In honour of my October release, Countering His Claim - which is set on a cruise ship, the Cora Mae - I'm going to do a countdown of the top 5 cruising movies / T.V shows of all time.
There were others I considered including in this list, like Stardust (who can forget Robert DeNiro and his ship?), or Wall-E (with the cruise ship in space that is now the home of the human race), but I had to whittle them down to get to just 5.
5. Pirates of the Caribbean.
Maybe it's not quite a cruise ship, but there is Captain Jack Sparrow as compensation.
4. The Love Boat.
I loved this show when I was young - perhaps that's where my love of cruise ships originally came from? Imagine hanging out with Julie, Captain Stubbing, Doc, Gopher and the gang for a whole cruise? Fun!
Yeah, I know the ship sinks at the end, but before that it was glorious! And the bonus of Rose and Jack's love story. "I'm the king of the world!"
2. Doctor Who Specials: Voyage of the Damned.
The cruise ship Titanic is a space ship in the future (as The Doctor asks, did they remember what happened to the original Titanic?). They pretty much had me at David Tennant.
1. An Affair To Remember.
Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, and *that* ending. What more could a person want in a movie? Happy sigh.
Have I missed any good ones? Do you have a favourite? I'd love to hear your thoughts!