Tour Operator Spotlight: R Family Vacations
Photos courtesy of R Family Vacations
Story by: Olga Bas
R Family Vacations
(1-866–732-6822, www.rfamilyvacations.com, firstname.lastname@example.org)
About:R Family Vacations is the first company to offer vacations for gay and lesbians, as well as their friends and families (kids included!) The company was founded by travel entrepreneur Gregg Kaminsky and Kelli O’Donnell. This is the most inclusive gay cruises ever offered with something for everyone, for travelers of all ages and persuasions. The vacations include some of the best entertainment at sea. Past performers have included Melissa Etheridge, Gloria Estefan, Kathy Griffin, Joy Behar, Erasure, Sheena Easton, and Rosie O’Donnell as well as some of Broadway’s biggest and brightest stars.
Clientele: Adult Guests: 45% lesbian; 40% gay; 15% Straight Friends & Family / 4-500 kids of all ages
Price range: $ 849-11,499
Upcoming trips: Sail from gay–friendly Seattle to the beautiful state of Alaska. We can’t promise that you’ll see Russia from here but we know you will leave the cruise with new lifelong friends. 2200 friends – 7 amazing nights – one incredible ship (the Norwegian Star). With 13 choices of cuisine, whether you're craving French or Chinese, you won't have to step on land to get a taste of delicious food while being entertained by a great band.
Deals and steals: Mention Out Traveler when you book a 2009 Alaska summer cruise on or before March 1st and receive R Family Alaska T-Shirts for your entire stateroom. Early Bird Rates still apply.