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Meeting other gay travelers has filled many cruises with richness of friendships that lasts beyond the cruiseI met Matthew Moore onboard the 2013 Pride of the Ocean LGBT Film Festival Cruise. Fast-forward to 2015, and Matthew and I recently enjoyed dinner together on patio on Hawaii’s Big Island. We are both still in touch with many folks from that cruise. It’s often the people we meet who are really at the heart of travel–and of MeetMeOnBoard

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The Pride of the Ocean film festival, which takes place on a cruise ship, presents a great blend of LGBT film screenings and workshop events called “CineSLAMs.” Even the non-filmmakers participating in this unique festival can participate in these workshops, which have revealed some of the true highlights of the cruise. Check out these clips!

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With the upcoming gay film festival at sea, called Pride of the Ocean, just over three months away, I’ve been thinking a lot about movies and ships, since we’ll be watching a number gay-themed films onboard the Norwegian Pearl. But beyond gay films, I’ve been thinking about movies I’ve seen that take place primarily on a ship. Surprisingly, my list is very short, and both are tragedies: Titanic The Poseidon Adventure Both of them, of course, are memorable for so many things. Shelly Winters’ death scene in The Poseidon Adventure, after she’s done the big swim through some impossible underwater labrynth, is among my all-time fave drama moments. While there are a bunch of ship-related movies listed on websites like AllAtSea or Listal, I actually [&hellip

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Here we are, new year, and with the Kwancrhismukkah (my multi-inclusive term) holiday season behind us and the Northern Hemisphere doldrum season ahead, you’re likely dreaming of vacations ahead (I certainly am!), even if you’ve just returned from one. Since you’re on this site, I can only assume that cruising is in your thoughts, so here are my top 10 cruise ideas for you to shake it up in 2013! 1. Sail on a new-to-you cruise line. On my personal dream list are: • Disney. Everyone I’ve talked to who’s sailed this line, with or without kids, has loved it. But I haven’t had a substantial report from anyone who’s sailed extremely “out.” • Silversea. Supposed to be ultra-sumptuous. I could handle that. • Queen Mary 2. I [&hellip

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MeetMeOnBoard is proud to be one of the first to announce that Pride of the Ocean, the first and only LGBT film festival at sea, will screen a special sneak preview of Back on Board Greg Louganis on their next cruise, which sails from Seattle to Alaska’s Glacier Bay in August 2013. To help promote the film,  Cheryl Furjanic and Olympic gold medalist and LGBT activist Greg Louganis will be at a special bon voyage party in Seattle and at an opening cocktail party on board the ship. Furjanic’s Back on Board Greg Louganis will be a featured film on the Seattle to Alaska Pride of the Ocean cruise sailing from Seattle to Alaska August 18-25, 2013. When Greg Louganis hit his head on the diving [&hellip

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