Set Sail for Sexiness, Gay Cruise Style!

Written by | The Lens, Travel

Happy new queer! Now that 2023 has dawned, let’s make the most of it. Leave your inhibitions on dry land and whet your gay appetite with an alluring array of LGBTQ+ cruising options. And when we say cruising, we mean it both literally and figuratively.

Our voyage begins with the daddy of the seas: Atlantis. Their events float flirtatiously throughout the year, so get out your calendar and start scribbling, sailor! From late January through early February, Atlantis conquers the Caribbean with routes from Florida to Aruba, Mexico, the Bahamas and more. Half a year later and halfway around the globe, summer percolates with possibilities. Book an Atlantis cruise to Mykonos, Crete, Rome and/or Ibiza. The Mediterranean has never been so man-soaked!

While Atlantis takes the lead in the realm of all-gay excursions, Celebrity gleefully brings up the rear (metaphorically speaking). Explore Central America on your 2023 spring break or plan ahead for Pride month at sea! From Barcelona to Corsica to Florence, you’ll be feeling the rainbow rhythm to the core of your queer soul. It’s never too early to pre-cook your Thanksgiving travel. Celebrity serves nourishing naughtiness along the shores of Ft. Lauderdale, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and the (so-called) Virgin Islands. Pass the guy-gravy!

To maximize your fun this year, it might be helpful to minimize your scope. Smaller party planners like Pitbull! take a bite out of the boring with annual treks to Key West, Cozumel, Belize and Grand Cayman. If you’re not in the mood for seamen (pause perversely), Pitbull! also promotes various landlocked events, fur sure!

Make yourself comfortably nude with the clothing optional prowess of GaySail. Let it all hang out in Croatia, ditch your duds in Thailand, or get titlated in Tahiti.

The world is truly your oyster, gay cruiser. Celebrate alongside Vacaya, the fledgling LGBTQ travel outlet that turns five years old in 2023. To ring in their wood anniversary (teehee), Vacaya is launching big barges and intimate experiences alike. From Polynesian polyamory to the fierce fjords of Scandinavia, they offer a year of yaas!  This is the beginning of a beautiful journey. The end…

(Featured Photo by Atlantis Events)

Last modified: January 12, 2023