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Gay cruises for single & solo travelers 2024

Gay cruises for single & solo travelers 2024

Whether you're looking to have some fun, make lifelong friends, or find your soulmate, then you need to be one of these gay single cruises!

“The single supplement is HOW MUCH?!”

Whilst we love going on gay cruises together, we also do the occasional solo trip independently of one another – something we recommend everyone does, whether you're in a relationship or single. The bane of solo travellers, however, is having to fork out for the luxury of travelling solo…

You've also encountered it right? The single supplement!

We get it. Cruises have to account for their costs. But what if you want to set sail and not have to factor in this unnecessary cost? In fact, a question we're often asked by many of our fabulous readers is “which are the best gay cruises for singles?”

Well guys, we've got you covered right here!

We've scoured the net and found all the best gay cruises available for solo travellers and put them all in this detailed guide.

Heads up: We just wanted to let you know that this post contains affiliate links. That means if you book something through one of those links, we'll get a small commission, at no extra cost to you. It helps us keep our blog going – so thank you in advance for your support! ♥

Why are gay cruises so expensive for singles?

One word: money. It sounds crass, but there’s a good reason behind it. 

Most gay cruise liners assume that the majority of their bookings will be for two people. Therefore, most of their room options will charge per person – i.e., $500 per person in double occupancy. Therefore, someone traveling solo will need to pay $1,000 to stay in the room to make up the cost.

Seem unfair? Well, think of it this way. Couples buy twice the number of drinks, excursions, and spa treatments that a singleton would. So, for cruise companies to make up the loss, they need to charge singletons the full price of a room that would normally house two people.

Which cruise line is best for singles?

We personally think that Atlantis Events and The Cruise by La Demence tie for the title of ‘best gay cruise line for singles'.

With Atlantis Cruises, the whole experience is designed to help you meet new mates… and for the lucky ones, a new beau. From fancy cocktail hours where you can enjoy witty banter, to romantic dinners designed to get the singles talking, and, of course, the non-stop gay parties, their cruises are always a non-stop social event. They also offer a room share program where they will match you up with another solo traveler to share costs and are assigned based on smoking preferences and room categories. Even if you don’t walk away with the man of your dreams, you’ll at least leave with a group of lifelong friends. 

If you're traveling solo on The Cruise by La Demence, there are also lots of fun social opportunities for singles, along with one of the best room share programs we've ever seen. You'll be sent a survey a few months before the cruise that you can fill out and you'll then be paired with another similar traveler based on your age, party style, smoking preference and languages spoken! You can also find your own buddy to share with via the Facebook group.

Is it weird to go on a gay cruise by yourself?

It’s only weird if you make it weird. Most people heading off on a gay cruise, single or coupled up, are going because they want a break. And they aren’t concerned with what anyone else is doing. 

The hardest part will be convincing yourself to go solo. After that, you'll realize doing it alone can be an amazing experience. Plus, you won’t be the only one doing it alone, you’ll have the freedom to meet new guys, and you'll be the center of attention for all other singletons – especially on a party cruise like Atlantis where EVERYONE is looking to mingle…

Gay cruise lines with a Room Share program

What is a room share program, we hear you ask? It’s like playing Cupid. You give your bunking mate preferences to the cruise company ahead of the trip, such as whether they snore or smoke, and the organizers pair you up with the perfect match! It’s a great way for anyone traveling solo to meet new people or a potential partner…

Organizations like Brand G Vacations have a Facebook group so you can get to know your fellow cruisers ahead of the trip, and organize a roommate that way, but they don't actively pair you up. Saltyboys allocate rooms on the first night, after you've met your fellow travelers and decided who you might get along with.

Out Adventures, Olivia Travel and Atlantis Cruises will match you up with your ideal roommate based on your smoking and snoring preferences/tendencies or age. With The Cruise by La Demence, you'll be matched up based on even more personal preferences, including your age, the languages you speak and whether you're a big party animal or a bit more chill!

What are the gay lines offering discounts for solo travelers?

You may have already noticed but traveling on a cruise as a single person is ex-pen-sive. If you can't stand the thought of bunking with a stranger, well we've found one cruise line that offers discounts for those flying solo to take advantage of.

GaySail have a few discount codes, including the option to sleep in the crew cabin rooms if you're traveling alone. These are small quarters, and you won’t have much space in there to do anything other than sleep, but for a 30% price reduction, we think it’s totally worth it. 

Are there any gay cruises for senior singles?

From our research, we couldn’t find any cruise that specifically caters to gay seniors. 

Though that’s not to say an older gay singleton should feel dissuaded from booking a gay cruise. In fact, every cruise we’ve taken has been more than welcoming of its more mature clientele. BrandG is very popular among seniors, many of whom are single and looking to find love. 

In our view, you’re never too old to see the world or find love. So go ahead and book that cruise you’ve been putting off for years.


St. Martin Gay Sailing

11 May – 18 May 2024

Saint Martin/Sint Maarten is split between France and the Netherlands, but both sides of this Caribbean island are safe for gay travellers to enjoy!

The cruise at a glance

  • When: 11 May – 18 May 2024 (more departures available!)
  • Itinerary: St Martin – Anguila – St Barth
  • Ship: Two luxury catamarans with 10 guests on each
  • Prices: from €1,695 per person

Leave behind your worries…and your clothes!

The GaySail Exclusive cruise from St. Martin is clothing optional – so you can definitely pack light for this one!

Let yourself feel freer than you've ever felt before, exploring some of the most stunning islands of the Caribbean.

There are so many moments throughout the gay cruise that will stay with you forever. One of these has to be snorkeling by the reefs of the deserted and uninhabited islands of Prickly Pear Cays in Anguilla. Here you can also do some world-class diving and discover a whole new world. Other highlights of this cruise include the stunning sunsets at the Bay of Grand Casse on St Martin and Maho Beach (also on St Martin), which is located next door to the airport, so you can get a pretty epic pic of you with a plane landing right above your head!

This cruise takes place across two comfortable 40 feet-long Lagoon Catamarans, with 20 guys spread out across both boats. You'll have the services of a gay skipper and a gay cook to provide your meals, plus you can add on another week (that's exclusively nude) to make it a two-week cruise.

Gay Sail is offering our readers an exclusive 5% discount valid for any cruise booked on their website. Just use the coupon code NOMADICGS5 at checkout.

Prices for the GaySail St. Martin cruise start from €1,695 per person:


GaySail Exclusive Gay Cruise in Croatia

25 May – 01 June 2024

Explore the stunning Croatian coastline with exclusively gay guests and staff on board GaySail's luxury catamarans

The cruise at a glance

  • When: 25 May – 01 June 2024 (other departures available!)
  • Itinerary: Dubrovnik – Brac – Split
  • Ship: Luxury catamaran with max. 10 guests
  • Prices: from €1,695 per person

GaySail overs a variety of amazing and exclusively gay sailing trips, especially those to the stunning country of Croatia.

We love that GaySail's cruises always feature gay skippers, cooks and other staff to take you to the most beautiful swimming spots along the Croatian coastline. You'll also make fast friends with the other gay guests as you relax and explore.

This might be a seven-night cruise, but you can also add on extra time to make it a two-week cruise, join different departure dates or even join a nude sailing option if you dare to bare it all. The cruise gives you time to explore the beautiful city of Dubrovnik, before hopping between the islands of Miljet, Lastavo, Vis and Brac, then ending up in the bustling city of Split.

Breakfast and lunch each day are included in the price. There is plenty of shore time included to explore Croatia's cutest villages, perhaps doing a spot of shopping or dining in local restaurants. The knowledgable crew will also take you to the most secluded bays and islets to swim in the warm waters or sunbathe on deck. Bliss!

Gay Sail is offering our readers an exclusive 5% discount valid for any cruise booked on their website. Just use the coupon code NOMADICGS5 at checkout.

Prices for the GaySail Exclusive Cruise in Croatia start from €1,695 per person:


The Cruise – La Demence European Gay Cruise

2025 – dates tbc

Sunset on the La Demence gay cruise.

The cruise at a glance

  • When: 2025 – dates tbc
  • Itinerary: Ravenna – Sarandë – Kefalonia – Malta – Catania – Ravenna
  • Ship: Huge luxurious cruise ship
  • Prices: from €1,649 per person

Sadly the 2024 Cruise has been cancelled and the next one is scheduled for 2025. Check back in November 2024 when details of the 2025 Cruise will be announced!

La démence is French for madness and darling is this cruise full of madness in the best possible way!

We LOVE the La Demence cruise, which is also just called The Cruise because there's no other gay cruise experience like it. Men from all around the world, from all backgrounds, ages, body types and party styles come together for a week of fun on the high seas.

Taking place every summer in Europe, this year The Cruise will travel from Italy through the Ionian Sea to ports in Albania, Greece and Malta, before heading up the coast of Italy again. Previous cruises have traveled from Rome to Athens and Lisbon to the Canary Islands, so you can expect plenty of fabulous destinations to explore every year.

Of course, since The Cruise is run by the same group that organizes exhilarating monthly gay parties in Brussels, you can also expect a week of fun and parties while you're on board! Taking place on a huge cruise ship with room for more than 3,500 gays, there are daily themed parties which usually take place around the main pool area. We had so much fun at the daily T Dances and the nightly parties, which of course, include plenty of sexy costumes!

As well as parties and opportunities for socializing, there's a theater featuring nightly shows, a nudist sun deck, hot tubs, duty-free shops, lounges, a gym and even a 24-hour darkroom for all sorts of naughty fun! Honestly, make sure you're well rested before embarking on this cruise because Lord knows you don't have much time to sleep…

Best of all, The Cruise is one of the best for solo travelers, as they have a program to match you up with a roommate that goes much further than just checking a box for smoker or non-smoker. A few months before departure you'll be able to fill out a survey including information on your age, partying habits, and even what languages you speak and you'll be matched up with someone similar PLUS sent their details so you can get in contact before the trip. You can also find your own travel buddy through the dedicated Facebook group!

Prices for The Cruise by La Demence start from €1649 per person:


OutAdventures Gay Croatia Cruise

12 July – 20 July 2024

A group of men in shorts posing on a rocky outcrop with a luxury yacht in a bay behind them.

The cruise at a glance

  • When: 12 July – 20 July 2024 (more departures available!)
  • Itinerary: Split – Hvar –  Korčula – Dubrovnik
  • Ship: Luxury yacht with max. 34 guests
  • Prices: from $4,995 per person

There's a reason Croatia is one of the most popular spots for going sailing or cruising at the moment and that's because the coastline is so stunning!

On board a luxurious private yacht, you'll be making new friends fast, especially since OutAdventures cruises can arrange for you to share a room with someone around the same age if you're traveling solo.

Beginning in Split, you’ll spend 8 wonderful days sailing the Croatian coastline and surrounding islands. Personal highlights include swimming at Golden Horn beach, time spent exploring  Korčula—the birthplace of Marco Polo, a tour and luscious 3-course dinner at a local winery, skinny dipping in the surrounding island bays, and gallivanting around the city of Dubrovnik.

This cruise is all about having fun while exploring the unique history and beauty of Croatia's coastline. It takes place on board The Rhapsody, a luxurious cruising yacht with plenty of space for sunbathing on her decks in between shore excursions. Of course, it's also very fun to jump off the yacht into the crystal-clear waters, which you can also do when moored in the peaceful bays!

OutAdventures is offering our readers an exclusive $150 discount valid for any cruise booked on their website. Just use the coupon code NOMADICGOA at checkout.

Prices for the OutAdventures Gay Croatia Cruise start from $4995 per person:


Brand G Prague and Danube River Gay Cruise

27 August – 05 September 2024

You'll make plenty of new friends while enjoying the sights on Brandg's Prague and Danube River gay cruise

The cruise at a glance

  • When: 27 August – 05 September 2024
  • Itinerary: Prague – Passau – Linz – Vienna – Bratislava – Budapest
  • Ship: Luxurious river cruise ship
  • Prices: from $6,649 per person

Winding down the Danube, the second-longest river in Europe, the Amadeus Silver III plays host to an all-gay cruise with Brand G that takes you around the beating heart of the continent.  

Things kick off in Prague, one of Eastern Europe’s most gay-friendly cities. There’ll be plenty of time to explore everything it has to offer, from walks along the Vltava River to treating yourself in a traditional Czech restaurant. 

Throughout the gay cruise, you’ll visit the stunning Baroque buildings of Budapest, admire the Gothic-style architecture in Bratislava in Slovakia, and stroll around the charming city gardens of Vienna in Austria. Best of all, the cruise departs from Prague directly after Prague Pride, so you can enjoy the festivities beforehand and then keep the party going on board!

And we do mean keep the party going. There are lots of fun events organized on board this exclusively gay full ship charter, with two featured acts on any Brandg cruise providing entertainment each night, along with themed parties. The best costume for the Sun Deck T Dance will win a $500 discount for a future cruise, plus there's a daily quiz with plenty of fun prizes up for grabs.

Meanwhile, 40 staff members will pull out all the stops to make you feel pampered during your journey. Did we mention guests have full rein of the bar? Yep, that’s right, there are complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks throughout the entire gay cruise.

Brandg is offering our readers an exclusive 5% discount valid for any cruise booked on their website. Just use the coupon code NOMADICGBG at checkout.

Prices for the Brandg Prague and Danube River Cruise start from $6649 per person:


GaySail Special Gay Cruise Greece

24 August – 31 August 2024

GaySail's Greece cruises enable you to explore historic sites as well as spend plenty of time swimming and relaxing all over the Greek islands

The cruise at a glance

  • When: 24 August – 31 August 2024 (more departures available!)
  • Itinerary: Athens – Hydra – Spetses
  • Ship: 2 luxury sailing yachts with max. 22 guests
  • Prices: from €1,895 per person

If Greek island-hopping with 22 other gay guys sounds like a fun time, you'll want to get onto one of GaySail's Greece cruises.

This particular cruise departs from Athens including stops on Poros, Hydra and Spetses, although there are other dates available, some with different itineraries. You can also choose to do a gay nude sail Greek cruise if you prefer to relax in the buff!

During this cruise, you'll explore the Saronic Gulf of Greece, which is packed full of historically significant ancient ruins, secluded islands, vibrant nightlife, a warm culture and terrific cuisine. You'll be cruising on one of two luxury sailing yachts, each yacht houses 11 guests but you will also have opportunities to socialise with the passengers on the other yacht when the yachts drop anchor.

You'll also benefit from the services of a gay skipper as well as a gay cook to provide your breakfasts and lunch, but dinner will usually give you the opportunity to try local onshore restaurants. There will be plenty of chances to check out the gay nightlife (particularly in Athens) as well as partying with your new friends. During the day you can relax in the sun on the yacht or go swimming in secluded coves.

The gay cruise begins in one of our favourite cities, Athens, which offers a mix of incredible cultural history (think Parthenon, Acropolis…) and a fun gay scene around the Gazi area. From Athens, the cruise stops at several islands including Poros and our favourite, Hydra. Whilst most tourists will rave about Santorini and Mykonos (and for good reason!), Hydra is a less-visited island and totally underrated by tourists. It's extremely beautiful, with ancient merchant houses and cute tight narrow cobblestone streets. Everything here is transported by mules and donkeys because cars are banned!

Gay Sail is offering our readers an exclusive 5% discount valid for any cruise booked on their website. Just use the coupon code NOMADICGS5 at checkout.

Prices for the GaySail Special gay Cruise Greece start from €1,895 per person:


OutAdventures Greek Islands Gay Cruise

28 August – 05 September 2025

A large group of tourists posing in front of ruins on a dry island.

The cruise at a glance

  • When: 28 August – 05 September 2025
  • Itinerary: Athens – Poros – Santorini – Paros – Mykonos – Delos – Athens
  • Ship: Luxury yacht with max. 66 guests
  • Prices: from $5,495

Embark on a captivating cruise through Greece's radiant Cyclades Islands, with stops in Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, and more!

Your Mediterranean adventure begins in ancient Athens, offering a perfect blend of hedonistic pleasures and historical treasures.

Highlights of this unforgettable voyage include immersing yourself in Mykonos' renowned nightlife, taking refreshing dips in the balmy Aegean Sea from your private yacht, and strolling through Santorini to capture its stunning stucco architecture in photographs.

You'll also embark on guided walking tours to explore Greece's most significant archaeological sites, including the Acropolis, the ancient ruins of Akrotiri, and Ermoupolis. While onboard the luxurious yacht, savor indulgent meals and make lifelong friends among your fellow passengers. Delight in traditional Greek tavernas as you sample mezze and sip ouzo during a private food tour.

Whether relaxing on pristine beaches or browsing local shops for tchotchkes, this cruise offers an escape from the real world and promises unforgettable moments in the heart of Greece's Cyclades.

OutAdventures is offering our readers an exclusive $150 discount valid for any cruise booked on their website. Just use the coupon code NOMADICGOA at checkout.

Prices for the OutAdventures Greek Islands Gay Cruise start from $5495 per person:


Daddy Cruise Gay Singles Cruise Alaska

23 July – 30 July 2024

A grizzly bear with two babies standing on a piece of land jutting out into water with trees and a mountain in the background.

The cruise at a glance

  • When: 23 July – 30 July 2024
  • Itinerary: Vancouver – Juneau – Skagway – Ketchikan – Vancouver
  • Ship: Huge luxurious cruise ship
  • Prices: from $1,676 per person

Can you think of anything more exciting than cruising the shores of Alaska while you keep an eye out for Bald Eagles, bears, dolphins, seals and whales? How about all that plus being surrounded by your own little gay fam!?

On the Daddy Cruise Gay Singles Alaska Cruise, you'll get to enjoy everything the Ruby Princess has to offer, within your own small group of LGBTQ+ (and allies) travelers and hosts.

Departing from Vancouver, this epic adventure will see you sailing up the Inside Passage to reach Juneau, the capital of Alaska. With a full day to explore this vibrant city, you can embark on a multitude of adventures like dogsledding, glacier flightseeing, or a ride on the Mount Roberts Tramway for sweeping views.

The next stop takes you to Skagway, once a bustling gateway to gold fields during the gold rush era. You can step back in time at the Red Onion Saloon, once a notorious bordello, now a restaurant and bar, or embark on a journey aboard the White Pass & Yukon Railroad to relive the gold rush days. The last stop is the charming and captivating Ketchikan, where you'll be immersed in its rich Native heritage. Nearby, you can enjoy sport fishing, immerse yourself in nature, witness cultural shows like the astounding Lumberjack Show, and savor the freshest salmon imaginable.

During your days at sea, you'll have ample opportunities to relax and get into vacation mode, especially with your own small group of queer travelers. Whether lounging on your private balcony, basking by one of the pools, or finding a quiet nook with a good book, the choice is yours. If you're feeling active, partake in bingo, hit the gym, catch a movie, dance the night away, attend a cooking seminar, soak in a hot tub, enjoy a sunset (or sunrise), engage in trivia games, sing along at the piano bar, taste some fine wines, or try your luck at the casino.

Since this is a gay singles cruise, there are many fun events organized for your gay group to mingle and socialize. You can connect with your fellow travelers before you even depart in the Facebook group and then get to know each other over private dining, games, excursions and parties.

Prices for the Daddy Cruise Gay Singles Cruise Alaska start from $1676 per person:


Olivia Greek Isles Lesbian Luxury Cruise

19 October – 26 October 2024

A white windmill in Santorini looking out over a cruise ship on the ocean at sunset.

The cruise at a glance

  • When: 19 October – 26 October 2024
  • Itinerary: Athens – Santorini – Crete – Rhodes – Ephesus – Mykonos – Athens
  • Ship: Medium-sized luxury cruise ship
  • Prices: from $2,599 per person

Don't worry ladies, we haven't forgotten about you! Olivia Travel is the choice for lesbian or LGBTQ women travelers and they are offering up a sweet cruise through the Greek Isles this year.

The best thing about Olivia Cruises is that they always charter the entire ship, so you'll have the entire ship to enjoy with all your new friends, rather than just traveling as a small gay group as part of a larger charter.

There are also plenty of special events for singles on an Olivia Cruise, plus they offer a room share program so that solo travelers can be paired up with another traveler to split the costs. They try to match you with someone of similar age and alcohol preferences but only guarantee that you will be matched with someone with the same smoking preference. Still, it's a great way to meet new people and save money!

This particular cruise is basically a dream trip through the Greek Isles, with a stop off at Ephesus in Turkey as well. Highlights include the chance to explore the gorgeous town of Oia in Santorini, enjoy waterfront tavernas in Crete and wander through historic Rhodes. Then there's the chance to see the famous 16th-century windmills in Mykonos, which also boasts some excellent gay nightlife.

For your days at sea, there's much to enjoy on board the ship, Azamara Pursuit, including 7 restaurants, cafés and lounges, a refreshing pool, sun-drenched decks, and a revitalizing spa for some pampering in between island hikes.

Prices for the Olivia Greek Isles Cruise start from $2599 per person:


SaltyBoys Gay Nude Sailing in Tahiti

20 April – 27 April 2024

Three yachts on water with ominous clouds in the background.

The cruise at a glance

  • When: 20 April – 27 April 2024
  • Itinerary: Raiatea – Huahine – Tahaa – Bora Bora
  • Ship: Luxury sailing yacht
  • Prices: from €1,595

Imagine embarking on a breathtaking journey through the enchanting islands of Raiatea, Huahine, Tahaa, and Bora Bora, a destination that truly feels like paradise on Earth, tailored for the single gay traveler seeking an unforgettable adventure!

These islands, nestled amidst turquoise-blue seas, offer a verdant oasis where the warmth and friendliness of the locals are nothing short of legendary.

As you set sail in the tranquil and protected waters of this Pacific haven, you'll find yourself surrounded by the remnants of ancient volcanoes that have given rise to these stunning islands. The presence of barrier reefs creates a thriving ecosystem, teeming with sea turtles, playful dolphins, and colorful, unspoiled coral reefs that host a diverse array of marine life. It's no exaggeration to call the Tahitian Leeward Islands one of the world's premier destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Your adventure unfolds aboard our spacious and modern catamarans, ensuring both comfort and style as you navigate through this tropical paradise. Anchoring in idyllic spots, you'll wake up to picture-perfect views that seem straight out of a dream.

Whether you're seeking a solo escape to commune with nature, engage in thrilling water activities, or simply unwind on pristine beaches, this cruise offers the perfect blend of natural beauty, adventure, and relaxation. For the single gay traveler, it's a voyage of a lifetime, where you can revel in the magic of these islands and create cherished memories that will last forever.

Prices for the SaltyBoys Gay Nude Sailing in Tahiti start from €1595 per person:


Out Adventures Nile River Cruise & Cairo

08 March – 17 March 2024

Experience the wonders of Egypt with this gay Nile river cruise by Out Adventures!

The cruise at a glance

  • When: 08 March – 17 March 2024 (more departures available!)
  • Itinerary: Cairo – Luxor – Valley of the Kings – Edfu – Aswan – Cairo
  • Ship: Luxurious river cruise ship
  • Prices: from $5,395 per person

This gay cultural cruise in Egypt sees you being treated like one of their ancient gods!

The tour starts in Cairo, with three nights in one of the city's finest hotels. This is the chance to visit the notorious pyramids at Giza and admire the incredible Sphinx. After Cairo, the group flies over to Luxor to board the luxurious river cruise ship the Mövenpick MS Hamees.

For fans of all things Egyptian, this cruise will see you exploring the ancient temples of Upper Egypt, the seated figures at Abu Simbel and items from King Tutankhamun's tomb in the Egyptian Museum. As you cruise along the incredible Nile River you'll also have stops at temples dedicated to the falcon god Horus, the crocodile god Sobek and the hawk god Haroeris. There will also be time to explore the Royal Tombs in the Valley of the Kings.

In between seeing the most fascinating places in Egypt, you'll also have plenty of downtime to just enjoy watching the world go by while on deck. The swimming pool is, of course, our favorite place to hang out in between shore excursions, when we weren't sunning ourselves on the sun deck! The interiors of the ship are also lovely, with all bedrooms featuring big rooms to watch the riverbanks slip by, an expansive restaurant and a nice lounge/bar for a cheeky cocktail.

Your gay group will be joining others on this cruise, but everything will be organized for your small group to mingle and have fun together, including the services of your own private Egyptologist while in Cairo. Out Adventures also offers the option to extend your trip with an optional add-on to explore Petra and Amman in Jordan after cruising through Egypt!

OutAdventures is offering our readers an exclusive $150 discount valid for any cruise booked on their website. Just use the coupon code NOMADICGOA at checkout.

Prices for the Out Adventures Nile River Cruise & Cairo start from $5395 per person:


VACAYA South America Cruise

29 March – 6 April 2024

An aerial view of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil with the statue of Christ the Redeemer looking down over the harbor.

The cruise at a glance

  • When: 29 March – 6 April 2024
  • Itinerary: Buenos Aires – Punta del Este – Paraty – Rio de Janeiro
  • Ship: Luxurious super-yacht
  • Prices: from $3,997 per person

“When my baby… when my baby smiles at me I go to Rio de Janeiro.” So sang Peter Allen and you can also go to Rio on this fabulous gay cruise!

Setting sail from Buenos Aires on the beautiful 5-star super yacht World Navigator, this cruise will see you hopping between ports in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, before ending up in the vibrant city of Rio.

VACAYA has a special Facebook group for solo travelers to connect and find compatible roommates, so you don't need to worry about paying the single supplement even if you're joining this cruise solo (at least to start with). By the end of the trip you're sure to have made some new lifelong friends, as plenty of travelers report that the VACAYA community is one of the most welcoming!

The super yacht that you'll be traveling on is also perfect for making friends, as it's smaller than the massive cruise ships (so you can visit more interesting destinations) but still filled with excellent options for drinking, dining and entertainment. You'll also be able to relax luxuriously in between port calls, with L’OCCITANE bath amenities in the marble spa bathrooms and sumptuous Egyptian cotton bed linens for a wonderful night's sleep.

And, of course, when you're not on board the ship you'll be exploring exciting destinations like Punta del Este in Uruguay and the Brazilian beach cities of Itajaí, Ilhabela, and Paraty. Explore idyllic beaches and historic architecture as well as the tiny fishing village of Búzios in Brazil which is often ranked as one of the ten most beautiful spots in the world!

Prices for the VACAYA South America Cruise start from $3997 per person:

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Stefan Arestis

Hey everyone, I'm Stefan, the curly-haired Greek flavor behind the gay travel blog Nomadic Boys. Together with my other half, I have explored more than 90 countries across 5 continents. What I love most about traveling is discovering the local gay scene, making new friends, learning new cultures. I've written about LGBTQ travel in numerous online publications such as Gaycation Magazine, Gaycities, Gay Times and Pink News as well as for other non-gay-specific publications including Lonely Planet, The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post. Check my full bio here.


Sunday 15th of November 2020

Interested in a gay cruise leaving in 2022 ! Please forward me more details as to choices of ships & rates available. Thank you, Gerald Alepin [email protected]

Stefan Arestis

Monday 16th of November 2020

We definitely recommend the ones in this article :)

Edward J Smith

Wednesday 11th of November 2020

Thanks for putting together all the gay cruise information. Very interesting.

Also, I think there is a small typo under #12 Caribbean Cruise:

"All you need for this Atlantis gay cruise are your best speedos and that leather hardness you've got stashed away in your closet!"

I think you mean "leather harness" ? Not sure. Just thought I would pass it on.

All the best.

Stefan Arestis

Thursday 12th of November 2020

Noted, thanks Ed! Have updated that typo :)

Joe Landquist

Friday 12th of June 2020

I’m a gay 70 year old guy are there gay cruises that would have people my age ? I do get along great with guys younger than me but don’t want to be the only senior on the ship. I’d love to do a cabin share as it’s always more fun to have someone you know to do some things with. Thanks Joe Landquist

Stefan Arestis

Friday 12th of June 2020

Hey Joe - check out BrandG cruises :)

michael cusano

Friday 14th of February 2020

Hello Stefan: I appreciate the information regarding solo traveling. I have never been on a cruise, and at 71 I think its about time to take the plunge. Not your typical 71 year old, look and act younger for sure, in fact don't mind sleeping on a bunkbed, yeah the top bunk. I do prefer guys younger than me, and am in good shape, work out at the gym, run, bike, and yoga. While the cruise seems appealing, I feel somewhat intimidated when I see all the younger guys and really nobody my age. But then I am attracted to guys lot younger than me, so wondering if I would feel out of place/awkward. I hope I am making sense--lol! I guess my question is where does someone like me start? Any advise or guidance would be appreciated. Thanks, and take care. Happy Valentines to you and your husband! Michael

Stefan Arestis

Friday 14th of February 2020

Thanks Michael! You're amazing and a huge role model for us all :) Advice? Honestly, just go for it -one of these cruises would be puuuurfect for you.