Does anyone do the FOD/LGBT gatherings?

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Originally posted by 3DogDay
I’m putting this out there because on our last several cruises, they have turned out to be a bust. Either no one goes or the few that do seem to want to keep the conversation within their own group. We were on the Brilliance of the Seas several years ago, and the gathering was quite popular. We even had several groups of straight people would join in. But since then, they’ve been pretty dead. Is this just not the thing to do anymore, or am I missing something?

We went to the first two daily ones this week and no one was there. I think people don't know to look for the meet up card (on Royal) near guest services.

They did one yesterday that was announced on the compass and a small group showed up to that, so I think some of it is just publicity.

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Years ago I did 2 transatlantics out of Soupthamton the first was in Jewel ot Seas to Miami and we had a real good time with FOD every day had drinks an dinner together with a group of 12 at least.
The second was on the inaugural cruise of Norwegain Epic to NY and again every night the Bliss bar was full of gays (mostly couples).
On Emerald Princess in 2015 the gatherings were very good every night we had to put extra chairs in the bar for the group.
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We just got off Vision of the Seas. There were LGBTQ Meetings listed in the daily newsletter schedule, but they were in the evenings at 10:30. Sorry, that's a bit late for these old guys. We saw what we thought might be couples on the ship, but never made it to the meetings.
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You might want to check out "(LGBTQ) 🚢 Cruisers - Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara" on Face * Book, there are many thousands of Royal, Celebrity and Azamara fans. See u there
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Roger & Martin -- North Miami Beach, FL

Winter Haven, FL
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It depends on 2 things for us.

If it is in a venue conducive to conversation.

Not too late for us .

Best LGBT's for us have been before or between dinner times in a lounge without entertainment.