Kate Gosselin cancels cruise event after low sales
May 15th, 2012
11:53 AM ET

Kate Gosselin cancels cruise event after low sales

The world is just going to have to wait a bit longer for the Kate Gosselin Cruise Liner Express.

The former “Kate Plus 8” star has shuttered plans to launch her own event aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship this summer in the face of tepid turnout and disappointing sales, per Radar Online.

Fans had been invited to sail the high seas with the reality show mama from August 12-19, but now it seems some will be staying on dry land.

Tickets were priced between $1,900-$3,175 a pop.

"Yes, that event has been canceled,” a rep for the luxury cruise company told Radar Online. “We just didn't get the turnout that we desired and mutually we agreed that if we didn't get it, we would cancel."

All passes to hang out with the mother of eight have since been refunded, although “some have chosen to continue on with the cruise, but everyone was given the choice," the rep said.

Gosselin's said to have called each ticket holder individually to apologize for the disappointment.

"It was nothing to do with her," the cruise line rep said. "We needed to hit certain numbers and they just weren't where they needed to be."

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  1. ofertas de cruceros por el caribe

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    February 26, 2013 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. jpmel

    You're 15 minutes were up a long time ago lady. Take your kids & go away.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mickey

    she needsto kicked in her cooze until she is dead. she is an evil woman

    June 13, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. libzrskum

    if i knew for a fact that we wouldn't have to suffer 4 more years of BARACK OBAMA, then I'd happily go on that cruise.........AND i'd pay double

    June 13, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Juanmom2

      libzskum, What in the h e double hockey sticks does the President have to do with this story? I would think that you'd be so happy, of that sure victory that republicans keep singing about, that you'd jump at the chance to celebrate. Some people will bring the President into EVERY discussion, regardless of what that discussion is about. Your post is proof, a story about a cruise became political in your mind:-/ SMDH

      June 13, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jim

    Talk about a Snooze Cruise . . . of all the things people could waste their money on, why would anyone have even considered this?

    June 13, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. She just needs to go...

    She was unliked when she worked at Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, she got knocked up with 8 total kids, and now she thinks she's this famous person. Really, the person doesn't change, just a money-hungry B1TCH that needs to just crawl back under that rock she came from in. You know what the general population calls people like her??? WELFARE BUMS!! She just happened to get a worthless network to pay her to follow her around and deal with her moaning & complaining. Wow, nothing like promoting the ability to pump out more children than you can afford without either going on government assistance or getting yourself a TV show. Maybe she should be like "Octomom" and start doing porn... but wait, that means someone would have to pay to see her doing the nasty... that alone is enough to cause nightmares....

    again, just needs to crawl back under the rock she came from... just because you CAN reproduce, doesn't mean you SHOULD!!

    June 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kommy

    Who is Kate Gosselin? Really puzzled, does every coed-get-mom has its show on Royal Caribbean- be careful to take this steamboat to Bermuda triangle.

    June 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Confused

    How is this woman still under the mistaken impression that she has fans?

    June 13, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  9. SeverlyBummed

    I would have went if they would have a had the battle of the giant hoo-has , Gosselin vs Octomom kind of like a Godzilla movie

    June 13, 2012 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
  10. Wm

    Hmmm, John, you must have been told you have a small penis before or you wouldn't have made a comment so hateful and disrespectful toward women.

    June 12, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jw

    Wow, I don't care for Kate Gosselin either but I see no reason why i should foam at the mouth with hate. So sad you haters feel the need to express yourself with so much venom. Sounds like you're really eaten up with hate within yourself.

    June 12, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. nathan drake

    Why would anyone want to spend any time with someone who has orange skin???

    June 12, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • dkv76

      a lot of caucasian girls have tanning salon membership, sad but true. did kate lose like 50lbs? she looks like a different person...get a new hair stylist... it looks fake with your fake tan

      June 13, 2012 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  13. Madtown

    Oh, she called them all personally? She could put this on an actual resume! She's got some good experience for her next line of work....telemarketer. No offense intended to telemarketers.

    June 12, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. whoa

    "Gosselin's said to have called each ticket holder individually to apologize for the disappointment."

    Must have been less than 10 to call ALL those ticket holders.

    June 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Nat Q

    Call each one individually? Ouch. That had to be light sales then. Still, hopefully she can stop cashing in on the fame her kids brought her and get on with a real job.

    June 12, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  16. uniblob

    What kind of pathetic creature would you have to be to actually buy a ticket to go on a cruise with her? I would pay money to see what those people look like.

    June 12, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  17. Steve

    She is a tool.....

    June 11, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Tom

    Gosselin's said to have called each ticket holder individually to apologize for the disappointment. All 5 of them.

    June 11, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      @James: Sorry about that! Didn't see your comment until after I posted. 5 seems to be the magic number that comes to mind for ol' Kate!

      June 11, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  19. SwottyBanana

    I don't know about you, but my dislike for her is greatly overshadowed by my PROFOUND dislike for Octomom! Octomom, the entire Jersey Shore cast, Kardashian sisters, Real Housewives of ___________. All these people are untalented lowlifes. I wish we'd get normal TV shows back on the air.

    June 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charles

      I couldn't have said it better, what worst is that there is enough people adoring them to keep giving them a pedestal

      June 13, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Michael

    I see pole dancing in her future.

    June 11, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  21. GovScottWalker

    Worst dancer EVER on DWTS. Just painful to watch. She must be terrible in bed then. No moves, no hip action, no fun. John got out just in tie. -GSW

    June 10, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Mom of Three

    15 minutes. OVER! Buh-bye!

    June 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Bob

    Yay, let's pay to see a mom...no not so much

    June 10, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  24. Mike

    "Gosselin's said to have called each ticket holder individually to apologize for the disappointment" BOTH of them?

    June 10, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  25. James

    LOL, she called each person individually, all 5 of them.

    June 10, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  26. james

    Damn her v@gina must be so stretched out. Like throwing a hotdog down a hallway.

    June 10, 2012 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  27. chris516

    While Jon is no hunk, Kate still tries to be a prima donna!!!!

    June 10, 2012 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  28. Diana Reynolds

    I am so glad I never buy her book, I do not want to spend money to make her more ugly then ever... that would be a waste of money, I used to like her until I notice she mentally abused to her husband, I had lost totally respect with her, but I do not condone what he had done, but if she treat her husband a lot more respect instead of embarrassing him... He would want to runaway, cause Kate is the witch as ever... gosh she even look like it and I do not care how much money she mad, it just herself I can;t stand... She is just a downright weird lady. Oh yeah, I am severe hearing loss and it is not easy for me to correct my grammar, so no one do not have to remind me how dumb I am, cause I know...

    June 10, 2012 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  29. Suzy

    I'm a fabric designer. A while ago I wrote to Kate suggesting we do a child's clothing line together. She liked the idea and sent me a list of samples sizes. So I got an investor lined up, manufacturers, etc., but before I signed over part of my business to the investor I wanted to talk to Kate myself. Guess what? She wouldn't take ten minutes out of her time to talk to me, I was relegated to her publicist only. I wrote an e-mail and fired Kate Gosselin. This was when her show first got cancelled. Reading the hate in all these comments perhaps I was lucky there.

    June 9, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Maureen

    I hardly think people are jealous – jealous of what???? She is nothing more than a wannabee exploiting her kids – she needs to go back to nursing and stop pretending to be something she is not!!!!

    June 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  31. aj

    She should have kept the brown hair with the "mom" look. She totally F#%ed up with the Kendra look.

    June 9, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  32. Chris

    How is it possible that there were people who were refunded?

    June 8, 2012 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      How is it possible? Let's see, Royal Caribbean advertises a theme cruise with Kate as the main attraction (and I use that word VERY lightly). When she cancels due to lack of interest on the part of the public, what choice did RC have? If they'd refused to refund the passengers' fares, they would have been hit by false advertising claims almost immediately.

      June 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 24, 2012 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  34. Lisa

    CJ you are absolutely right! I can't even imagine hating someone as much as these people do? Either they are sick or their real name is John!

    May 21, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Susie

    And now she is back on the Today Morning Show on May 21 to once again "set the record straight" the way she see it so she comes out looking good! Notice when something negative happens in her life, she somehow gets back on a morning show to do damage control. Can't help noticing she never said a peep on her twitter about how the agency cancelled the cruise.

    May 20, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Sarah

    She needs to keep that donkey face covered up. Hee haw

    May 17, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Renee

    I don't think there is ANYTHING Kate Gosselin wouldn't be involved in to get her face back on television.

    May 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Sarah

    He is a scary looking tranny

    May 17, 2012 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  39. KyCat

    She isn't well iked.

    May 17, 2012 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  40. KyCat

    I knew that it would come to this. Kate was so mean to her ex-husband and other peoople. No one wants to be around her. What goes around, comes around.

    May 17, 2012 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  41. marcy

    Honestly, Laura, she begs for insults. She generates the hateful comments because she does this to promote herself, not to support her children. Her love of fame cost her marriage...just watch the last couple of seasons of J+K+8 for proof. She isn't the woman she was in season one, because she loved fame and fortune, not her family life. Ask those kids if they'd rather be famous or live with an intact family...what do you think they'll say? And yet this is proof she has learned nothing.

    May 16, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Grand Canyon


    May 15, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  43. charles the crack

    Glad i'm in2 men! Gay men aren't all that drama. I'm still in fairy village. I didn't c um out as yet.

    May 15, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Confuse

    Geeees, and all this time I thought she was deceased but seems she just keeps resurrecting. OMG someone please like a Vampire, just put a stake in her heart and decapitate her. And that is all I have to say about here

    May 15, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Kate Gosselin's uterus

    The way I see it, we need more money to supplement our lifestyle and for reconstructive surgery, please go on this trip.

    May 15, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Another one bites the dust

    Unemployment benefits run out next week, and those child support payments only go so far. Now she's just another low IQ bottom-half-of-the-bell-curve democrat voter. Start another reality show on great recipes you can strecth your food stamps on.

    May 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • JonJon

      OMG, really?....a 'democrat' voter. You are such a troglodyte. I fart downwind to you.

      May 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Clete

    If she called all the ticket holders to apologize that probably took only about fifteen minutes.

    May 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Observer

    Who is h@!! would want to spend vacation time with this harpy?

    May 15, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Terry

    Gotta love the big fat jealous/haters of the world.......................

    May 15, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  50. whodunit

    Why would anyone want to spend 3 grand to travel with a constant complainer? Will someone please tell me why this mother needs a bodyguard to attend celebrity events where all the other celebrities DON'T have bodyguards?

    May 15, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gimcy

      Maybe because they're....um....you know.....

      May 15, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJWhodunit

      LOL. Love that KG haters can't do simple math! Kate's portion of the cruise was only $400 dollars OVER Royal Caribbean's cruise costs, and that wasn't anywhere in the $3K range per person. Complain to RC if you don't like the prices! We're still going to have fun on the cruise, Kate stuff was bonus. Disappointing event was canceled, lots of reasons why, economy is a big part. We are fortunate that we can still go on cruise! 🙂 Looking forward to it very much!

      May 21, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  51. Harvey Markfield

    Yes, Laura she would prefer to be in the entertainment field. She has felt that way since she got canned from Kate plus eight. At what point do you stop begging and come to the realization that it just isn't feasible.? Doesn anyone on this planet feel if the opportunity was there, the ratings would soar. She eas bounced because of low ratings, what's the change besides I want it.?

    May 15, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Joe

    Too bad. I was looking forward to pushing her overboard...

    May 15, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  53. kizi420

    The whole reason to go on vacation is to escape from kids not go on a cruise with 6 (or however many she got) more

    May 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  54. myohmy

    It may have taken a few "mishaps" on various cruises.......but finally Kate has been defeated!

    May 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Laura

    Thank goodness it appears to be 16 minutes past the hour....

    May 15, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  56. LC

    I told you she'd look like a old hag in a short time.lmao

    May 15, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  57. anita

    Why would anyone want to spend a dime to go on a cruise with this idiot?!

    May 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Freddo

    Kate Gosselin's 15 minutes of fame have finally come to a close.

    I've seen some of the early shows, and then the later ones. She evolved into a prima donna, and alienated her audience.

    So sad... but we're glad ... it's time for her to go.

    May 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Chadderbox

    Anyone who would spend a dime, let alone thousands of dollars to go on a cruise with that pathetic pig should be shot in the face!

    May 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  60. laura

    All these hateful comments truly aren't necessary. Were the whole lot of you born in a barn? It's oh so easy to write something mean when you have the anonimity of the internet.
    Like her or not, just like anyone with children (no matter how many) our jobs as parents is to raise them. That requires money. Like many other people, she prefers to be in the entertainment industry.
    She has had more success in that industry than most of you will ever have in your entire lives.
    If you dislike her, that's fine, but please remember, there is a person on the other end of that comment who has feelings just as you do, and it hurts just as much it would you if you were the one being reported on.
    None of you actually know her life except what you see on tv. Try to remember that too.

    May 15, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gimcy

      Oh, put your violin away and shush.

      May 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • JosieCat

      Yes, but all those other people who have chosen to work in the entertainment industry have, you know, talent (well, excluding all of the other reality TV "stars"). What talent exactly does she have to earn her a spot there.

      May 15, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • runner2009

      I agree with you laura 100%. I was surprised by the replays to your comments.

      Anyone can flame. it makes you feel good especially when you have the mob behind you

      May 15, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • mattus

      Whatever you say mother hen...

      May 15, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anne

      While I would never stoop to nasty comments, I disagree with you. She didn't get into the entertainment industry. She foisted her children into it. Noone would have tuned in to see just her. She should have lived more humbly instead of spending all of her CHILDRENS $ on a movie star lifestyle.

      May 15, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • brenda

      ah laura she never ever cared about anybody elses feelings she treated everybody like they are not worth her time. that is why everybody has this reaction to her. if she was a kind loving mother who showed respect to her audience there would not be any bad comments. we have the right to expres our feelings she has not showed any loving feelings towards any one. she is the one that gave us the reason to dislike her and only her

      May 15, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • jross

      Kate, is that you?!?

      May 15, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get a Grip

      (cue violin music) You sheeple never give up. Cry me a frickin' river.

      May 15, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJWhodunit

      🙂 Yes, the death threats here for *someone they don't even know* is APPALLING. So sad these people have such horrid lives IRL. I sure do hope and pray they don't have children who will learn this hateful behavior from them! :*(

      May 21, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • rb

      trainwreck does not equal success

      June 12, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  61. LOL

    Well that scheme didn't pay off, what's next? Probably having someone try & get in touch with Hugh Hefner...if he did a spread with that diseased pig Lohan, he'll put almost anyone in his magazine.

    May 15, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  62. FRANK


    May 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  63. soooo disappointed

    How about if they put her on a tender alone, and let it drift off to sea.

    SEA you later. Your years of fame are over.

    May 15, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  64. judeamorris

    "It has nothing to do with her..." Sure it does. She's a has been. Her kids have left the cute stage, and nobody cares anymore. Get a real job, Kate.

    May 15, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Rebbeca


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  66. Ugh

    She took the time to call each ticket holder to apologize... I'd be impressed, but a monkey can make three phone calls! Must suck to be her, instead of going on a luxury cruise she has to actually be a parent. Boo hoo.

    May 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJWhodunit

      Interesting that EVERYTHING is blamed on Kate, and NOTHING blamed on the deadbeat, non-child support paying dad who sleeps with anything east of the Mississippi and swears to be out of the public eye yet has interviews non-stop after dumping his last current "girlfriend forever til we get married'–LOL. Seems like haters are misdirecting their hate, JG was the head of the family who decided that reality show income would pay for the kids to go to college someday. Haters should man up and go after HIM instead of this single mom trying to provide for her kids on her own! BTW, their college accounts are UNTOUCHABLE by either parent. Kate has earned quite a bit of $$$$ on her own (DWTS, books, etc) In AMERICA, she has the right to spend HER money however she sees fit, LOL. Haters stop being so jealous you can't afford to look nice like her! 😉

      May 21, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |

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