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The 6 best gay cruise lines

Looking to escape the autumnal rut? Not to worry, these gay-friendly cruise lines will help you see the world from a unique perspective.

It’s officially fall! And while most are trampling each other to get their favorite pumpkin flavored beverages and look for the nearest orchard, it might be time for one last hoorah before winter arrives. You might be thinking, “Where to start?”

Well, allow us to answer that.

1. RSVP Vacations

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What better place to start than the self-proclaimed originator of “the gay and lesbian cruise concept?” RSVP has served more than 35,000 members of the LGBTQ community since they began. They will be celebrating their 35th anniversary in February and are pulling out all the stops with an exclusive cruise to the Caribbean. In addition to providing the “finest, gay-positive entertainment,” they’re known for a focus on shopping, kayaking and some after-hours fun (leather and underwear parties) and overall, fun.

2. Undersea Expeditions

An “alternative for gay and lesbian scuba divers,” Undersea Expeditions offers a unique perspective on the world, namely from the bottom of the sea, whether you’re a beginner or a pro.

From Cuba, to the Caribbean, Australia and Indonesia, there are plenty of options to choose from. Not to mention they even help you find the cheapest flights (at no additional cost). Don’t miss out on the upcoming Gay Turks & Caicos Liveaboard Vacation during Shark Week (October 12-19).

So what are you waiting for? The sea turtles are waiting for you!

3. Aquafest Cruises

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One of the largest sellers of gay and lesbian group cruises in the US is also one of the most fun. Featuring beach parties and costume contests, there’s plenty of activities to keep you engaged as you set sail across the sea. The cruise also features a variety of entertainers, from RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio to Leslie Jordan. Sign us up!

4. Atlantis Events

Meet the largest LGBTQ tour operator in the world: Atlantis Events has explored the sights of St. Barths, Barbados and Copenhagen all while attracting up to 20,000 travelers each year. At the end of October, they’ll set sail from Los Angeles all the way to Mexico for one week, stopping at gay-friendly Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas on the way. Don’t miss out on the sunshine, endless fun and hot guys in speedos!

5. Source Events

Photo: Courtesy of John Fornander

Source Events has made a name for itself catering to the needs of thrill seekers in the LGBTQ community and creating custom trips all over the world, from Machu Picchu to the Caribbean Islands, there’s a trip for everyone. Though they offer cruise to sunny and warm destinations (like this one to Miami next spring) that we all think of when we hear the word cruise, they also venture to Antarctica and even Egypt.

6. Pied Piper Travel

The premiere LGBTQ cruise line offers exquisite dining and personal touches that you won’t find on any other cruise lines. This October they will travel to Italy along the Dalmatian coast (Venice, Croatia, Rome, you name it!). Missing out on all of that authentic Italian cuisine? We’d rather be dead.

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