December 21, 2016 Justin Mayfield

First-ever comic con cruise nearly sold out as new celebrity guest announced

TAMPA, Fla. – Fans of comic conventions are planning to take to the high-seas aboard Fan2Sea, and with the cruise nearly sold out, organizers suggest those who are still wishing to embark should book now.

According to Flying Dutchmen Travel, the founders of the inaugural comic-con themed cruise, nearly 90 percent of the ship has been booked, with only a few dozen balcony rooms and suites remaining.

Fan2Sea is scheduled to depart from Tampa, Florida on Jan. 19 aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas, for a four-day cruise, which will make port calls in Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico, before returning to Tampa on Jan 23.

Passengers aboard the cruise will be able to mix and mingle with celebrities from The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy, Netflix’s Stranger Things, and share company with Frank Miller, the creator of the Dark Knight and Sin City.gaten_matarazzo_388x388

On Wednesday, organizers announced the addition of Gaten Matarazzo, who stars as Dustin Henderson on Netflix’s new hit show, Stranger Things.

“We are thrilled to welcome Gaten on board the Fan2Sea Comic Con Cruise,” said Stefan Lawrence, creative director of Fan2Sea. “His performance as Dustin “Toothless” Henderson was amazing, and we think our guests will be excited to meet him as part of our Stranger Things programming.”

Other featured DC Comics and Marvel Comics guests of Fan2Sea include, Gail Simone, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Greg Capullo, Scott Snyder, Arthur Adams, Joyce Chin, Mark Brooks, Reilly Brown, Gerry Duggan, Scott Koblish, Phil Noto, Chris Sims, Charles Soule, Frank Tieri, Mark Waid, Laura Martin, Chrissie Zullo, Chris Uminga, Clay Mann, Adam Kubert and Tim Sale.

Also on Tuesday, Millie Bobby Brown, who had previously committed to attend the cruise, regretfully cancelled her appearance due to a scheduling conflict related to filming the next season of Stranger Things, representatives from Fan2Sea said.

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Taking place aboard Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas, a Radiance-class ship, with state-of-the-art facilities, including gourmet restaurants, bars and lounges, a rock climbing wall, outdoor miniature golf, a relaxing spa, casino and more, Fan2Sea Comic Con Cruise is the premier vacation package for comic book and entertainment enthusiasts, providing the relaxation and fun of a cruise with the excitement and star power of a comic convention.


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