You might think cruises are for retirees and families, but you’re wrong! According to the 2017 Cruise Travel Report, “Younger generations—including Millennials and Generation X — are embracing cruise travel, rating it as a better vacation type than land-based vacations, all-inclusive resorts, tours, vacation house rentals, or camping.” On top of that, 92% of cruisers say they will most likely book a cruise as their next vacation.
The history of black cruises is one that goes back to the Jim Crow era. Black business and professionals rented small boats for day trips. If you fancy a travel at sea but prefer to join fellow black cruisers, here are some resources to help you make your dream cruise happen.
Festival At Sea- The annual Festival at Sea sails to the Caribbeans from Miami in the summer. Music, big groups, fashion, food, and more shenanigans are a part of this sea adventure. The cruise will take you to Grand Cayman – Ocho Rios, Jamaica – Labadee, Haiti – Nassau, Bahamas and back to Miami. Learn more at Festivalatsea.com
Black Cruise Travel – This website is all all about connecting travelers to black cruises. They can help you find family cruises, singles cruises, special themed cruises and more. You are guaranteed to find something that fits your needs, whether you want a girls getaway or want to take the family on an unforgettable adventure. What’s even better, the website offers various articles to help the black cruiser, from what to do at destinations to what to expect when traveling. Find out more at blackcruisetravel.com
Black Cruise Week– BlackCruiseWeek.com is dubbed the largest black themed cruises network portal in the world. Some of the popular cruises they feature include The Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise, The Black Professionals Cruise, The Jam-Rock Reggae Cruise, Black Gay & Lesbian Cruise, The Grown and Sexy Cruise, The Black Couples Cruise and more. There are currently over 32 black themed cruises scheduled for 2018.
Soul Train Cruise- If you like soul and want to groove as you cruise, this is the best match for you. As you can guess from the name, the Soul Train Cruise brings some of your favorite soul artists along for the ride. The 2018 lineup includes Charlie Wilson, Eddie Levert of the O’Jays, The Pointer Sisters, Jeffrey Osborne, and much more. Check out the while list at SoulTrainCruise.com.
Whether you’re planning your first cruise or you’re a returning cruiser, check out one of the websites above to see what you can find for the upcoming cruise season. Some of the cruises scheduled for the summer are already sold out! So hurry up, the boat ain’t waiting for nobody!