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Gay cruises 2020: 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!

 

GAY CRUISES BY ATLANTIS EVENTS

Virgin Caribbean Cruise

May 31 - June 7, 2020

Want to go Virgin? Gay cruises specialist Atlantis returns with the Scarlett Lady, the brand-new Virgin Voyages ship. From May 31 to June 7, experience a gay cruise like nothing ever seen before. Set sail from Key West, finish things up in Miami, and enjoy an incredible line-up entertainment at sea in between. In keeping with Virgin's spirit, you can expect the highest quality of features on the Lady Scarlett. Think a pool deck, a fully-equipped gym, and 13 stories of dreamy cabins to settle back into once you've had one too many dance sessions on deck! With an itinerary including pit stops in Mexico and the Bahamas, what's not to love about this virgin?

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Rome to Venice Cruise

August 8 - August 15, 2020

Rome is for food, while Venice is for star-crossed lovers, so why not pair the two with this incredible cruise by Atlantis sailing from Rome to Venice. For eight days, enjoy an all-gay cruise on the Celebrity Constellation, and appreciate an itinerary comprising pit stops in Sicily, Malta, and Mykonos. Along with a stellar entertainment program, including some of the best outdoor parties of the seas, you can enjoy two sparkling outdoor pools, a steaming hot tub, several restaurants, and two cocktail bars. And with the backdrop of the glistening Mediterranean sea, this gay cruise is what dreams are made of.

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GAY CRUISES BY VACAYA

2020 Summer in Iceland Cruise

August 30 - September 6, 2020

Looking for a gay cruise with the most? We have to say Vacaya's Summer in Iceland Cruise is ticking plenty of boxes! Setting sail from Reykjavik, this LGBTQ 'circumnavigation' cruise will sail the entirety of Iceland, stopping at remote, charming towns including Grímsey and Seydisfjördur. Those who love a touch of class will be smitten with the 5-star Le Jacques Cartier ship, which comes complete with dreamy cabins, restaurants, and sun decks. Marvel at plenty of natural wonders from the cruise, including vast glaciers, jagged cliffs, and stunning fjords, and know you're living your best life.

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Lisbon Pride Cruise

Jun 26 - Jul 5, 2020

Rather something a little warmer? Vacaya is also organizing a very unique gay travel experience for Lisbon Gay Pride 2020. From June 26 to July 5, enjoy four nights in Lisbon during the city's annual Pride, then set sail along the Douro River for a fantastic five-night cruise. Not only will you get to travel with like-minded individuals, but you can also enjoy panoramic Douro River views from the sundeck, visit UNESCO world heritage sites, and sample wines from the Douro Valley - bliss!

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GAY CRUISES BY SOURCE EVENTS

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Antarctica Luxury Voyage

January 30 - February 9, 2021

Ready to explore the wilderness with a heap of new gay friends? Hop aboard the Antarctica Luxury Cruise, and experience something like never before. Brought to you by Source Events, this luxury gay cruise will take you on a unique journey to the world's southernmost place, Antarctica. Setting sail from Ushuaia in Argentina, the gay cruise will cross the Drake Passage, then travel along the Antarctic Peninsula for five days. Enjoy hiking adventures, lectures, and of course an incredible backdrop of glaciers and remote mountain ranges, making this an LGBTQ travel event with a difference.

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Miami Pride Cruise

April 6 - 10, 2020

Feeling too cold for Antarctica? How about getting your best set of speedos to the ready, and hopping aboard the Miami Pride Cruise? Following on directly from the colorful Miami Beach Pride, this gay cruise will be the perfect sequel to your pride celebrations. From Ocean Drive to the Ocean with Pride, this will be the 11th installment of the Miami Pride Cruise, so we can assure you these organizers know a thing or two about delivering a top-notch party. Highlights include the welcome cocktail party, sail away T-Dances, and a full day at Royal Caribbean's private island, which features its very own water park and private beaches.

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Dreams of Tahiti Cruise

October 8 - 15, 2020

Along with these two incredible gay cruises, Source Events is also offering the 'dreamy' Dreams of Tahiti Cruise, which will set sail around this island paradise, October 8 to 15, 2020, and promises everything you could expect from a Source Events cruise - perfection!

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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 9 - 17, 2021

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. If you can't make this cruise, there is a subsequent session from July 23 to 31.

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Croatia Dalmatia Coast Lesbian Cruise - Out Adventures

July 16 - 24, 2021

Calling all gals! If you're looking for an exclusive lesbian cruise along the dreamy Dalmatian Coast of Croatia, this is for you. Kicking off in Dubrovnik, and ending in Split, this cruise can accommodate up to 34 women, and promises a fine combination of expert tour guiding and travel fun. We're talking food tours, wine tasting, and naturally plenty of time at the beach.

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Gay Sailing Croatia - Two Bad Tourists

August 15 - 22, 2020

Already a big fan of the Two Bad Tourists? Why not go sailing with them in Croatia? From August 15 to 22, 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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Gay Cruise from Dubrovnik - Holiday Pride

September 26 - October 3, 2020

Yet another contender in terms of top gay cruises in Croatia, Holiday Pride's exclusively gay cruise from Dubrovnik to Split and Mjlet has heads turning. Highly experienced in the domain of gay cruises, Happy Pride brings you the best of the best in terms of cruising experiences, and this particular cruise is no exception to tradition. Enjoy a fun-filled itinerary on a boat catered to a maximum of 40 people. As opposed to larger-scale gay cruises which tend to focus on clubbing, this gay cruise is all about relaxation, downtime, and leisurely experiences. On board the NS Apollon, you can enjoy one of 19 different tastefully-decorated cabins, a pool, a restaurant, and an outdoor terrace.

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Croatia Adriatic Deluxe Cruise - Katarina Lines

August 15 - 22, 2020

Hop aboard a deluxe ship, and enjoy a seven-day gay cruising experience along Croatia's Adriatic Coast with Katarina Lines. This 40-passenger gay cruise kicks off from Split, and heads south, making pit stops in Hvar, Dubrovnik, and Korcula, before finishing back up in Split 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!

Gay Nude Cruising in Tahiti - Gay Sail

April 4 - 11, 2020

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. While bedding configuration comes in bunk form, the exceptional landscapes and expert curation will make everything about this gay nude cruise worthwhile.

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Gay Sailing Greece - Gay Sail

August 15 - 22, 2020

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 is an intimate experience, and not just for the obvious reasons. The cruise comprises two yachts, each with an occupancy of 11 people, and includes an itinerary from Athens to Hydra and Spetses. 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.

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Along with these two fantastic gay nude cruises, Gay Sail also offers gay nude cruising in Croatia 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 and Turkey Gay Bears Cruise - Celestyal Cruises</h3

August 29 - September 5, 2020

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, and beyond to Turkey. 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.

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Southern Caribbean Gay Bears Cruise

February 27 - March 6, 2021

This February, the bears will come out to play for the Southern Caribbean Gay Bears Cruise. Over the course of seven days, explore the wonders of the Caribbean on board the Celebrity Summit. Kicking off in San Juan, the gay cruise will travel through the deep Caribbean, making pit stops in dreamy destinations including Basseterre and Curaçao, before heading back to San Juan. Along with plenty of partying and loads of new bears to meet, 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. Hands down one of the best gay Caribbean cruises out there.

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OTHER TOP GAY CRUISES

South America and Rio Carnival Gay Cruise - Pied Piper

February 16 - March 1, 2020

It’s time to embrace your inner rainbow in all its glory for the incredible South America and Rio Carnival gay cruise. Brought to you by Pied Piper Travel, this 14-day gay cruise will set sail from Buenos Aires, before making pit stops in Sao Paulo and Rio. After arriving in Rio, you’ll get the chance to be a part of the city’s world-famous Rio Carnival. The cruise itself will take place on the Celebrity Eclipse, which offers a range of dining options as well as live theatre performances each night.

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35th Anniversary Caribbean Cruise - RSVP Vacations

February 19 - 26, 2020

Want to experience something that is tried and tested? How about 35 years worth of experience? You can have just that on this great gay cruise on the Caribbean by RSVP Vacations. 2020 will mark the 35th anniversary of this iconic gay cruise, and as expected, you can enjoy a noteworthy line-up of entertainment including usual favorites alongside new additions. Sailing on the brand-new Nieuw Statendam, this gay cruise will tour four of the Caribbean's most beautiful destinations, including Halfmoon Cay in the Bahamas and Key West.

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30th Anniversary Caribbean Cruise - Olivia Travel

January 22 - 29, 2020

Can't make this particular gay & lesbian cruise on the Caribbean? Don't despair, there are plenty of others to choose from. Olivia Travel curates lesbian-oriented events, and for 2020 they will be organizing their 30th Anniversary Caribbean Cruise. The cruise will kick off from Fort Lauderdale, and sail through the Gulf of Mexico, making pit stops at popular destinations including Key West and Cozumel on the Costa Maya. With a star-studded line-up of entertainment and 1,300 of your closest Olivia friends, this is one LGBTQ cruise worth attending!

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Pride Party at Sea Grand Mediterranean Cruise - Celebrity X Cruises

June 20 - July 4, 2020

Love a good party at sea? Celebrity X Cruises knows a thing or two about throwing a great do, and their Pride Party on the Grand Mediterranean Cruise will be no exception. This will be the largest pride party at sea, with three different versions of the cruise available during Pride Month in June, two 7-day cruises and one 14-day cruise. Those looking to go all out should opt for the 14-day cruise, which will sail from Barcelona to some of the Med's most sought-after destinations, including Valencia, Nice, and Rome. The Celebrity Apex cruise liner will host their flagship party in Ibiza, where you will be able to experience your pride in great proportions on this island paradise! Can't make the 14-day stretch? Other dates are also available for those looking for a shorter pride experience at sea.

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The Cruise by La Demence

July 5 – 12, 2020

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. 2020 will be a special year for The Cruise as it  will be celebrating its 10th anniversary. Hop aboard one of Royal Caribbean’s finest ships, Explorer of the Seas, in Rome, then set sail across the Mediterranean to Croatia and Albania. The jam-packed itinerary will include pit stops in Dubrovnik and Sarande, and of course let's not forget the incredible line-up of entertainment to be had on board! And do not forget your costumes or your leather harness!

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Royal Clipper Mediteranean Gay Cruise - Brand G

September 24 - October 3, 2020

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, Sardinia, and back 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 277 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

October 10 - 14, 2020

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 Pearl, 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 14 - 23, 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 seven 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 Pinnacle Rock.

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