From the Galapagos to Greece, there are a myriad of places a gay cruise can go and a variety of activities to be offered. EveryQueer has compiled a list of some of the best options out there.
For the Nature Lover
November 13th-22nd, 2023
If you’re looking for a cruise to appreciate the beauty of earth’s nature, including its amazing animals, the Galapagos Gay Gruice could be just the cruise for you. You start in Quito and go on a beautiful walking tour before going down to The Equator. After those adventures, you’ll head over to the islands with Charle’s Darwin’s discovery trail, where animals are fully comfortable, or indifferent to, the people around. With that trail, snorkeling, and sunbathing with sea lion pups, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see beautiful wildlife. This 9 night/10 day trip (2 nights at a hotel, 7 at sea), will have you fully immersed in the beauty of the Galapagos. This trip is usually mostly gay men, but welcomes all genders.
Photos courtesy of Out Adventures
For the LGBTQ+ Family
July 16th-23rd 2023
The R Family Vacations 20th Anniversary Cruise is perfect to take your family on, and will have fun activities for everyone. From LGBT comedy hours, to family dance parties and family dinners, R Family offers exclusive entertainment along with the Wonder of the Seas activities including the kid camp, Adventure Sea, and a spa and fitness center. Come along the biggest ship in the world and have the best summer vacation for yourself and your family.
Photos courtesy of R Family Vacations
For The Luxury Traveler
July 29th-August 5th, 2023
Are you looking for a lavish cruise from Basel to Amsterdam? This private LGBTQ+ Basel to Amsterdam Pride River Cruise is aboard the luxurious Suite Ship, Panorama. With open-air balconies, fine dining, wine, fitness classes, and more, you’ll find all you could ever want on this ship. The cruise starts in Basel, Switzerland, goes through Germany and France, and ends in Amsterdam. With wine tasting, castles, and Amsterdam’s Canal Pride Parade, this is the perfect opportunity for a lush trip appreciating the many fine beauties of these areas.
Photos courtesy of Source Journeys
For the Lesbians and Queer Women
February 19th-26th, 2023
This 50th Anniversary Caribbean Cruise will have you traveling from Fort Lauderdale, FL to Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands and back. Olivia is focused solely on lesbians and LGBTQ+ women, so if that’s what you’re looking for, this is the perfect cruise for you. With meals and room service, along with special entertainment and programs, you’re sure to have a great time with other queer people from all over.
Photos courtesy of Olivia Cruises
For the One Who Wants to relive Mamma Mia!
July 5th-15th 2023
While you’re not exactly going to Mamma Mia filming locations, feel free to live your Sophie dreams in places such as Mykonos, Greece and Santori, Greece on the Athens to Venice Cruise. Starting in Athens and traveling through Turkey, Greece, Croatia, and ending in Italy, you’ll see beautiful sites and history. On board the ship, you’ll have a wonderful experience with heated pools, spacious decks, spas, fine dining, and incredible entertainment. You won’t want to miss this.
Photos courtesy of Atlantis
For the History Buff
April 16th-26th, 2023
This Ancient Wonders Cruise takes you from Aqaba, Jordan to Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, and Greece, and is full of exciting adventures along the way. On Day 2, you’ll be in Ain Sukhna, which is a great starting point for exploring Egypt’s historic wonders, like The Great Pyramids. When in Israel, you’ll see Ashdod, which has immense historic and spiritual significance. Explore the beautiful culture, architecture, and history in Greece afterwards. VACAYA guests often include gay men, lesbian women, trans people, queer people, bisexuals, non-binary, those questioning their sexuality, and even straight allies. Open to all, this cruise strives to make everyone feel welcome and celebrated along with having amazing experiences.
Photos courtesy of VACAYA
With so many varieties of cruises, there’s sure to be one that fits your wants and needs in a vacation. Whether you’re traveling solo, or with friends or family, a cruise can be a great way to explore many areas of the world with lodging and entertainment for all.