Brand "g" Cruises Customer Reviews
July 17th, 2015 2:51 am

I often ask my clients how their trips went.  Mostly it's all good, but, sometimes it's glowing.  
For example, regarding the recent trip from Madrid to Lisbon,  a few responses from my clients...

"Yes, we had a great time and we are now wearing the chocolates that you sent!  Gay Pride in Madrid is amazing and the Brand-g people are wonderful.  The river cruise was excellent, combining beautiful landscapes, interesting ports, good food and wonderful service.  The entertainment provided by Brand-g added that extra icing on the cake.  There were a few unpredictable glitches during the trip but the Brand-g guys, owners Jeff and Brian, did well at resolving them and making sure that everyone was happy.  We would like to emphasize that Jeff and Brian worked very hard during that trip to make sure that everyone felt included and cared for; We would say that this is something that really differentiates their company from others.  Also, we were happy to hear that they work with groups of this size on all of their vacation offerings, and so we would definitely consider Brand-g when looking for our next adventure abroad."  Dave and Bill-Palm Springs


"Had a fantastic time.  The boat and brand g did a great job!  Yes the chocolates were wonderful. You are such a sweet guy. This is a great trip and I would highly recommend using brand g to your customers." Dennis N.-Austin

"Thanks for the fine chocolates. Brand "g" is incredible ! The best trip we have ever taken! I now have a big crush on Jeff and a bigger one on Brian and the biggest on Troy -will have to travel with them again! Can not tell you how great a team Brand "g" is. Thanks again for the chocolates" -Jay W.-Austin

Check out my "All Gay Cruises" page for Brand "g" cruises

Free Gift and Same Rates
July 1st, 2015 3:06 pm
Did you know that when you book with Cruising With Pride you pay the same rate as if you'd book directly.  We charge no fees for helping you and we always send a free gift when you book with us.  Not to mention our wonderful customer service, why would you ever go anywhere else to reserve your gay cruise, tour or ANY travel you need?
With every all gay RSVP or Atlantis Cruise!
I always send a bottle of wine or something as a thank you for allowing me to help you with your cruise.
"To move, to breathe, to float, to fly, to gain all while you give; to roam the roads of lands remote, to travel is to live." -Hans Christian Anderson
June 18th, 2015 10:15 pm
Traveling tip #1
June 18th, 2015 4:55 pm
Before going out of the country remembere to call your credit card company to make sure they know you'll be out of the country. Sometimes they block your card when they see charges from outside the USA and it's a hassle when you're traveling to get it fixed.  You're welcome! 
Around the World with Tom
June 13th, 2015 6:39 pm

Ziplining through the jungle
Rafting down a waterfall
Parasailing over the Caribbean Sea
Making love on the beach under the moon

Snorkeling in the sea with sharks
Petting a stingray and a llama, too 
Listening to locals play guitar in Seville
Vivaldi in Venice and stolen kisses from you

Break down open air 
On an African safari
A hundred yards away 
Are a lion Pride

Shot into the sky 
In the middle of Vegas
Above and below 
The stars all shine

Most amazing Carnival in Rio
The biggest Pride events & Mardi Gras
New Orleans, Sydney and New York, Baby
Yeah, I've been all over and danced them all

And I've danced in the Spirit
All over the world
Praying in La Sagrada Familia
Attended mass at St Paul's
And in different languages
The love is just the same, 
The love of God

Cruising the wild waves through Alaska
On the QM2 over the Atlantic
Mediterranean, Greece, Italy and France
All the way to the Baltic

Running through the Hermitage
Peterhof and beets
And deliciously cheap vodka
At a time when the gays could still be free

Dancing at the Flamingo
Drinking amethyst
Been all over Europe dancing
And dining and museums

Sometimes it's hard to take it all in
So many cruises I don't even know
Stopping by caves and ruins
And castles and glaciers and beaches
and waterfalls

Love riding a bike 
Amidst such global beauty
Then stopping for beer at the local pub
Away from the crowded pools and the buffets
And every port that's a shopping mall

T-shirts and pins and magnets and candy
Stuffed toys, key chains, & cake with brandy
Post cards to send to your friends and family
The best souvenir is the treasured memory

All Gay Tahiti Cruise
June 12th, 2015 1:08 am

Sept 16-23, 2016

Imagine sailing the magical islands of Tahiti on your own private tall ship. This ALL GAY cruise invites you to make this dream a reality. What could be more magical than sailing with friends in the legendary islands of Tahiti? How about this?! We've timed this cruise to coincide with a Full Moon with the backdrop of the beautiful islands of French Polynesia. You'll sail round-trip from Papeete to Moorea, Taha'a, Raiatea, Bora Bora and Huahine. Whether meandering through lush rain forests, witnessing striking volcanic peaks, enjoying lunch on a private atoll, or having a massage in an over-water cabana, you'll be enjoying everything Tahiti has to offer. A graceful tall sailing ship is the picture perfect way to experience Tahiti. We'll let the trade winds fill our sails as we visit one legendary island after another, staying overnight in most to give you time to search for secluded waterfalls, snorkeling vibrant reefs, or simply watching the passing scenery from your favorite spot on the deck. Check out this beautiful ship here.
Prices from $3299 per person, plus taxes and tips of $424 each.
For full details or to make a reservation email

RSVP Alaska Cruise shore excursion suggestions
June 8th, 2015 7:51 pm

Just gave this advice to one of my clients going on an upcoming cruise to Alaska. I've been there seven times, so, been on a few tours.  Hope this can help! 

When talking about shore excursions a lot really depends on what you personally like to do.  I did a bike ride to a brewery and to see the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau and I loved it so much I did it another time. Juneau is all about helicopter tours, dog sledding, glacier hikes, etc.  You should sign up to see the Mendenhall glacier and as a back up, if you want to spend that much money, book a helicopter tour.  They often get cancelled due to the weather, so, don't be too disappointed if it happens.
 I've booked five of them and have actually 
been on only ONE.  In Ketchikan the tour I loved best was to Misty Fjords on a float plane to a bear watching tour and Salmon hatchery.  So very cool. Also, you have to see the Lumberjack show. It's so much fun and the guys are so sexy! 

Sitka is pretty quiet.  I don't really know it, but, maybe whale watching there.  

You can watch whales from the ship, but, they're not guaranteed and are often just a fleck miles and miles away.  Best to do a specific whale watching tour that will get you close up to them. It's amazing to see whales close up.  Same with bald eagles, bears, etc.

The last stop, Victoria, is home to the amazing Butchart Gardens. If you could get a tour there while it's still light out that would be nice. They have night tours, but, you miss so much when it's not lit up by the sun. They have a nice downtown area and the Empress Hotel is worth a look, and, if they have afternoon tea it's quite a gay time.

Who Goes On All Gay Cruises?
May 29th, 2015 8:26 pm
SEX SELLS!  That's the saying and there's proof all over the world for it.  A lot of people ask me about gay cruises and they have trepidation because of the advertising.  There are always beautiful young people in the ads so a lot of people think that's all who go on this.  The truth is, for the all gay big ship cruises with Atlantis and RSVP the average age is the mid-40's and early 50's.  The Caribbean and Mexico cruises tend to be a younger crowd, while Alaska and Europe and Asia, etc., skew a bit older.  There are about equal amounts of couples and singles and in all shapes and sizes (though, there are ususally more bears on RSVP and more "Circuit Type" of guys on Atlantis).  One thing people always tell me after their first gay cruise is that they were surprised by the diversity of the people who come.  
I will add that women make up only about 5% of cruisers on RSVP and Atlantis.  Olivia Cruises is 100% women.  
The smaller all gay cruises, like River Cruises and Tall Ship sailing cruises tend to be a little older than the large ship cruise.  This is because they're much more expensive and there aren't the big dance parties that you get on the bigger ships. The clientele are more mature and intersted in touring and enjoying a more intimate experience.  These are more couples than singles, too, with about 60-70% couples.  Still lots of singles, always.  
So, the bottom line here is that you shouldn't hesitate to take an all gay cruise because you're too old or don't look like the guys in the ad. Don't let 10% of the population stop you from being YOU, uniquely and wonderfully.  We're all different but we're all the same so contact Cruising With Pride today!