Since Antarctic expeditions began in 1820 with explorers Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Mikhail Lazarev, and John Davis (who was the first person to step foot on Antarctica in 1821), never before has an all-LGBT+ expedition sailing taken place… until now.
Leading nearly 200 LGBT+ explorers, VACAYA boarded PONANT’s Le Boreal on December 7, 2022 in Ushuaia, Argentina and began the 2.5-day crossing of the Drake Passage, where the Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern Oceans converge, creating the most treacherous waters on earth. At 5:12pm on December 10, 2022, The Vacayans (those who travel with VACAYA are known as “Vacayans”) stepped foot on “The Ice” in Neko Harbor, Antarctica – making history with the first successful all-LGBT+ expedition cruise to Antarctica.
Virgin Voyages has released new cruise itineraries for its first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, for the autumn and winter 2020-2021 season.
Scarlet Lady is currently under construction at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy. The adults-only ship is expected to enter service in April 2020.
Celebrity Cruises hosted the largest ever pride party at sea, across its fleet of nine luxury cruise ships on 05 June 2018 to celebrate Pride Month.
The flagship part took place on board Celebrity Summit with Olympic Bronze Medallist Adam Rippon and Two Time Men’s figure skating Olympian Johnny Weir served as the official ambassadors for this year’s Pride Party at sea.
Celebrity Cruises was the presenting sponsor for Miami Gay Pride for the second year in a row and is the first and only cruise line to sponsor the event.
This year’s three day event took place between 06 April and 08 April 2018. The Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival and Parade sees well over 130,000 people in attendance every year on the city’s South Beach.
Celebrity Cruises is to be the presenting sponsor for Miami Beach Gay Pride for the second year in a row.
The cruise line is the first and only cruise line to sponsor the event. This year’s three day event will take place between 06 April and 08 April 2018.
Royal Caribbean International is celebrating LGBT Pride Month by flying the Pride Flag from every cruise ship in the fleet.
The cruise line currently operates a fleet of 25 cruise ships, with each one of them hoisting the Pride Flag on their masts this month to celebrate LGBT Pride Month.