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Does anyone have info on Open Seas gay charter? Looking at Zenith (ex celebrity century?) September 29th. Comparisons maybe to the other charter companies? What would the demographics probably be like? One thing I liked is a 5 drink a day package with some water and non alcoholic drinks for about 37$ a day.

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I just booked it via an Interline company and created a Roll Call in the Roll Call Forums. Not really sure what to expect, it sounds like it'll be a very club / white party kind of scene - not really my style; but it checks off a lot off my trips & cruise to do list. Mediterranean, Barcelona, Ibiza, Gay Cruise; plus the interline rate that I got was just way to good not to pass up - got outside cabin for $179 + $149 tax/gratuities!


Not sure if this is the info you were looking for but I've pasted below the itinerary that I put together for my Buddy who's going with me (it's his very first cruise!)


Pullmantur MV Zenith - Open SeaLGBTQCruise with RUPAUL, Conchita & Vengaboys


Get the party started on this 7nt round trip sailing out of Barcelona, stopping in to Ajaccio, Toulon, Palamos and Ibiza aboard the incredible Zenith!

With only 1,400 passengers, you can party away on the sun deck, get your relaxation on in the spa, and enjoy your own private paradise in the wonderful staterooms!

Featuring - RUPAUL • CONCHITA • VENGABOYS with - Icona Pop • Kazaky • Loreen • Eleni Foureira

DIVERSE | OPEN | UNIQUE! Everyone welcome! Get ready for 7nts of non-stop sea, sun and fun as you sail the Mediterranean Sea! Prepare to be surprised! Experience spectacular performances by top international artists, music by the best DJs and hot dances! Your favorite parties and clubs from all around Europe will entertain you on board. Each night there will be a different themed party from Eurovision to ‘Back to the 90’s’.

Ship Information:


Treat yourself to all three of restaurants onboard. Whether you’re in the mood for a sumptuous sit-down meal or prefer to take advantage of the all-you-can-eat buffet we have the perfect option for you. Keeping a healthy diet? We will have delicious healthy food options available at each restaurant.

During your stay you will be provided with three meals a day and snacks onboard. A selection of soft drinks is included with meals. For extra drinks, you can order an optional beverage package. Caravelle Restaurant (main dining room): A la carte restaurant; Windsurf Cafe Buffet: Buffet Restaurant; Windsurf Cafe Grill: Buffet Restaurant.


We created an entertainment program that offers you many options to choose from at every minute of the cruise: From themed parties, shows and concerts to more relaxed activities focused on your well-being. It’s your vacation, the choice is yours. The various bars, clubs, the theater and the casino will be perfect spots to meet new people from all overEurope. At Open Sea Cruises you’ll definitely be perfectly entertained.


During the day, the sun deck is the place to be. Relax and unwind on the comfy lounge chairs as passengers stroll by and wait for the deck parties to begin. Three different swimming pools offer plenty of opportunities to cool down. Feeling chilly? The next floor has three Jacuzzis where you can soak and relax.


After a long night partying, look for relaxation in the spa. Book yourself in for a massage and let yourself be pampered. Or indulge your skin with a pleasant facial treatment. Still have some energy to burn off? Head to the gym and take a run on the treadmill. Then indulge guilt-free in the delicious entrees at dinner.

2300 Hrs: Ship Departs Barcelona




Welcome aboard! It's time to check in and discover your new home for the next seven days. Leave your luggage in your stateroom, but don’t get too comfy just yet! We have prepared a spectacular opening night for you featuring performances by international DJ legends ICONA POP. This dynamic duo will provide your evening entertainment with their signature electropop melodies laid over house beats. The party begins the minute you step onboard Open Sea Cruises!



Sunday, 30 September 2018


AllDay: At Sea


The day at sea gives you the opportunity to getto know the ship. Start the day enjoying an extended breakfast. Afterwards, youcan take advantage of all the possibilities the ship has to offer. Get pamperedin the spa or sweat it out in the gym. All sun-seekers should have a drink onthe pool deck.




Let's heat things up and take to the stage!Burlesque, comedy, and sexy circus performances await on the second night ofyour cruise vacation. What's more, the famous synth-pop boyband KAZAKY will appearwith a spectacular, sultry dance show! Following the performances will be aspecial cabaret-themed party. We invite you to come, bringing your sexiestattitude and your most daring outfits. Who knows how the night will end?



Monday, 1 October 2018


0800hrs: Arrive Ajaccio (Corsica),France


Ajaccio, the elegant capital of the island ofCorsica, awaits you with its Mediterranean climate and French flair. Surroundedby fascinating rock formations, blue sea and beautiful forests, the birthplaceof Napoleon Bonaparte is also impacted by Italian influences.


2000hrs: Depart Ajaccio (Corsica),France




It's time for Eurovision night! Europe'shottest song contest draws contestants from all over the continent every year,culminating in a night of glamorous performances, hilarious commentary, and thehottest parties of the year. No matter where you're from, pick a side, waveyour flag, and rock out to a night full of legendary Eurovision hits! As ifthat weren't enough, 2012 Eurovision winner LOREEN will joinus for a special performance. Stay tuned for more shows by Eurovision starsthroughout the cruise!


Tuesday, 2 October 2018


0900hrs: Arrive La Seyne sur Mer(Toulon), France


Between Marseille and St. Tropez, right on theCote D’Azur, is the multicultural harbor city of Toulon. Colorful and ornatehouses shine vibrantly in the sunlight. Experience the French way of life inthe historic part of Toulon and enjoy your discovery tour through the beautifulcity.


2000hrs: Depart La Seyne sur Mer(Toulon), France




Who doesn't miss the90's? Experience a throwback party to the era of cassette tapes, videos on VHS,Jurassic Park, and neon colors. The soundtrack for your evening will be provided by none other than the VENGABOYS, one of the most iconic Eurodance pop groups to come out of the decade! We'll continue the night with retro pop and European hits that will keep you up dancing all night long.



Wednesday, 3 October 2018


1000hrs: Arrive Palamós, Spain


The Spanish Costa Brava, the northeastern coastline on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, is characterized by wide sandy beaches,coves surrounded by rocks with crystal clear waters and picturesque villages.Palamós is the ideal starting point to discover the Costa Brava.


2000hrs: Depart Palamós, Spain




Be our guest! On yourfifth night on board, we'll be hosting a traditional gala dinner on the ship.Don your finest suit and enjoy an evening of full glamour with the captain andcrew. Tonight, you'll be graced by not one but two Eurovision legends:Goddess of the Mediterranean and 2018 Eurovision runner-up ELENIFOUREIRA will perform her greatest hits, followed by the one andonly CONCHITA + BAND, the most famous drag queen to ever come out ofAustria. These acts are sure to make for an absolutely fabulous night on board.



Thursday, 4 October 2018


1000hrs: Arrive Ibiza, Spain


The two-day stop on the Balearic island ofIbiza is the highlight of the trip. Just in time for the season closing, wedock on the island. In addition to the vibrant nightlife with its many clubsand bars, the island has lively, tranquil villages and beautiful covessurrounded by pine-covered hills. Experience the Flower Power hippie culture onthe island that has shaped the island for years.




Can you feel theisland's pulse? Finally, we're here, and it's time to get the party started!The evening will begin with a snazzy White Night party onboard where we'll rockout to an exclusive DJ set by all-American drag icon RUPAUL. Later, we'llgo ashore and continue the party at one of Ibiza's most amazing gay clubs. Itwill be a night filled with hot boys, cold drinks, and good vibes, all beneaththe Mediterranean moon. Don't forget to wear white!



Friday, 5 October 2018


Ibiza, Spain


After night turns into day, a full breakfastwill be just what you need. Before the ship leaves, you have enough time tovisit one of the sunny beaches of Ibiza.


2000hrs: Depart Ibiza, Spain


We've arrived atour destination and it's time to say goodbye, so we're going out with a bang:with a concert by a yet-unnamed pop star that is guaranteed to leave youspeechless! We'll continue with one last party, so you can enjoy one last nighttogether with all the friends you've made during the cruise. It will be a nightto remember, so have fun, be safe, and be prepared to make memories that willlast a lifetime!


Saturday, 6 October 2018


0800hrs: Arrive Barcelona, Spain

Edited by awaflyboy

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I received an email about this and was like... wooha... this looks mighty interesting but I'm on a cruise at the same time here! Vengaboys definitely brings back some college memories!! :) Enjoy and please be sure to come back here and post a review. It'd be nice to have some competition out there with the market dominant brand.

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Hi awaflyboy


Thanks for the info. I agree it’s not the type of cruise I would usually take but at this price it was worth rolling the dice. I too am looking forward to Corsica Ibiza. So now the planning begins.


I will try to write a review when I get back.


Maybe we should take this conversation to the roll call ?


Have you gotten any documentation yet? I am curious if we can book beverage packages in advance.


Take care,


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I've gotten documents from the booking company but not from OpenSeas or the Cruise Line itself yet. I'll be following up about that on Monday. I already have a stateroom assignment though!


I saw that there's a G&L Roll Call Sub Forum, if we don't have a roll call in there already, I'll create one and we can move the convo there and see if there are any other CC'ers going. It would be fun to do a meet n mingle - I have always loved doing those.

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Hi, I have been trying to book this cruise for the past two days but constantly on hold when I have called the UK booking office. Does anyone know if there are still stateroon available? :confused:

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I no longer see it on the site where I booked.


You might try emailing them I have been corresponding about beverage packages at this address.



Hope you can go



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Anybody have a report on how this was? We were not able to go but would consider in the future. If you are able to give feedback, it would be appreciated.

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