I just returned from the largest gay cruise in history organized by Atlantis Events on the 225,000 ton monster ship the Allure of the Seas by Royal Caribbean. About 5,500 men and 81 women signed up for the seven-night Eastern Caribbean sailing, which began in Fort Lauderdale and stopped in Nassau, Bahamas, St. Thomas of U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Maarten (1/2 french and 1/2 dutch). It was amazing and wonderful to be a part of gay history in that way but the sheer number of people and crowds left me with the opinion at times that too much of a good thing is not always the best.
My friends and I had a good time and there was always something to do and see and plenty of entertainment. There were so many like minded kindred spirits on board that the homogenous crowd moved en masse and did so many similar things at similar times that it created crowds and bottlenecked portions of the cruise especially restaurants at feeding times. Aside from the organizational issues the parties and events were packed wall to wall or deck to deck with 6 packed perfect bodies and gorgeous men wall to wall or deck to deck. I think next year I will choose the smaller Atlantis gay cruise of 3000 people or less for a little more intimacy and alot more food. Don't forget to take a look at some of our cool cruise photos.
Fun Cruise Photos
Boy Butter Flag hanging on our balcony across from a new Disney cruise ship.
Our cabin door appropriately adorned with "please take one" samples
Central Park walkway on the cruise ship
The first tea dance on Monday afternoon
Bren looking out at the US Virgin Island of St. Thomas
Brendan looking up at the floating bar which rises and lowers 3 floors
Our friends allowed me to hang the Boy Butter banner of their
The Butter Boy promoting on deck 12
Me, the gentleman who plays the character drag queen, Ms. Richfield 1981
and Brendan in the floating bar
Brendan and I with the ship in the background.
Our good friends Thorsten and Mathias from Berlin
Me on the beach in St. Maarten
more poolside views ; )
Boy Butter speedos sneak preview
the speedos work
Even the gay puppets took some Boy Butter samples
Don't trust those puppets, you give them an inch they take a mile
One of our towel animals in our cabin when we returned from dinner
My feet on the balcony, life is good.