Miami, FL for a tailgate-at-sea vacation for all ages. The voyage will feature legendary onboard theatre shows, pool deck parties, photo opportunities, and sports competitions like ever experienced. Steelers legends and present Steelers include Yancey Thigpen, Devin Bush, Alex Highsmith, Dermonti Dawson, Bubby Brister, and Merril Hoge. The Oasis of The Seas will be calling to the ports of Coco Cay, Crown Bay-St. Thomas, and St. Maarten/Martin. Cruisers are encouraged to “steel” a cabin by booking at

#1 Bare-Necessities Clothing-Optional Cruise (February 13th-27th, 2022): Cruisers are invited to join the Bare-Necessities Tour & Travel Company on the Carnival Pride out of Tampa, FL with 3,000 passengers, for a 14-day voyage not to be missed. It’s not just the novelty of a nude vacation that keeps Bare-Necessities atop the list. Its a testiment to its dedication to providing a safe and comfortable atmosphere, ensuring bare cruisers the experience of a lifetime. There is no couple’s requirement. Guests need not to be a couple to join in on the fun. Guests can room with friends, or they can be connected via message board to find a roommate. On pool deck, the water can’t feel more inviting. Doing freestyle laps in the late afternoon hours are sure to rejuvenate the body. Joined in the company of like-minded people in the Jacuzzi can’t be more relaxing. Playing nude pool games makes any sea day both happy and healthy. Any way guests want to join the adventure, Bare-Necessities is honored to make the experience worthwhile. Bare-Necessities cruises are not just clothes-free, but child free, inhibitions-free, and shyness-free. Ports-of-call include Colon (Panama Canal), Curacao, San Juan-PR, and Amber Cove-DR. Further details can be revealed at

Cruising is back! The fun and excitement are back! The thrill of exploring new places and faces is back! With themed charter cruises, there is no better way to celebrate everyday pleasures of all types. Whether it’s connecting with famous professional sports icons, learning quality knitting techniques, mixing and mingling with 80s music legends, or just enjoying life in the manner mother nature intended, there is an experience themed to just about everything. Who doesn’t want to share Steelers moments with Steelers legends? Who doesn’t want to learn knitting tips from Allison Barton? Who doesn’t want to enjoy a night of gambling in the casino with 80s legend Belinda Carlisle? Above all, who wouldn’t want to enjoy swimming in the nude under the Caribbean sun? On themed charter cruises, the fun is everywhere, all day, nonstop. Wherever the cruising bug may lead, themed charter cruises are sure to satisfy spontaneous travelers from all walks of life. Upon disembarkation, everyone is guaranteed to say “Let’s do that again!”.

About Author

David Kriso has been a travel writer since August 2011. He is a contributing writer for both of his hometown's newspapers, The Gazette, and The Observer. His articles focus on cruise and railroad travel. David is also published online at, a cruise magazine based in Vancouver, Canada and at Amtrak's story site, David also writes for the publication On, he writes about cruise and rail travel. David is a long-time train traveler, avid cruiser, and a Disney traveler since age 4.

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