Passengers Manifest

I am back ashore, my weeklong Caribbean cruise with Atlantis events over, the reality beginning to settle in. Over 2,400 gay men (along with some lesbians and straight family and friends) came together on the most beautiful cruise ship on the high seas (according to Conde Nast Traveler and other authorities) in a surge ofContinue reading “Passengers Manifest”

I Can’t Even Cruise Straight

I’ve been on a dozen cruises, including six Atlantis sailings, two on RSVP, a pair with R Family, and a couple of straight voyages. I really enjoy Atlantis trips for a variety of reasons. I love the ships they charter, including the gorgeous Solstice, the vessel I’m now on and the Royal Caribbean ships, likeContinue reading “I Can’t Even Cruise Straight”

Enjoying a Late Winter Solstice on an Atlantis Cruise

“I am from Turkey. This is my 22nd Atlantis cruise and second aboard the Solstice. I love these cruises.” This enthusiastic quotation isn’t from a fellow passenger. It’s from one of the heterosexual crew. When gay cruising started approximately 25 years ago by Atlantis’ sister company, tour and cruse operator RSVP, it was a veryContinue reading “Enjoying a Late Winter Solstice on an Atlantis Cruise”

Ed Salvato on Sirius OutQ Tonight

Travel expert Ed Salvato will be on Sirius OutQ’s Derek and Romaine Show tonight from 7:05PM-8:00PM ET. If you have Sirius or XM, tune in to Sirius 109 and XM 98 and in the entertainment channel of the Sirius XM iPhone APP. Ed appears regularly — usually every other month — on the D&R Show.

New Directions for R Family Vacations

R Family moves full steam ahead Even without Rosie O’Donnell’s participation, R Family Vacations, the world’s preeminent gay family cruise and tour company, has big plans for 2010 and beyond, including land-based vacations, gay family group cruises, new ships, and new destinations. By Ed Salvato With the changes in the personal life of Kelli O’Donnell,Continue reading “New Directions for R Family Vacations”

Gay Cruise Companies Raise Money for Earthquake Relief in Haiti

From our friends at Atlantis Events, RSVP Vacations, and Olivia: With everyone’s eyes on the unimaginable tragedy that took place in Haiti, we’re happy to be able to share a bit of positive news showing the LGBT community reaching out in a very tangible way to help those suffering from the devastating effects of theContinue reading “Gay Cruise Companies Raise Money for Earthquake Relief in Haiti”