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Gay cruises 2022: the best ones to make a splash at!

 

If you’ve raved at one too many music festivals or you’ve already explored almost every major gayborhood you can think of, why not try something new for your next gaycation and set sail on a gay cruise ship? Major gay cruises and cruise deals like Atlantis and RSVP operate throughout the year, traveling through the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and beyond. 

So whether you fancy the idea of finding your love at sea, or you’d simply like to bask in the ocean breeze each morning, check out our round-up of top gay cruises and seas the day with other gay travelers!

 

 

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The Cruise by La Demence

July 30 – August 6, 2022

La Demence is already famed for its incredible parties which take place on land, and at sea you can expect the same amount of mayhem. After a little break due to Covid-19, The Cruise by La Demence is back bigger than ever with its 2022 Rome to Athens expedition. Along with a series of fabulous destinations to visit, the on-board entertainment will speak for itself! Each evening, you'll get to enjoy sunset tea dances, night parties, and after parties, along with a spa and beauty salon, and plenty of restaurants to dine at. And of course do not forget your costumes or your leather harnesses!

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GAY CRUISES BY ATLANTIS EVENTS

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Tropical Americas Cruise

January 28 - February 7, 2022

Ready to embrace your inner rhythm of the night? Grab your festive spirits because we're going tropical for this Tropical Americas Cruise. To celebrate Atlantis' 3Oth anniversary, all upcoming cruises plan to be big and bold, and this one will be no exception! Sailing from LGBTQ hotspot, Miami, this cruise will call at incredible destinations including Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and more. Along with a host of places to enjoy, you'll be equally spoilt for choice on board, with A-lister's line-up of entertainment with everything from drag bingo, sports matches, a day spa, and some of the world's best DJs.

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Odyssey Med Cruise

August 21 - August 30, 2022

If you're a go-big-or-go-home kind of traveler, then a spot is reserved for you on the galactic Odyssey Med Cruise. For 10 days, travel on the brand new Odyssey of the Seas liner, enjoying idyllic locations including the Greek Isles, Turkey, and Italy. Setting sail from Rome, this luxe cruise offers everything from drag performances, comedy nights, T-dances, and so much more. And if that's not enough to woo you, the cruise liner's incredible amenities, including its massive pool decks and sports complexes!

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GAY CRUISES BY VACAYA

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Caribbean Cruise

January 10 - 17, 2022

You'll feel like a class-A celebrity when you board the fully-revolutionized Celebrity Millennium cruise, which will sail around the Caribbean for seven nights. If the winter is getting to you, what better way to turn the heat up than with an experience on this LGBTQ cruise? Setting sail from Fort Lauderdale, the Celebrity Millennium will call at some of the Caribbean's hottest destinations, including Aruba and Curaçao. While on board, enjoy food prepared by Michelin-starred chefs, along with a star-studded line-up of entertainment.

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GAY CRUISES BY SOURCE EVENTS

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Dreams of Tahiti

March 24 - 31, 2022

Ready to experience the wonders of Tahiti with likeminded individuals? Hop aboard the Star Wind Spirit, and enjoy five days of luxury as you cruise through postcard-perfect French Polynesia. And with a maximum capacity of 130 people on board, this is the kind of cruise where new friends will be a given. Setting sail from Tahiti, you'll then cruise through the likes of dreamy Bora Bora, Raiatea, and more, soaking up all the glory of this tropical paradise. Along with a line-up of gorgeous destinations to discover, the Wind Spirit will make you feel like royalty with its open decks, 5-star cuisine, and beautifully appointed rooms. So if you're looking for a much-need break, this is THE cruise for you.

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Antarctica Solar Eclipse Cruise

November 28 - December 10, 2022

A solar eclipse is always something to marvel at, and it's bound to be even better when aboard Source Events' Antarctica Solar Eclipse Cruise. This one-off experience will be the perfect opportunity to witness a unique solar eclipse only visible in Antarctica, along with exceptional wildlife, glaciers, and icebergs. Setting sail from Setting sail from Ushuaia, Argentina, the week-long cruise will take you through some of the world's most remote and beautiful spots, including the Drake Passage and Sandwich Islands. 

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Athens to Istanbul Cruise

August 2 - 9, 2022

Athens and Instanbul are already fantastic destinations in their entirety, and when you merge the two into the one experience with this great cruise, things reach a whole new level. If you're looking for luxury, history, and fun combined this cruise is for you. Sailing on Ponant’s Le Jacques Cartier 184-person private yacht, you can enjoy some of Europe's hottest destinations including Paros, Mykonos, and Santorini. Add a luxury experience on board, with everything from a beautiful swimming pool, regular T-dances, and a multi-sensory lounge below deck. 

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GAY CRUISES IN CROATIA

Contemplating some gay cruising Croatia style? This idyllic country has quickly become a favorite travel destination in Europe, thanks to its rich culture, pristine beaches, and of course its heavy featuring in the cult TV series Game of Thrones. Whether you like the idea of a gay cruise from Dubrovnik, or a gay cruise that makes the most of the charming Adriatic Coast, there are loads of different gay cruise operators in Croatia, meaning you can find something that is just right for you.

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Croatia Gay Dalmatia Cruise - Out Adventures

July 8 - 16, 2022

Looking for something intimate while cruising through Croatia? How about booking the Croatia Gay Dalmatia cruise? Step aboard the Black Swan private yacht, and enjoy a nine-day cruise through the Dalmatian Coast, exploring natural coastlines, medieval towns, and stunning natural parks. The cruise will include pit stops in several of Croatia's famed towns and cities, including Split, Dubrovnik, and Hvar, giving you an authentic taste of local Croatian culture. 

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Gay Sailing Croatia - Two Bad Tourists

August 27 - September 3, 2022

Already a big fan of the Two Bad Tourists? Why not go sailing with them in Croatia? For seven days, enjoy a fantastic cruise along the coast of Croatia, which will include daily breakfast and lunch on board the boat, pit stops in some of Croatia's most popular towns and cities, a certified skipper, and of course the fabulous Two Bad Tourists to host the incredible seven-day adventure. With an occupancy of only ten people, this will be a great, intimate gay cruise in Croatia, where new friendships will be a given.

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Croatia Adriatic Deluxe Cruise

September 4 - 11, 2022

Hop aboard a deluxe ship, and enjoy a seven-day gay cruising experience along Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. This dreamy gay cruise kicks off from Dubrovnik, and heads north, making pit stops in Hvar, Split, and Korcula, before finishing back up in Dubrovnik seven days later. Wake up and enjoy sunbathing sessions on deck by the pool, then come afternoon/evening, enjoy locally guided tours of some of Croatia's finest destinations. On board the ship, enjoy up-to-date amenities, including WiFi, air-conditioning, and LCD TVs.

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NUDE GAY CRUISING

Want to get your buns out in the sun? Why not try a gay nude cruise? From Tahiti to Croatia, there are plenty of gay nude cruising options throughout the year. Because after all, what's better than a gay cruise? A gay cruise in the nude of course!

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Gay Nude Cruising in Tahiti - Gay Sail

April 9 - 16, 2022

Thinking of an island paradise in the heart of the Pacific? Yes please! If you want to experience the gems of Tahiti in the nude, book your spot on this fantastic gay nude cruise by Gay Sail. Setting sail for eight days in April, this gay nude cruise will travel around Raiatea Island, Tahaa, and Bora-Bora, and include a fantastic itinerary comprising pit stops where you can sample local cuisine. The catamaran you'll be sailing on just sleeps 14, meaning you'll be making friends with your fellow nude passengers in no time!

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Gay Sailing Greece - Gay Sail

August 27 - September 3, 2022

The Greek Islands are renowned for getting a little frisky at the best of times, so it makes perfect sense that gay nude cruises are available in this region of Europe. Brought to you by Gay Sail, this gay nude cruise comprises a fun-filled itinerary from Athens to Syros and Mykonos. Breakfast and lunch are provided, while dinner will take place at different restaurants on land each evening, giving you the perfect chance to soak up some local Greek culture. This cruise is available for one or two weeks. Those who stay aboard can enjoy an added pitstop in gorgeous Santorini.

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Along with these two fantastic gay nude cruises, Gay Sail also offers gay nude cruising in CroatiaSaint Martin, and Montenegro. Both cruises take place in the height of summer, meaning you can truly get your buns out in the sun for the season. 

 

BEARS CRUISES

Calling all bears! Grab your best attire, and have some fun in the sun with one of these lavish gay cruises tailored specifically to you. From the Caribbean to the Greek Islands, round up your fellow bears, and we'll meet you on deck this season!

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Greek Islands Gay Bears Cruise - Celestyal Cruises

May - June, 2022

It's time for bears to muster up their party spirits, and hit the Aegean Sea for a memorable seven-night cruise, which will sail around the Greek Islands. Setting sail from Athens, the cruise will make pit stops in several dreamy destinations, including Kusadasi, Santorini, and Mykonos. In fact, the ship will stay overnight in both Santorini and Mykonos, meaning you can truly get a taste of local Greek culture in the islands' many bars, restaurants, and clubs. There are three cruises of this type taking place between May and June, so you have no excuse not to miss this experience.

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MayDaze Bear Cruise

May 30 - June 3, 2022

MayDaze everyone, it's time to book your spot on this fantastic four-night cruise on the refurbished Royal Caribbean Freedom of The Seas! This May, the bears will come out to play as the Royal Caribbean will set sail from Miami and travel around the Caribbean, calling at hot pitstops including the Bahamas, and the over-the-top private Island “Cococay.” This cruise will showcase the untouched beauty of this part of the Caribbean, giving you a memorable experience (and plenty of photos) to take home with you. And did we forget to mention the on-board partying you're also set to experience? Hands down one of the best gay Caribbean cruises out there, dedicated to bears.

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OTHER TOP GAY CRUISES

Maiden Voyage to Western Europe - Pied Piper

April 27 - May 7, 2022

Like experiencing brand new things? You need to hop aboard the Celebrity Beyond, and enjoy 10 nights exploring the wonders of Western Europe. Setting sail from Southampton, the cruise will call at hot spots on the continent, including Lisbon, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga, and Barcelona. Along with visiting these great sights, you can enjoy a class-A kind of experience on board with all the amenities you could ask for on a luxury liner!

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Discover Iceland Cruise - Olivia Travel

August 23 - 30, 2022

Iceland has been drawing considerable attention of late in terms of great destinations to visit in Europe, and for good reason. If you want to take your Iceland adventure to the next level, be sure to book your spot on the Star Pride for a unique seven-night cruise. Along with Olivia’s signature entertainment and programming, you can enjoy some of Iceland's most scenic and remote places, with everything from glaciers, national parks, and waterfalls. Additionally, you'll have a whole lot of new friends to make while on board!

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Grand Mediterranean Cruise - Celebrity X Cruises

June 25 - July 9, 2022

Love a good party at sea? Celebrity X Cruises knows a thing or two about throwing a great do, and their Grand Mediterranean Cruise will be no exception. For 14 days, you can enjoy a jam-packed itinerary, which will include some of Europe's finest destinations. We're talking Barcelona, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Florence, and Rome just to name a few! Explore the Sagrada Familia one day, and the Colosseum the next, all the way enjoying a luxury liner that comes complete with a pool bar, rooftop garden, solarium, pool deck, and so much more! This will arguably be one of the best gay cruises of the season, so grab your finest set of swimmers, and book your spot on board now!

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The Cruise by La Demence

July 30 – August 6, 2022

La Demence is already famed for its incredible parties which take place on land, and at sea you can expect the same amount of mayhem. After a little break due to Covid-19, The Cruise by La Demence is back bigger than ever with its 2022 Rome to Athens expedition. Along with a series of fabulous destinations to visit, the on-board entertainment will speak for itself! Each evening, you'll get to enjoy sunset tea dances, night parties, and after parties, along with a spa and beauty salon, and plenty of restaurants to dine at. And of course do not forget your costumes or your leather harnesses!

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Royal Clipper Mediteranean Gay Cruise - Brand G

September 15 - September 24, 2022

When you think of a gay cruise along the Mediterranean, your first thoughts may orient towards a luxury cruise along the iconic Cote d'Azur. Your thoughts can become a reality with the Royal Clipper Mediterranean Gay Cruise, which treats its passengers to an idyllic sail from Cannes to Corsica, then on to historic Portoferraio in Italy, before returning back home via Monaco. While this star-studded itinerary may be enough to woo you, perhaps this gay cruise's most identifiable feature is the fact that you will be sailing on a true sail boat, with large white sails and sturdy masts. With occupancy for 227 guests, along with plenty of amenities and services, this is arguably the finest dame of the seas.

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The Broadway Cruise - R Family Vacations

April 9 - 14, 2022

Can't make it to Broadway in New York this year? Fret not! Why not combine all the splendor of Broadway with the excitement of a gay cruise with this fantastic event organized by R Family Vacations? Kicking off in October, the Broadway Cruise will set sail on the Norwegian Gem, from NYC to Bermuda, for a five-day extravaganza. Enjoy intimate and large-scale cabarets and shows from Broadway's hottest talent, gain tips and tricks from the professionals at meet and greets, and unveil your inner cabaret star with some Broadway-inspired karaoke. If you're craving a little culture at sea, this is the cruise for you.

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Galapagos Gay Cruise - Out Adventures

November 13 - 22, 2021

In terms of choosing a top gay cruise, Out Adventures is a good place to start, and their Galapagos Gay Cruise is testament to this. Enjoy a luxury private yacht, The Grand Queen Beatriz, and sail around the Galapagos Islands in style. This gay cruise package includes nine nights on board, along with two nights in Quito, at the start and end of the trip. While onboard, appreciate a host of amenities ranging from bars and restaurants, to dreamy cabins - some even come with private balconies. Highlights in the jam-packed itinerary include visits to Black Turtle Cove and the Santa Cruz Highlands.

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