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Fans of "Duck Dynasty," A&E's most-watched reality television series and winner of the Critics' Choice Award, can join the Robertson family on a Caribbean cruise vacation to Key West, Fla., and Cozumel, Mexico, July 17-21, 2014, and experience a cooking class with Miss Kay and interactive events with the men of Duck Commander.
The idea for the cruise was initiated by Premier Christian Cruises, which coordinates family-friendly cruises, such as their K-Love cruise and the FamilyLife cruise.
"After watching 'Duck Dynasty' and seeing their values on full display, our companies seemed like a good fit for each other," said Tiffany Brown, a spokesperson for Premier Christian Cruises. "Mary Snyder, our director of development, started the conversation and the ball started rolling."
"When we sat down with the Robertsons to talk about what their vision for the cruise looked like, the involvement that they want to have with their fans was more than we ever would have expected," Brown said. "The Robertsons understand that the show's success is because of their fans, and because they're exactly the same people on the show as they are in person. When you walk away from being with them, you truly say, 'They are the nicest, most unpretentious people!' They understand that this is a gift from God and they are using it for His glory."
Tickets for the Duck Commander Cruise are limited, according to Brown, as the Carnival Victory ship is now 50 percent booked since reservations opened to the public on June 17.
All of the Robertsons featured on "Duck Dynasty" are scheduled to be on the four-night cruise to the Caribbean, including Phil and Miss Kay, Jase and Missy, Willie and Korie, Jep and Jessica, and Uncle Si. The cruise will give fans the opportunity to meet the Robertsons one-on-one, and get autographs and photos with the family, as well as participate in interactive games, such as "get to know the Robertsons."
"There's going to be a lot of programming involving the Robertsons," Brown told CP on Thursday. "You'll truly know them by the end of the cruise."
The Universal Music Group Nashville announced earlier this month that they'll be releasing the album, "Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas," on Oct. 29 that will showcase the family's vocal talents and humor, and feature collaborations with special guests, yet to be announced.
Both Miss Kay and her brother-in-law, Si, will be releasing new books this fall, along with a Duck Commander Devotional.
The fourth season of "Duck Dynasty" is also expected to start this fall and will include their son, Alan, a preacher, who has been absent from the first three seasons of the show. Phil's book, Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander was released last month.
Watch the Robertsons' video invitation asking fans to join them on the Duck Commander Cruise.