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Gay cruise: Amsterdam to Barcelona

PRIDE-Travel-Atlantis-gay-cruise-hot-men-guys-shirtless-bare-chest-naked-swimsuit-speedo-shorts-2-wet-waterSail between Europe’s two most famous gay capitals, Amsterdam and Barcelona, on an incomparable journey to the most fascinating destinations in France, Spain & Portugal. Spectacular cities, stunning natural beauty, superb beaches, and overnights in both Lisbon and Ibiza create a uniquely breathtaking adventure. It’s the perfect blend of culture and excitement on the newly reinvented Celebrity Constellation!

Start in Amsterdam, one of the most gay-welcoming cities on the planet. A day in luscious Bordeaux takes you to the heart of the most famous wine region in the world. Sail to Bilbao, famous for it’s stunningly modern museum and picturesque countryside. After a relaxing day at sea, take in La Coruna’s awe-inspiring cliffs and beaches. A full day and night in Lisbon offers ample time to enjoy the wonders (and nightlife) of this spectacular coastal city. Historic Seville beckons with treasures beyond your imagination. Finally, relax on the beaches and revel in the endless nightlife of seductive Ibiza before sailing to vibrant Barcelona.


Enjoy Amsterdam for a few days before the cruise, ask PRIDE Travel about exciting pre cruise options.

5 September – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sail from Amsterdam 5 PM
An eclectic mix of old and new, Amsterdam’s historical charm and cosmopolitan flair are as captivating as its unique architecture. It’s a blend of cultures, but still quintessentially Dutch, with its friendly and open-minded residents welcoming you to such unique attractions as the Anne Frank’s house, the Van Gogh museum, and the Heineken Brewery. Better yet, though, the best way to see the city is on foot, strolling over its 1281 bridges.

6 September – At Sea

7 September – Bordeaux (Le Verdon), France
9 AM to 9 PM
A thriving city in the heart of the French wine country, Bordeaux is filled with shops, cafes and, of course, some of the best vino in the world. Take a lesson at Bordeaux Wine School, indulge in a vinotherapie spa treatment at the Sources des Caudalie or uncork a bottle at one of 5,000 wine chateaux.

8 September – Bilbao, Spain
8 AM to 6 PM
Bilbao welcomes you with its love of food, wine, laughter and (yes) bullfighting. Take a stroll down the new, ultra-modern Zubizuri Bridge to the cultural center of Euskalduna Palace. Venture out on a “poteo” – a small glass of wine here and there with typical “pintxos” or tapas – and experience the delicious character of the locals up close. A visit to Bilbao’s spectacular Guggenheim Museum is also a must for those with an appetite for the amazing.

PRIDE-Travel-Atlantis-gay-cruise-cuisine9 September – La Coruna, Spain
10 AM to 6 PM
A spectacular coastal city, also known as La Ciudad Cristal – The City of Glass, so designated from the all-glass balconies characteristic of La Coruña’s beautiful hillside homes. This stunning city on Portugal’s doorstep invites you to a hike up the plush, stunning coastline or mingle in the many marketplaces. Relax in a café with Spanish tortillas in flavors you never imagined. A number of gay and gay-friendly bars and cafes help make La Coruña one of Spain’s best-kept secrets.

10 September – Lisbon, Portugal
3:30 PM with an overnight stay
Sophisticated and electric, the crown jewel of Portugal is one of the most captivating cities in Europe. You’ll see why this city reigns above all others as you stroll along elaborate mosaic sidewalks and pass by the Monument to the Discoveries. Journey into the Seven Hills district to experience castles and cathedrals. Wherever you turn, the streets are lined with colorful ceramic and antique shops, street artisans and aromatic cafes. A quick trolley ride transports you to the cobblestone district of Baixa. Or if you choose, be lured off and pampered in the resort cities of Cascais and Estoril. We’re there a full day and night, allowing you to take in the extravagant nightlife and gay culture in Bairro Alto and Principe Real. Dine, dance, and indulge in any way you choose!

PRIDE-Travel-Atlantis-gay-cruise-pool-party11 September – Lisbon, Portugal
Depart 5 PM

12 September   Cadiz, Spain
9 AM to 6 PM
Cadiz, our port gateway to Seville is an outstanding introduction to Andalucia. The charming old quarter in Cadiz makes it easy to see why the small town is frequented by Spaniards on holiday. Its intriguing ancient streets, delightful plazas and flower-filled balconies make exploring a must. Along the way, restore your energy at any of the mouth-watering tapas bars offering some of the country’s finest seafood and typical Andalucian cuisine.

PRIDE-Travel-Atlantis-gay-cruise-Celebrity-Summit-Solarium13 September – Ibiza, Spain
10 PM with an overnight stay
Situated just off the Eastern coast Spain, this tiny island stretching no more than twenty miles in either direction has become known as the jewel of the Mediterranean. With luscious hills, white sandy beaches, resorts, and some of the largest and most well known nightclubs on the planet, the island boasts a huge variety of activities to fill any itinerary.

14 September – Ibiza, Spain
Depart 7:30 PM

PRIDE-Travel-Atlantis-gay-cruise-martini-bar15 September – Barcelona, Spain
Disembark the ship 7 AM

An important cultural and economic center in Spain, and indeed Europe, Barcelona is known as much for its unique architecture as its gay friendliness. Since its founding, Barcelona has always been a center of art and design, culminating with Gaudi’s masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia Basilica, a prime example of Art Nouveau architecture, with its bold color, beautiful tilework and swirling lines. Spend a day wandering through the old Gothic quarter or take a 30 minute trip to Sitges, the famed gay Spanish beach resort.

Barcelona has a lot to offer, have PRIDE Travel extend your vacation by a few days.

PRIDE-Travel-Atlantis-gay-cruise-poolConnect, Relax, Enjoy

When you return to your ship after a long day of exploring, Celebrity cruises will take care of you in grand style. Relax on the spacious outdoor teak decks, sooth yourself in the AquaSpa pool, or soak in one of our many hot tubs. Maybe try an invigorating massage from our spa pros, or work out in our spectacular gym. Meet friends at the new Martini bar, or celebrate sunset with a sparkling glass of Champagne. And when it’s time for dinner, there’s more options than ever from our friendly and delicious main restaurant to magnificent specialty dining venues including the sumptuous Tuscan Grille, and classic Ocean Liners restaurants.

PRIDE-Travel-Atlantis-gay-cruise-showNew Stars and Familiar Faces

We’ll feature not only the best of gay-erific entertainers like Miss Richfield 1981 and other signature acts, plus a fresh new set of stars throughout the ship. Our two-story main theater hosts a mix of singers, comedians, and specialty acts plus Celebrity’s spectacular production shows. You’ll find terrific new cabaret acts & piano bar entertainers in our many bars and lounges throughout the ship. There’s no better way to sample the best performers in the gay entertainment universe, from both Europe and the U.S.A.

PRIDE-Travel-Atlantis-gay-cruise-hot-men-guys-shirtless-bare-chest-naked-swimsuit-speedo-shorts-1And Just Enough of a Party

We’ll strike the perfect balance between festive and friendly with parties designed to cater to a wide variety of tastes. Our t-dances bring you outrageous themed afternoons of dancing into the sunset on the top deck of the Constellation. Most nights, we’ll turn those same decks into a sophisticated nightclub featuring three of the world’s best DJs along with fantastic light and laser shows. And if the party’s not your thing, there’s always plenty around the ship, from live music, our own piano bar, and of course a lively casino.