Atlantis 2012: Who's going? Who went in 2011?

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    Aug 30, 2011 7:58 AM GMT
    So, I got an invite to the big Atlantis cruise on the Allure of the Seas in 2012. The ship is gigantic and the scope of 5000+ dudes on a boat seems hard to fathom. Looks like fun though. Is anyone planning on going? Can anyone who went to the 2011 Atlantis event chime in on how it went?
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    Aug 30, 2011 2:19 PM GMT
    HaightLifting saidSo, I got an invite to the big Atlantis cruise on the Allure of the Seas in 2012. The ship is gigantic and the scope of 5000+ dudes on a boat seems hard to fathom. Looks like fun though. Is anyone planning on going? Can anyone who went to the 2011 Atlantis event chime in on how it went?


    My friends and I had a great time on the Allure. The afternoon t-dances were a blast. But a lot of people complained that it was too big. And there were a lot of drugs and messy people on that boat... we probably heard "Alpha Alpha Alpha" as often as we heard Lady Gaga songs.

    Also, someone pooped on the dancefloor.
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    Aug 30, 2011 2:22 PM GMT
    endo said
    HaightLifting said
    Also, someone pooped on the dancefloor.


    that was me. you know, when you have to go, you have to go.
  • a303guy

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    Aug 30, 2011 3:00 PM GMT
    I've been seriously considering going on an Atlantis Cruise, but the poop on the dancefloor is a bit of a buzzkill...
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    Aug 30, 2011 3:05 PM GMT
    im doing atlants puera villarta in November. Might do a cruise next year.
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    Sep 07, 2011 3:16 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidim doing atlants puera villarta in November. Might do a cruise next year.


    I'll be in PV in November too!
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    Sep 07, 2011 3:19 PM GMT

    Also, someone pooped on the dancefloor.[/quote]


    LOL! This must be a joke!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 07, 2011 3:19 PM GMT
    I've been on 4 Atlantis cruises, didn't do the one last February on the Allure in the Caribbean, but from what I heard from a lot of friends that went was that it was fun (overall) but that the ship was just way too big and the parties too jam-packed to really handle the amount of guys. I have always had more fun on the cruises that are a little bit smaller (to Mexico, and the Mediterranean) because at some point it does become overkill.
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    Sep 07, 2011 3:24 PM GMT
    I'm trying to convince my partner to go on a Atlantis Cruise next year. I think it would be a blast and allow us to travel to a few destinations in a short amount of time versus a few weeks in one destination (leaving for Spain on Sunday...yeah baby!). Crossing my fingers that I can sway his mindset!
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    Sep 07, 2011 3:29 PM GMT
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    Dallasfan824 saidim doing atlants puera villarta in November. Might do a cruise next year.


    I'll be in PV in November too!


    Please say hi to me. I am going alone.
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    Sep 07, 2011 3:37 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said
    DJBoston said
    Dallasfan824 saidim doing atlants puera villarta in November. Might do a cruise next year.


    I'll be in PV in November too!


    Please say hi to me. I am going alone.



    I'm looking forward to saying hi.
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    Sep 07, 2011 3:44 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said

    Please say hi to me. I am going alone.



    Have you learned NOTHING from the thread you started about how no one talks to you.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1794746/

    Why don't you say hi to him if you see him.
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    Sep 07, 2011 3:45 PM GMT
    endo saidAlso, someone pooped on the dancefloor.


    Probably been fucked so aggressively for the previous few days that it was like a hippos yawn and it just fell out.
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    Sep 07, 2011 3:46 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Dallasfan824 said

    Please say hi to me. I am going alone.



    Have you learned NOTHING from the thread you started about how no one talks to you.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1794746/

    Why don't you say hi to him if you see him.


    I'm incredibly intimidating in person. icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 07, 2011 3:52 PM GMT
    How can I get an invitation??? icon_smile.gif
  • misternick

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    Sep 07, 2011 3:55 PM GMT
    Wow, that looks fun! We've been talking about going on a cruise all year... This would be a big expense for us right now, so I wonder if it would be worth it.
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    Sep 07, 2011 3:56 PM GMT
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    endo saidAlso, someone pooped on the dancefloor.


    Probably been fucked so aggressively for the previous few days that it was like a hippos yawn and it just fell out.


    We assumed he was getting fucked ON the dance. Plus the combination of whatever hard drugs he was most likely taking.

    Whoever said gays weren't classy!
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    Sep 07, 2011 4:22 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI've been on 4 Atlantis cruises, didn't do the one last February on the Allure in the Caribbean, but from what I heard from a lot of friends that went was that it was fun (overall) but that the ship was just way too big and the parties too jam-packed to really handle the amount of guys. I have always had more fun on the cruises that are a little bit smaller (to Mexico, and the Mediterranean) because at some point it does become overkill.

    Even if different ship, I think your thread from last year would be of interest here.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1086166
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    Sep 07, 2011 4:33 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Dallasfan824 said

    Please say hi to me. I am going alone.



    Have you learned NOTHING from the thread you started about how no one talks to you.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1794746/

    Why don't you say hi to him if you see him.


    Im really bad at matching internet faces to people in real life.
  • Kwokpot

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    Sep 07, 2011 7:44 PM GMT
    The problem with the Atlantis cruises is the cost- over $1000/person BEFORE taxes & fees for a 7 day caribbean cruise in an inside cabin that's the CHEAPEST. These days with SO MANY cruiseships and the economy so bad, you can take THREE 1 week cruises for the price of 1 Atlantis cruise.
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    Sep 07, 2011 7:51 PM GMT
    Kwokpot saidThe problem with the Atlantis cruises is the cost- over $1000/person BEFORE taxes & fees for a 7 day caribbean cruise in an inside cabin that's the CHEAPEST. These days with SO MANY cruiseships and the economy so bad, you can take THREE 1 week cruises for the price of 1 Atlantis cruise.


    True...and be bored to freaking death on those other cheaper cruises surrounded by fat old people from Peoria playing cards on deck. Atlantis vacations are not cheap, but in my experience on them they have been worth every penny.
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    Sep 07, 2011 7:57 PM GMT
    And try walking hand-in-hand with your boyfriend down the the ship or snuggling together at night on the upper deck under the stars on one of those straight cruises.

    On Atlantis, you are paying for much more than just the boat.
  • Kwokpot

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    Sep 07, 2011 8:10 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Kwokpot saidThe problem with the Atlantis cruises is the cost- over $1000/person BEFORE taxes & fees for a 7 day caribbean cruise in an inside cabin that's the CHEAPEST. These days with SO MANY cruiseships and the economy so bad, you can take THREE 1 week cruises for the price of 1 Atlantis cruise.


    True...and be bored to freaking death on those other cheaper cruises surrounded by fat old people from Peoria playing cards on deck. Atlantis vacations are not cheap, but in my experience on them they have been worth every penny.


    I will admit I would love to try a all gay cruise, but WILL NOT concede that straight cruises are boring. Being that my partner & I are retired, cruising has become our favorite form of traveling, and we average about 5 cruises per year.

    To be quite honest, we always meet other gay men & women, and have established many friendships, including older, STRAIGHT couples.
    Our next cruise at the beginning of November is a 12 nighter leaving from Istanbul and going to Israel among other ports(That cruise was discounted to a low of $799/person for an inside cabin). We are then taking a Caribbean cruise in December, which actually is a FREE one, due to my partner's play in the casinos on prior cruises on this line.

    Transatlantic cruises seem to be aVERY popular with gay men. This past spring we did a transatlantic cruise on the same ship you were on last yrs Atlantis. We met many, many gay men from all around the world.

    BTW, the Celebrity Equinox and her sister ships are truley the most beautiful ships at sea. I just wished the spa area was better designed; I mean the locker area was the size of a small walk in closet!
  • kuroshiro

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    Sep 07, 2011 8:15 PM GMT
    I'd go on a gay cruise by myself... just to see what it's like. Course there'd be a lot of cockblocking going on so that'd probably get old after a while haha
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 07, 2011 9:09 PM GMT
    Kwokpot said
    BTW, the Celebrity Equinox and her sister ships are truley the most beautiful ships at sea. I just wished the spa area was better designed; I mean the locker area was the size of a small walk in closet!



    I would have to agree about the Celebrity Equinox -- I was on that ship for the Atlantis Cruise to the Mediterranean in August 2010 ( http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1086166 ) and it was definitely a cut above any other cruise ship I had been on in the past. I stayed in the "Aqua Class" which was right above the gym/spa area, so I never really noticed the locker rooms because I never used them. I especially loved the solarium, as it was a great place to escape to for some peace & quiet and a quick afternoon nap:

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