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Press release edited by J.F. Kloppers

25/06/2016 - Get onboard an epic adventure when American based Atlantis Cruises returns to the legendary Allure of the Seas for the finale of its 25th Anniversary Celebration. They've chartered the largest ship in the world to create a massive fun-filled week of non-stop parties, stellar entertainment, and endless surprises for 5400 guests from around the world. The stage is set for the biggest gay celebration on the high seas yet and you’re invited.

All-new for 2017, Atlantis Cruises presents the largest and most extravagant gay cruise in history on the awe-inspiring Allure of the Seas – the biggest ship in the world! There’s never been an Atlantis cruise like this, reinvented for a new generation with fantastic parties, awesome new entertainment, thrilling original activities, and more fun than you ever imagined for 5400 guests from around the world. Starting at an incredible $899 (R13 500)!

The World’s Most Incredible Ship

Everything you know about cruising changes when you set foot on the spectacular Allure of the Seas. She’s the most amazing ship for a gay cruise with more ways to entertain, amuse, enlighten, pamper, challenge, tantalize, and thrill than you could possibly imagine. Where else will you find:

  • 5 Theaters with over 20 different shows
  • 5 Distinctive dance spaces ranging from massive to intimate
  • 13 tantalizing restaurants and cafes
  • 4 inviting pools on the world’s largest and highest open-air deck
  • 7 unique “neighborhoods” to meet friends, explore, play, and relax
  • An ice rink, rock wall, zip line, sports court, and two FlowRider surf simulators

All creating the perfect setting for the most fantastic Atlantis cruise in history!

Biggest Gay Cruise Ever

So is Allure too big? That’s a matter of personal taste, but if you want to experience the most feature-rich, best reviewed, and most talked about ship in history, then Allure is for you.

Amazing Spaces. Incredible Places.

Seven distinct “neighborhoods” span Allure’s seventeen decks, offering a series of unique experiences and original ways to play. Stroll the lush gardens of Central Park, ride the carousel on the open-air Boardwalk, have a laugh with our gay comics or a dance in the Entertainment Court, or take in the warm Caribbean sun on the world’s largest outdoor pool deck. Maybe try a few things you never imagined at sea: fly our spine-tingling zip line, marvel at the high-diving show in the AquaTheater, enjoy a drink at The Rising Tide bar, or learn to surf on twin FlowRider surf simulators 150 feet above the ocean.

Three Perfect Shores

The sun never stops shining on our three gorgeous beach destinations. From gay-central Ft. Lauderdale, we’ll spend a fun-filled day at sea as we head to the breathtaking island of Cozumel to discover some of the world’s best diving and snorkeling sites. Next, we’ll visit the fascinating port of Costa Maya, gateway to previously inaccessible Mayan treasures and home to an authentic Mexican village. Join an excursion or simply spend the day on a relaxing powder-white sand beach, margarita in hand of course.

After a relaxing day at sea, we’ll sail to our private island paradise of Labadee. This exclusive destination offers pristine beaches, breathtaking scenery, and spectacular water activities including an Aqua park, Mountain Zipline, sports park, private cabanas, and even a roller coaster through the hills!

A City of Entertainment

Atlantis creates stellar shows with phenomenal entertainers from the gay community and beyond and Allure lets us take things to a whole new level. The main three story theater hosts a full Broadway production of Mamma Mia!, a brilliant acrobatic and flying musical called Blue Planet, Atlantis original shows, and a superstar guest artist. Or two.

And that’s just the beginning. Studio B features a fantastic ice show and original Atlantis entertainment. And the AquaTheater offers a dazzling water show that’s simply a wonder of acrobatics, high-diving, and dance set against the ocean’s night sky.

Dance. Dance. Dance.

The best parties in the gay world take place at sea, and with five incredible dance venues Allure gives you bigger and better parties than ever before. The massive AquaTheater hosts the biggest afternoon t-dances (and a few special events) in our most spectacular venue yet, surrounded by massive LED screens, world-class sound, views from the balconies and rock walls, and the ocean all around you.

At night we’ll transform the massive open-air Solarium into a technical marvel, featuring a wrap-around video wall, sensational laser effects and dazzling lighting to illuminate the night sky. With two stories of dancing, there’s never been a bigger venue for the largest gay cruise!

And there’s still more, starting with special events in the Promenade. Studio B hosts some incredible indoor events and outrageous after-hours parties along with a few surprises. There’s alternative music in Blaze, and retro-classics in the art-deco themed Dazzles. On Allure, you’ll always find a musical style you love!

Dining for Friends. And Friendly Dining.

From quick bites between events to leisurely multi-course meals with friends, Allure offers more tantalizing dining choices than any ship we’ve ever sailed. The elaborate three-story main restaurant invites you to enjoy freshly prepared seasonal cuisine. Grab a chair and a salad in Central Park at the Park Café. Or sit down over sushi at Izumi. There’s always a fresh pizza waiting for you at Sorrento’s, and Café Promenade never stops serving delicious sandwiches and other treats.

And for something special, start at the top with Michelin-starred chef Michael Schwartz’ multi-course dinner at Park 150. Or gather some friends over family-style Italian at Giovanni’s Table. A perfect steak awaits you at Chops Grill, and there’s no better Mexican food at sea than at Sabor on the Boardwalk.

Of course, there’s never a dress code or assigned seating on Atlantis so you’ll always feel comfortable in our casual, friendly dining environment.

New Ways to Play

Days at sea offer endless options, starting with an entire deck dedicated to sports and activities. Join a game of water polo in the sports pool, climb one of the two challenging rock walls, soar through the air on the zip line, or play volleyball on the full-size court. There’s even ice skating! For something truly original, check out our FlowRider surf simulators 150 feet above the ocean!

Staying active is easy in the first-rate, fully-equipped gym, featuring the latest in cardio and weight-training equipment. And runners will love the wrap-around track with fabulous ocean views!

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted. And More.

The Atlantis experience is a vacation filled with magical moments in a community that simply doesn't exist anywhere else. And there’s no better place to create more fun for everyone than on the awesome Allure of the Seas. While we all love bigger, the real joy is in the variety of experiences that you’ll discover with friends old and new.

Our new low fares start at an incredible $899 (R13 500), making it easier for everyone to join in the celebration! Be a part of the largest gay community at sea as we sail the awe-inspiring Allure of the Seas for the biggest Caribbean cruise in Atlantis history.

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