Springfield is heading out to sea...
If you’re under 50 you may not know that Springfield (no state, but probably Illinois since the show’s creator was a Chicagoan) was the setting for the longest running broadcast program in history—on radio for 15 years, and then on network television for an astounding 57 years. The soap opera GUIDING LIGHT began as a 15-minute radio drama in 1937 and moved to television in 1952.
While the final episode aired on Sept 18, 2009, loyal fans can sail away with 12 of GUIDING LIGHT’S most adored actors for 5 memorable days aboard the Carnival Glory, departing from New York City on July 31, 2010 for the “So Long Springfield at Sea” cruise. GUIDING LIGHT fans young and old will have day in and day out, up close-and-personal time with the actors. Not JUST getting the autographs, hugs and photos of each of the actors—but fans will be singing, dancing and getting to know them as well! This “dream-come-true” vacation will visit charming Saint John, New Brunswick and majestic Halifax, Nova Scotia, in addition to 2 relaxing days at sea. The perfect vacation for the whole family.
The scene-stealing celebrities that will be aboard So Long Springfield at Sea are KIM ZIMMER “Reva”; JORDAN CLARKE “Billy”; GRANT ALEKSANDER “Phillip”; JERRY VERDORN “Ross”; RON RAINES “Alan”; MICHAEL O’LEARY “Rick”; LIZ KIEFER “Blake”; JUSTIN DEAS “Buzz”; ROBERT NEWMAN “Josh”; TINA SLOAN “Lillian”; MARCY RYLAN “Lizzie”; BETH CHAMBERLAIN “Beth”
Make your plans fast as the first 200 registrants are invited to a VIP Breakfast with the actors while aboard!
Some of the unforgettable, fan-focused activities and events include:
• GUIDING LIGHT THEATER (a highlight of the Cruise…)
• Disco Dancing with the Stars
• Get autographs and pictures with all the actors
• Soap Star/Soap Fan Karaoke (the stars perform and cruisers will too!)
• Q & A and Trivia Sessions
• Act Out Actual Soap Scenes Onstage Opposite the Stars
• Workshops with a Soap Director (Behind-the-scenes secrets revealed!)
• Farewell Cocktail Party and much, much more!
In addition to all these fun activities, guests sailing on the “So Long Springfield at Sea” cruise can enjoy the Carnival Glory’s wide range of on-board amenities and facilities–four restaurants, including two formal dining rooms, a casual poolside eatery featuring a 24-hour pizzeria, and an elegant steakhouse–along with a 14,500-square-foot health club, full casino gambling, and a variety of entertainment options, including lavish production shows. Carnival Glory also offers organized programs for children age 2-17, four swimming pools, and a 270-square-foot outdoor LED screen displaying movies, concerts, and other programming.
Prices begin at $949.00 (based on double occupancy). For family members not participating in the Guiding Light events, prices begin at $549.00. Government taxes ($69.77) and gratuities not included. Proper documentation is necessary to travel. To register and for more details, visit Celebrity Events Group or call toll-free 1-866-364-0330.