Following Costa Concordia's horrific disaster-at-sea, competing cruise line Royal Caribbean has managed to avoid their own maritime mishap thanks to Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull.
Armando Christian Perez's Club 305 Cruise has been cancelled, but questions as to why the "magical voyage" with Pitbull, Paul Oakenfold, Flo Rida, and 2,500 of their closest friends was scrapped remain unanswered.
Scheduled for mid April, Pitbull's theme cruise was supposed to be a three-night, Miami-centric vacay, an excuse to get faded and dance poolside to tiki-tiki music. Sadly, however, there won't be a "Calle Ocho Bon Voyage Party."
The Club 305 Cruise website has replaced photoshopped e-flyers, artist profiles, and ship information with a simple 12-word message: "We are no longer taking reservations as the cruise has been cancelled."
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At $700 per person for an interior stateroom, the Club 305 Cruise's demise was likely its rate. A three-night cruise aboard the Majesty of the Seas in April runs between $369-$479 for an interior cabin, far less than Pit's pachanga. Granted, a regular trip on the ship doesn't include artist meet-and-greets and a "Pimp and Hoes Ball," just cheesy magicians and all-you-can-eat buffets.
Club 305 Cruise. Friday, April 13, to Monday, April 16, 2012. Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas sailing from Port of Miami, 1015 N. America Way, Miami. Prices start at $699 per person. Ports of Call include CocoCay and Nassau, Bahamas. Visit club305cruise.com. Cancelled.