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So, for those who know me, it is no secret that I am a huge NKOTB fan. While there have actually been 10 NKOTB Cruises since the band reunited in 2008, I have only managed to be on 4 of them. Starting in 2015, my sister and I were able to reserve a cabin and I have been lucky enough to score a cabin each year since! This vacation is a stress reliever for me! After 2018 – a ten-year run, there was a hint the cruise would be back in 2020 and indeed it will be! After 3 long days of trying to secure a cabin, it finally happened and my sister and I will be back on ‘da boat this April (2020)! How about you? Is this your first time? I think you will find it interesting and informative if you read my information before the NKOTB Cruise 2020!
FYI– The NKOTB Cruise 2020 is SOLD OUT! But you can get on the waitlist if you truly are interested! Click here to visit the official site, which will ultimately take you to Rose Tours site . They are exclusive to charter cruises and have hosted many different themed cruises included but not limited too NKOTB, BackStreet Boys, Rick Springfield, etc.
I have been a blogger since 2017. My first several posts were about my 2017 NKOTB Cruise experience. While this was actually my 3rd cruise, I still wrote this as an amateur blogger and somewhat documented the pre-planning, pre-cruise party and each day of fun until it all commenced on the final day.
I encourage all blockheads and cruise virgins to read my 6-part blog NKOTB Cruise series from 2017 so you can get an idea of my experience each and every day of the NKOTB Cruise. Everyone’s encounters are different. Depending on what you want your experience to be, you may be one to lurk, wait and waste time hoping to get selfies and drink until you can’t remember. For me, I am one who enjoys every moment but I do not waste time for ‘hopes’ of an encounter, picture or selfie. I let them happen naturally – that is how I roll and I refuse to let anyone ruin my ‘vacation’.
My 6-Part NKOTB Cruise Series – 2017
ICYMI (in case you missed it)!?
Since 2008, the NKOTB reunion started the NKOTB Cruise AND spawned several new albums! When I talk with people and confess I am a Blockhead, many are excited and claim they love the band. The problem is, they haven’t heard any of their new music. Quite honestly, the new music (in my opinion) is better because we are all grown up and the music, voices, and messages are just better! Below are my NKOTB album picks – old and new!
If you are only familiar with the old stuff, you can probably guess what is new by looking at the album covers above and below! Yes- if you are obsessed like me, you already know all of this!
If this is your first time going on the NKOTB Cruise, do your research! There are some awesome YouTube Videos and Facebook pages that you can research and join if you haven’t already. Also, look for NKOTB music that is new to you! There are a couple of songs I didn’t even recognize on the cruise and had to look them up – as a super fan, I started questioning it because I didn’t know the songs unless they were on the albums!
In the beginning, I was immersed in social media groups so that I can learn as much as I can beforehand. However, I will warn you – it can get a bit caddy. Don’t take everything verbatim and don’t get too involved because you may just get frustrated! Since I have been on this cruise 4 times so far, I have met great friends that I tend to be around and learned to NOT be around other individuals because they can be nasty, mean, entitled, etc. You don’t want that!
Enjoy what you learn and be prepared. Some blockheads are over the top (well many of them are), some are subdued, and some are super fun and awesome to hang out with!
all the best, *judean*
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