Who is going on a gay cruise this summer?

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    May 11, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    I and a couple of friends are going on the Atlantis Barcelona-to-Rome cruise this July. Is anyone else here going on that cruise as well? We could all meet up. icon_smile.gif
  • GQjock

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    May 11, 2008 9:27 PM GMT
    I'm gonna be on the London to Barcelona cruise
    But I've been on the one you're goin on... you'll have a lot of fun
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    May 11, 2008 9:43 PM GMT
    rotabilis saidI and a couple of friends are going on the Atlantis Barcelona-to-Rome cruise this July. Is anyone else here going on that cruise as well? We could all meet up. icon_smile.gif


    What's the official language in Berkeley, California? ... icon_rolleyes.gif

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    May 11, 2008 9:44 PM GMT
    GQjock saidI'm gonna be on the London to Barcelona cruise
    But I've been on the one you're goin on... you'll have a lot of fun


    What are gay cruises like?
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    May 11, 2008 11:19 PM GMT
    caslon said
    What's the official language in Berkeley, California? ... icon_rolleyes.gif


    I'm not sure I understand...

    Are you knocking my grammar? I suppose I should have said "A couple of friends and I..."
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    May 11, 2008 11:32 PM GMT
    rotabilis saidAre you knocking my grammar?



    That's right! Blame the victim!
  • DCEric

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    May 12, 2008 1:13 AM GMT
    What is a gay cruise? My best guess would be an endless f*ck fest or is the advantage only that you can be openly gay?
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    May 12, 2008 1:37 AM GMT
    DCEric saidWhat is a gay cruise? My best guess would be an endless f*ck fest or is the advantage only that you can be openly gay?


    I would say the best thing about going on a gay cruise is the feeling of inclusiveness. A vacation is supposed to be a chance to relax and have fun, to be completely at ease, and being in a self-contained seabound resort with 2700 other gay men (and about 86 lesbians) really enhanced that for me. You have something in common with everyone else there. I felt like I was with MY people. Does that make sense?

    No, it is not an endless f*ck fest. If you are looking for that, you can find it, but there are plenty of other ways to spend your time. It is a BIG ship. I have been on one gay cruise before, in March of last year, in the Caribbean. I spent most of my time lounging on deck reading my book, and having a great time. In the evenings I and my friends went to the big dance parties on deck. My main pic here is from one of those parties. Actually all of my current pics are from that cruise.
  • DCEric

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    May 12, 2008 1:52 AM GMT
    Actually, no I wasn't looking for that... I was looking for the relaxing part. I've always viewed those cruises skeptically.
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    May 12, 2008 2:01 AM GMT
    DCEric saidActually, no I wasn't looking for that... I was looking for the relaxing part. I've always viewed those cruises skeptically.


    Well, then take it from me... they are not what you think. Relaxation is in plentiful supply. icon_smile.gif

    It's only people who HAVEN'T gone on gay cruises who think that they are "floating bathhouses". Those of us who HAVE gone know better.
  • DCEric

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    May 12, 2008 2:07 AM GMT
    That tie and the bare chest greatly amuse me... and thanks for clearing that up.
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    May 12, 2008 2:51 AM GMT
    Yup I'm going on that cruise, too, though doing it solo. So we can travel halfway around the world to meet up even though we only live an hour apart. Sounds like a good time, and a nice relaxation break as well.

    Just curious. These ships aren't build for gay cruises. Is the onboard fitness center large enough or do you need an appointment to do a decent workout? icon_lol.gif
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    May 12, 2008 12:24 PM GMT
    BoarderX saidJust curious. These ships aren't build for gay cruises. Is the onboard fitness center large enough or do you need an appointment to do a decent workout? icon_lol.gif


    Well, the fitness center was quite decent on the cruise I went on last year, but that was on a Princess Cruise Lines ship, whereas this is with Royal Caribbean, so I have no idea. Hopefully!
  • Mikeylikesit

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    May 12, 2008 12:31 PM GMT
    Damn!!...I was looking for a roomie to go on a cruise with...=)
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    May 12, 2008 12:31 PM GMT
    The idea of a gay cruise makes me sick to my stomach. I can't stand that much estrogen, drama, and lip gloss on one boat for that long. It would be like a prison sentence for me.
  • Koaa2

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    May 12, 2008 12:42 PM GMT
    My partner I and 2 friends are going to be on it. We have been on a gay cruise before and it was one of the best trips we have had. I here this ship is wonderful, large gym, sauna, rock-climbing wall, in-line skating track, and ice-skating rink. The excursions look good also. Should be fun!
  • GQjock

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    May 12, 2008 9:49 PM GMT
    caslon said[quote][cite]GQjock said[/cite]I'm gonna be on the London to Barcelona cruise
    But I've been on the one you're goin on... you'll have a lot of fun


    What are gay cruises like?[/quote]

    Take a big cruise ship and stock it full of every kind of gay guy you can think of ... and that's what you get icon_cool.gif

    It's a great time
    I wouldn't go on any other kind of cruise
    You can completely be yourself
    partake in as much chaos you want or not

    Seriously if you haven't been you need to test it out
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    May 12, 2008 10:13 PM GMT
    The question is... Who wants to take me on a gay cruise. Boy needs a vacation...
  • Tito88

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    May 12, 2008 10:55 PM GMT
    danielryan saidThe idea of a gay cruise makes me sick to my stomach. I can't stand that much estrogen, drama, and lip gloss on one boat for that long. It would be like a prison sentence for me.


    Oh, I hope you are only joking. Coz you are on the wroooooong site to be throwing stereotypes around icon_confused.gif
  • theONLYallan

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    May 13, 2008 6:09 AM GMT
    DJBens77 saidThe question is... Who wants to take me on a gay cruise. Boy needs a vacation...


    i'll take you! icon_biggrin.gif
  • charrismd

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    Jun 07, 2008 5:09 AM GMT
    I'm going on a gay cruise this summer. It's gonna be the 'R Family cruise.....lots of gays tho most will be women. Lots of kids too. Lots of families. Some str8 folk too. REALLY looking forward to it. Will there be any other RJ guys there? Hmmmm. Any man enough to hang with kids and lesbians?
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    Jun 07, 2008 7:12 AM GMT
    I am actually taking my bf to Hawaii this summer as he has never been. It's the least I can do. But maybe a cruise in the fall. Depends on money I guess.
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    Jun 07, 2008 7:14 AM GMT
    rotabilis said[quote][cite]DCEric said[/cite]Actually, no I wasn't looking for that... I was looking for the relaxing part. I've always viewed those cruises skeptically.


    Well, then take it from me... they are not what you think. Relaxation is in plentiful supply. icon_smile.gif

    It's only people who HAVEN'T gone on gay cruises who think that they are "floating bathhouses". Those of us who HAVE gone know better.[/quote]

    Honestly that has been my biggest fear which is something that I'm totally not into. But knowing that it isn't like that, makes me want to do it more.
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    Jun 09, 2008 6:19 PM GMT
    OK I finally reserved my spot and its official. Arriving in Barcelona two days early. Still antsy about knowing absolutely no one among 3,000 guys and 12 lesbian couples. So let me know if there's a mini-RJ-meetup happening onboard or in town before.
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    Jun 10, 2008 1:41 AM GMT
    I have issues with feelings of being trapped.... I can not possibly commit to being on a ship for a few days. Especially a gay cruise... I would probably jump off the boat within the first hour... lol

    man I am a party pooper..