Friday, February 16, 2018

#CruiseThemeThursday: Comic Con Night

And it looks like we finally have our 4th theme!

Ahoy, Backstreet Army! Our final theme night of #BSBCruise2018 is... We've Got It Goin' Con Superheroes and villains and monsters oh my! Cosplay is key here... so have fun with it! Love, BSB

My Take
So I'm excited for this one!! It's fun, different, and related to BSB. I also think it will be a fun atmosphere and it'll be cool to see what the guys are dressed up as. As for me, my favorite has always been Superman so I'll see if I can find a t-shirt or something with an 'S' on it. Just no spandex and capes for me.

Now that we have all the themes - I do find it interesting that they aren't really have a formal night. I suppose white night kind of falls into that category, but in all the years past they've had some sort of official dress-up night that corresponds with the formal dinner. I'm also (believe it or not) pleasantly surprised that they aren't doing a raunchier theme this year. Last year it honestly felt a bit forced to me. 

I guess it's time to go shopping, cruisers!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

#CruiseThemeThursday: Millennium Night

Another Thursday, and another cruise theme!

Ahoy, Backstreet Army!

We're bringing it back to the Millennium era for theme 3...

#BSBCruise2018 Theme Night 3 Is.....
Millennium Night​

All white everything! Bonus points if you rock an outfit like the ones in 'I Want It That Way' ;).


My Take
Is it just me or are all of these themes pretty much the same? Yes they are technically different, but 90s, millennium, and high school all occurred around the same time for a lot of us fans and they seem to have a similar vibe to me. I like each of these themes individually but not sure how they will all come together on one cruise. They feel too similar.

That said, I do think 'white night' will be easy enough to dress for, which I do like. Not sure what they'll do for activities that night, hopefully something Millennium themed. I'm also not as excited to see what the boys wear. It won't be as exciting as some of the other themes where you never know what they will come out ask. I guess we'll have to wait another 3 months to find out!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

#CruiseThemeThursday: Party Like It's 1993​

 And another Thursday brings us another theme....90s night!!

Ahoy, Backstreet Army!

Grab your tamagotchis and beanie babies! We're going back to the 90s!

#BSBCruise2018 Theme Night 2 Is.....
Party Like It's 1993​

Celebrating one of the greatest decades - the 90s!

We're going back to the 90's with a "Party Like It's 1993" Party! Cruisers should go all out 90s in their get-ups. Nothing is off limits!

My Take
Overall - looking forward to this one! I think fans have been asking for it for a while. Seems like they're making this a nostalgia cruise. High school night and 90s night. Quite frankly for both of these themes I would've been wearing a BSB t-shirt back in the day. But I feel like that's cheating so I'll have to put in a bit more thought. Any ideas are welcome.

I wonder what the boys will do with this one. I'd love to see them embrace some of their earlier roots. I think the New Kids watched some of their old videos with fans at the deck party and I think this sounds like a fun idea and an appropriate night to do that. Basically watch videos like A Night out With the Backstreet Boys, All Access or the Disney special. How fun would it be to have their live commentary watching those. Plus I haven't seen those videos in ages because they all sit on VHS.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

#CruiseThemeThursday: Fast Times at Backstreet High

Oh boy, we're finally kicking into cruising gear with the announcement of our first cruise theme!

Ahoy, Backstreet Army!

Just a few months til we set sail on our 6th cruise. Crazy how time flies! We can't wait to head south and spend time in the sunshine with you.

We know you're eager to hear what fun we're getting into with theme nights on this year's cruise. So let's get to it...

#BSBCruise2018 Theme Night 1 Is.....
Fast Times at Backstreet High
“Learn it. Know it. Live it.”

Think back to high school (we know.. it wasn't THAT long ago ;)). What clique did you roll with? Were you hanging with the theater crew? Or rocking a varsity jacket while hanging out with fellow jocks? Maybe you identified with the lovable nerds.... whatever it was, we want to see it!

Dress like your high school clique (or the clique you wished you were a part of) and we'll meet you after class for a wild party!

Stay tuned to our Twitter, Facebook & Instagram over the next few weeks for #CruiseThemeThursday and let the cruise countdown begin!

See you soon!

My Take
I personally have no idea what I will do with this cruise theme, but I'm excited for it. It seems like good ole fashion innocent fun with some nostalgia sprinkled in. If I were a betting woman (or the one in charge of their costumes) I'd go with...
  • Nick as the nerd
  • Brian would be (and still is) our class clown
  • Jock Kevin 
  • AJ as the theater guy
  • Howie....struggling with Howie. Maybe the foreign exchange student? lol
As a reminder to first time cruisers, make sure when you plan your outfits for different conditions. In the past we've been crammed indoors in the atrium; outside on the pool deck where it can be cold, windy or rainy; or the rare deck party with actual nice weather. Just make sure your outfit is flexible for potentially hot or cold weather. Also bear in mind comfortable shoes. Its a lot of standing around!