If you want to find the best gay cruise for you but don’t know where to start, we can help! Here are two great cruise operators to help you plan your holiday…
Atlantis Events is the largest company in the world dedicated to creating unique holidays for the gay and lesbian community. Begun in 1991, this company now has over 20,000 guests annually – many of whom opt for cruises in the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Roughly half the passengers on their cruises are single with a large concentration of guys from their early 30s to their early 50s; five to ten per cent of passengers are women. It would be fair to say that they are a tad less sedate than RSVP Vacation’s cruises!
Atlantis Events thanks big too – chartering large ships and taking them on ambitious itineraries. In 2005 they broke existing records with the 3,200-passenger Navigator of the Seas – the largest gay cruise in history. This was eclipsed in 2010 when they chartered the leviathan Allure of the Seas – conveying over 5,400 passengers on a week-long Caribbean cruise. This summer there was a sell-out cruise aboard the brand-new Celebrity Silhouette in the Mediterranean and their autumn Mexican cruise also sold out months in advance.
The next cruise by Atlantis Events is once again on board the largest passenger ship at sea – the impressive Allure of the Seas. This 7-night cruise to the Caribbean departs Fort Lauderdale on 29th January and visits Labadee (Royal Caribbean’s private island in Haiti); as well as Costa Maya and Cozumel in Mexico. To get a flavour of a cruise with this company watch the video on www.atlantisevents.co.uk. For further information and to book call 0207 399 7610.
Established in 1985, RSVP Vacations is the originator of the gay cruise concept. Every RSVP holiday has its own unique flavour, driven by the wide variety of gay focused activities provided.
Whether it is the outstanding entertainers, creative pool games, famous T-dances, raucous Bingo sessions, hot leather and underwear parties, infamous costume contest – there is always something for everyone, even if it means just being yourself for a week with 200 to 2000 like-minded people in a completely welcoming and comfortable environment.
Cool and sophisticated contemporary ships are used allowing incredible choice for diners, fun and romantic private spaces, multiple bars, re-energising spas, intimate cabarets, show-stopping spectacular musical productions and raucous al fresco deck parties.
RSVP Vactions has a week-long cruise in the Mediterranean which sails from Barcelona on 29th June and apart from being the first gay cruise ever to visit Casablanca in Morocco, it also calls at Cadiz, has an overnight stay in Ibiza, before calling at Valencia. More information call RSVP Vacations on 0207 399 7610 or visit www.rsvpvacations.co.uk.
Want to know more about life on board? Read our reporter,Gary Buchanan’s blog about his first gay cruise!
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