Being a passenger on a gay cruise

After the recent tragedy on a gay cruise this week, where 36-year-old Joel Taylor, star of Discovery’s Storm Chasers, died of an overdose onboard, I thought I would share my own gay cruise experience.

Being a passenger on a gay cruise
You are no longer a minority as a gay man

in fact, being gay is now mainstream. :evil:


This freedom of self-expression is one of the many reasons that people choose to attend a gay cruise. However, with such a large array of gay men from around the world in attendance, stereotypes begin to emerge and the ‘freedom’ is taken too far.


One of the highlights of a gay cruise are the nightly themed parties. Just like the infamous circuit parties of gay hotspots around the world, drugs, alcohol and sex play a large part.


On the cruise, self-expression allows passengers to explore themselves through themes; from drag to leather and beyond.


But, while the men on board are playing with their ‘usual’ appearance, what goes on behind closed doors can often be business as usual in some cases.


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Being a passenger on a gay cruise
Being on a gay cruise makes you the majority

Sadly, the fact someone died of an overdose onboard doesn’t totally surprise me.


I don’t mean to say any gay cruise encourages drug use; they all have strict policies which prohibit illegal drug use. But, while the organizers’ intentions are good, many decide to break the law and sneak drugs onto the ship to ‘enhance’ their onboard experience.


As soon as you board, you’ll find a huge array of activities to choose from. But, where a gay cruise differs from others is by the sheer amount of men on board, of course. ;(


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