Gay Cruise: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

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    Aug 25, 2012 6:06 PM GMT
    I was looking into them and I thought they would be a fun way to meet some guys and the locations they go to are amazing.

    But seeing as I'm not experienced with guys I don't really know what to expect. It might be like going from 0 to 60 in a giant floating cluster fuck lol.

    I would be going on it solo. You guys think this is a good idea to get out of my comfort zone and try something new or should I wait a bit?

    If you have been on one let me know a little how it was
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    Tons of gay cruise-related experiences and opinions here:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/?searchtext=gay%20cruise
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:27 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidTons of gay cruise-related experiences and opinions here:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/?searchtext=gay%20cruise

    yes but mine is a bit more specific to me
    and the other ones are from years ago icon_neutral.gif
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:29 PM GMT
    I think this is a good question. I am thinking about the same thing in the future - probably by myself - or would it be better if you had someone to go with you?
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    Conquest has a point..try to go with someone..Safety in numbers..

    ..If you can't find someone..how about starting a thread with the details of your cruise and see if you can keep in touch with some cool RJers who will be attending?..
    Have fun... be safe!..icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:40 PM GMT
    You cruise, you loose!
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:47 PM GMT
    hot_french_man saidYou cruise, you loose!


    Google "lose"..and then "loose"..
    Are you saying a gay cruise made you "Loose"..??
    Well how "Loose" are you??
    Considering a career as a drug mule?
    We have to swap stories dude.. Call me ! icon_razz.gif
    (teasing you)
  • FuriousGeorge

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    Aug 25, 2012 6:47 PM GMT
    Never been on one, but I'd like to! However, I doubt people get on those to form long-lasting relationships, hahaha. If you're inexperienced in general, you should definitely find someone to go with you. I go to bars by myself when I just need to be around other gay people (and all my friends are straight), but being by myself for a whole week on a ship would suck.
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    ^ ^ ^ ^
    Most gay cruises have gay / singles group events..
    And George..?..Come on.. The only way your'e gonna be by yourself on a gay cruise is if you strap grenades to your chest.. icon_redface.gif
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:53 PM GMT
    I haven't been on one, but think it would be great! I wouldn't go by myself though. Better to go with someone you know.
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:59 PM GMT
    Anocxu said
    hot_french_man saidYou cruise, you loose!


    Google "lose"..and then "loose"..
    Are you saying a gay cruise made you "Loose"..??
    Well how "Loose" are you??
    Considering a career as a drug mule?
    We have to swap stories dude.. Call me ! icon_razz.gif
    (teasing you)


    Just trying to make the sentence more dramatic, I should have add an other o... You cruise you looose ! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 25, 2012 6:59 PM GMT
    bri_66 saidI haven't been on one, but think it would be great! I wouldn't go by myself though. Better to go with someone you know.

    I don't have anyone to go with though because I don't actually have any gay friends. icon_confused.gif
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    Aug 25, 2012 7:05 PM GMT
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    eagermuscle saidTons of gay cruise-related experiences and opinions here:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/?searchtext=gay%20cruise

    yes but mine is a bit more specific to me
    and the other ones are from years ago icon_neutral.gif

    Here are a couple of relatively recent threads on gay cruises:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1888325

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2442932


    You will find all types of guys on a gay cruise. If you want the "floating bathhouse experience," you will find it. There are late night parties. Some guys bring trunks of costumes. Some guys hang out in shorts and swim trunks the entire time. Some guys quietly enjoy the sea and get some reading done. Some guys do a lot of independent exploring on land in ports of call. You will be able to encounter gay guys from other countries if you want to. Being young and attractive, you are guaranteed to get a lot of attention from other guys.

    These are ordinary cruise ships chartered by gay companies for individual cruises, so food will be plentiful and generally good quality.

    Bring lots of condoms.

    Do not bring a dog.
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    Aug 25, 2012 7:06 PM GMT
    WestCoastGuy said
    bri_66 said Better to go with someone you know.

    I don't have anyone to go with though because I don't actually have any gay friends. icon_confused.gif

    Hang out here, and you will soon.
  • Tiran

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    Aug 25, 2012 7:12 PM GMT
    I went with my best friend, but we didn't actually hang around together much lol we both met lots of people and went and did our own things.
    Nobody goes on these to meet a husband lol anymore than you would expect to meet one on a regular vacation. You are on vacation, you relax, but the people you meet are mostly from a long ways away. Don't expect a romance, and if one happens enjoy. Just remember, it's only a week.
    It is as much of a cluster fuck as you make it. Yes there is sex and hook ups happening. But if that's not your thing, don't do it. It is not like they are in the middle of the banquet hall or anything.
    It is just a cruise, or resort, where you can relax and be you. Even if you are completely out and "over the gay scene" there is something very relaxing and liberating about being in an environment where you are the majority and can just be.
  • FuriousGeorge

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    Aug 25, 2012 7:22 PM GMT
    Anocxu said^ ^ ^ ^
    Most gay cruises have gay / singles group events..
    And George..?..Come on.. The only way your'e gonna be by yourself on a gay cruise is if you strap grenades to your chest.. icon_redface.gif


    I want to say aaaaawwww and lolz at the same time, so let's go with laaaawwwwlz. Yeah, he wouldn't be "alone", but sometimes it's nice to have a real friend with you as back-up.

    WestCoastGuy saidI don't have anyone to go with though because I don't actually have any gay friends.icon_confused.gif


    Any girl friends? They'd probably enjoy a week at sea without getting hit on constantly. I guess I don't know how these work; do they allow openly straight people on the ship? LOL.
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    Aug 25, 2012 7:52 PM GMT
    WestCoastGuy said
    bri_66 saidI haven't been on one, but think it would be great! I wouldn't go by myself though. Better to go with someone you know.

    I don't have anyone to go with though because I don't actually have any gay friends. icon_confused.gif


    Don't worry about not having anyone to go with. I spent 2 weeks in Spain largely by myself, and it was the best trip I've ever had. You can do what you want, when you want, and it will open the door to meet people easily. Just go!
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    Aug 25, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
    ^ ^ ^ ^
    Ohio guy..not everyone is like that..

    You and i are loners..we can be at ease anywhere...
    Some guys would be more comfortable with close company around...
    especially in a situation like a week long cruise!..
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    Aug 25, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    I would definitely go with a gay friend. Preferably one that won't try to have sex with me when he's drunk. Sounds like a helluva time you'd have, though.
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    Aug 25, 2012 8:36 PM GMT
    WestCoastGuy saidI was looking into them and I thought they would be a fun way to meet some guys and the locations they go to are amazing.

    But seeing as I'm not experienced with guys I don't really know what to expect. It might be like going from 0 to 60 in a giant floating cluster fuck lol.

    I would be going on it solo. You guys think this is a good idea to get out of my comfort zone and try something new or should I wait a bit?

    If you have been on one let me know a little how it was
    thanks icon_smile.gif


    Just go....have a good time.
  • FireDoor211

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    Aug 25, 2012 9:35 PM GMT
    I've never been on one but I instantly picture a huge floating orgy
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    Aug 25, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    I've been on gay cruises once or twice a year since 2000 both single and with a partner. They are what you make of them. Dinner and a show.... dinner and a movie.....floating bath house if you want.

    My partner and I tend to enjoy the pool during the day, dinners and the extra entertainment provided by Atlantis or RSVP.

    Both companies create a jam packed agenda that includes sigles events, AA meetings, POZ support meetings, couples events, art auctions, slot tournaments, parties, events and entertainment for varied audiences to name just a few.

    I find most people friendly and I say go...with an open mind to meet new people and make it what ever you want it to be.
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    Aug 25, 2012 10:12 PM GMT
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    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI know of a guy who went on a cruise twice. He said it's basically a floating bathhouse with tons of offers for sex. Most people go to their rooms but he told me a few opportunities present themselves in areas like public shower areas and steam rooms. That is not atypical since most of us know that this happens in many sauna type environments.

    He also said that these cruises provide all you can eat style buffets so you will not go starving.

    Try to go with a friend so you can share a tiny closet cabin. Literally you will have such a tiny sleeping space and you may have to share it with a stranger. Assuming you want to get one of the lower priced tickets, this is how you will be accommodated.

    I personally can't vacation with a stranger. An annoying stranger could put a damper on your vacation experience.


    An "all you can eat buffet" on a gay cruise.....that's just damn DIABOLICAL!
  • josephmovie

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    Aug 25, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    Just go. I mean, what else are you going to do? Hang around the house go to work and the mall like most people (including me) do every week of their lives?
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    Aug 25, 2012 10:21 PM GMT
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    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI know of a guy who went on a cruise twice. He said it's basically a floating bathhouse with tons of offers for sex. Most people go to their rooms but he told me a few opportunities present themselves in areas like public shower areas and steam rooms. That is not atypical since most of us know that this happens in many sauna type environments.

    He also said that these cruises provide all you can eat style buffets so you will not go starving.

    Try to go with a friend so you can share a tiny closet cabin. Literally you will have such a tiny sleeping space and you may have to share it with a stranger. Assuming you want to get one of the lower priced tickets, this is how you will be accommodated.

    I personally can't vacation with a stranger. An annoying stranger could put a damper on your vacation experience.


    An "all you can eat buffet" on a gay cruise.....that's just damn DIABOLICAL!

    Lol, on a gay cruise guys are way to conscious of their waists and abs, to be indulging overmuch. So there is always enough food, however, I've been to gay cruises where they ran out of Vodka and diet coke.