Best Cruises Based on 'Game of Thrones' and Other Great TV Shows
Why binge watch your favorite shows when you can sail the high seas with them? Cruise lines, which for years have offered trips featuring big-time musical acts, are now offering cruises featuring popular TV shows come to life (Note: some of the excursions and programs will cost extra). Here are some of our favorites:
"Game of Thrones"
Holland America takes you to Ned Stark’s home (Photo: AP)
Two cruise lines have eagerly jumped onto the “Game of Thrones” craze, using their stops in Northern Ireland as a “GoT” mecca. Two Holland America ships (Prinsendam and Rotterdam) and one from Crystal Cruises (Serenity) offer visits to two locales that fans of the show may recognize.
Crystal Cruises’ Serenity will take passengers on a “Game of Thrones” tour. Don’t worry; they’ll bypass Blackwater Bay (Photo: Crystal Cruises)
The highlight is Castle Ward, the 18th-century property known to “Game of Thrones” fans as Winterfell, the home of the Stark Family (fortunately, the castle is in much better shape these days than Winterfell). The tour also takes fans to nearby Audley’s Castle, which was used on the show as the site of Robb Stark’s military camp. Both tours offer photo ops and archery. Beheadings are prohibited.