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6.17.2008

By Aefa Mulholland | AN OUTTRAVELER.COM EXCLUSIVE

On board Sweet embarks from the Crescent City on the 1,970-passenger Norwegian Spirit.

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Western Caribbean Cruise aboard Norwegian Spirit

New Orleans, Louisiana to New Orleans, Louisiana

Nov. 8-15, 2009

On board Sweet embarks from the Crescent City on the 1,970-passenger Norwegian Spirit.

On shore Ports of call include Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Honduras; and Cozumel, Mexico.

On the itinerary The new lesbian Sweet's opening foray into queer travel, a Fall 2009 Caribbean cruise departs from New Orleans after guests spend three days participating in Hurricane Katrina relief.

TRAVELPRIDE www.travelpride.com

New Year's Costa Rica aboard a Wind Star ship

San Jose to San Jose, Puerto Rico

December 26, 2009-January 2, 2010

On board 148 passengers take to the waves on this elegant sailing yacht, stopping in thrilling lesser known ports by day and enjoying tea dances, lectures, and live entertainment by night.

On shore The sexy roundtrip from Puerto Rico visits Isla Coiba on the jungle's hem; stunning Qu'pos, party town Jaco, snorkeling haven Playas del Coco, and Isla Tortuga.

On the itinerary Isla Coiba, Panama; Qu'pos, Jaco, Playas del Coco, and Isla Tortuga, Costa Rica.

Vietnam and Cambodia River Cruise

Ho Chi Minh city to Tonle Sap

March 21-28, 2010

On board The 92-passenger MS La Marguerite offers spacious state rooms, Mekong Restaurant, Saigon Lounge, Panoramic Lounge/Library, Sun Deck Bar, and wellness area.

On shore Shore expeditions include stops at colonial towns, monasteries, temples, and charming villages including Cai Be, Sa Dec, Tan Chau, Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap.

On the itinerary This all-gay luxurious cruise along the Mekong will have you exploring pre-Angkorian ruins, the Tonle Sap River and all the mysterious eddies and inlets of the mighty Mekong.

Mysteries of the Black Sea Cruise aboard Le Boreal

Istanbul to Istanbul

August 16-23, 2010

On board 95 percent of the 100 cabins on this all-gay cruise have private balconies from which to admire the wonders of Eastern Europe.

On shore The sexy roundtrip from Istanbul visits Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine.

On the itinerary Istanbul; Nessebur, Bulgaria; Constanta, Romania; Odessa, Ukraine; Sevastopol, Ukraine; Yalta, Ukraine.

VARIETY CRUISES www.varietycruises.com

Alternative Lifestyle Gay Cruise aboard the Panorama

Athens to Athens

Aug. 20-27, 2010

On board The 49-passenger Panorama offers 25 state rooms, two bars, a sundeck, and swimming platform.

On shore Shore expeditions include stops at mythical destinations from the beaches of Kimolos, tavernas of Folegandros, and stunning Santorini to gay mecca Mykonos and lovely Kea.

On the itinerary Swim under the Temple of Poseidon, sip welcome cocktails, get into character at the Arabian Nights party, barbecue on deck, and dress formally for the Captain's dinner. Complimentary use of fishing and snorkeling gear is available.

VENTURE OUT www.venture-out.com

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