The cruise industry has gone a long way in accepting its gay and lesbian customers and LGBTQ travel, not just admitting it. Given that statistics suggests that the number of gay and lesbian tourists who cruise is equal to – or perhaps somewhat greater than – the percentage of heterosexual passengers, it really shouldn’t come as a surprise.
A homosexual cruise’s beauty is found in the shared adventure of journeying with your community. Every voyage creates a space where you can be yourself; you may decide if you want to fit in and be liked by everyone, or stand out and be praised for your individuality.
These top LGBT cruises are scheduled to depart in 2022 and 2023.
The majority of the biggest ships now at sea are totally taken over by Atlantis, the largest homosexual cruise charter firm. Don’t miss the chance to travel aboard Norwegian Prima this January with Atlantis’ Caribbean Cruise if you enjoy dancing till dawn on a brand-new ship. A new type of ship for the cruise company that aims to provide a more upmarket, upgraded onboard experience made its debut with the new ship in late August 2022. To keep the pool parties hopping day and night, anticipate Atlantis to bring an astonishing array of cutting-edge party lighting and audio equipment.
Anchors in place, get in your clothing, and go! The infrequent opportunity to sail naked while on board a private, full-charter catamaran is provided by GaySail. The forthcoming GaySail Tahiti cruise will transport a small group of up to 14 gay men to many of the South Pacific region’s top destinations, including Bora Bora, Moorea, and Maupiti.
Both all-nude and clothing-optional small ship rentals are among the remarkable calendar of trips offered by GaySail. Although the charter company’s offices are in Amsterdam, it mostly serves homosexual men throughout Europe, however guys from all around the world are allowed to join. The starting price for the April 2023 voyage is 2,195 euros per person, taxes included.
Real luxury cruise line VACAYA travels the globe, stopping at fascinating places and frequently venturing where few LGBTQ+ groups have gone before. On an expedition trip across Central America, the travel agency’s Mystic Jungle Cruise will transport LGBTQ+ travelers to several off-the-beaten-path sites while sailing on Ponant’s Le Bellot. The 11-day journey starts in Costa Rica and includes Colombian and Panamanian port calls as well as transit via the Panama Canal. Visitors will be taken on authentic jungle and rainforest adventures aboard the ship’s inflatable Zodiac boats.
For more than twenty years, Source Journeys has operated a few small-ship charters and land-based trips for small-group LGBTQ+ travelers. The summer 2023 Amsterdam Pride river cruise aboard the Avalon Panorama is one of the company’s forthcoming cruises that is particularly noteworthy since it ends with Amsterdam’s iconic Canal Pride Parade. The annual, city-wide celebration of Amsterdam’s pride, which takes place over the first weekend of August, is unmatched by any other pride event in the globe. Join the tens of thousands of celebrators as they form a line along the waterways and scream on more than 70 boat floats that have been adorned with the year’s theme.
On the 9-night Egypt vacation offered by Out Adventures, you can tick the Great Pyramids of Giza off your bucket list while also learning about the LGBT history of Egypt and the tombs of Khnumhotep and NiankhKhnum. The crowded bazaars of Cairo might lead you astray. Three nights at a hotel in Cairo are planned, followed by a four-night cruise along the Nile and two more nights in Cairo before the return trip. You’ll be traveling with a small group of no more than 20 gay guys on excursions that include visits to Luxor Temple, the Royal Tombs in the Valley of the Kings, and Abu Simbel Temple (and their friends and families).
Choose from the above-mentioned gay cruises and cruise destinations in 2023.