Reality star-turned-coupon-blogger Kate Gosselin has found yet another way to keep her name in the spotlight. The mom of eight will make like a Caribbean queen as she sails the high seas this summer on a Royal Caribbean cruise with her fans.
Kate's hosting gig will include a private deck BBQ, family games and a craft session, a morning brunch, Q&A session, a shore excursion and more. And guess what? Tickets are actually selling!
Of course, Kate isn't the first celeb to sell her soul for a vaca (and a payday!) on the high seas. Check out these other unusual celeb cruises - past and present:
For the past four years, the "Jessie's Girl" singer has hosted his annual "Rick Springfield and Friends" cruise, which touts celeb pals like soap stars Doug Davison and Jack Wagner as well as original MTV VJ, Mark Goodman. Guests enjoy multiple concerts by Rick, a photo and autograph session and -- for an extra fee -- a 4 hour beach party with the one-time "General Hospital" doc himself. The destination for 2012? Cancun. Rick promises: "What happens at sea stays at sea."
Speaking of "What happens at sea stays at sea," we wish this had. In 2008 the notoriously loose-lipped singer hosted a Caribbean cruise of his own, dubbed the "Mayercraft Carrier." The cruise featured three days aboard the Carnival Victory, Mayer singing in "nightclub-like settings" and a really scary mankini.
The talk show host has been praised for launching the first-ever family-friendly gay cruise, via R Family Vacations. The maiden voyage set sail in 2004 and journeyed to the Bahamas, but what made it even more unique is the fact that it was filmed for an HBO documentary, "All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise." And for a celebrity cruise, this one really wasn't about the celebrity - or her sexual orientation. Ro told the New York Times, "What unites us on this cruise is not that we're gay, but that we're parents."
When he's not rockin' concert venues, he's rockin' on deck of the Carnival Destiny. Kid Rock's "Chillin' the Most" cruise is getting ready for its third year on the high seas, setting sail in April from Miami and heading to the private island of Half Moon Cay (dubbed "Rock's Reef" for this event.) As for being on a ship with 2500 of his biggest fans, in an interview for Miami Music Television Kid Rock said, "To be with two, three thousand people who really love your music and get what you're all about… it's just a lot of love on that boat."
And this one never left the dock! In 2011, rocker reality star Bret Michaels was all set to host the "Bret Michaels Rock Your World Super Cruise," but the gig fell through after promoters allegedly failed to pay him the previously agreed upon high-dollar fee. (He later sued.) According to TMZ, the official word from the cruise line was that the event was canceled due to "lack of participation." No "Rock of Love" Boat here.
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