Mark den Hartog & Dale McCurdy – Owners

Owner of MeetMeOnboard – (L) Mark den Hartog (R) Dale McCurdy

Meet Mark den Hartog and Dale McCurdy, co-founders of MeetMeOnBoard, the global social network dedicated exclusively to the LGBTQ cruise enthusiast. For years, Mark & Dale searched for a way to connect with fellow LGBTQ passengers onboard their cruises prior to, during and after the cruise. After a stroke of genius one evening, and a couple glasses of wine, MeetMeOnBoard was born. MeetMeOnBoard has become the go-to destination for LGBTQ cruisers to meet their fellow passengers before they set sail on the high seas. As one member recently said, “I really appreciate your web site. As first time cruiser we were able to get real answers from real people.”

Avid cruisers themselves, Mark & Dale (who have been together for over 31 years) believe every LGBTQ cruiser should be able to connect with their fellow shipmates ahead of time, and know what the cruise experience is like, specifically for LGBT passengers.

Bon Voyage!

Mark & Dale

This trip was so special for many reasons. We have never connected with so many terrific people. I have to thank you and Dale and MeetMeOnBoard for breaking the ice.

We’re so happy to have met you. Let’s stay in touch and I hope we see each other soon!

Jimmy – MMOB member


We had the most fantastic experience using MeetMeonBoard on our last cruise.  We had booked the Celebrity Silhouette TransAtlantic from Ft. Lauderdale to Amsterdam very early and posted our “upcoming cruise” on this site.  A couple of months went by and we had a notification of another couple that was going on the cruise, so I reached out to them, hoping to “Meet on board”.  We kept in touch and were emailing as we boarded.  Finally got to meet on day two at the Sunset Bar, happy hour.  After that afternoon, we were rarely apart – we are so excited to have met two new friends that we’re still in contact with – the cruise ended on May 8, 2015.  They live in the UK and we’re in Phoenix, AZ USA, but thanks to Facebook and other social media we are in contact at least once a week.  We’re already working on our next outing with them and another friend that we met on the same ship the year prior.  Thanks Mark and Dale, the site works wonders!

Brad Brauer and Andrew Sansoni, Very happy members!



Thank you for replying and thanks for the hard work you guys do on this website.  I’m sure others have told you, it’s a much needed service and much appreciated!

Richard Durant