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The Cruise by LA DEMENCE, a seven-day gay cruise in Ionian Sea from July 9th

Join the best holiday experience ever and board Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas for a unique seven-day gay cruise in the Ionian Sea next July, from the 9th to the 16th, with The Cruise by LA DEMENCE.

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The Cruise is well known for its friendly atmosphere and the more intimate setting of its mid-size ships, the perfect size for enjoying a complete floating village offering all you can dream of and need : 15 decks, comfortable facilities, great equipment, good food, nice music, and a lot of parties to have fun at.

The Cruise is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the sea and make new friends. That is why, every summer since many years now, thousands of gay men from all around Europe, of all ages and styles, choose The Cruise and meet up for an extraordinary journey and to create moments they will remember for the rest of their lives. And many of them return several times, as if responding to an irresistible call or an unmissable appointment.

Experience a friendly village atmosphere on a custom-tailored gay cruise

This year, The Cruise will start on July 9th from Ravenna, Italy, and explore the Ionian Sea, making stops at Sarand (Albania), Argostoli (Greece), Malta, and Catania (Sicily). The cruise allows you to set off on a journey through Europe while having to unpack only once ! Explore cities full of culture and history, spectacular nature, and pristine beaches, on your own or on an organized tour. Thanks to the late departures of the stopovers, you can discover the port calls without having to rush. The ship takes you through the buzz of each destination, and all you have to do is create your own adventure...

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During your time aboard, you can take advantage of various large pools, jacuzzis, and sundecks for every taste, guaranteeing you will get all the sun and water you want. In the afternoons, DJs spin chilled lounge music around the pools. Relax with new and old friends, take a dip, chat, and order a refreshing drink, or slip away to one of the quiet decks, where all you hear is the sound of the breeze and the sea. If tan lines aren’t your thing, head up to the nudist deck, a discrete haven for sunbathers without swimsuits.

Create moments and encounters you will remember the rest of your life

Are you looking for sports and physical activities ? Head to the ocean-view gym or test your grip on the climbing wall. Want pampering ? Book a treatment at the spa and beauty salon. Have you met anyone with whom you'd like to sit in the dark ? Sneak into the 24-hour darkroom. Shopaholic ? Various duty-free shops are calling. In addition, the cruise organizes fun activities like the Mister The Cruise competition, the hilarious High Heels Run, the belly flop, handbag throwing, bingo, and much more.

But that’s not all ! Royal Caribbean is known for its excellent theater shows. Marvel at the spectacles offered every evening by the ship’s international team of professional dancers and singers. And every year, The Cruise adds its own specialty entertainment to the ship's excellent offerings. You just have to join these great artists in enjoying the best night shows.

Exciting ports of call, stunning views, wild parties and quiet moments alone with the sea

As evening falls, the pool deck is transformed into Europe’s hottest and friendliest floating open-air party, complete with the best sounds, lights, and a happy, high-energy crowd. Enjoy the Sunset Tea Dance (the perfect way to celebrate another day of blissful relaxation at sea and gather for some light-hearted fun as the light turns to gold), the Night Party (dance the night away under the stars in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, to the beats of the best LA DEMENCE DJ's - the famous Belgium night club - up to the magic moment of the sunrise with a last dance), and the After Party in the ship’s disco. Each event is an opportunity to wear your best costumes - white ball, carnival, disco tribute - be creative and inventive ! A magnificent parade of colors and shapes parades tirelessly before your eyes.

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In addition to partying, relaxation, discovery, and sun, The Cruise is also a great opportunity to enjoy excellent meals. Eat what you like, when you like. A midnight snack, a formal dinner, or a healthy lunch ? The choice is yours. With several restaurants onboard plus room service, you will never go hungry. The ships feature an à-la-carte dinner restaurant, a full buffet with extended opening hours, and a late-night buffet, all complimentary. And for those who want to discover new gastronomy, there are also specialty restaurants at reasonable prices.

Open yourself each day to new surprises and new friends

With its various large pools, jacuzzis, and sundecks for every taste, the parties time, and the quiet moments alone with the sea, The Cruise gives you magical moments where entertainment, relaxation, and culture alternate. Open yourself up each day to new surprises.

The ship has 1.643 cabins and suites. The Cruise offers a selection of private homes at sea, from the interior cabins to the junior or premium suites, so you can opt for the one that best suits your style and pocketbook. Sea view or private balcony, the choice is yours. Prices start at 1.649 euros per person (with a 50-euro bar credit included), and you can register online. Note that you don't have to book for two ; they have solutions for solo travelers. Prices include taxes and gratuities. The service is available in five languages: English, French, German, Spanish, and Dutch. Hurry up; various accommodations are already sold !

Info | Booking | Tel: (+ 32) 3 232 96 88 | |

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