(PRESS RELEASE)_November 2, 2021 – Jersey City, NJ - Get ready to party like it’s 1999! After many people have spent over a year away from friends, FANA World Travel is helping them celebrate friendship and reconnect on the Friendship Cruise, a 7-day Caribbean sailing aboard the Celebrity Equinox that departs from Ft. Lauderdale on May 15. “Must see” activities include festivities to celebrate friendship, along with tributes to iconic TV, film and music friendships of the ‘90s, an era known for its popular onscreen pals.
Based on the strong demand for the sailing and popular response to Friends and ‘90s nostalgia, Fana World Travel has expanded the theme to include ‘90s TV friendships and pop culture.
Helping guests celebrate and create a nostalgic ‘90s vibe onboard will be comedian, musician, DJ and personality Scott Blugrind, who served as the warmup act and set DJ for many friendship-focused shows namely the iconic Friends (189 episodes as well as the Reunion show), every episode of Matt LeBlanc’s sitcoms Joey and Man With A Plan as well as Girl Meets World, 2 1/2 Men, Matthew Perry’s Odd Couple, and dozens of other hit shows.
Scott will lead several fun-filled events:
· Welcome to the ‘90s DJ Poolside Party – Scott Blugrind will spin tunes from this friendship-filled era; guests can bring their besties and rock out on the top deck. Guests are encouraged to don their sweater vests, prairie skirts, pleated khakis and acid wash jeans and dress as their favorite characters from the ‘90s
· “Scott Blugrind: Inside & Onset: My Best Stories & Q&A” - It’s a story that starts with the lucky break that changed Scott’s life and opened the door to the world of Hollywood and his long journey all the way back home to the Friends Reunion. Being the warmup act for countless shows throughout the ‘90s and early 2000s, Scott has many stories to share. He also has some amazing artifacts from the Friends set, including original scripts, signed photos, Emmy tickets and more that he will share and will be on display during the cruise.
· ’90s Foam Party – Cozumel becomes Central Port when the Celebrity Equinox docks. Guests taking part in the Friendship Cruise can join a ‘90s themed foam party on the beach. From grunge to girl bands, the music, food and attire will all harken back to the ‘90s. Channel your best Elaine, Urkel and Ross and Monica for the ‘90s dance challenge. Prizes, games and much more.
· Scott Blugrind Live Rock Comedy Show! - Scott is also a touring Electric Guitar Comedian who has performed at the Hollywood Laugh Factory, the Hollywood Comedy Store, and clubs all over California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and Europe. He blends guitar hero solos with song parodies and original compositions that are hysterical and timely. Guests will rock out and laugh at his one- of-a-kind upbeat party vibe show!
“We are excited to have Scott join the sailing,” said Farah Samoo, co-owner of Fana World Travel. “He has so many great behind-the-scenes stories from his work on iconic TV show sets as well as such a varied background with music, comedy and magic that he will definitely entertain our guests onboard and bring the ‘90s back to life!”
Additional ‘90s themed friendship-focused events will be announced ongoing.
The Friendship Cruise will visit Key West, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Cruise prices start at $1,648.66 per person for an inside stateroom. All staterooms include complimentary Surf WiFi, premium beverage package, $150 shore excursion credit per person, gratuities, taxes and fees.
In addition to stepping back into the ‘90s, guests on the Friendship Cruise can enjoy the 2,852-passenger Celebrity Equinox, voted Best Service in the Large Ship Category in Cruise Critic’s 2020 Cruisers Choice Awards. The ship is part of Celebrity Cruises new luxury line of ships. Revolutionized in 2019, Celebrity Equinox features innovative design concepts and technology.
For more information about the Friendship Cruise: ‘90s Style, visit https://thefriendshipcruise.com or contact FANA World Travel at 201.328.6451 (USA) or +65 9737 6703 (Singapore) or follow them @fanaworldtravel. To participate in the Friendship cruise, bookings must be made through the Friendship Cruise site. Airfare and travel insurance are not included in price of the cruise but can be booked at additional cost through FANA World Travel.
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