Trying avoid themed cruise

I'm scheduling some cruises and I want to avoid themed cruises. (some themed groups will take over significant portions of the ship and are best avoided!)

I've googled how to verify this. There are several articles, but the links to helpful websites no longer work.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

9 Answers

Wish I knew! Following this thread and hoping for answers. My vacation planner at Carnival has been unable to help when I have asked, so that’s not the answer.

I think it might be hard to prevent other than possible doing late bookings only. I cannot see any cruise line refusing an order from a large group for a cruise and of course with a large group comes the purchasing power to ask and push for certain themed events or privileges.

I don’t think the cruise lines generally release that information, but checking Facebook for events and googling the ship and sail date should get you many of the themed cruises – people are always talking about them ahead of time.

Great suggestions

Thanks for the insight steverk and WeCruiseToo.

Generally, the cruise lines don't release information about groups onboard, so checking social media is likely your best bet.

I agree as people love posting on social media.

I too would avoid unless I booked the theme cruise. Have friends that are astronomy buffs and book the middle of the ocean star gazing (no light better viewing). Also some that are big time music fans and take the 3-4 day concert cruises out of Tampa. Not my cup of tea, but they meet a great circle of friends from all over the world on those cruises. Kinda like a facebook group on a boat.

Good to know.

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