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Actor William Shatner to host first official 'Star Trek' cruise

Pack your bags, Trekkies. Captain Kirk himself, aka William Shatner, is hosting an official "Star Trek" cruise to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the beloved sci-fi series.

During Comic-Con International 2015, actor William Shatner speaks onstage. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Captain Kirk is getting ready to boldly go where no man has gone before, and he wants all you "Star Trek" fans out there to tag along for the ride.

William Shatner -- who played the famous starship captain in several "Star Trek" films and TV shows -- is hosting the first officially sanctioned "Star Trek" cruise in 2017 to celebrate the franchise's 50th anniversary.

Those who partake in the cruise will set sail aboard the Norwegian Pearl, a Norwegian Cruise Lines luxury ship that will be decked out to provide a luxurious "Star Trek" experience for guests.

Guests will be treated to performances, comedy shows and concerts by "Star Trek" actors, as well as talks from several top scientists and other experts in all things Trek.

Oh, and there'll be all sorts of themed parties, nightclubs and activities so guests can geek out with all their fellow humans, Klingons and Romulans aboard the ship.

Other "Star Trek" actors joining Shatner aboard the Pearl include Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes, Robert Picardo, James Darren, Denise Crosby and John de Lancie.

For his part, Shatner seems pretty stoked to be hosting such an elaborate Trek-themed event. "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," Shatner said in a statement. "It should be a lot of fun."

The fun beams up on January 9, 2017, when the cruise ship Norwegian Pearl sets sail from Miami. The six-day and six-night cruise will make stops in Cozumel, Mexico, as well as Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas before returning to port in Miami on January 15.

If you want to boldly go where no man has gone before, the cruise is taking online reservations here. But with prices that start at $975 per person (about £625, AU $1,325) and top out at $7,500 (about £4,800, AU $10,000), the cost to explore the Caribbean galaxy might be out of this world.