Anyone been on a gay cruise?

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    Jul 14, 2009 6:05 PM GMT
    Whats it like, are people amking out infront of everyone as I saw in one porn clip ? or is the scene like a regular hetro or family cruise.
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    Jul 14, 2009 6:10 PM GMT
    Two of my friends had a great time on one of those Atlantic cruises...and.Ummmmmmmmm it had nothing to do with porn.

    I did go on a three hour dance cruise around NY harbor one night recently.

    The food sucked. There really wasn't anyone I wanted to talk to, and the music was pathetic (that screaming whailing diva kind).

    After a while I got paranoid thinking people were looking at me thinking I was a snob.....which was true.....LOL.

    THanks god I had my camera to take pics of the shoreline, the Statue of Liberty etc.

    I was the first one off the boat and ran, not walked, when it docked.
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    Jul 14, 2009 6:16 PM GMT
    Is it all men or are there women too? what about the crew, are they all men and gay?
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    Jul 14, 2009 6:39 PM GMT
    That sounds quite off putting, hope your next one is good.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 14, 2009 9:58 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidYes!


    Not even remotely like the gay cruises I have been on -- 2 to the Caribbean, and 1 to the Mexican Riviera -- all amazing times. Your first problem was the size of boat. Bigger is usually better when it comes to gay cruises, only because there is more room to roam, and it's just grander in every way. There were people of all ages, shapes, colors, and countries on all the cruises I was on, and the variety made it interesting and there was something for everyone -- definitely no shortage of eye candy.

    As for the crew, they LIVE for the gay cruises because they are so much more fun than the straight cruises for them to work. During the dance parties on deck, the crew would gather around the railings and be in awe of the bodies and the energy of the crowd. They could not be more friendly and appreciative because the gays not only spend lots of money, but they are generally polite and they tip well.

    As for the price, I tend to find them inexpensive compared to say going somewhere on vacation where you have to pay for all your meals and a hotel room. Once you get on the boat all meals, parties, and entertainment are paid for, and you can eat 24/7 if you like.

    Bottomline: Gay cruises are pretty much what you make them. If you take part and just allow yourself to go with the flow and let loose, it can be an amazing vacation. If you don't like being stuck on a ship with thousands of gay guys for a week or so, you're better off staying home.
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    Jul 15, 2009 3:19 AM GMT
    I have been on a couple of RSVP cruises - Caribbean and Alaska. They have all been a blast, so much so that we book the next year's February Caribbean cruise while we are still the ship. We have made a lot of friends along the way and get together with them when we can off the ships even though we live in different states.

    RSVP and Atlantis charter the whole ship and there won’t be any regular cruises. The ships range from 700 to 3,500 passengers and RSVP also does river cruises in Europe on smaller ships. The passengers are predominantly men and RSVP seems to attract a bit more women that Atlantis does. Friends and family also go along. On our last cruise a guy was there with his mom and she did her best to find him a husband while on the cruise.

    The gay charters are big money for the cruise lines so they make sure that the crew is aware of the importance of the cruise. It is the regular crew, not a special gay crew. They love working on the gay charters anyway since it is a break from the usual routine and they will tell you that gay cruisers are much happier, pleasant and a lot of fun. I heard of a case on the last cruise when a bar tender was so overcome with the experience that he came out to his coworkers.

    The people on a gay cruise are from all walks of life, all ages, all body shapes and from all over the world. There is very little attitude onboard and you can have a nice conversation with someone in the elevator going up 5 decks, or flirt ;) As for it being a bathhouse on a boat: that is not the case. No, people are not blowing each other around the Lido pool!. If you want to have fun it can be found. If you want to be romantic with your man you can do that too. If you want read a book in a quiet place you can do that too.

    RSVP and Atlantis bring their own entertainment, DJs and equipment onboard. There are themed parties almost every day. Atlantis is a bit more hard core on the dance parties that can go till the sun comes up whereas on RSVP it ends a bit earlier but you will find another activities pre-lunch (unheard of on Atlantis!)

    No, I am not a travel agent or employee of RSVP/Atlantis (RSVP is now owned by Atlantis). I am just a big fan. icon_smile.gif
  • GQjock

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    Jul 15, 2009 10:37 AM GMT
    I have been on a number of gay cruises
    about the question of porn and making out .... all out in the open ... NO!

    Is there sex on the boat? Of course there is but the cruise line and the tour group make sure it doesn't become rampant
    and there are a whole spectrum of the types of gay men out there on the boat too
    young - old
    big - small

    guys who want to meet new guys and guys who want to be alone

    while the Caribbean cruises tend to be wilder the more expensive Euro tours are the best
    Don't miss out on it
  • jrs1

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    Jul 15, 2009 11:12 AM GMT

    No and I've never been to a pride before either. I need to work on that. icon_neutral.gif