Posted December 5th, 2013, 06:08 PM
I'm not sure why most gay men hate Carnival so much? We've personally never had a problem with them. Yes, I've read the horrible stories about how some gay men were discriminated against. We have not witnessed any of that. Perhaps, those stories have been over dramatized? We've been together 17 years and have done everything as a couple on Carnival. Of course, we don't show PDA. We have plenty of time for fondling back at our cabin. Maybe that could be where others are running into problems? Maybe we are just white trash gays that enjoy cruising on the "trailer park at sea". At any rate, we're very excited about our Southern Caribbean cruise on Carnival Valor next month!
It's quite simple..A few years back we docked in Costa Maya. Along with us(the QM2) there was a HAL ship, a Carnival ship,& a Celebrity ship. Carnival owns HAL & Cunard by the way. What we saw was the "quality" of the pax coming off each ship..Cunard was an older mix as was HAL. No suits or anything like that, just decently dressed. Celebrity had a somewhat younger crowd, also decently dressed. The Carnival pax all wore cheesey & I mean "cheesey" Hawaiian type shirts & cargo shorts. My god they all looked the same. Wearas some of the pax from the other lines went to the "lounge" & pool area right off the dock, most of us went exploring the nearby village. Most of the Carnival pax settled right at home in the bar/lounge & stayed at the pool the whole day. Some had been drinking before even leaving the ship, but most were pretty plastered when we passed the bar area back to our ship. Sorry, but it didn't paint Carnival in a pretty light.