Some of the most popular spots for gay cruises include warm, sunny destinations such as the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and Mexico, according to sales reported by Atlantis Events. Cruises to Alaska, Prague and Ibiza are also available, but they are not as common as those heading to warmer areas.
While most cruise lines offer events such as Friends of Dorothy or other LGBT activities, for exclusively gay cruises, CruiseCritic.com recommends Atlantis Events. Atlantis Events offers a Halloween trip from Los Angeles to Mexico and has another featuring travel from Rome to Istanbul; however this cruise is currently sold out due to its popularity. Trips may include different areas of the Caribbean or European cities such as Prague and Rome. Gay Cruise Vacations has a list of all current cruises available for different travel agencies that specialize in gay cruises.
Gay cruises are rising in popularity, and as such most destinations enjoyed on other major cruise lines are also available for strictly gay cruises. Many of the same restrictive factors such as weather and popularity with tourists are what decide where the current trips are offered. However, those destinations that have warm, inviting climates year-round tend to be the most favored.