Who doesn’t love classic movies like Gone With the Wind, Casablanca or Singin’ in the Rain? As part of their 25th anniversary celebrations, Turner Classic Movies is setting sail once again on a themed cruise for classic movie lovers of all ages. The 5-night cruise on board Disney Magic will feature a wide variety of TCM-themed events and activities, including appearances by legendary classic film stars, screenings of great movies, unique presentations with film experts, in-depth interviews, Q&A sessions, trivia games and more.
Movies and Cruising
The TCM Classic Cruise hasn’t sailed in 3 years, but Jennifer Dorian, General Manager of TCM & FilmStruck and EVP of 360 Brand Strategy for Turner, explained why the 25th anniversary of the company offered a unique opportunity to bring the cruise back.
“TCM has a passionate and devoted audience that is the driving force behind our success, and we wanted to do something special for our upcoming 25th anniversary to celebrate with our fans,” she said. “The TCM Classic Cruise has always been such a beloved fan experience that we felt this landmark anniversary was the perfect time to re-launch this immersive, curated and engaging fan experience.”
Hosting the cruise, which leaves New York on Oct 22, 2019, will again be Ben Mankiewicz, who played host for previous TCM Classic Cruises. Ben currently acts as a show host for Turner Classic Movies and has a long career in the television industry.
The TCM Classic Cruise Itinerary
The TCM Classic Cruise leaves from New York and spends a day at sea before stopping at King’s Wharf, Bermuda where the ship will overnight. Along with plenty of classic movies, Disney Magic offers incredible dining, fun activities for all ages and of course, a whole cast of your favorite Disney characters. Movies and cruising, what could be better!