Adults love Halloween as much as the kids, so this year why not do something different and indulge in a Halloween Cruise. Dress up in an elaborate or spooky costume and enjoy the festivities. Parties at hotels and costume balls have been held on Halloween for adults for years, but the cruise lines are also getting in on the fun by offering special Halloween-themed cruises.
Halloween Mystery Cruises
Royal Caribbean International has been providing passengers with a spooky good time on Halloween since 1989. Every year, guests become characters in a comedy-style murder mystery that lasts for the duration of the cruise. Every day, clues are put under your cabin door. There's plenty of time to enjoy the shipboard experience, as well as trying to solve the murder. If you love role-playing, this cruise is for you. The Spirit of Philadelphia offers a different take on the murder mystery theme, with a 3 hour Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise and Murder Mystery Party. The Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society features a dinner, cash bar, and live actors. Guests have the option of taking part in the murder mystery. The Kemah Pirate Dinner Cruise is a Texas event you won't want to miss. Pirates looking for a treasure map take over the ship, and the only person who knows where it is, is murdered. Come and solve the mystery as you cruise Clear Lake and Galveston Bay. For a really scary experience, cruise the Bermuda Triangle on Halloween.
Halloween Costume Party Cruises
Sail from New York Harbor on and experience Halloween on a luxury yacht while you dance the evening away. Appetizers and a complimentary drink are served. The cruise includes a DJ and dancing, special Halloween drinks, and a costume contest. The beautiful Spirit of Boston turns spooky on Halloween night for a Halloween dinner cruise, live entertainment, and a costume contest. Spirit of Philadelphia is the scene of the annual "Monster Bash" Moonlight Cruise, featuring a DJ and dancing, pub-style food, and a great view. Celebrate Moonlight Madness in Norfolk with a late night Halloween cruise. Enjoy your favorite drink and goodies, and dance until after the witching hour is over. Cruise the Potomac on the Halloween "Boo" Cruise, with entertainment, food, and a costume contest. In Toronto, celebrate Halloween aboard the Stella Borealis. Be one of the most creative with your costume, and you could win a prize. Sample special Halloween cocktails and dance the night away. Gateway Arch in St. Louis features specialty cruises for all occasions. Win the contest for the best costume and you could win the Grand Prize that includes tickets to the New Year's Eve Cruise.
Halloween Cruises for Families
Spirit Cruises features a family event with its Halloween Family Fun Lunch Cruise. The cruise features an open soda and juice bar, a costume contest, trick or treat bags, a DJ, and fun games. In Seattle, you can celebrate Halloween aboard the Mercury. The entire ship is decorated for the event. A big Halloween party adds to the festivities, and they provide activities for younger kids. The whole family will love the Halloween Cruise on the Disney Magic. The kids can trick or treat all over the ship, take part in special activities and costume contests and parties. You'll sail to the Western Caribbean, and visit Key West, Grand Cayman, Castaway Cay, and Cozumel.