VACAYA makes history yet again with an exciting and innovative CLOSE-TO-HOME vacation option – an 8-night adventure roundtrip from easy-to-get-to and seductively gay-friendly New Orleans up the Mississippi River November 14-22, 2021. This fresh new getaway from VACAYA is the first US-based river cruise in LGBT+ travel history. Spacious luxury awaits aboard the floating masterpiece that is American Duchess by American Queen Steamboat Company. This uniquely American, boutique-style paddlewheeler offers exquisite dining, beautiful decks to take in the vistas, fun entertainment venues, and exceptional amenities. An included pre-night hotel stay at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside affords guests the luxury of a short walk from the hotel to the city’s historic French Quarter.
VACAYA cofounder and New Orleans native Randle Roper shared, “Luxury river cruising has taken Europe by storm and now LGBT+ travelers can sail the rivers of America with VACAYA. It’s a level of luxury cruising that’s been difficult to find in the States – comparable to 5-star brands like Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis that VACAYA Luxe guests have grown to love. Those new to river cruising will quickly discover why it’s become passionate adventurers’ new ‘favorite way to travel,’ and we’re thrilled to continue taking our guests to exciting new places that have never been available to them within the world of full-ship LGBT+ charters.”
VACAYA cofounder Patrick Gunn adds, “One of VACAYA’s missions is to offer our guests the opportunity to give back to the communities we visit through our ReachOUT program. On the New Orleans Cruise, we’ll focus our efforts on supporting local LGBT+ and Black-owned businesses along the river. And that’ll make a big difference in these times of great need.”
Last modified: August 26, 2020