Articles + Press Releases

PRESS RELEASES

Articles about VACAYA

July 20, 2022 – Vacationer Magazine – CDC Suspends COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships

July 19, 2022 – The Huntswoman – LGBT+ Friendly Travel Destinations – Leading with VACAYA!

July 8, 2022 – Marketing Facts – Innovation in Marketing – Marketing the Rainbow: Het andere cruisen. In het Nederlands. ????????


June 30, 2022 – Sabor FM 88.9 – El primer crucero exclusivo de la colectividad gay en Argentina zarpara en 2022. En español. ????????

June 24, 2022 – The Middle East North Africa Financial Network – Costa Rica Consolidates as a Destination for LGBTI+ Travelers

June 21, 2022 – La Republica Costa Rica – Costa Rica se consolida como destino para viajeros LGBTI+. En español. ????????

June 13, 2022 – The Points Guy – Coming out through travel: learning to love myself one trip at a time

June 13, 2022 – TripSavvy – Gay Cruising – What to Know Before You Go

June 5, 2022 – MSN – These LGBTQ-focused travel companies can help you plan the perfect cruise

June 5, 2022 – Travel News Switzerland – DAS SIND DIE NEUESTEN MELDUNGEN AUS DER CRUISE-SZENE. Auf Deutsch. ????????

June 3, 2022 – Dallas Voice – VACAYA’s own Danny Lee Cabrera named Dallas Pride Grand Marshal


May 24, 2022 – News Is Out – VACAYA is partially credited with helping LGBT+ travel to bounce back

Celebrity Cruises Pride Party at Sea including collaboration with VACAYA:

  • May 24, 2022 – Toscana Calcio – Celebrity Tours celebra la comunità LGBTQ*! In italiano. ????????
  • May 24, 2022 – Schiffe und Kreuzfahrten – Celebrity Cruises feiert die LGBTUQ*-Community! Auf Deutsch. ????????

May 23, 2022 – Vacationer – Vacationer of the Week: Joseph Wayne Henry Love

May 15, 2022 – Look-Travels – 4 nouvelles agences de voyage LGBTQ veulent vous emmener en vacances. En français. ????????

May 8, 2022 – OUTVoices – VACAYA brings everyone under the rainbow together for a truly LGBTQ vacation.


April 24, 2022 – Meaws – VACAYA – Polynesia Cruise

April 7, 2022 – XBIZ – 2022 Cybersocket Awards Nominees Announced


March 21, 2022 – GayPV.com – VACAYA is heading to Gay Puerto Vallarta! Exclusive interview with VACAYA co-founders.


February 25, 2022 – New York Times – Along Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Tourists, Drugs, and Violence

February 21, 2022 – Edge Media Network – As Global Tourism Rebounds, Who Controls the Narrative for LGBTQ+ Travel?

February 18, 2022 – Vacationer Magazine – Vacaya Begins Its 5th Birthday with a 2023 Caribbean Cruise

February 4, 2022 – Travel + Leisure – I Went On My First Gay Cruise — Here’s What It Was Like


January 17, 2022 – Edge Media Network – LGBTQ Tour Operator VACAYA Completes Caribbean Cruise, Responds to Scathing NY Times Article

  • February 17, 2022 – Montagne Distribution – Gay travel boss slams ‘homophobic’ gay cruise story in New York Times
  • January 31, 2022 – Gay City News – The Aftermath of the Gay Cruise Controversy
  • January 24, 2022 – El Planeta Rosa – El New York Times es acusado de homofobia por una noticia sobre un crucero gay. En español.
  • January 22, 2022 – Instinct Magazine – Op-Ed by writer Adam Dupuis
  • January 20, 2022 – Metro Weekly – Gay travel company slams ‘homophobic’ gay cruise story in New York Times
  • January 20, 2022 – them. – Gay Cruise Operators Are Feuding With the New York Times

VACAYA’s Response to them.’s view:

“Hundreds of articles have been written about the cruise industry during the pandemic. Not once in those heterosexual-focused articles were ‘orgies’ and ‘cocaine’ mentioned. Including that in the single gay-focused article on the topic was at best stereotypical and at worst homophobic. The issues brought up in the New York Times article were certainly worthy of debate, but the way The Times framed the topic, using sensationalized non-newsworthy quotes pulled from social media to paint an improper view of our community showed an unacceptable prejudice. And VACAYA will always stand up for the LGBT+ community.”

  • January 19, 2022 – Meaws – Yes, NY Times, A Gay Cruise Company Can Keep Guests Safe Amid a Pandemic
  • January 18, 2022 – Seatrade Cruise News – Yes, a gay cruise can keep guests safe in pandemic: VACAYA
  • January 18, 2022 – Yahoo! News – New York Times accused of ‘homophobia’ over gay cruise boat story

January 11, 2022 – Edge Media Network – LGBTQ Cruises Sail on as CDC Issues Warnings, Some Lines Cancel


December 24, 2021 – Edge Media Network – Bob the Drag Queen, Amber Riley Among VACAYA’s Caribbean Cruise Headliners


November 5, 2021 – Edge Media Network – LGBTQ Tour Operator VACAYA Says All Guests Safe in Resort Shooting

November 1, 2021 – Gay Desert Guide – Light Up the Night and WIN!


October 19, 2021 – Gay Desert Guide – Get Ready for Pride and Show Your Support of the LGBTQ Community

October 14, 2021 – Out Traveler – Why VACAYA Thinks Travel Can Change the World

October 5, 2021 – Out Coast – Celebrity Cruises Welcomes LGBTQ Travelers

October 5, 2021 – OutSmart – VACAYA named Finalist in 2021 Readers Choice Awards

October 2, 2021 – Homo Culture – Is Croatia the Best Up and Coming Destination for Taking a Gay Cruise?


September 27, 2021 – Out Traveler – Ed Letter: Out Traveler is Back in Print!

September 27, 2021 – Out Traveler – What Does LGBTQ+ Travel of Tomorrow Look Like?

  • September 27, 2021 – Yahoo! News – What Does LGBTQ+ Travel of Tomorrow Look Like?

September 27, 2021 – Viajes y Noticias – Primer Crucero 100% LGTB a la Antártida Argentina. En español. ????????

September 9, 2021 – The Washington Blade – LGBTQ travelers show how to explore safely this fall

September 2, 2021 – Philadelphia Gay News – LGBTQ travelers show how to travel safely this fall


August 31, 2021 – The Portland Press Herald – Eight questions about traveling to Europe, answered


July 30, 2021 – OutTraveler – Why Your Next Vacay Should Be With VACAYA

July 14, 2021 – Fodor’s Travel – Costa Rica: Is This the Next Big LGBTQ+ Travel Destination?

July 14, 2021 – Edge Media Network – Caribbean Calling: VACAYA’s Record-Breaking Return to LGBTQ Travel

July 13, 2021 – The Points Guy – 4 things to consider before booking an LGBTQ cruise

July 13, 2021 – Región Cultural – Cómo será el primer crucero LGTBIQ+ en Argentina. En español. ????????


June 27, 2021 – PressFrom – Travel with Pride: 7 planning resources that cater to the LGBTQIA+ community

June 26, 2021 – Yahoo! News – ‘Pure glee and joy’: Exotic vacations are back, and LGBTQ+ travelers are leading the way

June 17, 2021 – PressFrom – These LGBTQ-focused travel companies can help you plan the perfect cruise

June 11, 2021 – AARP – LGBTQ Is a Growing Market for Travel Industry

June 9, 2021 – Barron’s Penta – Profile: LGBT+ Travel Expert Patrick Gunn’s Favorite Things

June 8, 2021 – Gaycation Magazine – LGBTQ+ Cruise Line CEO Says Sailing Is Back and Selling Out Everywhere

June 2, 2021 – Matador Network – On queer cruises, you can truly be yourself, and these are the best to take


May 27, 2021 – OUT – VACAYA’s travel packages are exactly what we need to start our post-pandemic life on the right track.

May 21, 2021 – Washington Post – 9 questions about traveling to Europe, answered

May 18, 2021 – ON THE EDGE – Edge Media Network’s Matthew Wexler talks emerging travel trends with VACAYA and R Family Vacations

May 13, 2021 – Washington Post – Luxury ranches and mini-moons: How covid has changed honeymoons

May 12, 2021 – OutSmart – Travel and Tourism Make a Comeback

May 11, 2021 – Out Voices Phoenix – Vacations are back on the agenda with VACAYA

May 10, 2021 – Metrosource – The 2021 Travel Bucket List with coverage of VACAYA’s Antarctica Cruise

May 10, 2021 – Scruff Brazil – Cruzeiro LGBT+ para o Caribe em 2022 já tem ingressos quase esgotados. Em português.

May 9, 2021 – USA Today – LGBTQ travelers leading the way to tourism recovery

  • May 20, 2021 – GeorgiaVoice – LGBTQ Travelers to the Rescue!
  • May 20, 2021 – Watermark – Queers Lead the Way to Tourism Recovery
  • May 9, 2021 – Yahoo! News – LGBTQ travelers leading the way to tourism recovery

April 30, 2021 – Ahoy! – David Eugene Perry speaks with Randle Roper, co-founder and CEO of VACAYA

April 14, 2021 – GayCities – Provincetown theme weeks (including VACAYA Ptown Summer Jamboree) set to make a comeback in 2021

Apr 14, 2021 – Broadway World – VACAYA helps propel beloved drag performers’ careers forward

Apr 5, 2021 – QueerFourty – Become a Wonder Woman of VACAYA

Apr 5, 2021 – EdgeMedia – VACAYA Sails the Caribbean and Far-Reaching Adventures in Iceland, Seychelles, and Antarctica.


Mar 28, 2021 – Retire Fabulously – Writer Dave Hughes explores How the Pandemic Has Changed and Is Changing the Way We Travel

Mar 26, 2021 – Conversations with Doc Martin – Watch Dr. Martin Mendelson’s interview of VACAYA CEO Randle Roper

Mar 19, 2021 – GED Gay Entertainment Directory – Sail Toward the Future with VACAYA

Mar 16, 2021 – Cruise Critic – Gay and Lesbian Charter Cruises 2021-2022

Mar 2, 2021 – viaggiOff (Italy) – Dall’Argentina all’Antartide: la super crociera Lgbt+ salperà nel 2022. In italiano. ????????

Mar 2, 2021 – Travel Tomorrow – First LGBT+ cruise to set sail to Antarctica in 2022


Feb 27, 2021 – MercoPress – LBGT+ cruise to Antarctica from Ushuaia in December 2022 sold out in ten days

Feb 24, 2021 – OutTravler – See Gay Penguins, Argentina & Antarctica on LGBTQ+ Cruise

Feb 24, 2021 – TravelPulse – Antarctica cruise the fastest sell out in VACAYA history

Feb 16, 2021 – GlobalTraveler – Tour Operators Launch LGBT+ Options for 2021

Feb 3, 2021 – Travel Pulse – How Are LGBTQ Travel Companies Planning for 2021?

Feb 3, 2021 – aboutTravel – Première croisière 100% LGBT pour l’Antarctique en 2022. En français. ????????

Feb 1, 2021 – JAKE – Gay Londoners in the know recognize VACAYA’s Antarctic Adventure is “a total game changer for big gay cruises!”


Jan 29, 2021 – Upsocl – The first LGBTQ+ cruise ship to Antarctica will set sail in 2022.

Jan 27, 2021 – He Said Magazine – VACAYA Launches 2022 Antarctica Cruise and a slew of other vacations

Jan 27, 2021 – GlobalTravelerUSA.com – Tour Operators Launch LGBTQ+ Options for 2021 (see Page 76)

Jan 26, 2021 – Bear World Magazine – VACAYA makes history with the first LGBTQ+ charter cruise to Antarctica!

Jan 26, 2021 – Pride Journeys – VACAYA Launches 2022 Antarctica Cruise

South American Coverage of VACAYA Antarctica Cruise Launch:

  • Apr 13, 2021 – Caretas Ilustracion Peruana (Peru) – El primer crucero 100 % LGTB a la Antártida saldrá desde Argentina en 2022. En español. ????????
  • Apr 12, 2021 – América Televisión (Peru) – El primer crucero 100% LGBT a la Antártida saldrá desde Argentina en 2022. En español. ????????
  • Apr 12, 2021 – Canal N (Peru) – Primer crucero 100% LGBT a la Antártida saldrá desde Argentina en 2022. En español. ????????
  • Apr 6, 2021 – El Litoral (Argentina) – Zarpará hacia la Antártida “Le Boreal”, el primer crucero LGBTI. En español. ????????
  • Mar 17, 2021 – Club Magazine (Chile) – El primer crucero 100% LGBT a la Antártida zarpará desde Argentina en 2022. En español. ????????
  • Mar 15, 2021 – Info Isla (Argentina) – Cómo será el primer crucero LGBT+ que partirá de Ushuaia a la Antártida y ya vendió todos los pasajes. En español. ????????
  • Mar 7, 2021 – Putumayo Extra (Colombia) – Así será el primer crucero LGBT desde Argentina a la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Feb 26, 2021 – T News Magazine (Argentina) – El primer crucero LGBT saldrá a la Antártida desde Argentina. En español. ????????
  • Feb 23, 2021 – La Cueva de Domínguez (Peru) – Argentina promociona primer crucero LGTB rumbo a la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Feb 17, 2021 – Press Latam (Argentina) – EL PRIMER CRUCERO 100% LGBT A LA ANTÁRTIDA ZARPARÁ DESDE ARGENTINA EN 2022. En español. ????????
  • Feb 14, 2021 – Head Topic (Argentina) – El primer crucero exclusivo para la comunidad gay en Argentina zarpará en 2022. En español. ????????
  • Feb 12, 2021 – Catamarcaya (Argentina) – El primer crucero exclusivo para la comunidad gay. En español. ????????
  • Feb 11, 2021 – información periodística (Argentina) – El primer crucero LGBTIQ+ a la Antártida partirá de Argentina. En español. ????????
  • Feb 3, 2021 – Norte (Argentina) – Argentina será punto de partida del primer crucero 100% Lgbtiq+ a la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Feb 1, 2021 – Uno (Argentina) – El primer crucero de la comunidad LGTBIQ+ será en Argentina. En español. ????????
  • Jan 30, 2021 – Blog Do Jornalista Arnaldo Moreira (Brazil) – O primeiro cruzeiro 100% LGBT à Antártida. Em português. ????????
  • Jan 30, 2021 – Buenos Viajes (Argentina) – Anuncian el primer crucero LGBT a la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 30, 2021 – TN (Argentina) – El primer crucero exclusivo para la comunidad gay en Argentina zarpará en 2022. En español. ????????
  • Jan 29, 2021 – Gay-Blog.com by Scruff (Brazil) – Argentina terá cruzeiro 100% LGBT runo à Antárctica em 2022. Em português. ????????
  • Jan 29, 2021 – Observatoriog (Argentina) – Argentina inaugura o primeiro cruzeiro LGBT+ para a Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 29, 2021 – Poenaroda (Brazil) – 1º cruzeiro LGBT rumo à Antártica sairá da Argentina em 2022. Em português. ????????
  • Jan 28, 2021 – Turismo12 AR (Argentina) – Vacaya apuesta a Argentina y anuncia el primer crucero LGTB+. En español. ????????
  • Jan 28, 2021 – Mensajero (Argentina) – El buque de la naviera estadounidense Vacaya partirá de Ushuaia el 6 de diciembre de 2022. En español. ????????
  • Jan 28, 2021 – Mercado & Eventos (Brazil) – Argentina terá o primeiro cruzeiro 100% LGBT para a Antártida. Em português. ????????
  • Jan 28, 2021 – Hoy Día Córdoba (Argentina) – Anuncian el primer crucero LGBT+ que irá desde Argentina a la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 28, 2021 – Kit Radio (Argentina) – Anuncian el primer crucero LGBT+ que irá desde Argentina a la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 27, 2021 – Compartiendo (Argentina) – El primer crucero LGBT a la Antártida sale en 2022. En español. ????????
  • Jan 27, 2021 – El Sol (Argentina) – Así será el primer crucero 100% LGBTQ+ a la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 27, 2021 – Dimensión Noticias (Argentina) – Así será el primer crucero 100% LGBTQ+ a la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 27, 2021 – Daily Traveling News (Argentina) – El primer crucero LGBT saldrá desde Argentina en el 2022. En español. ????????
  • Jan 26, 2021 – Los Andes (Argentina) – Argentina fue elegida como punto de partida para el primer crucero 100% lgbtq+ a la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 25, 2021 – MercoPress (Argentina) – Crucero 100% LGBTIQ a Antártica parte de Ushuaia en diciembre de 2022. En español. ????????
  • Jan 25, 2021 – El Sureñio (Argentina) – Crucero con pasaje Lgbtiq+ recorrerá la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 25, 2021 – Clarin (Argentina) – Argentina fue elegida para el primer crucero 100% lgbtiq+ a la Antártida en 2022. En español. ????????
  • Jan 24, 2021 – Portal de América (Argentina) – Argentina fue seleccionada para el primer crucero Lgbtq+ a la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 23, 2021 – Dimension Turistica Magazine (Argentina) – Crucero 100% LGBT+ prepara su primera expedicin de lujo a la Antrtida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 23, 2021 – El Esquiú (Argentina) – Crucero 100% LGBT+ prepara su primera expedición de lujo a la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 23, 2021 – Rosario Ya (Argentina) – ARGENTINA FUE ELEGIDA PARA EL PRIMER CRUCERO 100% LGBTQ+. En español. ????????
  • Jan 22, 2021 – Noticias Por El Mundo (Argentina) – Argentina fue elegida para ser el punto de partida del primer crucero 100% lgbtq+. En español. ????????
  • Jan 22, 2021 – Telam (Argentina) – Los pasajeros iniciarán el viaje el 6 de diciembre de 2022 en una nave 5 estrellas. En español. ????????
  • Jan 22, 2021 – Crónica (Argentina) – Argentina fue elegida para ser el punto de partida del primer crucero 100% lgbtq+. En español. ????????
  • Jan 22, 2021 – Senti Argentina (Argentina) – Argentina fue elegida para el primer crucero 100% Lgbtq+ a la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 22, 2021 – Info Fueguina (Argentina) – Zarpará de Ushuaia crucero de lujo “exclusivo LGTB+” rumbo a la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 22, 2021 – El Liberal (Argentina) – En 2022 partirá un crucero 100% LGBTIQ+ a la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 21, 2021 – Via Pais (Argentina) – Partirá desde Ushuaia a la Antártida el primer crucero 100% LGBTIQ+. En español. ????????
  • Jan 21, 2021 – Viajeros Ocultos (Argentina) – Lanzarán crucero LGBTIQ+ a la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 21, 2021 – Mensajero (Argentina) – ANUNCIAN EL PRIMER CRUCERO LGBT+ A LA ANTÁRTIDA. En español. ????????
  • Jan 21, 2021 – Tarde Pero Seguro (Argentina) – Anuncian el primer crucero LGBT desde Ushuaia a la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 20, 2021 – El Periodista (Chile) – El primer crucero 100% Lgbtiq+ que visitará la Antártida, partirá desde Tierra del Fuego. En español. ????????
  • Jan 20, 2021 – ES Noticia (Argentina) – En 2022 partirá desde Ushuaia el primer crucero 100% Lgbtiq+ hacia la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 20, 2021 – Uno Santa Fe (Argentina) – La navegación está programada en uno de los barcos de expedición más lujosos del mundo. En español. ????????
  • Jan 20, 2021 – El Planteo (Argentina) – En 2022 Partirá desde Ushuaia el Primer Crucero 100% LGBTIQ+ Hacia la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 20, 2021 – Viajando (Peru) – Cruceros: salida a la Antártida para público LGBTen 2022. En español. ????????
  • Jan 20, 2021 – Info News (Argentina) – En 2022 partirá el primer crucero 100% LGBTIQ+ hacia la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 20, 2021 – NotiTur (Argentina) – El primer crucero LGBT a Antartida en 2022. En español. ????????
  • Jan 20, 2021 – Critica Sur (Argentina) – En 2022 partirá desde Ushuaia el primer crucero 100% LGTB+ hacia la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 20, 2021 – Latitud 2000 (Argentina) – Antartida recibirá el primer crucero LGBT en 2022. En español. ????????
  • Jan 20, 2021 – el diario de turismo (Argentina) – Vacaya: Antarctica Cruise, Diciembre 6-17, 2022. En español. ????????
  • Jan 20, 2021 – Grupo La Provincia (Argentina) – En 2022 partirá desde Ushuaia el primer crucero 100% Lgbtiq+ hacia la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 20, 2021 – Hosteltur Latam (Argentina) – Anuncian el primer crucero LGBT desde Argentina a la Antártida. En español. ????????
  • Jan 20, 2021 – La Agencia de Viajes (Argentina) – Vacaya navega a la Antártida en crucero 100% LGBT+. En español. ????????
  • Jan 19, 2021 – VIAG (Brazil) – Antártica receberá seu primeiro cruzeiro LGBT+. Em português. ????????
  • Jan 19, 2021 – Turismo 530 (Argentina) – El primer crucero LGBT+ a la Antártida partirá desde Argentina en 2022. En español. ????????

Dec 18, 2020 – Edge Media – LGBTQ Tour Operator VACAYA Announces P-Town ‘Summer Jamboree’

Dec 16, 2020 – Pride Journeys – VACAYA launches innovative LGBT+ vacation: 2021 PTOWN SUMMER JAMBOREE

Dec 12, 2020 – The Gay Traveler – VACAYA is taking over Provincetown for a ‘Summer Jamboree’

Dec 7, 2020 – Nomadic Boys – Top gay cruises to look forward to this year


Nov 24, 2020 – OUT.com – VACAYA is the only travel company featured in OUT’s holiday gift guide for the traveler in your life.

Nov 10, 2020 – Out Smart Magazine – PANDEMIC VACATIONS: Staying safe with COVID-19 precautions at popular travel destinations (page 66)


Oct 25, 2020 – FreshFruitMag – VACAYA is featured in a great FreshFruitMag.com article that outlines the state of the cruise industry.


Aug 31, 2020 – A&U Magazine – Senior Editor Dann Dulin offers an in-depth look at VACAYA Co-founder Randle Roper

Aug 27, 2020 – Metrosource – Plan your 2021 LGBTQ Vacation in New Orleans with VACAYA

Aug 26, 2020 – Pride Journey’s – VACAYA makes history again with innovative CLOSE-TO-HOME vacation: 2021 New Orleans Cruise

Aug 1, 2020 – EDGEMediaNetwork – LGBTQ Tour Operator, VACAYA Announces ‘Close-to-Home’ 2021 River Cruise


July 23, 2020 – A&U Magazine – Patrick Gunn shares his passion for travel and philanthropic endeavors including VACAYA’s ReachOUT program.


Apr 1, 2020 – Q Plus – The Love Boat – LGBTQ+Cruise ship


Mar 27, 2020 – Dallas Voice -The Dallas-Fort Worth LGBT+ community voted VACAYA “Best LGBT Cruise Experience” in the annual Readers Voice Awards

Article Series: VACAYA Blog – VACAYA Announces ‘Saturday Night Spotlight’ to Aid Entertainers in the Wake of Covid-19

  • Mar 27, 2020 – IGLTA – In an email to their members the International LGBTQ Travel Association highlighted VACAYA’s effort.
  • Mar 27, 2020 – He Said Magazine – A Cruise Ship Cabaret In Your Living Room – He Said Magazine highlights VACAYA’s ‘Saturday Night Spotlight’
  • Mar 24, 2020 – TAGS Podcast – In Episode 148 at timecode 00:29:30, the boys at TALK ABOUT GAY SEX Podcast highlight VACAYA’s ‘Saturday Night Spotlight’
  • Mar 21, 2020 – BroadwayWorld – VACAYA Holds ‘Saturday Night Spotlight’ to Help Entertainers In The Wake Of Covid-19

Feb 21, 2020 – GayTimes – How the world’s first LGBTQ cruise is shaking up the seas


Jan 20, 2020 – PrideJourneys.com – VACAYA – A Bold New Player in LGBT+ Travel Launches Season 2

Jan 4, 2020 – Travel Pulse – VACAYA contributes to article on Queer Trends in Travel


Dec 30, 2019 – Brides News – What You Need To Know

Dec 27, 2019 – Edge Media – Analysis of the LGBTQ Travel Industry and VACAYA’s role in it

Article Series: VACAYA Blog – Wedding Saved By VACAYA and Hilton After Venue Declined Gay Couple

  • Dec 18, 2019 – USAToday – Marriott apologizes after property denies same-sex wedding
  • Dec 17, 2019 – LGBTQ Nation – Sheraton refused to host this gay man’s wedding so Hilton is doing it for free
  • Dec 13, 2019 – Josh Rimer Vlog – The good and bad news about our wedding – VACAYA saves the day
  • Dec 11, 2019 – CityNewsTV – Wedding saved after venue declined gay couple
  • Dec 11, 2019 – The Lynda Steele Show – A tale of a Sheraton’s homophobia from Mr. Gay Canada 2019

Nov 12, 2019 – The Gay Journal – What is VACAYA?

Nov 10, 2019 – James Nunn – Vacay(a) in the Mexican Riviera

Nov 4, 2019 – BOYZ Magazine – A first hand account of “Life aboard with the cruising gays”


Oct 25, 2019 – Dallas Voice – Kristin Chenoweth calls cruising with gay men on VACAYA’s inaugural voyage “… my version of heaven!”

Oct 19, 2019 – Instinct Magazine – Jaymes Vaughan discusses VACAYA’s vacation space where everyone feels included, regardless of age, race, body type, gender, or sexual orientation.

Oct 17, 2019 – The Bay Area Reporter – New travel company markets to entire LGBTQ+ community, including kink

Oct 14, 2019 – GayCities – Cruise news! New trips, new ships with VACAYA

Oct 9, 2019 – OutTravler – My Lesbian Take on the First Totally Adult LGBTQ Cruise

Oct 2, 2019 – Travel Squire – VACAYA: A New LGBTQ+ Travel Company

Oct 1, 2019 – Advocate – UNICO 2087, A new gay friendly Mexican resort is redefining vacation


Sept 20, 2019 – Cruise Critic – 8 Reasons Why LGBT+ Travelers Will Love a Vacaya Cruise

Sept 17, 2019 – Cape Cod Today – Inaugural Vacaya Cruise Makes Cape Cod History with Differio

Sept 5, 2019 – IGLTA.org – Matthew Wexler shares his ‘LGBTQIAPK’ Week at Sea with VACAYA

Sept 3, 2019 – MeetMeOnBoard – VACAYA Makes a Great First Impression


Aug 25, 2019 – CruiseShipCrayz – Joe Sinapi outlines a compelling argument for LGBT+ cruising

Aug 23, 2019 – Edge Media Network – My ‘LGBTQIAPK’ Week at Sea with VACAYA

Aug 23, 2019 – CURVE Magazine – My VACAYA Experience (a lesbian perspective)

Aug 23, 2019 – GayCities – You want to go on a ‘gay cruise’? These photos show what it is really like

Aug 21, 2019 – Cruise Critic – 8 Tips for a Gay Charter Cruise – including VACAYA

Aug 16, 2019 – Instinct Magazine – Gay Cruise Line VACAYA Brings Pride History To Provincetown Carnival

Aug 15, 2019 – Edge Media Network – Katharine McPhee and More Prove the Power of Allies Aboard VACAYA’s Inaugural Cruise

Aug 15, 2019 – Cape Cod Times – Cruise ship arrives in Provincetown with piece of LGBTQ history

Aug 14, 2019 – VacationerMag.com – VACAYA Sails Inaugural Cruise from NY Harbor

Aug 14, 2019 – Gay Cities – Katharine McPhee sang on a gay cruise and told critics of her age-gap marriage: “Go f*** yourself”

Aug 14, 2019 – AOL News – Katharine McPhee and David Foster send clear message to critics of their 34-year age difference

Aug 14, 2019 – Top Style Today – Katharine McPhee to critics on age distinction: ‘Go f–ok your self’

Aug 13, 2019 – US Weekly Magazine – David Foster Says “Nobody Gives a S-t” About 34-Year Age Difference Between Him and Katherine McPhee

Aug 13, 2019 – Page Six – Katharine McPhee on critics of age difference: “Go f-k yourself”

Aug 13, 2019 – Bustle – Katharine McPhee & David Foster’s Age Gap Doesn’t Bother The Music Producer At All

Aug 12, 2019 – GayCities – Chenoweth singing showtunes on a gay cruise in this dress is next level

Aug 12, 2019 – ilovegay.net – VACAYA Sails Inaugural Cruise from New York Harbor

Aug 12, 2019 – Just Jared – Pop Culture blog reports on the special VACAYA onboard entertainment

Aug 11, 2019 – Entertainment Tonight – Kristin Chenoweth And Katharine McPhee Sing ‘Wicked’ Duet

Aug 11, 2019 – Broadway World – VIDEO: Watch Kristin Chenoweth & Katharine McPhee Unite for WICKED Duet!

Aug 11, 2019 – Playbill – Watch Kristin Chenoweth and Katharine McPhee Perform Wicked Duet

Aug 6, 2019 – DC Metro – 15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Olivier Award Winner Lesli Margherita

Aug 6, 2019 – Provincetown.com – CARNIVAL 2019! Welcome To The Enchanted Forest!


July 28, 2019 – GED Magazine – Leslie Jordan – Get A Load of Her!

July 18, 2019 – MetroWeekly – VACAYA wants to shake up the LGBTQ travel experience

July 6, 2019 – CURVE Magazine – VACAYA Ptown Cruise. Imagine cooling off this summer on the Celebrity Summit with adventurous and likeminded LGBT+ passengers.

July 6, 2019 – GayCities – Leslie Jordan’s mother didn’t know he took her on a gay cruise


June 25, 2019 – GettyCreativeInsights – Getty recognizes VACAYA for our expertise and ability to provide peace of mind and access to like-minded travelers.

June 24, 2019 – PrideJourneys – VACAYA is recommended as one of the world’s top LGBTQ cruise and travel companies.

June 11, 2019 – CruiseCritic – 5 Reasons to Get Excited About the New LGBT+ Cruise Company VACAYA.

June 11, 2019 – GayTimes – If you’ve never been on an LGBTQ cruise, this is the perfect moment to try one.

June 7, 2019 – GayCities – Interview with well known NYC burlesque dancer, Mr. Gorgeous, scheduled to perform on the VACAYA Ptown Cruise.


May 30, 2019 – VoyageLA – Meet Patrick Gunn of Vacaya in West Side – Santa Monica

May 29, 2019 – NewNowNext – VACAYA’s Proposal for Cruising as a Community

May 29, 2019 – Towleroad – Towleroad introduces VACAYA to their readers as a bold new player in LGBT Travel

May 21, 2019 – EdgeMediaNetwork – VACAYA Announces All-Star Entertainment for Ptown Cruise

May 21, 2019 – Passport Magazine’s The Broadway Blog – Broadway Stars Align on VACAYA’s Inaugural Cruise

May 20, 2019 – Newsweek – VACAYA CEO Randle Roper is quoted in an article regarding LGBT travel safety

May 20, 2019 – The Hollywood Times – VACAYA SELECTS KRISTIN CHENOWETH AS GODMOTHER

May 13, 2019 – OutSmart Houston – Reports that VACAYA is an “LGBTQ startup making waves in the travel industry”

May 5, 2019 – AFAR.com – AFAR includes VACAYA as one of The Most Important Resources for LGBTQ Travelers

May 3, 2019 – Travel Pulse – VACAYA CMO Patrick Gunn is interviewed by Paul Heney of TravelPulse, a valuable resource for travel agents and consumers.


Apr 24, 2019 – Provincetown Magazine – On Our Radar

Apr 18, 2019 – VH1 – VACAYA sponsors RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11’s “Snatch Game at Sea” episode

Apr 17, 2019 – Metrosource – Top Picks of LGBT Cruises and Vacation Packages

Apr9, 2019 – EdgeMediaNetwork – Gilbert Baker Rainbow25 Flag Heads to Ptown on VACAYA Cruise

Apr 4, 2019 – OutTraveler – LGBT Vacation Company Is Changing The Game For Queer Travel


March 28, 2019 – Lavender Magazine – Sail like a Celebrity with VACAYA

March 6, 2019 – EDGEMediaNetwork – VACAYA Oasis @UNICO2087 is Welcoming the Full LGBT Spectrum by Ivan Quintanilla


Feb 23, 2019 – MNN – VACAYA CEO Randle Roper is interviewed by Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s Anu Singh at the NY Times Travel Show

Feb 18, 2019 – Forbes – It’s Time To Book Your LGBT Halloween Getaway, And There’s Only One Choice This Year – VACAYA Oasis @ UNICO 2087

Feb 5, 2019 – Passport Magazine Blog Global Cocktails – Recommends VACAYA as One of Four Amazing LGBT Cruises to Experience in 2019


Jan 31, 2019 – Lavender Magazine – Living Life Out On The ‘Edge’ by writer Mike Marcotte

Jan 4, 2019 – EDGE Media Network – LGBTQ-Friendly Cruise Lines for 2019


Dec 22, 2018 – HeSaidMag.com – National Pink Traveler writer Steven Lindsey celebrates VACAYA’s arrival on the scene.

Dec 13, 2018 – EDGE Media Network – Jaymes Vaughan Joins as Cruise Director on VACAYA’s Inaugural Voyage.


Nov 21, 2018 – CruiseCritic.com – Writer Gina Kramer looks at the best Gay and Lesbian Charter Cruises in 2019.


Oct 11, 2018 – CruiseCritic.com – Troy Petenbrink explores the options available to travelers in “How to Choose an LGBT Cruise.”


Aug 30, 2018 – PinkPlayMags.com – Bryen Dunn of PinkPlaysMag.com explains the unique benefits of VACAYA

Aug 30, 2018 – LuxuryDaily.com – Sarah Ramirez, editor from the news leader in luxury marketing, interviews VACAYA CMO Patrick Gunn.

Aug 16, 2018 – Lonely Planet – The LP editors interview CEO Randle Roper about the bold direction VACAYA is taking in LGBT+ travel. En español. ????????

Aug 14, 2018 – PDR & Associates – Washington Blade/Huffington Post columnist Peter Rosenstein chats with VACAYA founders Tracy Terrill & Randle Roper.

Aug 7, 2018 – JetSettersBlog.com – Worldwide travel news blogger JetSettersBlog.com shares the news of VACAYA’s entry into the market.

Aug 6, 2018 – DreamBlog.it – Italian blogger Davide shares the news about the VACAYA launch with his global audience. In italiano. ????????

Aug 6, 2018 – TravelWireNews.com – News of VACAYA’s launch continues to break.

Aug 5, 2018 –  Kreuzfahrt 4.0 – German Travel Blogger Mr. Ralf explores VACAYA. Auf Deutsch. ????????

Aug 5, 2018 – ItUsers.today – VACAYA un nuevo proveedor inclusivo de viajes LGBT. En español.

Aug 3, 2018 – TheChillReport – A new German online travel magazine recommends VACAYA to its readers. Auf Deutsch. ????????

Aug 3, 2019 – TravelDailyNews.com – Vicky Karantzavelou, Co-Founder & Chief Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network, shares news of VACAYA.

Aug 2, 2018 – PaxNews.com – A Canadian look at the growing number of certified Travel Pros who are discovering VACAYA and all we have to offer.

Aug 1, 2018 – LaVanguardia.com – An exciting new vacation option launches for Spanish-speaking LGBT+ travelers. En español. ????????

Aug 1, 2018 – adnkronos.com – Italy’s ADN Kronos Media shares news of VACAYA with Italian LGBT+ travelers.

Aug 1, 2018 – perssupport.nl – The Netherland’s ANP Pers Support media outlet talks about the launch of VACAYA with Dutch tourists.

Aug 1, 2018 – QVirginia.com – Writer Aaron Keen celebrates meeting The Vacayans at Shenandoah Valley Pride.

Aug 1, 2018 – EuropaPress.es – One of Spain’s leading media outlets shares the news of VACAYA’s launch. En español. ????????

Aug 1, 2018 – PressePortal.de – VACAYA – spannender Neuzugang debütiert im LGBT-Reisemarkt. Auf Deutsch. ????????

Aug 1, 2019 – LeLézard.com – Pleins feux sur VACAYA – Un nouvel acteur audacieux dans le secteur des voyages LGBT. En français. ????????

Aug 1, 2018 – Travel Pulse – Breaking News Writer Donald Wood explains why VACAYA should be on travel agents’ radars.


July 18, 2018 – CruiseCritic.com – The definitive experts of CruiseCritic.com introduce VACAYA as the newest member of the LGBT Cruise world.

July 9, 2018 – GayTravel.com – The editors of GayTravel.com explore the clear differences that make VACAYA a bold new player in LGBT+ travel.


June 25, 2018 – AllGoodThings.nyc – Chef-to-the-Stars Lisa Adams lends her support to VACAYA in her latest blog, Reckoning

June 21, 2018 – CompeteNetwork.com – VACAYA Invites Sports Enthusiasts to Come Out and Play

June 20, 2018 – Experian.com – How the LGBTQ Community Can Save on Travel

June 6, 2018 – GayTravel.com – Celebrity Cruises Throws the Largest Pride Party at Sea


May 31, 2018 – KSVY RadioOut in the Vineyard Live‘s Gary Saperstein interviews VACAYA CEO Randle Roper. The VACAYA segment begins at the 18-minute mark.

May 23, 2018 – Advocate.com – VACAYA CMO Patrick Gunn shares reasons why LGBT community members should travel to less-than-gay-friendly destinations.

May 10, 2018 – MeetMeOnboard.com – J.A. Bower calls VACAYA and its leadership team “impressive” in the world of LGBTQ travel.

May 2, 2018 – GayTravel.com – Celebrity Cruises’ Ron Gulasky talks LGBT travel, calling out VACAYA CEO Randle Roper as an influential community leader.


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