An American tour company recently announced that all our most magical dreams are about to come true. Yes, a Harry Potter-themed cruise is coming to London's River Thames.
I HATE cruises. I get super sea sick, and the last one we were on I was 7 weeks pregnant with the twins already suffering from some hellacious morning sickness as well. Motion sickness ON TOP OF morning sickness. It was pretty bad (I can't even begin to tell you how bad). Plus, all my husband wants to do is sit in the casino (BORING!).
The one-week cruise is run by a luxury barge company called Barge Lady Cruises, and has apparently been in the works for quite awhile. The first Harry Potter novel was released over 20 years ago, so you have to wonder just how long?
Setting sail this summer (dates are available from August 5 - 11 and 19 – 25), the cruise will make stops at multiple filming locations for the eight Harry Potter films, including Virginia Water (where Harry first meets Buckbeak) and Picket Post Close (the actual location of 4 Privet Drive). Naturally, Warner Brothers Studios will also be tossed into the mix. And since it's on a barge, and not a huge luxury cruise ship, it'll feel more intimate and you'll get to know your Harry Potter-loving shipmates well.
I would actually go on this cruise. It includes England (one of my favorite places and accents) and HARRY POTTER! The only thing that's kind of holding me back is that it costs $4,190 per PERSON. That's over $16K for a family of four! And I'm not sure if that includes the airfare to get to England, either. Ah well. That's what winning the lottery is for, right?
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