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‘Apprentice’ cruise to set sail

Some contestants will be on board for voyage
/ Source: The Associated Press

Two words sum up a trip being offered to fans of “The Apprentice.”

You’re sailing!

An eight-night cruise with the theme of the hit NBC show will sail from New York to the Caribbean on Sept. 26, after a bon voyage party in Manhattan with a send-off from Donald Trump.

Cast members from the show — including Bill Rancic, the first Apprentice, and Stacie Jones Upchurch, Jennifer Crisafulli and Raj Bhakta from the second season — will be on board. The trip will take place on the Carnival Legend cruise ship.

Guests can meet and talk to cast members, but there also will be onboard competitions involving teams and tasks, just like there is on the TV show, which is hosted by Trump. Participation will be open to all passengers.

In addition to cash prizes, one person will win the grand prize — spending a day as chief executive officer of Expedia.com, the online travel agency that is co-sponsoring the cruise. The CEO-for-a-day will get a $15,000 paycheck for all that hard work, first-class airfare to New York and ground transportation by limousine, plus a stay in a five-star hotel.

Onboard events also will include lectures on business and career topics, a masquerade ball, singles-only events and a poker tournament. Regular cruise amenities will be offered as well.

“We want people to have a great time when they’re on board,” said Mark Kammerer, vice president, cruises, for Expedia. “We really believe you can bring a popular TV show down to the personal level so people can actually see, feel, touch and be around the people they’ve seen on TV.”

The third season of “The Apprentice” begins Jan. 20.