The ultimate gay sailing guide
Planning a gay sailing trip for 2022 but don’t know where to begin? We have you covered. Here are our top luxury gay sailing holidays for 2022 and beyond, from Mediterranean cruises to dreamy trips down the Nile.
Some destinations are geared towards sailing. Cruising around the Greek islands gives you the chance to experience an ever popular island hopping itinerary. Supposing you’d like to explore Cambodia and Vietnam, doing so by sailing the Mekong Delta maximises your experience, giving you the chance to visit all the best destinations in one go. All of these trips are premium luxury, so expect the highest standard of accommodation and service.
Discover the most glamorous destinations in the Mediterranean while sailing on board the Royal Clipper, the only five-masted, full-rigged sailing ship. You’ll also learn about European history, visiting Etruscan ruins in Lerici and also Elba. You’ll also visit Napoleon’s home from his period of exile – before he escaped and tried to conquer Europe once again.
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The Royal Clipper is a fabulous ship to sail on. You’ll have all the luxuries you could possibly need on board throughout the trip. Enjoy a drink on deck as you sail from Monaco to Corisca, taking in some of the best views in Europe.
Luxury Mediterranean Cruise
This will be an epic adventure. Tick off some of the biggest bucket list experiences in one trip, Machu Picchu and the Amazon. From Lima you’ll fly to Iquitos and then embark on a luxurious cruise into the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon is of course the world’s biggest rainforest. It’s home to one in ten of every known species on earth. It’s also a place of unprecedented natural beauty. You’ll enjoy enjoy fine wines and cocktails onboard, explore the Sacred Valley and head to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. You’ll be sailing on the luxurious 22-cabin Delfin III.
Amazon Cruise & Machu Picchu
Get into the festive spirit on a luxury river cruise. You’ll discover some of Europe’s best Christmas markets along the way, as you enjoy a six-night river cruise on the Danube. You’ll visit Schönbrunn Palace and attend the Sounds of Vienna concert, so get into the sound of music spirit. In Munich you’ll visit the Christmas market at Marienplatz, taste the famous Nuremberg lebkuchen (or gingerbread) in Nuremberg and visit Passau, known as the City of Three Rivers. This is the most festive of gay sailing trips – Julie Andrews would no doubt approve.
Christmas Markets River Cruise
Join an all gay river cruise beginning in Prague, the “Jewel of Eastern Europe.” You’ll be sailing on the Amadeus Queen down one of Europe’s most fabled rivers, the Danube. A crew of no less than 40 will be on hand to cater to your every need. From Prague you’ll sail to Germany and Austria, visiting Passau, Liz and Vienna. You’ll have plenty of time to explore these charming cities. This trip takes you to the heart of Central Europe, where so much history – both good and bad – has taken place.
Prague & The Danube River Cruise
Speaking of history, Egypt has more historical sites to explore than arguably any other country. The Pyramids of Giza are the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World to survive in tact. On this gay sailing adventure you’ll visit the pyramids, the Sphinx, the Temple of Luxor and much more as you sail down the Nile. The history of ancient Egypt lasted roughly from 3100 BC until the death of Cleopatra in 30 BC. The cultural legacy of ancient Egypt and its Pharaohs continues to fascinate. You’ll sail down Egypt’s fabled river on the Nile Adventurer.
Luxury Nile Cruise
This will be an all-gay charter. Spend 13-days exploring the best of Cambodia and Vietnam. You’ll be sailing in style down the vast Mekong River on all all-suites, luxurious ship. There’s so much to explore in this fascinating part of the world. We’ll have an expert guide on hand to guide you through Saigon, the river markets and Siem Reap.
One of the major highlights of this gay sailing trip will be Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s most well-known landmark and the biggest religious settlement in the world. You’ll also visit the Royal Palace Complex and Phnom Pen. This epic trip will conclude in Ho Chi Minh City, where you’ll take a tour of the French colonial architecture.
Vietnam & Cambodia River Cruise
Greece has long been one of our most popular destinations. Exploring the Aegean is a must if you like sailing. This trip will take you from Athens to Istanbul. You’ll party at Jackie O’s on Super Paradise Beach, spend a night in Mykonos and Santorini, explore Delos, the birthplace of Apollo, and enjoy luxury amenities on board the ship. Greek and Turkish history is deeply intertwined. Sailing from Athens to the Bosporous truly is a historic journey.
Athens to Istanbul Cruise