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Bon Voyage Parties On Rise As Baby Boomers Retire

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Cruise Ship Bon Voyage
Pre-Cruise Passenger Bon Voyage Party

Bon Voyage Parties On Rise As Baby Boomers Retire

Pre-Cruise Bon Voyage Parties - 600+ Cruise Ship Party Drinks

A cruise industry tradition, Pre-cruise bon voyage parties, are on the rise as Baby Boomers retire in record numbers. As well, the cruise industry wide-range of affordable cruises have made cruising a atop vacation choice for retirees' children and grandchildren, who have begun to cruise with increasing numbers.

In the past, the dockside bon voyage ("have a nice trip" or "safe journey" ) parties where family and friends gathered by the hundreds to see their loved ones embark on the cruise of a lifetime were common place. Guests were sometimes able to bring family and friends aboard the cruise ship, who would get a sample of cruise ship culinary delights, refreshments, and a tour of the cruise ship, before the cruise ship sailed away. Bon Voyage parties were very different decades ago.

Now, with port security at an all time high, preventing anyone without a ticket from entering most cruise ship parking lots and never allowing anyone to board without going through rigorous security checks and proof of ticketing as well as valid passports, the dockside bon voyage party is nothing but a memory of days gone by.

However, the pre-cruise celebration is alive and well, it is just being held in different locations, far from cruise ship piers, within private residences, offices, reception halls and conference rooms around the world.


With the increasing numbers of baby boomers retiring, parents celebrating 40, 50, 60, 70 and even 80 years of marriage, the numbers of people taking cruises to celebrated some of life's most joyous occasions is skyrocketing. Add the increasing number of newlyweds embarking on honeymoon cruises and it's not hard to see how popular the bon voyage party has become.

The bon voyage party is a chance for family and friends to celebrate the occasion in cruise ship sail-away party style, with cruise ship signature drinks, elegant appetizers, decorations and music adding to the cruise ship party atmosphere.

To assist our visitors with their bon voyage party planning, we have assembled one of the largest collections of cruise ship party drinks, shooters, jell-o shots and pudding shots to be found. The collection, now at over 600 recipes, including famous signature drinks, popular beach drinks, tropical island drinks and cruise industry signature drinks from the best cruise ships, hotels and restaurants around the world, is a great starting point for cruise ship bon voyage party planning.

We have drink recipes for Carnival Kiss On The Lips, Carnival's Riviera Delight, Carnival Cruises Twilight Zone, Carnival Fun Ship Cocktail and those popular drinks Burmuda Triangle, Gilligan's Island, Bahama Mama, Funky Cold Medina, Liquid Cocaine, Sand In Your Shorts, Cuba Libre, Harry Potter Goblet of Fire, Fire Cracker Cocktail, Red Bikini Martini, Hocus Pocus Fizz, Sex Of The Beach, Sex In The Driveway, Sloe Screw, Princess Bubble-tini, Cotton Candy Martini, Bubble Gum Boy Shot, Dragon's Bite, Dragon's Blood Punch, Red Dragon Martini, Dark & Stormy, Ocean Water, Malibu Bay Breeze, Barefoot In the Garden, Salty Dog, Tropical Leprechaun, Flaming Dr. Pepper Shot, Purple Hooter, Alabama Slammer, Red Headed Slut Shooter and a wide range of Cosmopolitans, Fizz, Mojitos, Margartias, Daiquiris, Shooters, Jell-o shots, pudding shots and flaming coctails.


For those hot summer cruise ship parties, Mojito Poptails, Sanria Popsicles, Raspberry & Lime Sangria Popsicles, White Russian Poptails, Sex on the Beach Poptails, Adult Strawberry Frozen Hot Chocolatetini, Margarita Popsicles, Elsa From Frozen Cocktail, Baileys Pudding Shots, and other frozen or slush mix drinks to get your drink on. Guaranteed, you'll find an interesting selection of drinks to get the party started.

To begin, we have the first 30 cruise ship party drink recipes below, with over 500 more recipes for mixed drinks with Bourbon, Brandy, Cognac, Gin, Liqueurs, Rum, Rye, Scotch, Tequila, Vermouth, Vodka, Whiskey and more on our Pinterest Cruise - Ship Bon Voyage Party Cocktails Board. Each beverage image has the full recipe details for mixing the drink. Enjoy, and bon voyage!

Pre-Cruise Bon Voyage Parties - Cruise Ship Party Appetizers

As every good host or hostess knows, it's not enough to invite guests, and deliver amazing drinks, you must also provide amazing food selections so the party guests have food in their stomachs while they drink. We have taken the drama out of finding amazing appetizers, which can be easily created and presented nicely as well.

We have selected over 400 appetizers of every type including Greek Appetizers, Italian Appetizers, Mexican Appetizers, Thai Appetizers, Gluten-free Appetizers, Vegan Appetizers created from seafood, including scallops, prawn, shrimp, crab, lobster, salmon along with meat appetizers prepared using, beef, pork, Prosciutto, pepperoni, bacon, ham, turkey or chicken.

We have a large selection of cruise ship party appetizers which include vegetables and/'or fruit such as avocado, artichoke, blueberries, mushrooms, squash, apples, peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes, watermelon, carrots, pineapples, broccoli, sweet potatoes, strawberries, zucchini, spinach, cucumber, olives, cranberries.

We favor the easy appetizers which are easily carried, such as wraps, kabobs, finger sandwiches, pinwheels as well as appetizers created with edible cups or cones.

Cheese of every type can be found if you choose to include cheeses such as mozzarella, Swiss, jack, Monterey, cheddar, cream cheese, cottage cheese or goat cheese.

Some appetizers requiring baking, grilling or stovetop cooking. Other appetizers require no skill at all, just simple assembly of ingredients. If you plan your appetizer table well in advance, you can easily cover all five food groups and give party guests a well-balanced meal using a wide range of appetizers without spending a great deal of money. There is no need to focus solely on sweet or deep-fried, greasy, foods loaded with fat and/or sugar. Be creative with your menu selection, have fun selecting foods and your guests will appreciate the time you took to create the menu, speaking well of the event for years to come.

Since peer groups and families have a wide range of tastes, some centered around their culture, we have included a wide range of appetizers to choose from, which will please any host or hostess.

200+ Cruise Ship Theme Party Cakes

Most Bon Voyage parties celebrate a life event, such as a birthday, wedding, wedding anniversary or retirement. The cake is at the center of any lifetime event celebration event bon voyage party.

Deciding whether to have a homemade cake or to hire a professional cake baker largely depends on several factors, event purpose, price, event location, and number of guests. Once you[ve decided on the venue and how many will attend, choosing whether to have a tiered cake or sheet cake and the complexity of the design will dictate the price, no matter who makes the cake.

From a simple child's birthday cake with a cruise ship or nautical theme, to a full-blown, three dimensional tiered cake with a huge cruise ship forming the top tier, the sky is the limit for creativity for a nautical or cruise ship theme event cake.

For an event celebrating decades of marriage or an event celebrating retirement, event cakes with a generic travel design such as suitcases have become very popular. They tend to have a much more dignified design, than a cruise ship which may have a less sophisticated design.

Without a great deal of design creation talent, most cakes with a cruise ship atop will lack a more refined level of sophistication. The suitcase design can be very dignified and tasteful and is quite popular for retirement bon voyage parties.

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