Gay Group Cruises

Tom Baker is an expert travel agent who has been organizing gay group cruises, under the brand Aquafest, for many years. He shares thoughts on LGBT travel

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What does it mean when Liza Minnelli shows up on your ship…and she’s over six feet tall? It means you’re truly part of something special, as the 110 participants in the 2013 Pride of the Ocean LGBT film festival learned while sailing to Alaska. The intimate cruise ship environment ensures that for seven days, participants can find each other in settings that make it easy to engage and discuss the many film topics—topics which serve as wonderful conversation starters and make for an exceptional LGBT cruise experience. Dates in 2014 for THREE shipboard festivals have been announced

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For the full media release, click here. A big congratulations to our 2013 CRUIZIE Award winners! Best Large Ship Cruise Line Celebrity Cruises Best Small Ship Cruise Line Azamara Club Cruises Best River Cruise Line Viking River Cruises Best Onboard LGBT Gatherings Norwegian Cruise Line Best Overall Food Experience Celebrity Cruises Best Overall Shipboard Decor Celebrity Cruises Most Comfortable Cabins Celebrity Cruises Best Onboard Gyms Royal Caribbean International Best Onboard Spa Facilities Celebrity Cruises Best All-Gay Small Cruise Concierge Travel Best Gay-Group Cruise Organizer Aquafest Best Embark/Debark Port City Fort Lauderdale, Florida Best Caribbean/Mexico Pacific Day Port Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Best European/Mediterranean/ Baltic Day Port Barcelona, Spain Best U.S. & Canada Day Port Key West, Florida Best Australian/New Zealand/ Pacific Day Port Sydney, Australia

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  Venture Out emerged in 1998 out of the growing need for a greater selection of upscale, small-group, specialized theme tours for the LGBT audience. They bring together usually no more than 15 participants, ensuring an intimacy and camaraderie between group members and with the professional guide who accompanies each vacation. Join them for an all-inclusive 8-day/7-night luxury yacht-style adventure aboard the newly renovated 86 guest Safari Endeavour. The small ship experience enables you to see the awe-inspiring sights that Alaska has to offer in a unique way. This ship can sail through narrow fjords where you will have the opportunity to hike, kayak, paddle board, and beach comb, and to see awe inspiring glaciers and wildlife very close up — something that the big [&hellip

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Gay cruise passengers don’t always go for totally gay cruises – in fact, survey results show that the majority of gay cruise travelers prefer mainstream cruise ships

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