By Michelle - November 19, 2007
Families with kids have Disney Cruise Lines and Carnival Cruises, couples have Silversea and Regent Seven Seas, and gay men have GayCruiseVacations.com. So where does that leave lesbians looking to meet like-minded ladies that love to cruise? Olivia Cruises, of course!
Olivia cruises is a one of the world’s leading lesbian travel companies offering unique cruise and resort experiences that “connect and celebrate the lives of lesbians.” Not only does Olivia Cruises cater to lesbians looking for comfort and to connect, it also caters to lesbians that have a passion for cruising to exotic destinations and those seeking adventure. No other cruise travel company in the world makes it easier for those traveling solo to feel comfortable and like they are truly a member of the club.
Olivia cruises will take you to places like the Turks & Caicos Islands, Australia, Europe, and the Galapagos Islands. These types of cruises highlight architectural tours, island adventures, nature excursions, and a variety of other adventure tours. Offerings may include escapes such as: Discovering Provence and Burgundy, Cruising the Romantic Danube, Adventure Down Under, and the Amazing Galapagos Adventure. Other destinations include Cancun, the Caribbean, and the Mexican Riviera.
Olivia Cruises is big on entertainment, and the names this lesbian travel and entertainment cruise company attracts are even bigger. With names like k.d. lang, Margaret Cho, Kate Clinton, and Meg Christian joining in to help Olivia Cruises celebrate its 35th anniversary, guests will never have to worry about exciting entertainment aboard ships such as: Lindblad Expedition’s MS Islander, Holland America’s MS Zuiderdam (ZI-der-dam), Avalon Scenery, and Viking River Cruises’s Viking Europe.
If you’re interested in booking an Olivia Cruise travel experience, you’re in luck, because there are numerous little extras that come with traveling with Olivia. Olivia currently partners with American Airlines, so if you’re flying AA, you can save up to 7% on your airfare. Also, Olivia offers long-term payment plans in order to help you finance your vacation. And finally, if you refer a friend, Olivia Cruises will give you a credit towards your next trip. Keep in mind that 99% of first-time Olivia cruisers will sail with Olivia again, so your credit will not go unused!
Prices for Olivia Cruise experiences vary greatly depending on when you book, type of accommodations, destination, length of cruise, type of cruise, season, ship, and number of guests in your party. For example, a Romantic 7-day Danube Cruise can cost around $2,999 for a lower standard stateroom, booked during the early bird period, and a upper deluxe stateroom (booked during the early bird period) can cost around $6,499. Please note that you can save yourself hundreds of dollars by booking early. The same accommodations above can cost $1,600-$2,400 more after the early bird period expires.
You can expect all meals, wine, beer and soft drinks (with lunch and dinner), Olivia entertainment, an excursion in each port as outlined in the itinerary, and Olivia Staff assistance throughout the cruise to be included in the price. Prices do not include airfare, insurance, transfers to/from the ship, fuel surcharge or NDA.
Interested in booking a cruise with Olivia Cruises? Need more information? You can check out Olivia Cruises at www.oliviacruises.com, where you can browse through offerings, request a brochure, and make reservations. You can also call Olivia Cruises directly to talk to an Olivia Travel Consultant at 800-631-6277.
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