ABOUT The Gothic Cruise
This is the first and original gothic cruise founded in 1989
The Annual Gothic Cruise and Masquerade Ball remains a unique event taking place yearly to semi yearly. The first gothic cruise, started under the name Travelwaves Intl LLC, which is now known as All Genre Travel. Our gothic cruise remains unique and unrivaled as the first and original gothic cruise. The first gothic cruise sailed on The Big Red Boat by Premier Cruise Lines in 1989 and has continued to grow with each sailing.
In 1989 the first gothic cruise sailed out with just 5 couples. By 1994 We were sailing with an average of 120 people per sailing. Adding more and more events to each sailing. From 1995 to 2003 we sailed with an average of 140 people each year. The gothic cruise had sailed on Premier Cruise Lines, Regal Cruise Lines, and Royal Caribbean Cruise lines thus far.
From 2004-2006 The gothic cruise unfortunately was unable to sail. 2004 and 2005 were not scheduled as we wanted to try something new with a live band onboard. The 2006 Gothic Cruise with Collide was canceled due to hurricane Katrina - But new things were still on the way!
Each gothic cruise is led personaly by Zaida Browne Agency Owner and bonded/icensed travel agent, rather then some group leader with no agency experience or training. Zaida and her agents attend every single gothic cruise to insure all events and ship coordination run smoothly.
Also in 2007, All Genre Travel removed all outside affiliations with hosting agencies, and is now soley owned and operated by the gothic cruise founder - Zaida Browne. All employees of All Genre Travel are legal and bonafide travel agents with their certifications.
In 2007 the gothic cruise sailed with it's first live band VNV Nation on the Carnival Glory from Port Canaveral Florida. This was the first sailing of the gothic cruise to ever sail on Carnival Cruise Lines as a pre-existing group. All previous cruises and references were verified by Carnival Large Groups and Incentivies before such a vast undertaking could be started. Due the fantastic success of this cruise, Carnival Invited us back with increased concessions! The 2007 Cruise sailed with 211 passengers and had grown to 16 onboard events!
2008 Gothic Cruise - Combichrist, Deepest Symphony, and Red Flag were contracted. 174 Booked and Sailed. The decline in numbers is attributed to the soaring fuel costs in the USA - leading to a rise in cruise and airline tickets costs. We sailed on the Carnival Glory again from Port Canaveral Florida.
2009 Gothic Cruise - Sailed with the Cruxshadows, Cruciform Injection, State of the Union, and Modulate. Deepest Symphony no showed the event, however Phase Theory and Asmodeus X were booked onboard as passengers, and delighted us with a live concert during the Deepest Symphony time slot. A fantastic 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise on the Carnival Legend from Tampa Florida. 149 People booked and sailed
2010 we had Covenant, Funker Vogt, Cruxshadows, Panzer AG, DuPont and Prognosis. Sailing on the Carnival Liberty from Miami Florida with 237 gothic cruisers. 232 people booked and sailed
Our 2011 gothic cruise will featured God Module, Imperative Reaction and System. On the Norwegian Sun from Port Canaveral Florida. Due to the decline of the econony, 112 people booked and sailed.
Our 2012 gothic cruise is our largest yet, sailing with: VNV Nation, Icon of Coil, Aesthetic Perfection and SITD. Sailing a 7 Night Bermuda Criuse on Royal Caribbeans Explorer of the Seas from Newark NJ (New York Area). 267 people are currently booked.
Our 2013 gothic cruise is set for Royal Caribbean on the Freedom of the Seas with Sonik Foundry, 00tz 00tz and one other band still pending. We will sail out of Port Canaveral Florida for a 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise.
Currently we are planning future cruises that will go to: Deep Southern Caribbean from San Juan, Alaska, Northern Europe with Russia, British Isles and a Mediterranean Cruise with the Egyptian Pyramids. So keep checking back for these wonderful Itineraries!