Pretty in-depth review of the October radiance cruise.
Does this fit in with your impressions? What do yo think? How does Atlantis compare to other gay cruise lines?
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Been on Atlants Cruise...Prefer gay group on straight cruise...besides, the owner of Atlantis was very cocky and emarrassed us when we asked a question about future cruise dates.
I still cant bring myself to book one of these cruises. I guess the main reason is that I cant get over the feeling that I am being taken advantage of. The prices of these gay cruises is much higher than a regular cruise.The reason gay and lesbian cruises cost more is because they have to pay upfront for all the cabins and they bring their own staff and entertainment onboard, which costs more. Even with all that I still think that they should cost a bit less than they do.
How could it possibly cost more?
The reason gay and lesbian cruises cost more is because they have to pay upfront for all the cabins and they bring their own staff and entertainment onboard, which costs more. Even with all that I still think that they should cost a bit less than they do.Their own staff and entertainement hu?
Their own staff and entertainement hu?It's really so much more than that! I would describe a gay cruise as "living at the heart of gay pride 24/7 for a week." The headliners on my RSVP trip were Lorna Luft and Leslie Jordan, and I'm sure they do not come cheap! Plus there are really lavish meet-and-mingle/dance parties pretty much every day. The gay company staff is there to make sure everything goes smoothly with all the planned events (games, contests, parties, entertainers) and make sure everybody is having a good time, and they usually do an excellent job.
Personally I am happy with the staff thats already onboard. And as far as the entertainment...how much are these "girls" charging to put on drag shows now?
The atmosphere alone is out of this world.The above so totally true but so hard to communicate to others. I sailed with Atlantis twice in '05, once as a pre 40th birthday present and the second time as a post 40th birthday present (and because I just had to do it again). To me it was worth every penny. And when I get nostalgic for the experience and the new friends made, I book another! Less than 60 days till the Infinity!
I think we've decided to wait for a cruise in March 07, since (based on past atlantis cruises) it will likely be in the Caribbean and on a Celebrity ship. Celebrity ships are quite a bit nicer than RCCL, although, don't have anything bad to say about either. Celebrity just has that one foot ahead.