LGBT cruises are a way to gay tourism which has been gaining popularity in recent years. There are luxury, all-inclusive, cheap or singles, and the list of destinations is endless. The Caribbean, Spain, South America or the Greek islands are the star tours.

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Gay or LGBT cruises: characteristics and main destinations

Latin America and the caribbean

Traveling as a couple in the Caribbean will be an unforgettable experience, as well as if you decide to travel alone or with friends to meet new people from anywhere in the world. It is quite an experience and a different way to spend the summer holidays.

Desire It is the main gay cruise in Latin America, an opportunity to spend a total of 6 days of fun on a trip that crosses Panama, Cartagena, Grand Cayman and the island of Cozumel. The program includes 10 parties on board and it is possible to pay the cost in 6 months without interest.

El Wet & wild It leaves from the pier of Los Muertos beach, located in Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), one of the main destinations for the LGBT community. It departs every Wednesday and Saturday from 12:00 in the morning to 18:00 in the afternoon.

If what you want is to visit the beaches of El Caribe and enjoy its blue waters, there are routes like the one offered by Kama-Deva cruise, whose duration is one week (eight days and seven nights). These are some of its characteristics:

  • Gogo parties, raffles, raffles and contests on board
  • Theme parties with DJs
  • Performances by artists, comedians, vedettes and singers
  • 4 outdoor pools and 2 jacuzzis
  • Climbing wall, gym and spa
  • Disco, bars, lounges and restaurants

If you want to enjoy the Rio de Janeiro's carnival In a different way, EGO It is the first cruise for gays and lesbian women that departs from Buenos Aires (Argentina) to Brazil, with stops in Montevideo and Punta del Este (Uruguay). It also includes excursions through Bariloche, Salta, Mendoza and El Calafate.

The company Costa Cruises maintains special agreements with America and, thanks to this, it is not necessary to process a American visa to travel from the Mediterranean coast to the Caribbean and vice versa. In addition, it also organizes outings in February, March and April.

To enjoy seascapes and charming beaches it is necessary to have some purchasing power due to the cost of the trip itself. With which, our advice is that you start planning your cruise in advance gay-friendly and enjoy an unrepeatable vacation in a paradisiacal environment.

Europe and the Mediterranean

The gay travel market has excellent professionals on the European continent. One of the most important websites where you can find numerous offers is There it is possible to find low cost offers departing from Spain and other European countries.

The price varies according to the days, the cabin class and the travel area: Italy, Greece, Malta o Croatia are the favorite destinations within the European sector. Most have a duration of a week and travel the Mediterranean Sea.

One option is to take a tour from Barcelona to Athens (Greece). He Celebrity Equinox It is the largest LGBT cruise ship in Europe and allows you to explore the best of Greece, Italy and Turkey. It has capacity for more than 3.000 people, its duration is 10 days and the price is around € 2.200.

El Harmony of the Seas is another possibility. Its price is around € 800 and departs from the port of Barcelona. The itinerary includes star points such as Mallorca, Marseille, La Spezia, Roma and Naples, plus a full day sailing. The ship is equipped with:

  • Surf simulators
  • Amphitheater
  • Zip line
  • Spa and outdoor pool
  • Luxury restaurants

Regardless of the type of cruise you choose, Mykonos It is always usually included in the itinerary. One of the most popular routes is the one made by the wooden sailboat Dolphin of delos, an alternative to large boats for those who prefer a more intimate option.

La Demence It is another possibility for gay people that allows you to explore either the Spanish coasts or some of the main ones in Europe. Aboard the Sovereign You can visit Malaga, Granada, Cádiz, Sevilla and Ibiza, as well as crossing the Strait of Gibraltar and sailing the Atlantic Ocean.

Without leaving Spain, there are offers that allow you to travel the south of Gran Canaria, passing through points as popular as Maspalomas. For about € 300, it is possible to enjoy the Canary Islands by sailboat, stopping at the dunes of Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés, among others.

United States

Many are the cruises that offer excellent travel packages to enjoy an excellent vacation in the USA. There are different destinations at various prices, something that also depends on the ship and the company that offers it.

The price of a cabin is around $ 900 and a suite up to $ 7. This price range would correspond to a vacation of approximately 10 days, the vast majority with all-inclusive (full board).

Miami It is one of the most popular meeting points. The greatest Majesty of the seas, offered by the company Royal Caribbean International, offers a tour of Miami, Bahamas and Florida that will not leave you indifferent. The itinerary is:

  • Day 1: departure from Miami (Florida)
  • Day 2: arrival in Nassau (Bahamas)
  • Day 3: arrival in Cococay (Bahamas)
  • Day 4: arrival in Key West (Florida)
  • Day 5: return to Miami (Florida)

El Great Allure of The Seas It is currently the largest in the world and offers different routes through the Caribbean and North America with departure from Fort Lauderdale (Florida), LGBT destination par excellence in the southern region of the United States.

It is also possible to travel from Los Angeles (California) to Mexico on one of the cheapest cruises in history offered by the company Atlantis: eight days from € 1.000. Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas are some of the highlights on the itinerary.

There are offers to travel in end of the year from the United States to Central America. He Carnival breeze, of the company Carnival cruise, offers a route through countries as exotic as Honduras and Belize. The ship has capacity for more than 3.500 passengers and the crew is around 1.300 employees.

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