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Out Traveler Awards: The Best Cruising, Breakout Destination

Out Traveler Awards: The Best Cruising, Breakout Destination

Out Traveler Awards: The Best Cruising, Breakout Destination

You voted and we tallied. Here are more winners from 2014's Out Traveler Awards.

After weeks of voting, we have winners for this year's Out Traveler Awards, which were decided with your votes. Check out the winners of more categories below.


Ultimate Honeymoon Destination: Paris
Runner-up: Mykonos, Greece

Now that we can wed in France, Paris is an even more desirable as a honeymoon destination, according to voters. All the elements of romance are there: candlelit dinners, strolling in the Mirais, walking across the Seine, laughing on your way up the Eiffel Tower. It seems that when it comes to the places that foster romance, Paris works for everyone; gay, straight, and everything in-between.

Best Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
Runner-up: Norwegian

What is it about Royal Caribbean that won it an OT award for the second year in a row? LGBT travelers must feel comfortable on their ships; in fact, many gay cruisers enjoy sailing the high seas with the diverse crowd that Royal Caribbean attracts. On top of that, Royal Caribbean continues to innovate and invest. The Miami-based company, which operates about 21 floating cities, recently unveiled their incredible Quantum of the Seas ship, with hi-speed WiFi and robot bartenders.

Most Awesome Cruise Experience: Atlantis
Runner-up: Olivia

Royal Caribbean is great if you want to a mainstream cruise experience, but for those who want to be around some seriously sexy gay men, an Atlantis trip fits the bill. Their sunny voyages are reknown for nonstop parties stocked with guys who work out all year just for this. Atlantis also features great performers and exotic ports of call. Next year, get ready for cruises to Hong Kong, Sydney, and Istanbul.

Where to Go Next/Breakout Destination: Reykjavik
Runner-up: Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is bubbling under, but Reyjkavik is no longer the best-kept secret of Scandinavia. Gay travelers have discovered its charms, which include colorful architecture, inventive cuisine (including everything from seafood to candy), and rejuvenating hot springs. Explore everything Rejkjavik, and Iceland, have to offer with this exhaustive list of stories from the North.

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