Carnival Dream—Galveston round-trip to Mexico and Belize
January 23-29, 2022
Yes! It's our third annual cruise designed specifically for gay singles. (Well, OK, others can come, too!) While not an "all gay" cruise, we'll be a large group of (mostly) single gay guys on a "regular" cruise—having a blast together! When much of the world slips into winter's grip, you'll escape to the sunny western Caribbean with a group of guys looking for the same thing as you: friendship and fun! We sail from Galveston to explore some of the most exciting places in Central America with a bunch guys who are sure to become fast friends in no time.
Your adventure begins as you sail out of Texas on the Carnival Dream. CruiseCritic gives the newly renovated Dream 4.5 out of 5 stars, and notes that it is one of the largest Carnival ships "…which means dining options abound, and you'll never be bored. To balance this out, Carnival Dream offers something that can be hard to find on other ships of its size: a place to escape the action. The Lanai Promenade, a wraparound exterior walkway on Deck 5, has ample seating and four cantilevered hot tubs, yet never seems to get crowded, even on sea days." US News and World Report lists the Dream as one of the best ships in Carnival's fleet.
In addition to all the great activities provided by the cruise line, you'll have the option of joining our various private activities that will facilitate and encourage everyone to meet and get to know each other in fun, safe and creative ways. Exclusive extras for our group only:
Special low pricing for full-size cabins (80% larger than so-called "studios" offered by other cruise lines) for single/solo guests
Option to share cabin with a friend you bring along (and save on costs)
Pre-cruise private Facebook page—start meeting and connecting with your cruise mates online long before you even leave home.
Cruise Eve Dinner—meet your fellow travelers face-to-face, get a jump start on your vacation and a taste of your host city, Galveston, the night before we sail.
Welcome Aboard Cocktail Hour (with free cocktails!)—come meet your fellow gay single passengers in a warm, welcoming, and casual atmosphere. Play our amusing get-to-know-you activity, and start forging friendships (or ship-board romances?) that will last a lifetime.
Free Welcome Aboard Gifts including a lanyard for your sailing card…and then some other surprises!
Specially-reserved group dining in the main restaurant—you'll always have a seat for dinner, surrounded by a bunch of Daddy Cruise® friends.
Onboard Host/Cruise Director—I'll be there to make sure you have a great vacation. My colleagues and I will resolve any issues that may arise, answer questions, and help you enjoy your cruise to the utmost. We'll coordinate and host activities and parties each day—all of which are optional (it's your vacation; pick and choose what you want to be a part of).
Exclusive excursions just for our group (additional fee applies) including at least one Impact activity where we connect with local people while performing a helpful service for the community.
Special Gay Singles group activities on board (card games, trivia contests, happy hours, parties, and more!)
Special discounted rates at our host hotel in Galveston the nights before and/or after the cruise.
Our itinerary is a perfect blend of connecting, relaxing, and having fun together. Shortly after sailing out of Galveston, we gather for a hosted Meet-n-Greet Party where you'll meet your fellow cruisers and start making new friends right away. Dinner with the whole group is next, followed by another get-to-know-you activity. You're going to have a bunch of new friends before we even leave sight of land!
You awake adrift in the Gulf of Mexico. Take all day to relax, unwind, and get into vacation mode. Join us on deck for games or contests. Explore the ship. Maybe lounge on your private balcony or near one of the pools. Perhaps find a quiet nook to settle in with a book. Want to be more active? Ride the water slide, play bingo, work out at the gym, dance all night, watch a movie, attend a cooking seminar, soak in a hot tub, watch a sunset (or a sunrise), play trivia games, sing along at the piano bar, do some wine tasting, check your email or surf the internet, grab a snack, watch live entertainment, get lucky in the casino, indulge in a spa treatment, catch the game in the sports bar. The list of options for you goes and on and on.
Cozumel is the most visited cruise port in the Western Caribbean, and for goodreason. Snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing, parasailing and windsurfing are just some of the water activities available here. Maybe take a swim with the dolphins and stingrays. Or, perhaps spend a quiet day at one of the many beaches. Don't like the water? Cozumel offers great duty-free shopping (especially attractive are the deals for jewelry and Mexican crafts). Nearby historical sights are quick and easy taxi rides from the ship. Or hop a quick ferry back to the mainland where you can visit one of the most famous of all the Mayan ruins: Tulum. In downtown Cozumel there is a half-mile stretch of outdoor cafes and restaurants along the beach that are perfect spots for a lazy afternoon in the Mexican sunshine. Margarita, anyone?
Located at the base of the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize offers travelers a wealth of attractions. The country's dense rain forest is dotted with Mayan ruins. The forest is also home to a widerange of tropical wildlife, ranging from jaguars and ocelots to keel-boated macaws and howler monkeys. Offshore, the world's second-largest barrier reef offers some of the finest diving and snorkeling in the world. And Belize's easygoing ways, a legacy of its past as a British colony, feels far more akin to a small Caribbean island than a Central American republic.
Costa Maya, Mexico
The sleepy fishing village of Mahahual is your gateway to Costa Maya. Here in the dense tropical forest and mangrove thickets of the southern Yucatan flourished the great Mayan civilization. During the Classic Period (A.D. 200-900), the Maya erected elaborate stone cities of stepped pyramids, plazas, and palaces. Then, this fascinating culture literally disappeared as the Maya deserted their city complexes for the jungle interior. Today, we can explore the ruins of the once great cities of Kohunlich, Dzibanché, and Chacchoben, as well as natural wonders like the Lake of Seven Colors or the Gulf coast beaches.
After all this, you'll be ready for another full day at sea, either to relax…or to perhaps energize one more time?
Welcome back to Texas! You'll disembark this morning with great memories, great pictures, and great new friends from your all-too-short vacation. See you next year!
Solo Inside Cabin
FULL-SIZE cabins start at just $849 per cabin**
Inside cabins are not just economical, they're richly appointed, full-sized and roomy. At 180 square feet, they are almost double the size of so-called "studios" that other cruise lines offer to singles. Your cabin includes one king bed, a flat screen TV, desk, ample closet and drawer space, and a private bath with shower. Since there's no window, you won't have pesky sunlight to hinder your sleep at any hour.
Solo Ocean View Cabin
FULL-SIZE cabins start at just $1089 per cabin**
All the same amenities as above, but these cabins include a large window (not just a porthole) so you can see an unobstructed view of what's going on outside as we cruise along!
Solo Balcony Cabin
FULL-SIZE cabins start at just $1394 per cabin**
These cabins are even larger than inside cabins (200 square feet!), and they are similarly appointed (beautifully!). Each one has a private balcony accessed by floor to ceiling sliding glass doors so you'll enjoy a view from inside or outside of your cabin! You'll get a king bed, a flat-screen TV, desk, ample closet and drawer space, and a private bath with a shower, and, of course, that balcony! Imagine sitting on your private balcony watching the great Gulf of Mexico pass by!
Remember, prices include almost everything: your private cabin and transportation from port to port, onboard entertainment, onboard activities, most beverages (pay extra for alcohol and certain other drinks), all your meals (including free room service!), all our group cruise extras, and much more.
** PRICING: We update our prices when we learn of changes. But sometimes the cruise line changes a fare without telling us. If that happens, we may quote a different fare when you make your reservation. Thanks for understanding this is out of our control. We will always work hard to get you the lowest price and the best value available! Also, please note:
Prices assume single occupancy (contact us for shared cabin rates).
Prices above do not include taxes and port fees (about $104 per person).
Prices are not guaranteed until confirmed with the cruise line.
Payment plans are available, please ask.
Trip cancellation & travel protection insurance is available, please ask!
Deposit of $500 per cabin is FULLY refundable until September 1, 2021. Reserve now risk free to get the best cabin.
In years past, we've had guys from all over the USA, Canada, and the world cruise with us. Join us! Make new friends, and have a blast. You're welcome here!
Brian Cole Miller LGBT Travel Specialist Phone: 614-799-1390