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VACAYA wants to shake up the LGBTQ travel experience

VACAYA wants to shake up the LGBTQ travel experience | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Kristin Chenoweth will perform during the new travel company's inaugural cruise

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The Founding of VACAYA

The Founding of VACAYA | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

VACAYA is the first large-scale LGBT+ vacation company for adults to launch in decades and is travelers’ hot new choice in LGBT experiences. VACAYA charters entire ships and resorts, so LGBT+ travelers have the freedom to express their individuality, make personal connections, celebrate life, rev up, or simply relax… together.

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Check Out This LGBTQ Travel Influencer Opportunity by VACAYA

Check Out This LGBTQ Travel Influencer Opportunity by VACAYA | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Introducing an incredible new opportunity for LGBTQ Travel Influencers to join VACAYA as Social Media Ambassadors on their inaugural cruise to Provincetown August 11-18, 2019, with stops in Bar Harbor, Maine and St. John, New Brunswick in Canada.

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Cunard and P&O Cruises Set to Reinstate Gay Marriages Onboard

Cunard and P&O Cruises Set to Reinstate Gay Marriages Onboard | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Both Cunard and P&O Cruises will reinstate gay marriages onboard their cruise ships following a reversal of a law denying gay couples the right to marry by the Supreme Court of Bermuda; most ships in both fleets are registered in Bermuda.
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VIDEO: New Zealand and Australia Cruise on Atlantis with Miss Sherry Vine

Sherry Vine travels the world performing her solo show or with some of her sisters in this series of exclusive Behind The Drag Curtain episodes! Sherry's first vlog series ever!

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This episode, I travel to Auckland, New Zealand to perform on the Atlantis Gay Cruise for 10 days! I got to see New Zealand for the first tie, hang out with some kangaroos, take in amazing talent and have a gorgeous time! Behind The Drag Curtain - Sherry Vine - Atlantis Events - gay cruise - La Voix - Miss Richfield 1981 - M Dickson - Matt Yee - Paulini - Josie Lane - Brad Loekle - Trevor Ashley - Patti LuPone - Brian Nash

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Bermuda Same-Sex Marriage Repeal Means Some Cruise Ships Can't Host Gay Weddings

Bermuda Same-Sex Marriage Repeal Means Some Cruise Ships Can't Host Gay Weddings | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Gay travel specialists have described Bermuda’s repeal of same-sex marriage as “disastrous”, and warned that the country’s economy will be damaged as a result of the ban. A Supreme Court ruling last year authorised gay marriage in Bermuda, which also applies to cruise ships registered there. But on Wednesday, the governor of the Atlantic archipelago, John Rankin, approved a bill on Wednesday that reverses it. 

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GO BIG 'Summer Savings' promotion from Celebrity Cruises and PIED PIPER! (for cruises through 2019!)

GO BIG 'Summer Savings' promotion from Celebrity Cruises and PIED PIPER! (for cruises through 2019!) | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Simply book your next PIED PIPER Celebrity Cruises cruise vacation by July 31, 2017, in an Ocean view or higher category stateroom, choose one offer, and start planning a vacation that will transport you far from the ordinary! And, with many cruises sailing from September 2017 until April 2019, you’re sure to find the perfect vacation and the perfect offers to go with it. With the freedom to choose the offers that best fits your vacation style, you can customize your vacation to elevate it to the next level.

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PIED PIPER cruises to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal on the Wind Star in 2018!

PIED PIPER cruises to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal on the Wind Star in 2018! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Transit the Panama Canal on a yacht that let's you see it all!! Join PIED PIPER TRAVEL as we bring you our sailing cruise in Costa Rica and the Panama Canal on Windstar Cruises sailing yacht, Wind Star. A graceful sailing yacht is the perfect way to experience this amazing area. Come find the natural and man-made wonders combined on this exotic Costa Rican and Panama Canal cruise full of bucket list places and activities. 

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2018 Post-Thanksgiving Group Cruise on the Celebrity Equinox!

2018 Post-Thanksgiving Group Cruise on the Celebrity Equinox! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

PIED PIPER TRAVEL presents our Nineteenth Annual Post-Thanksgiving Cruise on the Celebrity Equinox!

November 24, 2018 

We are pleased to advise you that we have scheduled our Nineteenth Annual Post-Thanksgiving gay group cruise on the stylish cruise ship, Celebrity Equinox, departing November 24, 2018! We are also thrilled to offer you our traditional seven-day itinerary to the Eastern Caribbean with a new port of call, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic!

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Dinner with Lance Bass on Halloween at Sea Cruise

Dinner with Lance Bass on Halloween at Sea Cruise | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Just announced - the next 12 bookings of the upcoming Halloween Party at Sea cruise with Lance Bass & friends will receive a seat at the exclusive Chef's Table dinner! This is quite the deal... with cruise prices starting at $999, the $110 value of this luxurious culinary experience makes for an incredible value.

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What is the Chef's Table dinner?  Not only do you have the opportunity of dining with Lance Bass for an evening... you also receive a five-course tasting menu, complete with wine pairings along the way.

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August 2017 Gay Vietnam and Cambodia Cruise and Land Tour

August 2017 Gay Vietnam and Cambodia Cruise and Land Tour | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
This luxury package from Brand g includes a gay Vietnam and Cambodia cruise combined with a land tour. It highlights the jewels of both countries.
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AllOutVacations.com - 2017 Bearibbean Cruise

AllOutVacations.com - 2017 Bearibbean Cruise | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Join the Bears of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Dallas on a exotic 7 day cruise out of the exciting Port of Galveston Texas. We will hit many exotic places such as Cozumel Mexico, George Town Grand Cayman, the Royal Caribbean owned port of Falmouth Jamaica, before heading back to our home port of Galveston. Soak in the Caribbean sun, lounge by the pools, and just have a cocktail while on the beach or sailing on a boat.

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Join in as your hosts the Bears of Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco, and Dallas present a fund raiser for their community work. Every stateroom sold, Cruise Planners-All Out Vacations will donate a portion of the proceeds back to these Bear chapters of the west coast. Not just BEARS are invited. We had many different people and all are welcomed and embraced by this group. Special Activities planned for 2017 Bears Caribbean cruise.

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Jennifer Holliday Atones For Trump Misstep By Singing On Gay Cruise

Jennifer Holliday Atones For Trump Misstep By Singing On Gay Cruise | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The Dreamgirls star agreed to perform on Atlantis Cruises after canceling on the inauguration.
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Vacaya's Proposal for Cruising as a Community

Vacaya's Proposal for Cruising as a Community | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

In August, we’ll get the first glimpse into this new social experiment when VACAYA’s inaugural cruise sails from New York, with stops up the northeast coast and an overnight in Provincetown, Mass., coinciding with the Carnival kick-off party.

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LGBT Vacation Company Is Changing The Game For Queer Travel

LGBT Vacation Company Is Changing The Game For Queer Travel | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

VACAYA is the first large-scale LGBTQ vacation company to launch in decades, and their all-inclusive trips are setting the bar high for competitors. 

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Top 10 LGBT cruises

Top 10 LGBT cruises | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
From the best parties in the world to relaxing on a tropical beach, blogger Marcus Adams (aka Sparkx) selects the top 10 LGBT and LGBT-friendly cruises
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Twice The Fun, Twice The Party: Celebrity Cruises Hosts Second Annual Pride Party At Sea

Twice The Fun, Twice The Party: Celebrity Cruises Hosts Second Annual Pride Party At Sea | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

From Alaska to Italy and the oceans between, Celebrity Cruises is excited to celebrate Pride Month by hosting its second annual Pride Party at Sea, with Olympic Bronze Medalist Adam Rippon and Two Time Men's figure skating Olympian Johnny Weir serving as ambassadors for this year's festivities.

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Celebrity Cruises invited Olympic skaters, Adam Rippon and Johnny Weir, onboard for their "Pride Party at Sea" in support of the LGBTQ Community. Having two well known Olympians onboard their ship is definitely a great marketing effort on Celebrity Cruise Line's part. 
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R Family Vacations are the ultimate LGBT travel planners

R Family Vacations are the ultimate LGBT travel planners | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
R Family Vacations were the first travel company to create vacations for LGBT families and their friends, beginning with their inaugural cruise in 2004. Since then, more than 20,000 guests have traveled with them around the world. There are many ways to define a family, and R Family Vacations celebrates them all. On R Family …
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R Family Vacations Celebrates 15th Anniversary

R Family Vacations Celebrates 15th Anniversary | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

LGBT Travel Company, R Family Vacations, Celebrates 15th Anniversary Season

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VIDEO: Norwegian Cruise Vlog #1 - Leaving NYC!! (Young Gay Couple)

This vlog video shows our first two days aboard the Norwegian Gem; this is a 7 day caribbean cruise... well technically 8 days! We take the LIRR to NY
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PIED PIPER and Azamara are going to Cuba in 2018!

PIED PIPER and Azamara are going to Cuba in 2018! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Join us on the unique itinerary to the newly discovered island of Cuba! We'll sail from Miami, Florida on the intimate, luxurious ship, Azamara Quest, on this 10-day cruise to the ports of Cuba! We'll visit Santiago de Cuba, and Cienfuegos! But, the highlight of our cruise will be a two night visit to Havana, Cuba!

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PIED PIPER announces Brian Justin Crum will be our onboard entertainment for the 2017 Post-Thanksgiving cruise!

PIED PIPER announces Brian Justin Crum will be our onboard entertainment for the 2017 Post-Thanksgiving cruise! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

PIED PIPER is thrilled to announce that singing sensation and ‘America’s Got Talent’ 2016 finalist, Brian Justin Crum, will appear on this year’s Post-Thanksgiving cruise on the Freedom of the Seas! He will do a performance, exclusively for our group, one evening during the cruise! He’ll also be a member of our onboard group so you’ll get to meet this amazing guy!

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Full Steam Ahead: China's First LGBT Cruise Launches

Full Steam Ahead: China's First LGBT Cruise Launches | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Don’t you need to get away?  Wind-whipped winter is nearly (nearly!) behind us, and what better way to embrace the summer ahead than with a cruise? Not just any cruise, mind you, but China’s first-ever LGBT cruise. 

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For LGBTQ travelers, river cruises are the rage

For LGBTQ travelers, river cruises are the rage | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
As river cruises become more popular with gay and lesbian travelers, cruise lines are offering a wide array of LGBTQ-targeted experiences.
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R Family Vacations and Celebrity Cruises Partner to Offer Premium Vacations Designed with the LGBTQ+ Community in Mind

R Family Vacations and Celebrity Cruises Partner to Offer Premium Vacations Designed with the LGBTQ+ Community in Mind | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Exclusive experiences showcase the Celebrity Distinction, personalized for LGBTQ+ world travelers
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