Cruise lines that charge low single supplements — on selected voyages — include Azamara Club Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Fred. The consent element there was indeterminate; I had willingly gone along with the hookup, at least for a little while, though I remain uncertain about how much I really could have consented while drunk-peeing in a bathroom the size of a broom closet.
If you still want to join a gay cruise but without paying a huge supplement then you can choose one of the cruise companies that offer programs to pair you up with a bunkmate with similar interests.
Popular on Cruise Critic. Email me when prices drop. Brand G Vacations. Special notes: With its parent company's perfect rating on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index and a rich history of hosting gay and lesbian charters and groups, there is little doubt that Royal Caribbean is a welcoming cruise line.
Now, gay and lesbian socials are standard on most cruises, and are actually organized, promoted and hosted by the cruise lines and their staffs. Search Deals. The company notes that river cruising is a growing market among lesbian travelers.
The following list highlights 10 gay- and lesbian-welcoming cruise lines, illustrating a rainbow of cruise travel opportunities that are bound to suit nearly any taste from ocean voyages to river cruises. What Cruise Critic members are saying: "My partner of 34 years and I have been on two Viking river cruises.
On some cruises, they even offer a roommate matching program that helps individuals both save cash and immediately meet another passenger; according to Brand G Vacations, as many as 40 percent of passengers are traveling solo.
The "Love Boat" line offers approximately itineraries, ranging from one to plus days, and calling on more than ports. Viking is the largest operator of river cruises and has set a high standard for this booming sector in cruising. Indeed, many are proactively marketing Special notes: Princess ships are often chartered for gay and lesbian cruises gay and lesbian travelers through traditional advertising, social media, onboard programming and sponsorships of LGBT events and organizations.
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