Golden Girls Fans at Sea cruise wants to “thank you for being a friend.”

Golden Girls Fans at Sea takes to the waves again during its fourth annual sailing specifically for followers of the ‘Golden Girls’ television show.

Golden Fans at Sea Performers by Darin Kamnetz
Photos courtesy of Flip Phone Events

Flip Phone Events is “throwing a party and inviting everyone they know” with the “Golden Girls” fan celebration cruise, launching April 8, 2023 from Miami, Florida.

The recently refurbished Celebrity Summit cruise ship will depart Miami for a five-night voyage that includes stops in Key West, Fla. and Cozumel, Mexico.

Celebrity SummittPhoto by Celebrity Cruise Line

During the party at sea, revelers can take part in “Golden Girls” themed trivia, hit the floor during dance parties, participate in bar crawls, listen to panel discussions, and more.

Those who would like to live their best “Golden Girls” life can even sign up for a costume contest.

During previous cruises, special guests have included Melinda McLanahan (Rue McLanahan’s sister); Stan Zimmerman (“Golden Girls” writer); Marsha Posner Williams (“Golden Girls” producer); Jim Colucci (author of Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai); “RuPaul’s Drag Race’s” Tempest DuJour; and the Golden Gays NYC (“Golden Girls” parody drag group).

Golden Girls Fans at Sea Golden PartiersGolden Partiers by Darin Kamnetz

Golden Girls Fans at Sea 2023 full itinerary:

  • April 8 – Miami, Fla. Departure at 4 p.m.
  • April 9 – Key West, Fla.
  • April 10 – Golden Fans day at sea
  • April 11 – Cozumel, Mexico
  • April 12 – Golden Fans day at sea
  • April 13 – Return to Miami, Fla.

The first Golden Girls Fans at Sea cruise took place in 2020, bringing together devotees of the show from around the world. Past cruises have had up to 1,000 fans on board.

Rates for the 2023 cruise start at $999.99, based on double occupancy, and include port charges, access to all Golden Girls events on the ship, a classic alcohol package, wifi, prepaid gratuities, all meals and entertainment on the ship, and two “Golden Girls” fan excursions (a Key West bar crawl and Shady Pines Goes to the Beach party).

For more information or to make a booking, visit