Hang Out With the Nomadic Boys on a Cruise

Author: , March 9th, 2016

Gili Islands - Nomadic Boys

After 18 months travelling in Asia, we are delighted to announce we are next heading over to discover and explore the very sexy Latin America…ARRIBAAA!!

One of the places we’ve always wanted to visit are the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, one of the most pristine and diverse ecosystems on the planet. This is bound to be a very exciting adventure and we would love to share it with you…

We’ve teamed up with LGBT specialists Ishpingo Tours to offer an exclusive gay cruise to these enchanted islands between 13-22 October 2016.

Spaces are limited aboard the luxurious M/Y passion yacht, so make sure you book your tour with us ASAP and do not forget to use the promo code NOMADIC5 to receive a 5% discount.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Featured Lesbian Tour Operator: Lil Classic Charters, Anacortes, Washington

Author: , June 13th, 2015

Lil Classic Charters

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Imagine savoring fresh crab from the top deck of your private yacht as eagles soar across a majestic sunset sky. You are unplugged from your everyday busy life and in tuned with the serenity of the surrounding beautiful San Juan Islands. Join us for your customized island adventure aboard our lovingly restored classic yacht, Sunny 1.

See the Lil Classic Charters Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Washington State

Staying Fit on a Cruise

Author: , August 30th, 2014

Royal CaribbeanBeing healthy during a cruise vacation is typically a foregone conclusion. Cruise lines make food almost constantly available to their guests, making it as easy as pie to lay on a few extra pounds between the gourmet meals, overflowing buffets, and tasty midnight snacks. And guests certainly take advantage, considering the treats are mostly already covered in their cruise fare.

But for a growing number of cruisers, staying fit has become a significant part of their vacation plans. The good news is that in recent years, cruise lines have created innovative ways to help their passengers both have their midnight feasts and keep their waistlines, too.

For starters, virtually every cruise ship at sea has a fitness center with treadmills and weight machines, at minimum. But some are stepping up the game when it comes to gyms. Luxury line Crystal Cruises, for example, is taking its commitment to fitness to a whole new level by installing equipment from Technogym — the official equipment provider of the Olympic Games and World Cup events – on the 922-passenger Crystal Symphony in early September. And that’s just one part of its new “fully immersive” indoor fitness experience. Cruisers seeking a workout will also have access to a 25-minute, self-guided circuit training regimen via a tablet-like Unity system, which also can connect to music, play TV shows, track your workout, and more.

By Donna Tunney – Full Story at Shermans Travel

Lesbian Travel: Seven Days on a Floating Film Festival

Author: , July 19th, 2014

Pride of the Ocean - Judith Dry“There sure are a lot of straights in fanny packs,” I thought to myself as I boarded the Norwegian Breakaway for my gay film festival at sea. I’d never been on a cruise, but I had been to a film festival – usually fewer fanny packs. As it turned out, six days and seven nights on a luxury cruise liner with water slides, buzzing slot machines, and hot tubs straining under the weight of relaxing retirees, was in fact an ideal setting for discovering the up and coming voices of independent queer cinema.

In its fifth year, Pride of the Ocean is an LGBTQ film festival aboard the Norwegian Breakaway, a cruise ship so massive that Bermuda had to build it its own dock. I was offered a cabin in return for writing about the experience. Roughly 1300 nautical miles, 22 films, and 8 plates of lox later, I give you my seven-day recap of my time at Pride of the Ocean, “the film festival for people who love cruising.”

Day 1

I was asked if I wanted to bring “anyone, significant other?” Never one to accept discrimination for being single, I ignored the comma and brought a friend. I’ve known Buzz (a family nickname) since middle school, a fellow writer with a boisterous laugh and keen eye for the absurd.

By Judith Dry – Full Story at Indie Wire

Transgender Cruise Planned for December

Author: , April 27th, 2014

Transgender CruiseTravel agent Jeff Land blocked cabins on a Royal Caribbean sailing in December for what he believes is the first trans cruise. “This has been a dream of mine for so long,” Land said, “because it feels safe being with other trans people.”

Land identifies as transgender and prefers female pronouns. “I’m hoping to book 40-50 people,” she said.

The cruise is on the Navigator of the Seas that leaves from Galveston on Dec. 14 for a week. Three ports of call on the trip include Honduras, Belize and Cozumel. “In Belize, people should stay together, but it’s gay-friendly,” Land said. “Honduras and Cozumel are both very gay friendly.”

By David Taffet – Dallas Voice | Other Gay Travel Events

The Olivia 40th Anniversary Lesbian Cruise

Author: , March 23rd, 2013

Olivia Travel 40th Anniversary CruiseOlivia Travel just celebrated their 40th anniversary with a huge cruise in the Caribbean – 4,200 lesbians from Aruba to Curacao to Ft. Lauderdale. The Advocate reports:

The Advocate joined the Olivia women on the 40th Anniversary Southern Caribbean Cruise, a set of two cruises that went to Aruba, Curacao, and a private island in the Bahamas in January and February. More than 4,200 women were joined by 20 entertainers (from women’s music legends Cris Williamson, Teresa Trull, and Meg Christian to comics Vickie Shaw, Kate Clinton, and Elvira Kurt) and a handful of powerful lesbian leaders including tennis legend Billie Jean King, DOMA plaintiff Edie Windsor, military pioneer Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer, and, in a surprise appearance, former Army colonel Tammy Smith, who was promoted to brigadier in late 2012, making her the first general officer to come out while serving, post-“don’t ask, don’t tell.”

See more details and photos at the link above.

Confessions of a Lesbian Cruise Virgin

Author: , February 28th, 2013

Celebrity Reflection Luxury SuiteSharon Kersten, a lesbian traveler who had never taken a cruise before, took a sampler cruise, and she reports back on the, um, virginal experience at Passport Magazine:

All of my preconceived notions about large cruise ships were obliterated within the first hour. The check-in was seamless, and everywhere I turned there was a Celebrity staff member ready to assist. Our Aqua Class stateroom was surprisingly spacious, especially the bathroom, which had a glass-enclosed shower and lots of space for toiletries. For me, the best part was the 54 square-foot veranda, just in case I felt a bit claustrophobic, which to my surprise, did not happen.

Follow her adventures over at Passport.

Seven Night Greek Isles Cruise Announced for August 2012

Author: , February 23rd, 2012

Grek Isles CruiseConcierge Travel, the largest gay-owned and operated travel agency and tour operator in the state of Texas, announced details on its first all-gay Europe cruise. The full ship charter cruise will sail on the Star Clipper to the Greek Isles and Turkey for seven nights from August 25, 2012 to September 1, 2012.

Founded in Houston in 1997, Concierge Travel entered the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) market in 2000. In 2011, the company offered its first all-gay luxury sailing ship cruise to Costa Rica and Panama aboard the Star Flyer. Today, Concierge Travel has grown its customized vacation offerings to include cruises to the Caribbean and Amazon, as well as land excursions to South Africa and Peru and now its very first gay and lesbian cruise in Europe.

“We’re very excited to offer our very first all gay and lesbian Europe cruise,” said Kim Gustavsson, vice president of sales and marketing at Concierge Travel. “We take great pride in offering our guests an experience focused on camaraderie and new friendships, and I’m thrilled to be able to introduce guests to a part of the world as unique and exquisite as the Greek Isles and Turkey.”

Full Story from Edge Boston

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Cruising From Rome to Venice

Author: , February 16th, 2012

Gay Travel VeniceThe traditional way to celebrate a 10th anniversary is to exchange gifts made of tin or aluminium, but travel company Source Events (www.sourceevents.com) had more ambitious plans. Having put together some extraordinary travel experiences for gay men and lesbians, from exploring the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru to wild safaris in South Africa, Source Events has amassed a faithful following over the last decade. So to celebrate this significant anniversary, they charted Windstar Cruises MSY Wind Surf for what would be Source Events’ biggest gay cruise.

The origin of Source Events can be traced back to a conversation its founder Craig Smith had with a life coach. Having produced Miami’s Winter Party for several years, Craig wanted a new challenge, and his life coach encouraged him to visualize what was next. “I envisioned sailing to exotic islands on tall ships and hiking into rainforests and volcanoes,” Smith recalled. “I imagined exploring faraway lands. What would we discover in those places about ourselves, each other, and the world we live in? In 2001, through conversations with like-minded friends and a shared vision of crafting unique and inspiring travel experiences for the mind, body, and spirit, Source Events was born.”

A decade later, not only have Smith’s dreams been fulfilled, he’s also shared them via Source Events. That’s what brings us aboard the gracious white Wind Surf, the largest sailing yacht in the world. Departing from Civitavecchia outside of Rome, we were to cruise the Amalfi and Dalmatian coasts, making stops in the idyllic ports of Capri, Taormina, Kotor, Dubrovnik, and Hvar before terminating in Venice.

Full Story from Passport Magazine

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Click here for gay travel resources in Venice.

 

From Athens to Istanbul

Author: , January 30th, 2012

Greece Gay TravelHistory, geography, and current events have never been my strong suits. But even I, who would rather be immersed in a plate of loukamoades (Greek doughnuts) than stumbling among the rubble of an archeological ruin, found myself inspired and humbled by the mythology, economic turmoil, and natural beauty of my journey from Athens to Istanbul.

Voyages to Antiquity, a bespoke cruise line committed to exploring ancient civilizations, was my porthole to discovering the blue waters and breathtaking vistas of the Mediterranean.

A Voyage Like None Else

For the gay traveler who is more interested in the Greek gods than looking like one, cruising on Voyages to Antiquity, is like riding the ocean waves with Poseidon at your side. A single ship cruise line conceived and founded by cruise ship innovator Gerry Herrod, the MV Aegean Odyssey recently received a Mediterranean makeover with cabins resized and reconfigured to accommodate an average of 350 passengers compared to its original 570.

Full Story from Edge Boston

Click here for gay travel resources in Greece.

Click here for gay travel resources in Turjkey.