Travel through Westeros with this 2021 Game of Thrones-themed luxury cruise

2019-11-25 14:45
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Feel like there's a dragon-sized gaping hole left in your life after Game of Thrones ended? This might just be the cruise for you.

The Cruise of Thrones is a themed extravaganza of everything you love about the show, including stopping over at all the destinations where the iconic TV series shot.

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Taking to the seas in 2021 onboard the Celebrity Edge, uber-fans will have a choice between a cruise to the North and The Wall including Iceland, Northern Ireland and Ireland, and a cruise to King's Landing and Dorne in the South including Spain, Malta and Croatia. 

You can even opt to see the whole of Westeros by combining the two into a 16-day cruise, which will include a bonus trip to the Steps of Dragonstone in Bilbao, Spain.

"One minute you’re on a ship, the next you’re walking the halls of King’s Landing," says the organisers.

"We want to ensure that your experience begins as soon as you board. Dining rooms that transform into the feasting halls of Winterfell. The Solarium becomes the Water Gardens of Dorne. The walk to your stateroom is through the Great Pyramid of Mereen. We’ll work our magic and you can come along for the ride!"

Other activities on the ship will include tourneys, a cosplay parade, scavenger hunt, panel discussions with experts and fan art auctions.

The total price ranges from a basic Inside Stateroom at $5 130 (about R75 430) per person to $15 870 (about R233 350) per person for a Celebrity Family Suite.

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While steep, you'll have some time to pay it off. While they are waiting for their Kickstarter to conclude, you can pay a deposit of $1 000 - $2 000 (between R14 705 and R29 400 at R14.70/$) depending on the cruise) so long to secure your spot, while paying off the rest over the course of the next year and a bit with an easy payment plan.

But if you want to skip the cruise and just see the destinations on your own Arya-esque wanderings, this is the itinerary.

Iceland

Fist of the First Men - Mýrdalsjökull Glacier 

Bloody Gate - Öxarárfoss Waterfall 

Jon and Ygritte's Cave - Grjótagjá 

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Ireland and Northern Ireland

Castle Black - Magheramorne Quarry 

Winterfell - Castle Ward

Pyke - Dunluce Castle 

The King's Road - Dark Hedges

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Spain

Sunspear's Water Gardens - Alcázar of Seville

Long Bridge of Volantis - Roman bridge of Córdoba

Steps to Dragonstone - San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

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Malta

King's Landing Gates - Fort Ricasoli

Seat of Aegon the Conquerer - Mdina

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Croatia

Red Keep - Fortress of St. Lawrence

King's Landing - Dubrovnik Streets

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