And no, I’m not talking about just a cruise that Kate Gosselin was planning to go on. I’m talking about the cruise that Kate Gosselin was going to host. I have no idea why I didn’t tell you about this when the news originally broke, because I’m sure many of you would have jumped at the chance to go on a nice vacation with the beloved Kate Gosselin, but here was the gist of it:
“Set Sail with Kate” blasts the new website promoting the trip, which will take place August 12 -19 on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas.
For the pleasure of cruising with the mom of eight, passengers will shell out between $1,900 and $3,175 per person, double occupancy. They’ll get to meet Kate at a “welcome cocktail party,” attend a Q & A session with her, have a photo op, and even “learn a new craft from the professional herself.”
The trip starts and ends in Ft. Lauderdale, with stops in Jamaica, Cozumel and Haiti. Haiti? Yes, the poorest nation in the Western world has a cruise ship port-of-call in the city of Labadee. Oh, and August is hurricane season in the Caribbean.
Sounds great, right? Aren’t you all totally bummed that I didn’t tell you about this sooner? Wouldn’t you have dropped three thousand dollars in a heartbeat to attend a cocktail party and do crafts with Kate Gosselin? Can’t you just imagine how perfect it would have been to wander around Jamaica with this remarkable woman? She probably would have slathered your back with sunscreen, and I bet she’d even let you borrow her nose plugs when you forgot yours. Yes, it would have been paradise.
But, like I said, the cruise is cancelled because for some unfathomable reason, no one wanted to go:
Kate Gosselin’s event on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship has been canceled because of poor turnout and low ticket sales,RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
The mother of eight was supposed to set sailfrom August 12 to August 19 at a rate of $1,900-$3,175 per ticket, but it’s no longer happening and all cruise-goers have been fully refunded.
“Yes, that event has been canceled. We just didn’t get the turnout that we desired and mutually we agreed that if we didn’t get it, we would cancel,” President of Luxury Cruises, who merged with the company originally organizing the event, Alice Travel, exclusively told RadarOnline.com.
“All ticket purchasers have been notified and everyone has been refunded. Some have chosen to continue on with the cruise, but everyone was given the choice.”
But don’t be so quick to point the finger at the Kate Plus 8 star, as we’re told she felt horrible about canceling the cruise and reached out to everyone who bought tickets!
“Kate asked for everybody’s names, addresses and phone numbers and reached out to each one personally,” the spokeswoman said.
“It was nothing to do with her. We needed to hit certain numbers and they just weren’t where they needed to be.”
It was not revealed how many tickets were actually purchased.
Oh, what I wouldn’t give to hear how many tickets were sold. I really want to say it’s between two and fifteen, even though I think fifteen is a really high number. But really, would there be even one person willing to go on this adventure?