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What Is A Gay Atlantis Cruise Really Like?

Discussion in 'Ask a Gay Man' started by kcdave, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. kcdave

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    Have not had the opportunity to take in Atlantis cruise yet. I understand that the ones outside the United States are the better ones. Would love to hear from some of you have been on one.

    A couple of questions.
    1. Can you go as a single and not feel like you’re a bump on a log. Will be easy to mingle and mix on the cruise.

    2. do you have to bring enough stuff to be prepared for all of their theme parties.

    3. Is it worth paying for the privacy the Atlantis cruise gives the gay Traveler.

    4. if you’re an older gay traveler age 60 Will you fit in?

    5. do I need to pack anything other than a Speedo.

    this is a link to a good article I read about Atlantis cruises. I think the rider some set up pretty well.
    But I would love to hear from people who have actually been on and explored the fun one could have one fun ship of fellow gay men.
    What is a gay Atlantis cruise really like? 12 Things you need to know! - The Globetrotter Guys
     
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    I'm heading on my first one this summer so i would really like to hear feedback as well
     
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    Which one are you going on?
     
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    I'll try to answer your questions and give my opinion
    #1 - Yes to both, but remember you have to put yourself out there and mingle, approach others also. It's not a time to be shy. As long as you keep a friendly approachable demeanor you'll be surprised how many people will respond to a positive energy. The others are there to enjoy and leave inhibitions at home.
    #2 - No, You know what theme events will be going on at booking so only the ones you might want to. You can still enjoy the festivities without costume.
    #3 - If you want to try the experience. There are many pro/con to that question.
    #4 - Yes. Mixed ages on the ship. Keep in mind at times you have to be tolerant of the younger set. And refer to #1 yellow_giggle.gif
    #5 - Yes, sparkle eyelashes and cha cha heels. All kidding aside it's like a regular vacation. Casual clothes, a couple dress slacks and shirts. Just don't over pack.

    The article is 90% accurate IMO but....If you can handle the crowded ship and occasional (more than not) "screaming queens" You'll probably enjoy it even if it's only to try it once.
     
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    I can co-sign @houtxhairy's comments. It also very much depends on which cruise you're going on. The Spring Caribbean cruise on one of the massive ships like Allure or Harmony (6000+ passengers) skew very young (mid/late 20s) and are very much like a circuit party on the high seas and don't really bother stopping at any major tourist sites. They're heavy on the drug use, orgies back in the cabin, some sex on the dance floor, and in recent years at least one death from one circumstance or another. The other cruises that hit up multiple interesting ports of call, such as the late Summer/Fall European cruises, or last year's Asia cruise, are smaller ships, a bit more mixed crowd, and while still a party atmosphere, because these tend to be longer and more expensive cruises with fewer days at sea and more noteworthy ports of call with good day-tours, etc., you tend to get a crowd that's there for more than just ecstasy and meth-fueled sex marathons.
     
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    Responses above. The actual destination may change some answers. We’re doing a Schooner cruise with BrandG this year in the south of France.
    Feel free to contact me directly if I can clarify anything - Lane.
     
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    Will it ever be safe again to go cruising?
     
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    I sure hope so. My husband has already been vaccinated and I will be in the next group. We've been looking at fall 2021 trips on the BrandG site. We are currently planning a Florida beach holiday for July 4, assuming vaccinations go as we are hoping.
     
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    The idea of sex fueled marathons stops me from booking.

    I like a nice cruise with gay dudes, making friends, have a great holiday but not an unstoppable meat market in a frantic search for sex.
     
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    I've been on Atlantis, RSVP and BrandG cruises. I've never experienced the feeling of a frantic search for sex. Admittedly I've been with my husband and haven't been looking for sex. I've been in many areas of the ships without my husband and while there has been occasional flirting it was nothing more than you would receive at a gay bar. I enjoy walking as exercise and walk a few laps around the ship each morning. No one chased me around or tried to molest me.

    I've had candid conversations with Rich (Atlantis CEO) regarding the ads they put out. I told him that I could get more of my older gay friends to come along if he would show some normal looking guys in the ads. He said no one wants to see a bunch of regular looking guys on a vacation ad. However, if you look at RSVP or BrandG you will see us average guys. Destination is also paramount in the type of guys who will be on the ship. We don't do the party trips on Halloween or in the Caribbean. I know that the Puerto Rico trip is a good one for "regular" guys.

    We are early risers so we catch the first show and then typically go to bed. We're not dancing the night away in the discos or hanging out in the bars that are found all over these boats. I can't speak to what goes on in these places. With Atlantis they have a dog tag part where you put a dot on your tag with your level of openness to activity. If you chose to wear that tag the rest of the trip while out and about it would make your availability easily known.

    I would highly recommend a BrandG cruise. You won't find a better group of guys on the planet. If you'd like to speak with me offline about more specifics I'm happy to do that; we've done three trips with them. We were scheduled for the Clipper Ship sailing last September which was of course cancelled due to Covid. We're now looking at Fall 2021 trips. Go to The Leader in LGBT River Cruises and Land Tours - Brand g Vacations for information.

    We've done two Atlantis cruises that left out of Amsterdam and included the Greek Isles so that may be something for your consideration if you want a large ship experience. BrandG trips and mostly small river boat trips with about 125 guys.
     
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    My partner and I cruise a lot with Norwegian. At first we didn't go to the LGBT meet up but now we do. We've met wonderful people, have remained friends with many of them. Some groups are more subdued than others. Our last cruise was a fun bunch with lots of laughs and some late nights. Great fun. The "group aged n range from 30ish to 75. the average was probably 50 or so. It was quite enough fun and fabulousness for me. Have met and remained friends with lots of straight people met on cruises' too. Hoping to get back on the ships by the fall.
     
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    Thanks for the extensive reply. The bronze tanned masculine gods in speedos which feature in Atlantis advertorials were putting me on the wrong track.

    I have experienced cruises in the Eastern Mediterranean on traditional Turkish gület sail boats. No more than 5 x 2 men in the huts below and then the Captain and an assistant whom also prepares breakfast and diner. Just enjoy sunbaths in the nude, have a small family feel aboard and sail to ancient Greek, Roman and Ottoman places.

    Now you have described your experiences, I will go for the BrandG Cruises when the Pandemic is under control.
     
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