Gay cruises: 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? 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!



Provincetown Carnival Gay Cruise

August 11 – 18, 2019

Provincetown is a heart of gay culture in the USA, so it comes as no surprise that this charming enclave on the tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts will be serving up its own gay cruise this summer. The Ptown Gay Cruise 2019 will be the inaugural all-LGBTQ cruise brought to you by Vacaya, offering seven unforgettable days of gay and lesbian travel. Departing from New York, the cruise will head north as far as Saint John in Canada, before arriving in Provincetown for the opening of the town’s annual Ptown Carnival. Be sure to pack your most colorful outfit for one of the many inventive dress codes!

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Greek Islands Odyssey Gay Cruise by Source Events

August 24 – 31, 2019

All aboard the Greek Islands Odyssey Cruise! Brought to you by Source Events, this all-gay voyage will be setting sail on the Star Flyer cruise lines this August, and we can assure you, you’ll be in for something to remember - we’re talking the Greek Islands after all. Kicking off from Athens, you’ll cruise through the famed islands of Santorini, Mykonos, and Sifnos, before making a beeline for Bodrum in Turkey. With a balmy Mediterranean climate, a full schedule of events, and plenty of new friends to meet, what’s stopping you from this gay cruise?

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Oasis Mediterranean Cruise by Atlantis Events

August 25 – September 1, 2019

Looking to set sail on Europe’s largest gay cruise? Secure a place on the Oasis Mediterranean Cruise and know you’ve made a solid life choice. Brought to you by Atlantis, this gay cruise travels across the Med from Italy to Spain, and promises fun, fun and more fun. Kicking off from Naples, the six-day cruise will make pit stops in Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Marseille, and Florence, before concluding its course back in Naples. The cruise is expected to welcome roughly 5400 gay guys, and will feature legendary DJs, wild parties, and top-notch performers. Miss out on this, and you’ll have to wait another whole year.

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Southern Carribean Gay Bears Cruise

October 18 - 28, 2019

This October, the bears will come out to play for the Southern Caribbean Gay Bears Cruise. Over the course of ten days, explore the wonders of the Caribbean on board the Crown Princess. Kicking off in Fort Lauderdale, the gay cruise will travel through the Bahamas, making pit stops in Barbados, Antigua, and dreamy St. Lucia. 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.



Vietnam and Cambodia Gay Cruise by Out Adventures

January 1 – 13, 2020

Come out to play with an Out Adventure! Next January, Out Adventures will bring you the Vietnam and Cambodia Gay Cruise. The incredible experience will comprise a tour of Cambodia’s famous temples of Angkor Wat, a seven-day all-inclusive river cruise down the Mekong River, and a lively conclusion in Saigon, Vietnam. During the cruise, you can enjoy the best of Cambodian cuisine and hospitality, along with live entertainment from Female Delusionist Extraordinaire, Miss Conception.

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Antarctica Luxury Cruise by Source Events

January 14 – 24, 2020

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 place next January and 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 event reflect lgbt travel with a difference. 

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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 Carribbean’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!

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Summer in Alaska Gay Cruise by RSVP Vacations

July 14 - 21, 2019

While your first thoughts of Alaska might be igloos and snow, the northernmost state of the USA will be welcoming an RSVP gay cruise this summer. For seven days, cruise around the seas of Alaska on Holland America’s Oosterdam, and enjoy postcard-worthy landscapes of glaciers, misty fjords, and lakes. Hop aboard in Seattle, then look forward to a jam-packed schedule of afternoon T-dances, themed parties, drag performances, and more. Oosterdam also promises a host of facilities including a dreamy day spa, should you wish to recharge for an afternoon.

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Croatia Adriatic Deluxe Gay Cruise

August 10 - 17, 2019

Sea Croatia like never before with this idyllic gay cruise around the country’s islands. With only 40 passengers on board, you could say this was a boutique-style gay cruise. The seven-day adventure departs from Split, then travels to islands including Bol, Trstenik, and MIjet, where you can enjoy great shore excursions with other gay men. Everything will then wrap up at charming Dubrovnik. As well as experiencing stunning landscapes and rich culture, there is plenty to enjoy on the MV Adriatic Sun itself. Think an outdoor Jacuzzi, a buffet breakfast each morning, and loads of entertainment each night.


South America and Rio Carnival Gay Cruise

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.