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Classic Celebrities Cruise Celebrity

You don't have to be old to like this theme cruise…you just have to like old movies. And if you know who Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz are, you probably qualify.

For those who don't, Osborne (prime time) and Mankiewicz (daytime weekends) are the hosts of Turner Classic Movies, the cable channel that caters to movie lovers who aren't impressed with special effects and salty language. Now, they have a chance to enjoy the hosts and the movies on the salty seas of the Caribbean.

It's the second TCM cruise, so obviously the first one was a success. Its announcement was made this month, and the cruise comes along in January, on the Celebrity Constellation. For the record and in keeping with the theme, it's being billed as the TCM Classic Cruise, leaving Miami on January 21. In between movies, behind-the-scenes stories and movie trivia sessions, it makes stops in Grand Cayman and Cozumel.

For five days, Osborne (left) and Mankiewicz (right) will endear TCM buffs with theme-related events and actors from the past. Last year, Ernest Borgnine and Eva Marie Saint were among the aging stars on the ship. It would be interesting to know how many of those passengers are going back for more.

There's no mention yet of which classic movies will be shown…maybe to TCM lovers it doesn't matter.

Hmm…how many old movies can you watch in five days?

Queen Mary 2
7 nights
May 29, 2012
New York to Southampton
Inside: $999
Cost per day: $142
www.cunard.com

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