Considering taking an LGBT cruise for your honeymoon but not really sure how to choose the best one?
Our guide will have you out to see in style in not time!
We’ve rounded up cruise lines that take “all-inclusive” very seriously!
These are the best lines with a stellar reputation for being LGBTQ-friendly.
Let’s check them out and get that honeymoon planned!
How to Choose an LGBT Cruise for Your Honeymoon
According to the Global Passenger Report from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), 28.5 million people took a cruise in 2018, up 6.7% from 2017.
Of those 28.5 million people, 14.2 million of them were North American passengers.
The report also showed that the average age of a cruiser was 47 and the average cruise length was 7 days.
All of the cruise lines listed below are members of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), an international organization and a member-based global organization dedicated to LGBTQ tourism.
All of the cruise lines listed below are also members of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the largest cruise industry trade association in the world.
Ready to take a look?
1. Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line is owned by the Carnival Corporation.
Carnival is the largest cruise line in the world, based on total number of fleet ships, with 26 ships and number of passengers annually, with 5.7 million in 2018.
Within the 26 ships, the largest is Carnival Horizon, which has a passenger capacity of 3,960 and the smallest is Carnival Fantasy, with a passenger capacity of 2,056.
2. Celebrity Cruises
Celebrity Cruises is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. This cruise line is one of the top cruise lines when it comes to being LGBT-friendly.
In 2018, the line was named Best LGBT-Friendly Cruise for the 2018 Gay Travel Awards.
Also, they were award the Cruizie Award for Best Large Ship Cruise Line for LGBTQ Passengers in 2019, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013.
In 2019, they were also awarded for having the Best Onboard LGBTQ Gatherings (Large Ship). Their current fleet consists of 15 ships.
3. Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Its first ship set sail on July 30, 1998.
Their current fleet consists of 4 ships, with each one having their own celebrity godmother, who attends the ship’s launch, blessing and officially naming the ship.
The Disney Magic features 877 cabins and 11 decks. It first launched on July 30, 1998, christened by Patricia Disney, who was the wife of Roy Disney.
The Disney Wonder also features 877 cabins and 11 decks. It set sail on August 15, 1999 with its godmother being Tinker Bell, the fictional character from Peter Pan.
The Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy both features 1,250 cabins and 14 decks.
The Disney Dream made its debut on January 26, 2011, christened by actress and singer Jennifer Hudson, while the Disney Fantasy set sail on March 31, 2012, christened by actress and singer Mariah Carey.
4. Holland America Line
Holland America Line is owned by the Carnival Corporation. The cruise line often hosts cruise organized by LGBT travel companies.
One, the Atlantis Events, is the largest gay and lesbian tour operator in the world, hosting over 25,000 guests annually on all-gay cruises and gay resort vacations
Another, RSVP Vacations, is a cruise agency that provides cruise ship gay and lesbian vacations.
In addition, Holland America Line is a supporter of LGBT organizations, including the National LGBTQ Task Force and the San Diego LGBT Community Center.
5. Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises is owned by Carnival Corporation.
Founded in 1965, Princess Cruises is the 2nd largest cruise line in the world, by revenue, with a 2018 revenue of $18.3 million.
The cruise line became famous when its ship, the MS Pacific, appeared in The Love Boat, a comedy, drama, romance television series that aired for 9 seasons, from 1977 to 1986.
In the television series, the luxury cruise ship was called the Pacific Princess.
Currently, their fleet consists of 17 ships, ranging from the Royal Princess, which has a capacity of 3,600 passengers to the Pacific Princess, which has a capacity of 688 passengers.
6. Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Like Celebrity Cruises, this cruise line is also one of the top cruise lines when it comes to being LGBT-Friendly.
In fact, they are the first and only cruise line to be awarded the Gay Travel Approved Seal of Approval, from Gay Travel.
Royal Caribbean was awarded a Cruizie Award for 4 years in a row. They were named the Best Large Ship Cruise Line for LGBTQ Passengers in 2018 and in 2017.
In 2015 and in 2016, they were awarded for having the Best Onboard LGBTQ Gatherings (Large Ship).
If you want to go with a major line for the best LGBT cruise for your honeymoon, these are definitely your best bets.
It’s really hard to choose a favorite, as they all have something unique to offer.
Personally, I’d love to take a Disney cruise! What could be a more magical way to spend your honeymoon?
How about you? Which of these would you choose for the perfect LGBT cruise for your honeymoon? Share below!
Deanna has a knack for finding unique vacation destinations. She regularly puts her research skills into action to find the most amazing LGBTQ-friendly honeymoon ideas.
When she’s not writing, Deanna loves listening to country music, or watching Dancing With The Stars.