We give up. Strollers and their inhabitants aren’t going anywhere. Nope, families are here to stay in the gayborhood, unlike other passing phenomenon such as Atkins and faux hawks.
After a few years – and a few cocktails – we’ve warmed up to the little tykes on bikes parading down gay avenues. That is, unless we’re in the midst of a bedridden gay cruise recovery. The cruise may have only lasted a week, but the bacchanalian-binge onboard keeps us under the covers once we return home. With every dance beat that ever existed haunting our headaches, we become intolerant to the slightest peep.
Surprisingly, intolerance looks ugly on us. It doesn’t flatter our eye color and it isn’t slimming. So this summer, we’ll be toning it down without cutting out the cruise, the booze, the gay, or even the dance floor.
How, you ask? A voyage to Alaska on Rosie’s famed R Family Vacations.
Yeah, gay families had been drawn to the cruise line for years thanks to its plethora of kids’ activities. But lately we’ve noticed single gaydults joining the cruises to enjoy a quality vacation at sea without losing their hearing or an unnecessary twenty pounds, like they might on a typical gay cruise.
R Family Vacations (who are partnering with Norwegian Cruise Lines) have taken heed of single GLBT passengers, and have fine-tuned their entertainment lineup and onboard activities in an ultra-inclusive step to reach out to all flavors of our community.
For this particular voyage, guests can enjoy funny lady Caroline Rhea; Emmy-award winner Judy Gold’s Mommy Queerest; a stage show featuring cast members from the Broadway productions of Wicked, Xanadu and more; and DJ David Knapp, for those who believe gay cruises are synonymous with dance floors (like us!).
With eat-when-you-want casual restaurants, nine bars and plenty more attractions, this GLBT cruise has enough to keep us single ladies putting our hands up. And who knows, maybe on R’s boat we’ll find a different kind of daddy than the ones found on other gay cruises…
NCL and R Family Vacations
Seven-day Sawyer Glacier Cruise
Departs Seattle Saturday, July 11, 2009
Starting at $799 per person, based on double occupancy