For October’s Halloween and Day of the Dead resort vacation at UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya, not only are food and top-shelf alcohol included, but spa, salon, golf, scuba, and excursions are also included. Talk about convenience!
“Our guests pay only a 20 percent service fee (which amounts to the gratuity for the service) for the spa, salon, and excursion inclusions,” Gunn says of the Halloween vacation. “This elevates the traditional resort experience many have had before to a whole new level. Throw in the fact that our Mexico Resort vacation is over Halloween and Day of the Dead, and it’s an unbeatable experience at an unbeatable price. Never before has our community had this level of luxury in a resort experience.”
“For too long, we’ve been segregated from each other by the available choices in the market,” Gunn explains. “With VACAYA, all people who believe in the simple mantra ‘love is love’ have the chance to come together for the very first time for these extraordinarily fun experiences. Up to this point, these types of vacations have been unavailable to certain community members for a multitude of reasons. VACAYA has created an environment where people of all races, genders, and sexuality can connect with each other in a truly human way. And with all the uncertainly emanating from the world’s capitals as it relates to LGBT+ rights and freedoms, it’s extremely important we’re able to rally around each other as a complete community. VACAYA provides that blissful utopia — even if only for a week at a time — for our whole community to connect.”
As for its inaugural cruise, the Celebrity Summit was one of the first environmentally friendly gas turbine ships on the seas, and its progressive culture is the perfect home for VACAYA’s inaugural voyage.
Following its multi-million-dollar “Celebrity Revolution” makeover, VACAYA’s timing to charter this ship is impeccable. With it’s redesign of all staterooms, spa, and public spaces, addition of modern conveniences, new areas for suite guests, upgraded dining like the Cosmopolitan restaurant and its avant-garde sushi restaurant, Blu, guests will find comfort getting lost and finding luxurious surprises around every corner.
Entertainment is always something to keep in mind as well, especially for queer travelers with high levels of connoisseurship. Thankfully, VACAYA iscompletely customizing the entertainment for their events, bringing in the best comedians, vocalists, musicians, specialty acts, and drag artists from around the world to add to Celebrity Summit’s already world class shows.
“One thing that separates us in the market is the fact that we’ll begin previewing our entertainment and party themes a full 120 days before each event,” Gunn says. “We understand how that adds to the fun and excitement of each trip and we try to give our guests all the tools they’ll need to have an easy and stress-free experience with us.”
Furthermore, VACAYA will release the all-important cruise line booking numbers (which allow guests to book their excursions in advance online) approximately 90 days before each cruise. Gunn recommends using these numbers to book excursions directly from the cruise line, rather than through private companies, to ensure the ship knows exactly where you are so that they ensure a safe return.
“We want our guests to have authentic local experiences,” Gunn adds of personalizing excursions. “It’s the key to any vacation. One thing to remember is that many times we will create a completely custom itinerary and that sometimes takes us to ports the cruise lines don’t travel to regularly. Those are the most fun because we get to build the on-shore excursion experience hand-in-hand and from the ground up with the cruise lines.”
Travel has never been so convenient for queer escapers, and as VACAYA leads into its many upcoming adventures this inaugural season, eager visitors are right to be curious. The ever-changing landscape of travel will soon become tangible through a queer lens.
VACAYA is just speeding things along.
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