New Leadership Brings Energy (And Lower Prices) to RSVP Cruises

By Jeff Guaracino, ManAboutWorld Global Correspondent Since 1985, over 100,000 guests have discovered RSVP Vacations. Now owned by Atlantis Events—among the best brand names in gay vacations—RSVP Vacations has a new president Randel Roper. Formerly of Starwood Hotels, Randel brings a new energy to RSVP. RSVP is drawing a diverse group of passengers aboard their trips.Continue reading “New Leadership Brings Energy (And Lower Prices) to RSVP Cruises”

Cruising With Ed: Join Our Editor In Chief On A Fabulous Cruise

Sail aboard the luxurious MSY Wind Surf, a gorgeous five-masted sailing yacht chartered by Source Events for an all-gay cruise. It sets sail September 15, 2013 from Lisbon, one of the most charming and under-rated gems of Europe and completes it’s 8-night sailing in Spain’s gay-friendliest city, Barcelona on Monday, September 23. More info. about theContinue reading “Cruising With Ed: Join Our Editor In Chief On A Fabulous Cruise”

Top 5 Reasons To Cruise Europe

By Billy Kolber. Originally published in HuffPost Gay Voices There’s never been a better summer and fall to cruise in Europe. There are still five all-gay (big- and small-gay) cruises to choose from this summer, offering a remarkable breadth of styles, ports and experiences. Every one of these cruises is reason enough to go, but IfContinue reading “Top 5 Reasons To Cruise Europe”

My First Transatlantic Crossing, on the Queen Mary 2

I’m very excited about my first transatlantic crossing on the QM2, a Cunard luxury ocean liner, departing Tuesday, August 28 and returning Tuesday, September 4. The legendary Cunard, which has been operating since 1840, boasts a small flotilla of ships fit for, well, a Queen:  Its fleet  also includes the Queen Elizabeth and the QueenContinue reading “My First Transatlantic Crossing, on the Queen Mary 2”

World’s Only Floating Gay Film Festival Sets Sail In June

The third annual Pride of the Ocean film festival, the only LGBT film festival held aboard a cruise ship unspools on the high seas on the Celebrity Summit June 10-17, 2012 (from New York City to Bermuda and back). This is a gay/lesbian group aboard a mainstream cruise. Organizers expect over 50 guests. According toContinue reading “World’s Only Floating Gay Film Festival Sets Sail In June”

Miami Beach Gay Pride + Gay Cruise = A Whole Lotta Gay!

If you are looking for some great gay fun in the sun this spring, consider the Miami Beach Pride Cruise setting sail from Miami April 16 (through April 20), 2012 following the festivities of Miami Beach Gay Pride on Sunday, April 15. The four-night, five-day cruise aboard the Norwegian Sky, is organized by Source EventsContinue reading “Miami Beach Gay Pride + Gay Cruise = A Whole Lotta Gay!”

High Seas Hijinx: We Can’t Even Cruise Straight

After a welcome but almost scarily mild (global warming?!) December, rigid weather gripped the Northeast just after New Years. Of course, that propelled our thoughts to warm-weather getaways, including gay and lesbian cruise vacations. This season’s aqueous getaways range from the offbeat (scuba diving in the Republic of Palau with Undersea Expeditions) to the romanticContinue reading “High Seas Hijinx: We Can’t Even Cruise Straight”

Glee Fans Rejoice: Idina Menzel to Perform on Atlantis

You may have seen her in the original productions of Wicked or Rent or in the uber-gay Glee. Now you can see her on board an Atlantis cruise! The fabulous and talented Idina Menzel is scheduled to perform on Atlantis Events’ Allure of the Seas Caribbean cruise, January 29 through February 5, 2012. This isContinue reading “Glee Fans Rejoice: Idina Menzel to Perform on Atlantis”

Sweet, Baby: Lesbian Cruises & Tours Galore in 2012

Our gal pals at Sweet, a lesbian travel company creating fun land and sea vacations for gay women and their friends, have rolled out their 2012 vacation calendar. Kicking off February 17 with a three-day “Short & Sweet Bahamas Cruise” followed by a cruise to Alaska in May (see those glaciers before they melt!), aContinue reading “Sweet, Baby: Lesbian Cruises & Tours Galore in 2012”


Source Events, the LGBT tour operator, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a cruise September 3-10, 2011 that will feature some prominent celebrity guests (above). We’re especially excited about the handsome straight athlete, Ben Cohen, who’s devoted much of his energy to anti-bullying efforts. Of course Armistead Maupin is no slouch what with his new book Maryann inContinue reading “SOURCE EVENTS’ 10TH ANNIVERSARY GAY CRUISE WITH STRAIGHT ALLY”