JaseinOC saidYeah... not a charter ship like Atlantis. I think in the past it had around 200 people. But they have private events each night, exclusive areas for the group... their own dinner time. I prefer the groups like this cause by the end of it you kind of get to know everyone and make good friends since they do events to introduce everyone.
So what ports do you have in mind? What cruise line, what ships under consideration?
I've gone with GLBT groups of about 250, on mega-cruise ships what had over 10 times that many straight passengers. But lots of fun. I already knew most of the gays, so we ran into each other all over the ship.
Plus as you say we had our own private receptions, would informally gather in places at the same time, and had evening dining tables set aside for us, since fixed assignment tables are quite common now for all passengers. But at the same time we mixed freely and in my opinion very happily with the straight passengers.
Many would guess who we were, and once the ice was broken, I was glad to try to be an ambassador for GLBT. I never felt hostility or being unwelcome.