Cruise with GH’s Tyler Christopher!
If the thought of closing yourself off from the world and hitting the high seas with your favorite soap actors sounds good to you, you can actually make it happen. It’s the “Sail Away with the Stars” Cruise and the registration deadline is September 28! You could be setting sail from Miami on Thursday, November 15 and not coming back until you’ve spent four days with Tyler Christopher from General Hospital . (Okay, there are several other soap stars as well, but this is the GH page after all!) There will be plenty of photo ops and meet & greet events, not to mention the lively ports of Key West and Cancun.
I had a nice phone call with Tyler today and want to share his thoughts on fan events and this cruise, in particular. He told me that the only other time that he’s cruised was for a fan event last year, but he was the only actor – this time around the cruise is on a much bigger scale (with nine other soap actors & actresses on board). He says that his personal preference when traveling would be to spend an entire week exploring an island, but is looking forward to time on the ship with soap fans. As an FYI, I told him if an excursion to Chichen Iza is offered while at port in Cancun that it’s definitely worth his time. He gladly took my advice and was interested to hear how cool I thought climbing the ruin is. (Hint, hint, if you go on the cruise, take the Chichen Iza excursion and you just might end up climbing an ancient ruin with a “prince”!)
When I asked him how he feels about the meet 'n greets and photo ops that come with fan events, Tyler told me that daytime actors are entirely more hands-on with their fans than the prime time bunch. "We make ourselves available to fans," he said. In fact, his fan club president, Shari Evans, is currently setting up a live chat on his fan club website. (You can go to his site at Tyler Christopher Web Site.)
Since Tyler and I both grew up in Ohio, I felt confident that he (like most card-carrying Buckeye fans) doesn't shy away from a little partying, and he couldn't disagree with me. He told me that he'll stick to beer and wine -- rather than liquor -- while on the ship because of all of the motion of the ocean. Smart guy, that Tyler. Then I asked him if he thinks he'll partake in either the ship's gym or spa and he didn't hesitate to tell me both! When pressed for an answer on what a guy like him will want from the spa, he simply said, "Massage." (You never know, guys have been known to get facials and mani/pedis when no one's looking.)
He's undecided at this point whether or not he'll be taking anyone along with him on the cruise. He says that he knows Cameron Mathison (from
All My Children) the most from the list of other actors, but he's sure that they'll all hang out together from time to time when not with their fans.
So what do you say - does a little pre-holiday getaway sound good to you yet? If so, hop over to Soap Cruise Registration right now. Who knows maybe you'll find yourself with a little time to pick the brain of Nikolas Cassadine. If you can't make it, just keep checking in with Soaps.com. Our very own Chrissi Fix will be on the cruise and this time, she's taking a camera crew so that she can share the wealth with the rest of us!