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This 'Game of Thrones'-Themed Cruise Will Sail You to the Show's Real-Life Locations

It's planning to set sail in 2021, cruising through Iceland, Northern Ireland, Spain, Malta and Croatia.
By Sarah Ward
December 01, 2019
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This 'Game of Thrones'-Themed Cruise Will Sail You to the Show's Real-Life Locations

It's planning to set sail in 2021, cruising through Iceland, Northern Ireland, Spain, Malta and Croatia.
By Sarah Ward
December 01, 2019
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If your ideal holiday involves hitting the sea, sailing to a heap of countries and exploring some of the most famous sites in popular culture over the past decade, then come September 2021, you'll be in luck. With Game of Thrones turning Iceland, Northern Ireland, Spain, Malta and Croatia into must-visit tourist destinations, a new cruise is launching to take fans to all of the above places. Naturally, it's called Cruise of Thrones.

While it isn't officially affiliated with Game of Thrones, HBO, author George RR Martin or any of the enormous page-to-screen hit's powers-that-be, Cruise of Thrones will let fans live out their love for their series on a prolonged boat trip through Europe. Two eight-day options will be available, so you can pick one or the other — or sail them back to back.

If you choose the northern cruise, you'll head to Iceland and Northern Ireland, where the Fist of the First Men, the Bloody Gate, Jon and Ygritte's cave, The Wall, Castle Black, Hardhome, Winterfell, Pyke and the King's Road all await. Folks on the southern cruise will journey through Spain, Malta, and Croatia, visiting Sunspear and the Water Gardens, the Tower of Joy, the Citadel, the Long Bridge of Volantis, King's Landing and the Red Keep.

Just a few stops along the way.

Posted by Cruise of Thrones on Saturday, 23 November 2019

Apparently the luxury ship will be fitted out to suit the theme, too; think dining rooms that resemble Winterfell's feasting halls, other decorative touches that recall various places from the show, and plenty of encouragement to dress up and play along. Everything from panels, discussions and lectures to wine tasting, storytelling, a scavenger hunt and game shows is also listed on the cruise's website, should you be in need of some onboard entertainment. A reference to celebrity guests is also made — presumably meaning GoT stars — but no specifics have been provided.

If you're keen, you'll need to have a hefty Iron Bank account, with prices starting at US$5130 per person for eight nights.

Of course, if you're not overly fond of organised cruises, plenty of fans have been making similar treks themselves — and, from sometime in 2020, you'll also be able to visit a huge new (and official) GoT tour through sets, costumes and props in Northern Ireland.

For more information about Cruise of Thrones, which is due to set sail in September 2021, visit its website.

Published on December 01, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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