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10 LGBTQ+ Women’s Vacations with Olivia Travel

Wow, we’re calling in the big guns with this one.  Lesbian vacation expert Olivia Travel has offered inclusive and empowering experiences for lesbian and LGBTQ+ women for 30+ years. As the company charters entire ships, resorts, and excursions, guests can freely express themselves in a supportive environment without the stress or uncertainty that often comes when traveling as queer women. 

Olivia’s large vacations offer personalized programs that cater to various and diverse interests of their guests– from solos to groups,  uniform gatherings to events for women of color, youngster GenO’s to OWLS (older, wiser lesbians) – the options are endless. In addition, with a rich history rooted in women’s music label Olivia Records, Olivia Travel showcases outstanding daily LGBTQ+ artists and icon programming, creating memorable entertainment experiences. 

For decades Olivia has led women on global vacations, prioritizing safety and inclusivity with a dedicated team on every trip. EveryQueer celebrates Olivia’s legacy of providing a space where LGBTQ+ women can build connections and explore the world together. 

Olivia has five distinct trip styles in their lesbian vacation lineup, ensuring that there’s something for every traveler. Cruise enthusiasts can set sail on Olivia’s impressive large ship trips, traveling with hundreds of LGBTQ+ women, offering value to luxury accommodations, and visiting beautiful ports along the way. 

Prefer solid ground, preferably on a sandy beach? Olivia’s all-inclusive resort trips provide comfort and luxury, accommodating a variety of budgets, and featuring fun activities like pickleball and pool games.

Working with larger budgets? Keep reading! 

Those seeing a more exclusive experience will enjoy  Olivia’s Luxury Cruise trips, which offer intimate settings aboard smaller, upscale vessels with VIP treatment from top to bottom. 

For those enchanted by scenic waterways through Europe and beyond, Olivia’s riverboats promise premium accommodations, immersive cultural experiences, and stunning views – and you only have to unpack once!

And for luxury explorers, Olivia’s Adventure trips offer small luxury expeditions that travel to the far corners of the globe. 

With five distinct trip styles in their lesbian vacation lineup, Olivia Travel ensures there’s something for every traveler.

Majestic Alaska Cruise

When: September 21-28, 2024
Majestic Alaska Cruise
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Embark on an epic Alaskan adventure with Olivia in the fall of 2024! Departing from Seattle in late September, this scenic lesbian cruise aboard Holland America’s Ms Eurodam promises an unforgettable experience. Explore Juneau, Glacier Bay, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Victoria, BC, on this journey through Alaska’s wilderness. Enjoy exclusive shore excursions like the Wilderness Zodiac Quest or Five Glacier Seaplane Exploration. Live performances by Olivia favorites Cris Williamson and Marga Gomez, along with late-night concerts featuring BITCH, Sinclair, and Yoli Mayor, will keep you entertained. Dance to the beats of DJ Lady Char and DJ Campbell. Special guest Col. Grethe Cammermeyer will share her journey as an LGBT advocate in the U.S. Military.

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

When: October 27- November 3rd 2024
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta
Image: Olivia Travel

You already know how much the EveryQueer team loves Mexico. This all-inclusive getaway at Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta is an absolute can’t-miss. Nestled in the heart of Riviera Nayarit, near the most LGBTQ-friendly city in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta, this oceanfront paradise offers a week-long celebration of Halloween and Día de los Muertos alongside 700 Olivia friends. Relax on sun-soaked beaches, savor nightly dining experiences, and enjoy endless activities, from zip lining to ATV adventures. Nights come alive with Olivia’s entertainment, theme parties, and high-quality performances. Your package includes airport transfers, personalized beach service, and nightly entertainment. Get ready for unforgettable performances by Kofy Brown, Katie Cash, Sandra Valls, and more, plus beats by DJ Lisa Pittman and DJ Pat Pat. Any visit to Puerto Vallarta is incredible, and doing it exclusively with LGBTQ women is even better.

Turks and Caicos Resort

When: November 30 – December 7th, 2024
Turks and Caicos Resort

When you need a vacation, sometimes an all-inclusive that requires minimal planning is exactly what you need. Indulge in an all-inclusive getaway at Club Med Turkoise! Nestled on the stunning Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos, this oceanfront resort offers a plethora of activities, from beach volleyball to scuba diving and even flying trapeze. Join Olivia for their 3rd Pickleball Program, featuring daily clinics and a friendly tournament. Relax on the resort’s award-winning beach or lounge by the infinity pool with new friends. At night, enjoy performances by comedians Vickie Shaw, Elvira Kurt, and Dana Goldberg, along with music by singer-songwriter Vicci Martinez and DJ Mary Mac.

Christmas Markets on the Danube

When: December 8-15th 2024
Christmas Markets on the Danube

River cruising is an incredible option that we encourage all kinds of travelers, even those skeptical of traditional ocean cruising to consider. The ships are smaller, there are typically longer chunks of time on land, and the river waters are calm and stable. You mostly move at night and wake up to stunning views of a new city each morning. This magical Christmas-time River cruise starts in Vienna, Austria, where Mozart and Strauss’ melodies fill the air. Explore the city’s famous sights or indulge in a culinary tour through the Christmas markets. Cruise through the snowy Wachau Valley to Melk, where you’ll tour the magnificent Benedictine Abbey. In Passau, Germany, visit the charming Christmas market against the backdrop of St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy traditional sausages in Regensburg and learn about Christmas traditions as you cruise to Nuremberg, known for its medieval charm and festive markets. This unique holiday cruise lets you savor the sights, smells, and tastes of centuries-old Christmas traditions while exploring historical sites. With included sightseeing tours, onboard amenities, and Olivia’s signature entertainment, it’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season.

Coral Jubilee Caribbean Cruise: 35 Years of Olivia Travel

When: March 25 – April 5th, 2025
Coral Jubilee Caribbean Cruise: 35 Years of Olivia Travel

Get ready to celebrate 35 years of Olivia Travel in 2025! Join the ultimate LGBTQ+ Women’s cruise experience aboard the ms Nieuw Statendam. With over 2,600 guests, it will make history as the largest LGBTQ+ Women’s cruise ever! Sail to stunning Caribbean destinations like Turks and Caicos, San Juan, and our private island on Half Moon Cay. Get ready for epic entertainment, parties, and surprises, including our signature Coral GALa! Trust us the Olivia team is pulling out all the stops on this one. It is not something you’re going to want to miss. 

Enjoy the modern elegance of Holland America’s Nieuw Statendam, with its award-winning design inspired by musical instruments. Indulge in innovative dining options like The Flagship Dining Room and Dive-In poolside grill, or relax in well-appointed suites and staterooms. More details are going to be given in the coming months but grabbing a room now is highly encouraged. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable celebration at sea!

Italy and Croatia Luxury Cruise

When: July 2 – 10, 2024
Italy and Croatia Luxury Cruise

We love this combo of destinations, one that appears on so many bucket lists and one that more and more people are discovering recently. Experience the allure of Italy and Croatia with Olivia as your expert guide. Delve into the enchanting shores of Venice, the splendor of Rome, and the stunning vistas of Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast on this exceptional 8-night voyage. With only 342 guests, the ms Wind Surf feels like your own private yacht, boasting elegance and comfort. Indulge in gourmet dining and enjoy Olivia’s signature entertainment. The ship has recently undergone a significant renovation that includes an expanded lounge area perfect for building connections with fellow guests. If you’re looking to add on a couple of nights at the start or finish of the trip the Olivia team had a vacation stretcher package for Venice and Rome to make that happen easily.

Wild Alaska Adventure

When: August 16th – 21st, 2025
Wild Alaska Adventure
Image: Olivia Travel

We’re leaning back into Alaska, well, because it’s epic and deserves to be explored by people with different versions of an ideal vacation. Join an unforgettable adventure partnered with the powerhouse team of National Geographic and Lindblad, exploring the stunning landscapes of Alaska aboard the luxurious National Geographic Sea Bird This six-day expedition along Alaska’s Inside Passage unveils the region’s rich Tlingit culture and diverse wildlife, from soaring eagles to salmon-fishing bears. You’ll kayak in glacier-carved fjords, hike through ancient forests, and experience up-close encounters with glaciers. 

Get ready to indulge in gourmet dining, enjoy Olivia’s signature entertainment, and experience a truly wild adventure. With just 62 guests, the Wind Surf offers an intimate expedition. Don’t miss this chance to experience Alaska like never before, capturing stunning shots with guidance from a National Geographic-trained photographer and creating memories to last a lifetime.

Iceland Luxury Cruise

When: August 18-25, 2025
Iceland Luxury Cruise
View of church at the village of Vik in southern Iceland. Image: Olivia Travel

If there’s a destination ready for a lesbian vacation it’s Iceland. A country consistently considered one of the best countries for both LGBTQ people and women in general and it has stunning natural beauty, do we need to explain any more?  Set sail on a captivating circumnavigation of Iceland, where breathtaking scenery meets vibrant communities on this week-long adventure. Delve beyond the tourist hubs to uncover remote fjords, cascading waterfalls, and quaint fishing villages, while immersing yourself in the unique culture of Iceland. Keep your eyes peeled for whales, charming Atlantic Puffins, graceful Arctic Terns, and the Instagram-famous rainbow walkway. Opt for a Vacation Stretcher and marvel at the awe-inspiring Gullfoss waterfall, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Thingvellir National Park, or unwind in the rejuvenating waters of the Blue Lagoon. Windstar’s Star Pride yacht, hosting just 312 guests, offers an intimate and luxurious sailing experience. Enjoy gourmet dining, unparalleled entertainment, and personalized service as you navigate Iceland’s stunning landscapes and vibrant communities aboard this exquisite vessel.

Machu Picchu Incan Adventure

When: September 13-21, 2025
Machu Picchu Incan Adventure
Woman standing with three llamas looking over Machu Picchu. Image: Olivia Travel

I’ve said time and time again that Machu Picchu is one of those places where no matter how many times you’ve learned about it in school or looked at photos on social media it somehow is even more impressive in person.  Embark on an unforgettable journey to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a captivating exploration through the heart of ancient Incan civilization nestled in Peru’s breathtaking landscapes. Traverse the Sacred Valley’s picturesque villages and archaeological wonders, leading to the crown jewel—Machu Picchu. Perched atop a mountaintop, this UNESCO World Heritage Site unveils Incan architectural mastery amidst stunning panoramas, offering a transcendent walk through history. 

Delve into Peru’s cultural and natural legacy with local tours, luxury accommodations, and exclusive experiences, including a scenic train ride on the Hiram Bingham train. From Lima to Cusco, immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of Peru’s most iconic destinations, where every step resonates with the echoes of the past and the majesty of human achievement.

Vietnam, Cambodia, Mekong River Cruise

When: October 21- November 4th, 2025
Vietnam, Cambodia, Mekong River Cruise
Angkor Wat temple seen across the lake, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Image: Olivia Travel

Experience the enchanting allure of Southeast Asia with a 15-day journey through Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Mekong River. Begin your adventure in Hanoi, Vietnam’s vibrant capital, then sail to the awe-inspiring Ha Long Bay for a serene overnight stay on a luxurious ship. Fly to Siem Reap to explore the ancient wonders of Angkor Archeological Park, including the iconic Angkor Wat temple.

Cruise along the majestic Mekong River, immersing yourself in the rhythms of rural life and visiting quaint villages, bustling markets, and historic landmarks. Conclude your voyage in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, where traditional charm meets modern energy.Enjoy deluxe accommodations at Sofitel hotels and aboard the intimate AmaDara ship by AmaWaterways, offering French Colonial décor and scenic balconies. Experience the welcoming cultures of Vietnam and Cambodia.

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