With the world ending in late 2012, it’s more important than ever to ensure that the final vacations of our lives are the most fulfilling ever. After all, if we don’t enjoy ourselves, then the Mayans will have won. And nobody likes a sassy Mayan.
That’s why we’re kicking off the new year on the largest gay cruise in history, which for many is also a sign of the apocalypse.
For the second year in a row, Atlantis Events remains the only company (gay or straight) to have ever chartered the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship. If you haven’t seen this gigantic vessel, prepare to finally have proof that size really does matter.
The giant floating city boasts 25 dining options, a state-of-the-art fitness center, four pools, 10 whirlpools (including two that cantilever over the ocean), rock-climbing walls, miniature golf, surfing simulators, a zip line and, for the biggest queens of all, an ice-skating rink. Throw in 5,400 gay and lesbian guests and you’ve got the recipe for an enormous pride party at sea – complete with ice sculptures and a midnight buffet.
Ports of call include Ft. Lauderdale, Cozumel, the historic ruins of Costa Maya (how appropriate!) and a private beach on Labadee, Hispaniola. But our favorite times are always the days at sea when we get to explore the ship and hunt for seamen.
If you want to go out with a bang, might as well bang somebody hot.
Atlantis Events Allure of the Seas Caribbean Cruise
January 29 – February 5, 2012
Cabins still available, starting at $1369 per person