Pricey Kate Gosselin Cruise Tickets Selling
First Published: January 14, 2012 2:26 PM EST Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Kate Gosselin may not have to keep up that coupon blog gig for long – tickets for a cruise with the former reality TV mom are reportedly selling just one day after they became available.
On Friday, it was announced that Kate would take to the seas in August for a Royal Caribbean cruise with fans and while many doubted whether travelers would pay to sail with the mother of eight, cabins on the Allure of the Seas ocean liner – ranging from $1,575 to $5,500 per person — are reportedly already being purchased.
“We are getting so many calls, so many e-mails,” Charlene Failla, Luxury Cruises and Tours president, told E! Online, of the interest in their new oceanic venture with Kate.
While Failla wouldn’t reveal how many cabins have been sold since the cruise’s website went live on Friday, she said the company is pleased with the somewhat surprising response.
“When we first put up our website, we were thinking we would get mostly families,” Failla said. “But then we started getting a lot of enquiries about singles. So just yesterday afternoon we put up a single rate, and we hadn’t even had that [planned].”
Guests on the cruise will reportedly enjoy a “private BBQ” with a “fabulous band” (as well as a morning brunch and Q&A session) with Kate, and the Gosselin matriarch will join trip-goers for a shore excursion.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, TLC pulled the plug on Kate’s reality show, “Kate Plus 8” back in August, prompting the 36–year-old mom to search for other means of employment.
In November, CouponCabin.com announced Kate as a new contributing blogger, writing posts which offer visitors to the web site advice on how to save money.
“No matter what your financial situation is, there’s no reason not to use coupons. It’s like free money in your pocket!” Kate said in a statement at the time. “I’m thrilled to lend my expertise to CouponCabin.com, where you can easily find the best deals on practically everything.”
Kate signed on as a weekly contributor to the website, writing “on topics like how to stretch a budget for a large family, holiday shopping tips, gift ideas and more,” CouponCabin.comexplained in a release.
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