Are you a fan of the AMC’s hit tv show The Walking Dead? This past Feb 3rd through 6th, Sixthman put together the Walker Stalker Cruise 2017 event aboard the Norwegian Pearl. The cruise consisted of 3 awesome days filled with celebrity panels with The Walking Dead stars, autograph/selfie sessions, professional photos, poolside events, vocal performances, live pod cast and more.
Walker Stalker Cruise 2017 had 9 cast members along with producer/director Greg Nicotero and Mr. Walker Stalker, James Frazier on board. The cast roster consisted of Ross Marquand (Aaron), Katelyn Nacon (Enid), Chandler Riggs (Carl aka Coral), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan), Michael Traynor (Nicholas), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Alanna Masterson (Tara), Tom Payne (Jesus) and Michael Cudlitz (Abraham).
My wife and I were able to meet several of the stars throughout the different events and even casually walking around the ship. The highlights for us was meeting Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Norman Reedus. We also got a chance to meet Chandler Riggs and Alanna Masterson. I must admit, the whole group are great people overall. They were all a pleasure to meet and have conversations with, down to earth people, big kudos to them all.
In addition to the professional photo session we had with Norman Reedus we later attended an autograph/selfie session. We scored an autographed on an awesome photo of Daryl riding his motorcycle with walkers behind him as well as a GoPro selfie. Jeffrey Dean Morgan was signing autographs right behind us as well. He photo bombed the occasional guest as well, we weren’t that lucky.
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that outside of The Walking Dead, Katelyn Nacon (Enid) is also a very talented musician. Yes, this is old news for most fans…. but it was new to me. She graced the passengers with 2 sessions of her singing performance. Katelyn performed some of her original work along with a few of her favorite cover songs including Creep by Radiohead (which happens to be a song I really like).
In between Katelyn’s performances we stopped by the theater to sit in on the live Walker Stalker podcast featuring Alanna Masterson with host James Frazier. Stay tuned, the podcast recorded on-board should be live on the Walker Stalker website soon enough.
The evening events consisted of celebrity panels on the pool deck along with dead and undead costume contest. There were tons of great costumes but amongst the favorites were Rick, Daryl and Maggie. Needless to say, Rick was the eventual champion.
The panels were lots of fun. As a fan I was able to see more of a personal side to actors/actresses. The cast members are all funny and witty in their own ways. Aside from questions from the on stage host(s) the fans were able to ask questions of their own. No worries, no spoilers here… everyone was really good at being evasive with spoilers (as they should be).
Aside from the on board activities, the weekend had one destination which was Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. The island is privately owned by Norwegian Cruise Line. On the island NCL had a great lunch spread prepared for all the guest. Had everything from barbecue ribs to jerk chicken with rice and peas, my favorite. Sixthman put together fun events on the island such as flag football and flip cup.
All in all the Walker Stalker Cruise 2017 was nothing less than awesome. I had an amazing time with my wife and friends. We look forward to the next Walker Stalker event.