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My husband David and I will be on RCCL Adventure of the Seas May 17 2019 sailing from Cape Liberty (Newark NJ) to Bermuda and the Bahamas. Anyone else on this cruise?

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On 3/13/2018 at 1:35 PM, 2seattleguys said:

hi were a gay couple from seattle in our late fiftys and early sixtys, weve done around 10 all gay cruises, a couple partial gay (cuba) and a couple straight cruises. i can not recomend the gay cruises enough, we avoided them because we "didnt have the wild streak, wernt hot enough"and finally took the plunge. we had the time of our lives,90% of passengers are just average gays, so welcoming with no attitudeand you make friends instantly, some life long we still get together 10 years later. sure theres partys but so much more, they bring all their own entertainers and shows, dont want to party on the pooldeck? go to one of the numerous bars or lounges for every kind of music and entertainment you can think of. if theres one problem its that theres too much to do. we do pay alittle more but find its well worth it and no children, next cruise straight ncl barcelona-venice in may happy sailing

 

Did you book through Atlantis for the gay cruises? Are there other gay cruises out there?

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On 12/5/2017 at 4:14 PM, Kid in me said:

Hi we are from Brooklyn N.Y.. We average 3 to 4 cruises a year. Our ship of choice is Royal Caribbean.

 

My husband and I are from New Rochelle! We will be on our second-ever cruise on Adventure of the Seas in May 2019. (Our first cruise was also RCCL, on the Brilliance in Dec 2016.)

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On 1/9/2018 at 2:48 AM, skipperanne said:

Sailing on Anthem of the Seas out of Cape Liberty on February 25 for an 11 night cruise. Anyone know how Royal handles the LGBTQ crowd. I've enjoyed the groups on NCL, so looking forward to a new venue.

 

We sailed on RCCL Brilliance of the Seas Dec 2016 and had no issues whatsoever.

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15 hours ago, DrGaellon said:

 

We sailed on RCCL Brilliance of the Seas Dec 2016 and had no issues whatsoever.

 We just did an TA on the Symphony. Must admit Royal is treating LGBT much more open on a 'straight cruise' than 6 years ago (my impression). They even organised an LGBT-party this time.

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I'm organizing meet & greet on Ncl Sun.  Also asked about LGBT get together   They didn't know what I was talking about.  Maybe I'll try again.

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Hello everyone.  My partner, Christopher and I (RD) and I are on the Emerald Princess 18 Jan 2019 to Hawaii.  Has anyone for an LGBT roll call for it by chance?  

 

Also, first time Princess so anything we should know about being a gay couple sailing with them? We have taken part in the FOD on other cruise lines and really enjoyed meeting other LGBT+ people. 

 

RD

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On 12/6/2018 at 2:44 AM, TomNick said:

 We just did an TA on the Symphony. Must admit Royal is treating LGBT much more open on a 'straight cruise' than 6 years ago (my impression). They even organised an LGBT-party this time.

 

We have done a few Cruises, our Anny one will be on Grandeur in April 2019 to Bermuda (love that place). I will say that Royal has NEVER disrespected our community EVER. The only thing I would say is that, there have been posting for meets ... Most of the time peeps never showed at them. We usually meet other folks in the casino or in smoking areas or at the bar. 

The Company and the Crew (Royal) has always respected us.   Many times if the crew would see me would ask "Where's your other half?"  or some form of respectful courtesy to us as a couple. 

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On 12/6/2018 at 6:44 PM, TomNick said:

 We just did an TA on the Symphony. Must admit Royal is treating LGBT much more open on a 'straight cruise' than 6 years ago (my impression). They even organised an LGBT-party this time.

Oh we missed you on the Symphony TA we cancelled last minute due to work requirements. We did a cruise from NZ back to Sydney with Majestic Princess instead.

 

We will do 50th Royal Birthday with Symphony on Nov 2019.

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we are also cruising on Nov 2 the combination anniversary and presidents  cruise.we decided to make it a B2B staying on for the 9th.

hope to see you onboard

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8 minutes ago, Kid in me said:

we are also cruising on Nov 2 the combination anniversary and presidents  cruise.we decided to make it a B2B staying on for the 9th.

hope to see you onboard

See you onboard

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Quite a good size group on the first day of the LGBT meetup on the Sun.  Most or all men.  Not so many last night but we had a nice conversation with someone we met before.  And we have seen a few people around the ship. 

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Hi, I am hoping to get some peoples thoughts on this.

 

I am a 56 year old recent widower. Even as a married person my thoughts were always on a same sex relationship. My  wife and I loved cruising and I am now considering a solo cruise.

 

Does anyone have any thoughts on which line would be the best for me to at least reach out to this community and possibly explore who I am and if this might be the right direction in my current life.

 

I am not comfortable at this time speaking to people I know, but am really curious if this is a good way to be more at ease.

 

I am not looking for any kind of relationship but more on getting some opinions.

 

Thank you

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2 minutes ago, redcardms said:

Hi, I am hoping to get some peoples thoughts on this.

 

I am a 56 year old recent widower. Even as a married person my thoughts were always on a same sex relationship. My  wife and I loved cruising and I am now considering a solo cruise.

 

Does anyone have any thoughts on which line would be the best for me to at least reach out to this community and possibly explore who I am and if this might be the right direction in my current life.

 

I am not comfortable at this time speaking to people I know, but am really curious if this is a good way to be more at ease.

 

I am not looking for any kind of relationship but more on getting some opinions.

 

Thank you

 

Not at all sure cruising is the best venue for such exploration, unless you are talking about a charter cruise.   I often travel solo.   I have and I have traveled with my lesbian daughter and her girl friend (I am a lesbian).   The gay get togethers are rather hit or miss.   Sometimes really great,  and sometimes I have never found the group.    The mass market cruise lines all seem generally gay friendly. . . .  as much as they are liberal friendly.    You will always find someone who is a problem,  especially if you look.    But mostly it is all very comfortable these days.   That being said,  almost EVERYONE in the gay groups is traveling as a couple.   There are usually far more men than women. . .  which makes being solo a bit easier.   I don't mind hanging with the gay guys at times,  and clearly i'm no threat.   Some groups have been really great,  some have been 20 people,  but mostly more like 8 or ten.   And as I said almost exclusively couples.   Norwegian has been the best for even having the gay group coalesce   (Friends of Dorothy. . .  meets at 6 or 7,  pm   check the Dailies).    I've not found the groups on Royal Caribbean nor on Carnival.   Good luck.

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4 minutes ago, skipperanne said:

 

Not at all sure cruising is the best venue for such exploration, unless you are talking about a charter cruise.   I often travel solo.   I have and I have traveled with my lesbian daughter and her girl friend (I am a lesbian).   The gay get togethers are rather hit or miss.   Sometimes really great,  and sometimes I have never found the group.    The mass market cruise lines all seem generally gay friendly. . . .  as much as they are liberal friendly.    You will always find someone who is a problem,  especially if you look.    But mostly it is all very comfortable these days.   That being said,  almost EVERYONE in the gay groups is traveling as a couple.   There are usually far more men than women. . .  which makes being solo a bit easier.   I don't mind hanging with the gay guys at times,  and clearly i'm no threat.   Some groups have been really great,  some have been 20 people,  but mostly more like 8 or ten.   And as I said almost exclusively couples.   Norwegian has been the best for even having the gay group coalesce   (Friends of Dorothy. . .  meets at 6 or 7,  pm   check the Dailies).    I've not found the groups on Royal Caribbean nor on Carnival.   Good luck.

I have cruised on Carnival and also Princess.

 

At this time I am not considering meeting another single person so I kind of think that a charter cruise is out of the question.

 

I am more interested in seeing the dynamics of this lifestyle. Of course if I met another single person, who knows.

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10 minutes ago, redcardms said:

I have cruised on Carnival and also Princess.

 

At this time I am not considering meeting another single person so I kind of think that a charter cruise is out of the question.

 

I am more interested in seeing the dynamics of this lifestyle. Of course if I met another single person, who knows.

There are mixed cruises out there which makes it more difficult to know who is what versus a charter cruise. BUT it does increase the possibilities while remaining Anonymous versus a Charter.

MEETMEONBOARDdotCOM has a calendar of some cruises (mixed and charter) that can help steer/direct/guide.

Celebrity cruise line I hear has more dynamics for the lifestyle . We have not been on a Celebrity, we have only done Carnival and Royal Caribbean. That being said, as a couple (married) we really have not put a high level of requirement on other gay people. If they are there we social if they are not, no biggie. 

 

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4 hours ago, redcardms said:

Hi, I am hoping to get some peoples thoughts on this.

 

I am a 56 year old recent widower. Even as a married person my thoughts were always on a same sex relationship. My  wife and I loved cruising and I am now considering a solo cruise.

 

Does anyone have any thoughts on which line would be the best for me to at least reach out to this community and possibly explore who I am and if this might be the right direction in my current life.

 

I am not comfortable at this time speaking to people I know, but am really curious if this is a good way to be more at ease.

 

I am not looking for any kind of relationship but more on getting some opinions.

 

Thank you

As others mentioned above nothing conclusive and based on our exeperience some are hit and miss for LGBT gathering. When we did Celebrity in Japan it was great LGBT gatherings we met every night before dinner at the Martini Bar and other set time for other activities. Some of them became our friends for Life that we stay connected and visited each other places/countries. For Royal, we never had a problem s we found some LGBT gatherings just check the compass or the notice board. The only cruise we never found one was Asian cruise out of Singapore. We met gay friendly people and still a great cruise. For Princess Cruises, on the Patter they have an LGBT gatherings. On the first meeting a Cruise Director Staff normally host it, and then depending on the group if we want to continue meeting each other or make a separate time or plans. Happy Cruising....see you across the globe and keep us posted.

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redcardms:

 

In addition to the other responses, may I also suggest the itinerary should be part of your consideration. 

Also, longer than 7-day cruises appeal to an older cruiser.  Working guys usually don't have time for more than a 7-day cruise.  Retired older couples are usual cruisers on longer cruises.

I haven't been able to cruise for a few years, but fun, warm climate cruises I have found offer the best groups, and I have found Mexican Riviera to be very worthwhile.  And for some reason, the 7 day Alaskan, r/t Seattle was good.

Haunt this site for small gay groups, as part of a regular mainstream cruise.  I think this is your best bet.  Google "gay cruise" and you will see Bear groups that cruise annually.  This allows you to be on a regular cruise and blend, but be part of the group when you want.

It's not like joining a bowling league where you walk up, rent your shoes and pick out a ball, then you are in business!  Plan on just joining in, being friendly, and be confidently patient.  Let someone come to you for the most part.  Be honest about your situation when possible.  Don't be timid.

If you are lucky, you will find a group organizing near you and you can go to pre-boarding events, etc.  Just be present in the moment... you never know how someone will make an approach... but be open to it when it comes.

I have found LGBT groups on every cruise line.

 

Good luck!

 

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Thanks everyone for your help!

I am going to try and book a cruise out of New Orleans for February. I can't wait!

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18 hours ago, redcardms said:

Thanks everyone for your help!

I am going to try and book a cruise out of New Orleans for February. I can't wait!

Happy Cruising...keep us posted!

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Hello from Cincinnati. 

 

We've done 12 cruises and have two booked for this year.  None of them have been all-gay cruises.  We are really easy in travels and seem to find fun in all types of groups.  We generally book for the (1) destination and (2) value. 

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On ‎12‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 4:24 PM, Bengant said:

Hello everyone.  My partner, Christopher and I (RD) and I are on the Emerald Princess 18 Jan 2019 to Hawaii.  Has anyone for an LGBT roll call for it by chance?  

 

Also, first time Princess so anything we should know about being a gay couple sailing with them? We have taken part in the FOD on other cruise lines and really enjoyed meeting other LGBT+ people. 

 

RD

We met quite a few LGBT at the meetings on the Regal. Really a great bunch. Might be a bit smaller as your ship is a smaller one compared to the Royal ships.

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