Shark Week fanatics don’t have to settle for watching shark finfotainment on land this year. Princess Cruises is launching week-long Shark Week cruises complete with themed cocktails so you can consume all of this year’s shark content in the stars’ natural habitat.
The “Summer of Shark” sailings will run through the season in the Caribbean as well as on select sailings around Alaska and the U.K. Princess partnered with Discovery to provide early Shark Week screenings and “specialty cocktails that have been carefully curated,” including a “Shark Attack Margarita and the tropical Great Blue Shark,” according to a press release.
Even the best Shark Week drinking games don’t match up to watching shark shows on the open ocean. Considering this is a cruise and not just a floating TV, there are also Shark Week events to hit up before and after your Shark Attack Margaritas. The elevators, restaurants and casino tables will be decked out in shark decor (no word if shark will also be on the menu). The truly adventurous can book experiences like a great white shark diving encounter and a whale shark encounter. Now might be a good time to see sharks in the flesh instead of just on the screen, considering the Caribbean is facing a disappearing shark population.
The Caribbean Princess will have seven-day Summer of Shark sailings from June to September starting at $549. Alaska bound ships will have shark cruises in mid-July, with 10-day cruises costing around $1,200 and three-day cruises starting at around $600. Bookings can be made from the Discovery at Sea Cruise website. If you can’t make it, you can always buy some shark-themed tiki glasses and try to recreate the ultimate Sharknado Cocktail.