William Shatner will host ‘Star Trek’s’ first-ever official cruise


William Shatner will be hosting the first officially licensed Star Trek: The Cruise in 2017. (AP)

Trekkies, your captain has arrived. 

William Shatner, aka Captain James T. Kirk, will be hosting the first officially licensed Star Trek: The Cruise in 2017.

The voyage will mark the franchise’s 50th anniversary and is set to sail a six-night trip aboard the Norwegian Pearl out of PortMiami from Jan. 9-16, 2017, according to the cruise’s official website.

Shatner, who played Kirk from 1966 to 1994, says he’s excited about the enterprise.

“When I was told that this was the first authorized Star Trek cruise and part of the 50th anniversary celebration, I just knew that my participation would be something that our fans would enjoy,” said Shatner on the cruise website. “It should be a lot of fun.”

Other “Star Trek” alumni will be onboard along with Shatner, including “Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s” Commander Riker, Jonathan Frakes and his fellow “Next Generation” co-stars Marina Sirtis, John de Lancie, and Denise Crosby, as well as co-stars from “Voyager” and “Deep Space Nine”.

Onboard entertainment includes “Star Trek” theme bars, life-sized board games and performances by the Enterprise Blues Band made up of “Star Trek” actors.

The cruise will visit Cozumel, Nassau and Norwegian Cruise Line’s private island, Great Stirrup Cay. Fares are from $975 per person.

Now, it’s time to figure out what “Star Trek” costume is the best for the high seas.

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