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Maybe you’ve hopped aboard a cruise ship loaded with Hawaiian shirts and sunburned foreheads before. If you have, you know that those days at sea are a blast. Nothing beats time away with close friends and family while relaxing on the deck, taking in a high-stakes belly flop contest, and dancing the night away. And while a good, old fashioned cruise offers non-stop fun, you’ve never seen anything like a Crimson Tide Cruise.

ASK4 Entertainment hosts the greatest party on the Seven Seas, and whether you’re a die-hard fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide or just love having a good time, this five-day Western Caribbean cruise aboard the Carnival Valor is the experience of a lifetime.

Crimson Tide Cruise Itinerary

Monday: Sailing from New Orleans, Louisiana

Tuesday: Fun Day At Sea

Wednesday: Cozumel, Mexico

Thursday: Yucatan (Progreso), Mexico

Friday: Fun Day at Sea

Saturday: Return to New Orleans

So what exactly happens when you set sail on the Crimson Tide Cruise? While you’re busy knocking back Alabama Slammer Cocktails, exchanging February’s evening chill for the sun’s warm kiss, what keeps you busy day and night?

Let’s put it this way: The only dull moment you’ll experience is laying down in your ocean view stateroom, exhausted from an emotional (and in some cases physical) rollercoaster ride.

Crimson Tide Cruise Events

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Animal (Big Al) Towel Folding Class: Those adorable towel animals you’re afraid to touch? Now is your chance to learn how to fold them yourself. (Just imagine how impressed your kids will be!)

Autograph Sessions: The list of Crimson Tide legends aboard the boat is incredible. Now is your chance to meet them all, chat about your favorite memories together, grab a photo opportunity, and get your favorite ‘Bama gear autographed.

Auburn vs Alabama Basketball Game: We know the Iron Bowl is incredible in any form. But going seaside for another edition? Count. Me. In.

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Bama Bingo: Hosted by Antonio Langham & Prince Wimbley. This football-themed B-A-M-A BINGO showdown includes cash prizes. Hope you’re feeling lucky!

Blackjack and Slot Tourneys: Calling high rollers and slot slingers! Join ‘Bama Legends at the tables to get in on the casino action and play for boatloads of cash.

Cornhole Tourney: Hosted by Jonathan Allen. Sign-up for the tournament and take your best bean bag aim at the Championship Crown!

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Crimson Classics Films Screening: Come relive glory days of the past that made Alabama the legendary institution it is today with screenings of the 2016 National Championship game (featuring 8 Legends onboard with us!), 1963 Crimson Classic game vs Oklahoma, and reminisce on the Iron Bowl Rivalry from a historical retrospective.

Football Feud: It’s the beloved class game show, Family Feud, but with a football twist. Come watch our two-player teams face off to see who knows ‘Bama fans better!

Games On!: What’s better than board game night? ‘Bama-themed game night. Bamaopoly, Roll Tide Jenga, Crimson Tide Cards and more are guaranteed to be a blast.

Hey Coach: Live at Sea!: Come join the first ever in-ship audience as the Hey Coach show broadcasts live onboard the Crimson Tide Cruise. Iconic Alabama radio voice and the show’s host, Eli Gold, will be on board hosting, too.

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The “Can You Eat Like an NFL Player?” Hot Dog Eating Contest: Move over, Joey Chestnut. If you’re ready to down hot dogs like no ‘Bama fan ever has, this is the event for you. I’m not positive, but the world record for most hot dogs eaten at sea might be up for grabs here…

Karaoke Kick-Off: Hosted by Miss Alabama Tiara Pennington. Don’t be nervous for a little live music! This your chance to show off those spectacular shower-singing skills. Plus, you never know what legends will stop by and take the mic…

Love & Marriage Game Show: The classic television show “The Newlywed Game” takes a spin on the high seas. Watch three of our Legend couples play to see just how well they know each other. Last year’s reigning Couple Champions El & Claudette Gold will be hard to beat!

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Madden 20 NFL Tourney (XBOX One): With Dont’a Hightower, Kenyan Drake, Dalvin Tomlinson & Eddie Lacy. Play as your favorite Tide Legend against your favorite Tide Legend in 1 vs. 1 action to become champion in the Madden 20 NFL tourney.

Mini-Golf Tourney: Join host, and reigning Crimson Tide Cruise Mini-Golf Champion, Kenyan Drake. Head out to the greens to putt for the tourney title.

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Punt, Pass & Kick Contest: Hosted by Tyrone Prothro. Prep for your future NFL Combine, relive the glory days, and test your distance and accuracy with a Punt, Pass & Kick Contest, fit for a ship!

Q&A Session: Hosted by Eli Gold & and Tide 102.9 FM DJ Ryan Fowler, featuring all CTC Legends. This intimate, behind-the-scenes Q&A experience with all the CTC Legends is your chance to ask the burning questions about all things Alabama football.

Sailaway Pep Rally: Members of the Alabama Spirit Squads need your help to get this ‘Bama Boat rocking with a pep rally roll call featuring all the Crimson Tide Legends!

Referee/Official Seminar: Eddie Conyers was the longest-tenured member of the Alabama football team and the Crimson Tide’s practice official of 55 years until retiring last year. Come learn more about his role at Alabama and what’s like being the guy you love to hate, the referee!

Siran Stacy Morning Talk: The Tide Legend and legendary motivational speaker will be giving an exclusive presentation for our guests. His words will stay with you long after the cruise; it’s simply an experience not to be missed.

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Tide Trivia: Hosted by the Voice of the Crimson Tide, Eli Gold. Think you know more about Bama than the Voice of the Crimson Tide? Then test your knowledge of all things ‘Bama as Eli Gold hosts a trivia challenge.

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Yoga: Start your morning with little peace and serenity as Monica Pettus, of Tuscaloosa’s Yoga Bliss, hosts a wake-up yoga session surrounded by the Caribbean sun and sea.

The lifetime of memories you’ll return to port with is hard to describe. Sure, you’ll get a behind-the-curtain look at the Alabama athletes you remember from their days playing college football, but it’s so much more than that. That fabled “Rammer Jammer Spirit” will be on full display all week, and this trip would definitely make game day favorites Nick Saban and Tua Tagovailoa jealous.

From comedy shows, charity auctions, theme nights, incredible dining options and more, you’ll never see a Carnival Cruise Line experience like this again.

Current NFL players like Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs and New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower will be on hand. Iconic former Alabama stars like quarterback Andrew Zow and safety George Teague are also setting sail among more than two dozen Tide legends.

For booking and travel information for fans across the United States, visit CrimsonTideCruise.com.

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John Duffley About the author:
John joins the FanBuzz team with five years of experience freelancing as a sports writer for TheDupes.net and Football.com. A graduate of Penn State University, John currently lives and works in Austin, Texas. He is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).
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