About Atlantis guests:
What is the typical Atlantis guest like?
There is no typical guest on an Atlantis vacation, which is what makes the experience so much fun. Our guests range from their 20s to retirement age and beyond. They come from all over the US and all over the world. And their interests and experiences are as varied as the gay community overall. Community is what it’s all about at Atlantis, so wherever you are, you’ll feel at home.
What is the age range of Atlantis guests?
Atlantis guests range in age from their early twenties to those past retirement age. And with hundreds or thousands of guests on every Atlantis experience, you are sure to find people you feel comfortable with.
Do I have to have a great body to fit in on Atlantis?
Very funny. Seriously, while we have some great bodies in our brochure and website (remember it IS marketing after all), Atlantis is really all about being yourself and feeling great about who you are. Whatever shape you’re in, you’re going to feel right at home on Atlantis. We promise.
Are women welcome on Atlantis vacations?
Absolutely. Women have traveled on every Atlantis vacation ever produced. They typically represent between 5 and 10% of our guests, but we’re working to make that number grow. Most of our female guests are couples. Check out our page on Women & Atlantis for more information.
Is there a minimum age?
Yes. At this time, the minimum age for our guests is 18. Guests between 18 and 21 must travel with a companion over the age of 25,
staying in the same stateroom.
Is it easy to connect with others on an Atlantis
You bet. Meeting new people is the most valued part of
the Atlantis experience for most of our guests, and it’s why so many
guests return again and again. Every Atlantis vacation is chock full of
parties, events, and gatherings where meeting others is as easy as putting
on a smile.
Which is better
for me: An Atlantis Cruise or Atlantis All-Inclusive Resort
Our cruises and resorts both offer a phenomenal
vacation experience that is about community and having a fun, relaxing
time. The variety of events and entertainment is what makes all Atlantis
vacations special. You can’t go wrong either way. However if you really
love time on the beach, want a relaxed environment, or really get into
sports activities, you may prefer a Club Atlantis resort vacation. If the
non-stop excitement, endless entertainment, and multiple ports of a cruise
appeals to you, then join us as we set sail. Of course, you could always
traveling alone. How does that work?
Almost half our guests
travel on their own, so we make it easy and affordable with our roommate
share match program. If you would like to share a room, we will find a
roommate for you at no additional charge. Roommates are assigned by
smoking preference; share rooms are available in the categories listed on
each program and are subject to availability. If you would like a resort
room for single occupancy, we can accommodate you for a modest supplement.
Cruise staterooms are subject to a 100% surcharge for single occupancy.
Availability of single rooms is limited.
Are the staff members of the cruise lines or resorts
Absolutely. We work very closely with the cruise
and resort companies to insure that their staff members welcome Atlantis
guests just as they do everyone else. Actually, most staff members request
to work our weeks because the group is so much fun. You can rest easy.
included in my Atlantis vacation?
Virtually everything is
included in our cruise and resort vacations: meals, entertainment, most
sports with instruction, activities, parties, and tips. Our Club Atlantis
vacations even include all your drinks! All Atlantis vacations include
everything described on the individual tour descriptions of the website
What is not included in my Atlantis
The things that are not included in an Atlantis
vacation are few and far between. Optional excursions, optional specialty
restaurants, some sports, bar charges, spa services, telephone calls, and
shop purchases can usually be charged to your room and settled upon
How does Atlantis assign rooms/cabins to
Reserving early gets you the best selection of rooms.
Cruise staterooms are assigned at the time of booking. Resort rooms are
assigned in order of reservation. We make every effort to honor special
requests, subject to availability and prior requests.
What are the
Atlantis uses only top-rated cruise lines
and resorts, with high standards for rooms throughout. You can learn more
about the specific accommodations in each price range by checking out the
vacation descriptions on the website or in our brochure.
Can Atlantis help me
save on airfare?
We use our group buying power to offer discount
air travel on flights from most cities in the United States. Our fares are
usually lower than those offered on the internet, so be sure to inquire
when making your reservation.
Is smoking permitted on Atlantis
Smoking is permitted only in designated areas on
Atlantis cruise and resort vacations. Most of our restaurants are
I have special dietary needs. How does Atlantis address
Our cruise lines and resorts will make every attempt to
accommodate dietary needs and restrictions. Please advise us of special
needs at least two weeks prior to departure.
Are there 12-step
meetings on Atlantis vacations?
Yes. Atlantis offers a daily
meeting for members of all 12-step programs.
Do I need a visa
For travel to Mexico and the Caribbean, proof of
citizenship is required. A valid passport is preferred, but a valid photo
ID plus a certified birth certificate is acceptable for U.S. and Canadian
citizens. Citizens of other countries require a passport and may require a
A valid passport will probably be required for travel to all
other countries, and for our Hawaii cruise. Your passport should be valid
for several months following your trip to avoid any potential problems.
All documentation is your responsibility so please make sure that
everything is in order before your departure.
When will I receive my
travel documents after booking?
Your travel documents will be
shipped to you or your travel agent approximately two weeks prior to
departure. Delivery of documents with non-electronic airline tickets may
require a signature for your protection. In addition, we make much of the
pre-departure information available on the Atlantis website several weeks
prior to departure.
If you provide an e-mail address to us at the
time of booking, we’ll send your documents and other information to you
electronically (when possible).
What are my payment options?
A deposit must
accompany all reservations, with an additional payment due 180 days before
departure for cruises and tours. Full payment is due 90 days prior to
departure and for all reservations made within the 90 day period. We
accept checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards.
Atlantis have a monthly plan?
Yes. Atlantis also offers a
flexible payment options that lets you pay for your vacation in easy,
automatic monthly payments, at no additional charge. Final payment is
still required 90 days prior to departure.
What is your
Our cancellation policy is detailed in our
conditions. For our UK and European guests, please see the UK terms and conditions.
Should I buy trip insurance?
spending thousands of dollars for your vacation and a few extra dollars
will protect you from emergencies. Most policies offer a waiver of all
pre-existing medical conditions, and cover most unexpected occurrences.
There are many types of, we recommend travel insurance, we recommend some of the most comprehensive and gay friendly.