Silly? you are missing the Irony of "rich peoples event" it's all relative but you needed more money to go on that cruise than the average Alice Cooper fan could afford.
I think it's quite affordable to many Alice fans. I see plenty of Alice fans that fly from one continent to another to see shows. I could "afford" it if I really wanted to do it. My wife might not be so thrilled, however.
Also, afford is a very relative term also, there's a wonderful (or not) invention called the credit card that people seem to make use of. Many people buy things they technically cannot "afford" but they still do.
It's also pretty silly to imply that Alice hasn't got a big enough fan base,
I don't know if he does or doesn't to be honest. The only reason I mentioned it is because KISS plays to much larger audiences. The other rock cruises I'm aware of have many bands, rather than being dedicated to one artist. So I don't know the answer to that one, I can only surmise.
when it's really just a question of most people couldn't afford the sought of dough Ship Of Fear was gonna cost.
Again, I think it's been mentioned several times already that many of us didn't seriously consider the cruise because it didn't offer anything more to the Alice fan than we can experience if we simply attend a regular Alice Cooper show for much less money. Rather than spend over a thousand to catch one Alice show on a boat, I can attend more than a few other shows this year in other locations.
Hunter has interpreted my post correctly. If Alice did a cruise similar to the KISS cruise dedicated solely to him with multiple shows, meet and greets, etc.... I would try to move heaven and earth to make it.
Imagine an Alice Cruise where he did an unplugged show, a solo show and then a reunion show and that was all included... and there was a meet n' greet photo opportunity included... and Alice trivia... and costume contests... etc.. etc.. That's along the lines of the KISS cruise.