The folks with Walker Stalker have set the bar higher, yet again, only this time, in the Caribbean, on a ship, called the "Pearl". If you have enjoyed the activities of a Walker Stalker Con on land, the activities at sea are exciting as well, and a bit more intimate.
2000-ish cruisers, new and experienced, young and young at heart, had the privilege of taking this maiden voyage in January to meet, mingle, experience and enjoy a Walker Stalker Cruise with many of The Walking Dead cast members. Sixthman, who creates festivals at sea, were the planners between Walker Stalker and Norwegian cruise lines. They had a high-quality of customer service that kept the good vibes all through the anticipation of going, throughout the cruise, and following up with each person who cruised after they got home.
As passengers arrived at the Port of Miami, The Walker Stalker Banner greeted them at the entrance to checking in.
Once in, as we went up the ramp, this one greeted us, getting everybody so psyched!
Those who arrived, SURVIVED, the early exploration of the ship, check out these great window decals.
And as if that wasn't cool enough, the awesome middle elevator.
The morale was high. Strangers technically met-up on the Walker Stalker Cruiser page prior to the trip and so it was fun meeting folks in person and then being on a full ship in the middle of water with them ( on a ship called "The Pearl" in the middle of the Caribbean)
Did we have to wait in photo-op lines and autograph lines long? Yeah, kind of, but not like on land. The ship can only hold so many and choices in meeting celebrities were spread out so for Norman Reedus (Daryl), it was long but not AS long. But HEY, ship crew served us fruit and cookies and other goodies as we waited and we all talked to each other and laughed, unlike on land you just want to get away after waiting so long. Yes, it was more pleasurable.
Besides that though, Chad Coleman (Tyrese), hung out at the bar with other cruisers, Norman Reedus came out to watch the Belly Flop contest and laughed with the rest observing as Ross Marquand (Aaron) guided the event. Jose Pablo Cantillo (Martinez) showed the card game he created called "Free Me" with folks and sat at the tables with them, coaching the group at large as well as individuals. It was as though, we all lived in the same neighborhood for just a few days, but it was on a ship, called the "Pearl", in the Caribbean!
More of a Pearly "Pearl", not very Piratey.
After our excursion day, where folks went to different places on Grand Bahama to have some beach fun, we came back tired but defiant to our sleep-needs so we could enjoy every second till activities ended. Emily Kinney's (Beth) concert was wonderful as we watched as the sun went down and the colored lights shined bright as though they were competing with other cruise ships leaving port.
Emily Kinney Music
I can easily rabbit trail into many different details of this trip but I won't because you should keep your eye out for the NEXT one by staying tuned to the Walker Stalker website regularly. That way you can plan and go on it and get an album full of memories and a ship full of friends for yourself! DO IT!