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”

Tour of the Week: Source Events 10th Anniversary Cruise

Sail from Rome to Venice September 3-10 with the great folks from Source Events on their 10th aniversary cruise aboard a luxurious, intimate five-masted, 617-foot long msy Wind Surf. Source Events recently announced that world renowned novelist, Armistead Maupin, will be their featured guest speaker aboard the cruise.Armistead’s latest Tales of City book, Mary AnnContinue reading “Tour of the Week: Source Events 10th Anniversary Cruise”

Deal of the Week: RSVP’s Mediterranean Cruise

Originally published in RSVP is heading back to Europe next summer for the first time in four years on the new state-of-the-art ms Nieuw Amsterdam by Holland America. There are only 2,000 passengers on this ship. While it seems funny to say “only 2,000” since that would have been an unheard of number evenContinue reading “Deal of the Week: RSVP’s Mediterranean Cruise”

Small and Large Gay Cruises Will Float Your Boat

Originally published in One of the most enjoyable and satisfying vacation options for LGBT traveles is an all-gay cruise. From the moment you step on board, you know you are someplace special: an environment where you are completely and totally safe and free, and where you are in the majority as an LGBT person.Continue reading “Small and Large Gay Cruises Will Float Your Boat”

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”