TCM's Classic Cruise will return in 2019 after a three-year hiatus with a five-night trip abroad Disney Magic, the 1,754-passenger belonging to Disney Cruise Line, USA Today reported this week.
On Oct. 2, 2019, the movie cruise will set sail from New York and travel to Bermuda and back while passengers hobnob with classic film stars and indulge in classic movie screenings, trivia contests and a range of other activities.
No special guests have been named yet, however, TCM confirmed on its website the appearance of its primetime host, Ben Mankiewicz.
Turner Classic Movies fans were disappointed when the network announced it would be halting the Classic Cruise despite having sold out on all previous cruises, The Orlando Sentinel reported.
"As TCM continues to grow and evolve, we will look to explore new business opportunities in markets across the country that will allow us to connect and engage with our fans in new and different ways," a spokesperson at TCM said at the time.
The cruise returns after the sabbatical, and the announcement comes in time for TCM's 25th anniversary.
"TCM has a passionate and devoted audience that is the driving force behind our success, and we wanted to do something special for our upcoming 25th anniversary to celebrate with our fans," TCM executive, Jennifer Dorian, told People magazine. "The TCM Classic Cruise has always been such a beloved fan experience that we felt this landmark anniversary was the perfect time to re-launch this immersive, curated and engaging fan experience."
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