A five day cruise from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas Mexico has been planned for fans of King Features’ Betty Boop. The cruise offers fans special events, Q&A sessions, screenings, parties, photo opportunities, collectible trading opportunities, a look-a-like contest, a chance to meet the Betty Boop creator’s grandson, and (I’m not making this up) a chance to “learn about the latest collectibles and Betty Boop apparel to look for in 2008 and 2009.”
The cruise is set for October 9-13 and it looks to me that it will cost about $400/person. For more information and to book you trip now, go visit the cruise’s official web site.
So, if Betty Boop can have her own fan cruise – what other comic strips would be worthy of a “cruise”? I’m thinking a whale schooner dripping with chum in the Bermuda Triangle for those Lio fans, or a cruise where you laze around and have cruise employees dressed as the sergeant in Beetle Bailey yell at you for doing so. I’m sure the possibilities are endless.