The entire soap world is abuzz with news of a first-time event: a vacation cruise that will allow fans never before seen access to their favorite soap stars. The Soap Cruise will sail November 15th and return to the Port of Miami November 19th, with stops in Mexico and Key West. Soap stars from all of your favorite soaps will be there - including Cameron Mathison and Alicia Minshew from All My Children.
I recently had the chance to talk with Cameron Mathison, who will be hosting the event, about what he is most looking forward to on the cruise.
Kristi: "What can fans expect on the cruise?"
Cameron: "There is going to be a lot of interaction, beyond autographs and typical appearances. You can act with your favorite stars and have different opportunities to play games and have fun, you can have your meals with the stars."
Kristi: "You've done long-form fan appearances like the Soap Cruise before. How does this kind of appearance differ from the 1-day meet & greets?
Cameron: "I love all of them (fan appearances). It's nice to get up close with the fans. Their enthusiasm and feedback is so much fun. It's just awesome."
Kristi: "You're playing the host, what are you most looking forward to on the cruise?"
Cameron: (chuckles)"I'm looking forward to hanging out and not juggling three jobs!"
I asked Cameron about his busy schedule, which includes not only his regular gig on AMC but also hosting duties on "I Wanna Be A Soap Star" and his weekly dancing appearance on "Dancing with the Stars". Did you know that he'll go from the "DWTS" show next Tuesday, October 16th and directly to the live finale of "Soap Star"? That is a crazy busy schedule!
Kristi: "Do you ever sleep?"