Has anyone been on one of the gay cruises (like Atlantis)?

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    Nov 15, 2011 1:48 PM GMT
    Do any single guys ever go? What's it like, etc.
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    Nov 15, 2011 2:13 PM GMT
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    Nov 15, 2011 2:22 PM GMT
    Friends of mine keep saying that I really should go on one, that I'd have a great time. I love cruises, and have been on several.

    I tell my friends that I'd rather walk barefoot across a room full of dirty hypodermic needles, than go on a gay cruise....again, perhaps I'm not giving the community a fair shake.
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    Nov 15, 2011 2:35 PM GMT
    I just got back from an Atlantis resort on Sunday. I always go alone. I booked the cancun resort for April and I am booked on their new halloween cruise leaving LA in late October.

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    Nov 15, 2011 2:57 PM GMT
    No, I love ships but have never been on a gay cruise unless the NY Sea Tea counts. A few hours seems just about long enough. All other cruises have been with BF &/or family.

    I guess it would be fun if you were single. My one issue is that cruises are almost exclusively double-occupancy, meaning you have to share a room or pay a hefty surcharge. How do you manage that if you want to go by yourself, or if you are going with a friend and one or the other of you wants to, shall we say, entertain, while the other person wants to sleep. IDK just seems like a hassle.
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    Nov 15, 2011 3:04 PM GMT
    on atlantis its ony $100 to have your own cabin. I always get my own.
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    Nov 15, 2011 3:15 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidon atlantis its ony $100 to have your own cabin. I always get my own.


    Oh that's cool; I guess that subject has come up a few times. But your per deim must be higher than a regular cruise to make up for that difference (not that it isn't worth it, I just know that their cost factor and in fact the way the ship is designed is based on at least double occupancy. Do you get the sense that more guys travel solo or share? I'm just curious now about the economics.
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    Nov 15, 2011 3:24 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidon atlantis its ony $100 to have your own cabin. I always get my own.



    Are you talking about the resort or the cruises? Because it's a hell of a lot more than $100 more to have your own cabin on Atlantis cruises -- you basically pay double and get no break to get your own room
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    Nov 15, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
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    Dallasfan824 saidon atlantis its ony $100 to have your own cabin. I always get my own.



    Are you talking about the resort or the cruises? Because it's a hell of a lot more than $100 more to have your own cabin on Atlantis cruises -- you basically pay double and get no break to get your own room


    I have the brochure so I will check. I thought the difference was $100 between the two. But I guess I could be wrong. I never look at the shared price.

    I am paying $1300 for a week.
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    Nov 15, 2011 3:32 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said

    I am paying $1300 for a week.


    You might want to check because that may be the per person rate, but when the deadline hits you may find it's costing you actually $2600 for your own cabin. If it only cost $100 more for your own cabin, everyone would want their own cabin.
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    Nov 15, 2011 3:37 PM GMT
    That does seem like a low markup from normal 7-day (I'm assuming it's 7-day) PPDO cruise fare on a mass-market ship.
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    Nov 15, 2011 3:40 PM GMT
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    Dallasfan824 said

    I am paying $1300 for a week.


    You might want to check because that may be the per person rate, but when the deadline hits you may find it's costing you actually $2600 for your own cabin. If it only cost $100 more for your own cabin, everyone would want their own cabin.


    Ah, I think you are right. I think that was based on two people. I did it in a hurry. I wanted to get a cocktail and just threw the sheet of paper at the Atlantis person.

    but I am ok with spending that.
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    Nov 15, 2011 3:44 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said
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    Dallasfan824 said

    I am paying $1300 for a week.


    You might want to check because that may be the per person rate, but when the deadline hits you may find it's costing you actually $2600 for your own cabin. If it only cost $100 more for your own cabin, everyone would want their own cabin.


    Ah, I think you are right. I think that was based on two people. I did it in a hurry. I wanted to get a cocktail and just threw the sheet of paper at the Atlantis person.

    but I am ok with spending that.


    Well I would make sure you talk to them soon because if it fills up you may find a roommate you weren't expecting! What ship and itin. are you doing? I am jealous now; I love being on a ship.
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    Nov 15, 2011 3:45 PM GMT
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    Dallasfan824 said
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    Dallasfan824 said

    I am paying $1300 for a week.


    You might want to check because that may be the per person rate, but when the deadline hits you may find it's costing you actually $2600 for your own cabin. If it only cost $100 more for your own cabin, everyone would want their own cabin.


    Ah, I think you are right. I think that was based on two people. I did it in a hurry. I wanted to get a cocktail and just threw the sheet of paper at the Atlantis person.

    but I am ok with spending that.


    Well I would make sure you talk to them soon because if it fills up you may find a roommate you weren't expecting! What ship and itin. are you doing? I am jealous now; I love being on a ship.


    It says Carnival Splendor. Im not in a share category so I dont know if its $1300 or not. It doesnt say based on double occupancy
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    Nov 15, 2011 3:48 PM GMT
    I'd rather do a gay boatcruise than walk down Church Street during Pride Week.
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    Nov 15, 2011 4:24 PM GMT

    I did about five Atlantis cruises.
    Loved them all. We'll do the Med this Summer.
    The great thing about Atlantis: you make you own cruise. If you go for sex, drugs & rock 'n roll, you'll find it easily. If you go for peace, quiet and culture, you'll find that too.
    And it is wonderful to be the majority for a week.
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    Nov 15, 2011 4:25 PM GMT
    I have been three times with Atlantis and always going alone.... was there last week at the resort!!

    @Dallasfan824: Can't believe we were there, took tons of pics together and didn't even realize it until today!

    But we will see each other again in the Halloween cruise! icon_smile.gif

    And yes, you may want to check your booking, while in a share category a resort is $1300 as a single is around $2000. On a cruise it is almost double the single rate.

    And i just love the experience, it's a completely no attitude, friendly environment and you just en up meeting a lot of fantastic people!



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    Nov 15, 2011 6:58 PM GMT
    I have a room booked on the Atlantis Mediterranean cruise but I doubt I'll actually go. It's hard to find friends that want to go but I decided to book the room just in case.

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    Nov 16, 2011 12:08 AM GMT
    MagnetiKo saidI have been three times with Atlantis and always going alone.... was there last week at the resort!!

    @Dallasfan824: Can't believe we were there, took tons of pics together and didn't even realize it until today!

    But we will see each other again in the Halloween cruise! icon_smile.gif

    And yes, you may want to check your booking, while in a share category a resort is $1300 as a single is around $2000. On a cruise it is almost double the single rate.

    And i just love the experience, it's a completely no attitude, friendly environment and you just en up meeting a lot of fantastic people!







    Gasp! I was there last week too and saw you and didn't realize you were an RJer. I met Dallasfan, though.
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    Nov 16, 2011 12:46 AM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said
    njmeanwhile said
    Dallasfan824 said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Dallasfan824 said

    I am paying $1300 for a week.


    You might want to check because that may be the per person rate, but when the deadline hits you may find it's costing you actually $2600 for your own cabin. If it only cost $100 more for your own cabin, everyone would want their own cabin.


    Ah, I think you are right. I think that was based on two people. I did it in a hurry. I wanted to get a cocktail and just threw the sheet of paper at the Atlantis person.

    but I am ok with spending that.


    Well I would make sure you talk to them soon because if it fills up you may find a roommate you weren't expecting! What ship and itin. are you doing? I am jealous now; I love being on a ship.


    It says Carnival Splendor. Im not in a share category so I dont know if its $1300 or not. It doesnt say based on double occupancy


    The price listed is per person. If you didn't sign up for the roommate sharing program then you're going to be paying double of what is listed. I think they are going to send out confirmations pretty soon. Well at least I think they are. its been 3 weeks and i havent received mine yet and i booked onboard. You probably want to contact them to make the change or just take your own room.

    I am pretty sure its going to sell out quick. Our group currently have 32 people and currently growing. We're pretty much planning on taking over an entire hall. There are going to be tons of newbies since it is so cheap. Our travel agent had $$ in his eyes when we sent him the list of people.

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    Nov 16, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    I feel like a gay cruise would actually be really cool, if it were just a normal cruise with people that happened to be gay rather than OMG LOOK DRAG SHOWS ALL THE TIME!@!!!@!#!#!@!1!

    But thats just me.
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    Nov 16, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    the guests I picked up off the gay cruise were all hung over lol
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    Nov 16, 2011 1:13 AM GMT
    DoubleForte saidI feel like a gay cruise would actually be really cool, if it were just a normal cruise with people that happened to be gay rather than OMG LOOK DRAG SHOWS ALL THE TIME!@!!!@!#!#!@!1!

    But thats just me.


    No, it isn't just you.
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    Nov 16, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
    groundcombat saidI have a room booked on the Atlantis Mediterranean cruise but I doubt I'll actually go. It's hard to find friends that want to go but I decided to book the room just in case.



    You should definitely go. Having said that, it's would probably be more fun if you had someone or a group of friends to go with. I guess it depends on how social and gregarious you are. If you're not at all shy, then going by yourself could be equally fun. There are plenty of planned activities daily which will give you opportunities to meet other people. Like others have mentioned it will be what you want and make of it.

    My partner and I went on the Mediterranean one a few years ago, and I was pretty apprehensive about it beforehand, not knowing what to expect. We had an awesome time and would definitely go back in the future. We're currently waiting for an Asian cruise itinerary to come up again.

    For me the best part of the cruise, aside from the port cities we visited, was the overall atmosphere and environment. Since almost everyone on board was gay, it was a very comfortable feeling, knowing you could just be yourself. We were all on vacation and there to enjoy ourselves and have fun.