"" Writer's Wanderings: Cruising Through The Movies

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Cruising Through The Movies

Yes, the TV series, Love Boat, made cruising a definite bucket list item for me way before Bucket List, the movie, made that phrase popular. I loved the characters and the setting of the ship. Fast forward to our first cruise. We boarded the Celebrity Horizon (since sold) and were directed to the buffet area. We gathered our food and went to the back of the deck to eat at a table there. I looked around in wonder. I was really there. On a ship. About to cruise. Wow. Twenty-five years later, we are still cruising.

There has not been another series set on a cruise ship to my knowledge but there have been through the years many movies. As I read through a list provided in an article, 20 Cruise Movies That Will Make You Want To Sail, I was surprised by some of the years the movies were made, 1931, 1937, 1948. I'd love to sit and watch some of the old ones to see what their perspective of cruising was.

I don't know that I'd feel compelled to sail after watching Speed 2: Cruise Control although it is a good movie. Does Sandra Bullock make a bad one? And what about Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhatten? There is no way I would watch that, cruise or no cruise.

The article is quite interesting and gives a short synopsis of each movie they list. Guess I see some movie watching in my future. Of course that will just make me want to cruise more.

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