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Upcoming Cruise Events for LGBTQ Parents and Families

by Angelique Platas

Oct 1, 2017

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Out on Celebrity Cruise: March 4–11, 2018

Set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Fl., to the Western Caribbean on the Celebrity Silhouette. Welcoming the entire LGBTQ community, their friends and family, guests enjoy gay-friendly activities on and off the ship. Take the kids to theater camp and enjoy a cooking demo with professional chefs.


Exchange stories with other families over dinner and embark on daily adventures with the family. There will be a variety of LGBTQ-hosted dinners and events including comedy shows and piano bar music. Sail from port to port including Costa Mayan Cozumel and Gran Cayman before heading back to Fort Lauderdale.

Men on a Cruise in Greece

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LGBT Tulips & Windmills Riverboat Group Cruise: April 22–May 1, 2018

Head to Holland with the family on the special Tulips and Windmills Riverboat cruise aboard Uniworld’s River Princess. Explore the sophisticated vessel while traveling for nine nights on the Rhine River. Ideal for families with older children, begin in Amsterdam and enjoy the all-inclusive journey to the Netherlands and Belgium.


Sail through canals while spotting historic windmills, iconic tulips and incredible culture. Enjoy fine food, wine and experiences — all included in the price for you, your partner and family.

LGBT Danube River Cruise for Families: July 1–8, 2018

Embark on the first LGBTQ Danube River Cruise for families, sailing from Budapest to Passau with an optional stop in Prague. From July 1–8, families set sail on Uniworld’s Maria Theresa. This luxurious vessel welcomes all families and communities looking for onboard activities and full-service amenities.


This all-inclusive adventure boasts incredible sights and excursions including group dinners, cocktail parties and daily adventures. Kids ages 4–17 cruise for nearly half the price as adults while still receiving the same services and amenities as their parents. Enjoy unique itineraries ideal for keeping both kids and adults entertained.


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