William Shatner Wants to Block a “Star Trek” Cruise from Letting People Swim with Dolphins

Norwegian Cruise Line is launching another “Star Trek”-themed cruise this winter . . . and they’re hyping some sort of “experience” that lets people swim with dolphins.

 

WILLIAM SHATNER found out about it, and he’s asking them to reconsider.

 

He said, “Aboard the USS Enterprise, it was Captain Kirk’s duty ‘to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations’ in order to advance and diversify our own.

 

“The exploitation of any species for profit and entertainment would’ve violated the Prime Directive . . . surely, ‘Star Trek’ fans would appreciate the decision to allow dolphins to remain in the wild . . . and prosper.”

 

There’s no comment from Norwegian.  For what it’s worth, Shatner has hosted a “Star Trek” cruise for Norwegian in the past, but he’s not involved with this one.