Atlantis Events is partnering with Cruise Critic to launch the world’s first virtual gay cruise. Atlantis
has chartered the world’s largest passenger ship—Royal Caribbean’s
Freedom of the Seas—for an all-gay Caribbean cruise departing Miami on
Writers and photographers will be onboard to document the daily events,
activities, and ports—and answer readers’ questions—as the 160,000
ton vessel tours the Caribbean over seven days with 3,700 gay and lesbian
guests aboard from around the world. Their writings and photographs will be
posted daily to the CruiseCritic.com website, one of the most popular
online cruise communities with over 160,000 registered members.
“Our Freedom cruise sold out in record time, and we are excited to
partner with Cruise Critic to provide a glimpse into this historic sailing
for those people who weren’t able to join us,” said Rich Campbell, Atlantis
Atlantis is bringing more than 20 entertainers, including some of the
world’s top DJs, comedians, singers and performers to create a truly unique
experience for its guests.
“The groundbreaking facilities on this spectacular ship, combined with
Atlantis’ signature entertainment, are sure to create an all-gay vacation
like no other,” said Campbell. “Creating the world’s first virtual gay
cruise seemed like a natural match for this trip, and Cruise Critic was the
“The Virtual Gay Cruise is a great way for those who have never
traveled with us before to get a sense of our experience, and for everyone
to share in on the excitement,” Campbell continued.
In addition to the Freedom of the Seas sailing, Atlantis is offering
seven other all-gay cruises in 2007, and three all-gay resort weeks, more
than any other gay and lesbian tour operator. Destinations include the
Mediterranean, South America, Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the
Baltic. In October 2006, Atlantis was voted best-in-category for all-gay
tour operators, in Out Traveler’s prestigious Readers’ Choice Awards.