This is a part of our full coverage of the 2018 80s Cruise. Read more about the floating music festival here.
The bands, the costumes, the ports, oh my! Here are some lingering thoughts and pictures from passengers following this year’s Cruise.
The 80s Cruise wasn’t just about concerts, it was also 80s cosplay. Here are some of passengers favorite costumes from this year:
Everyone loved the Cruise, but there were a few things they would change if they could.
Most people agreed that scheduling was an issue:
“I realize it’s hard to get everything in but less overlapping of the bands would be a start.” – Myley Rosenbaum
“I didn’t like was the counter-programming where I had to miss things I wanted to see/do because of our red card show on the main stage.” – Chuck Coverly
Maybe it’s time for new theme nights?
“Change theme nights to have an 80s horror night…” – Dave August
“…they do get a bit boring or repetitive if you’ve cruised before.” – Ziva Gottesman
While we’re talking about themes…
“I would suggest they put up some sort of jumbo tron/video screen so that everyone can see the costumes during the judging.” – Fulana Perez
“All the theme nights winners should be chosen by the fellow cruisers.” – Regina Kroll
Everybody loved the 80s music, some just wanted more of it:
“Too much top 40. (There was) so much more in the 80’s, especially for dancing to.” – Mina Credeur
“I would have liked to hear say the top 100 from any given day out of the 80s, not just the top 20.” – Melanie Zarth
But there really wasn’t much to complain about…
“Make days last 36 hours.” – David Drill
Passengers took every opportunity to get pictures with their favorite musicians:
“Thank you for being a friend”
Overwhelmingly, the thing people like most about the Cruise was the the camaraderie they shared with other guests.
“It is crazy how everyone on the cruise instantly became family as if the 80’s were some magical bond.” – Margo Popkowski
“The friendliness of the other guest! Totally inclusive environment!” – Kathy Machacek
“Everyone is just happy!” – David Drill
“I think its a good mix of people that enjoy the music and enjoy participating in a week long ‘Halloween type event’. – Gary Flanagan
“Now that we’re three years in, the cruise feels like a summer camp/class reunion where we get to hang with people we only get to see once a year…” – Robin Legat
“Favorite part of the cruise was being with like minded people that made you feel that you are actually back in the eighties again.” – Laura Ann Nitka
“All of the friends we have made in the past two years!” – Amanda Olivas