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Big Gay Caribbean Cruise 2025

February 3 – 8, 2025


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Ship Facts

Gross Tonnage: 155,889

Length: 1,112 feet

Beam: 184 feet

Draft: 29 feet

Cruising Speed: 23 knots

Guests: 3,648

Crew: 1,360

Decks: 15

Registry: Bahamas



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Big Gay Caribbean Cruise 2025

5 nights from/to Miami, Florida

February 03 – 08, 2025
Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas

Gay Caribbean Cruise 2025Welcome to the Third Annual Big Gay Cruise! Big Gay Cruise is the ultimate experience for LGBTQ+ members and allies. Boasting a lineup of famous stars from Rupaul's Drag Race and Word Famous Recording Artist, we are setting sail in 2025 with exclusive nightclub events, daily happy hour drag shows and a private theater performance - all at an affordable price! Join us for multiple daily private events, get up close and personal with the stars of the ship. Meet the boys of Colby Knox & our star lineup of drag queens.

Big Gay Cruise powered by Chemistry Nightclub (Greensboros's Neighborhood Gay/Straight/Whatever Bar & Club), The Scorpio Gay Nightclub (Charlotte's Premier Gay Night Club), Flex Nightclub (Raleigh's Neighborhood Gay/Straight/Whatever Bar & Club), Legends Nightclub (Raleigh's renowned leader in LGBT nightlife), LeBoy - Where The Boys Are (Fort Lauderdale's favourite hangout spot for gay guys with a modern feel and plenty of adult entertainment for you to enjoy), LIT Wilton Manors (Wilton Manors very welcoming gay bar), Colby Knox (XXX gay porn videos, premium adult gay porn & gay videos)


Caribbean Gay Fun Cruise 2025


Big Venues = Big Fun!

Get ready to turn up the energy and join us for an unmissable experience! This year we’re bigger, louder and prouder than ever before with exclusive venues and entertainment running day-and-night. Come join us as we cruise into new horizons and create memories that will last a lifetime! #BigGayCruise #StudioB #StarLounge #GayKaraoke #GayTrivia.

Private Club Just For You
Join us for the ultimate experience as we transform Studio B into a luxurious private nightclub for 4 of 5 nights. Hear our Headline DJ and get ready to party like never before.

Get ready to be dazzled!
Step into the spotlight and check out the star-studded Star Lounge, where everyday is made special by our Afternoon Drag Shows!


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Party all night
Experience two exclusive nightclub events that will have you partying up until sunrise. And if you need a break from the dance floor? We’ve got you covered with daily afternoon happy hour drag shows and a private theater performance for some much needed rest and relaxation.

Big-name acts
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the best of the LGBTQ+ community with celebrity appearances from Rupaul’s Drag Race stars Heidi N Closet & Elliott with 2 Ts, as well as recording artists Livin’ Joy & X Factor Janice Robinson.

A trip like no other
With Big Gay Cruise, you can indulge in all your favorite LGBTQ+ experiences without breaking the bank. Enjoy an unforgettable trip that won’t leave your wallet empty!


Independence of the Seas Gay Cruise


Your Ship - Independence of the Seas

Sailing unforgettable getaway from the Sunshine State. This is a firm “no” to FOMO. Independence of the Seas is giving the Caribbean an injection of new adventures on getaways. Hang ten on our Flowrider surf simulator. Go head to head in a glow-in-the-dark laser tag clash in Battle for Planet Z. Score an awesome time and game-changing grub at Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade. Come Seek the Royal Caribbean.

If you're after an almost limitless number of activities and forms of entertainment, whether that's watching a Broadway show, enjoying movies by the pool, or perfecting your surfing skills – Independence of the Seas delivers, time and time again.


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• Launch yourself into a virtual world on a new bungee trampoline experience — Sky Pad

• Welcome to the most elevated spot for indulging in your favorite eats and libations at Suite Lounge

• Savor every bite of batter fried goodness poolside at the new Fish & Ships seafood spot

• Shop the biggest designer names and onboard exclusives, all at prices you won’t find on land

• Plunge through three stories of twisting, turning thrills to the bottom of the dual racer slides Typhoon and Cyclone


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Dining on Independence of the Seas
Savor every bite of batter fried goodness poolside at the new Fish & Ships seafood spot. Take your taste buds on a trip to the Far East at Izumi, where fresh Asian-inspired flavors are literally on a roll. Or indulge in prime cuts of meat and steakhouse classics at Chops Grille. Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find plenty of delicious ways to fuel up between adventures onboard.

In the Main Dining Room, you can experience flavors that take you from Jamaica to Jaipur, a rotating menu of delicious dishes always offering something unexpected. A multi-level restaurant that in the morning is the perfect spot to enjoy a hearty brunch paired with refreshing mimosas, at dinnertime transforms into a world class dining experience with a menu that invites you to taste your way around the world course by course.


Independence of the Seas Promenade


Bars & Lounges
Relaxation can be thirsty work. While you're soaking up the vibe at the adults-only Solarium, grab a refreshment from the Solarium Bar, where friendly bartenders serve wine, beer, cocktails, and chilled tropical drinks perfect for sipping beneath your poolside umbrella.

Wrap up your night at Schooner Bar, where perfectly mixed cocktails and live entertainment come together in a warm-lit nautical-themed lounge. Cozy up in a seat under the mast, by the portholes, or right by the gleaming grand piano. The sing-along's about to begin.


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Entertainment & Nightlife
Only Royal Caribbean offers Tony Award winning musicals at sea. As an official sponsor of Broadway’s brightest award, we’ve got the shows that you can’t stop singing. See your favorites again or discover great shows you missed. We’ve got your seat for full-scale productions of exciting musicals.

We’ve got the venues and we know how to use them. Every sailing features original productions you can only see onboard. Amazing vocalists and dancers deliver rousing performances wrapped up in stunning sets and transcendent multimedia productions. Whether it’s a jazz excursion, techno-inspired cabaret or something beyond, prepare to be amazed.


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 03 Feb Miami, Florida    4 PM
 04 Feb Fun Day at Sea!    
 05 Feb George Town, Grand Cayman 8 AM 4 PM
 06 Feb Cozumel, Mexico 11 AM 8 PM
 07 Feb Fun Day at Sea!    
 08 Feb Miami, Florida 6 AM  
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Day 1 - Miami, Florida
With perfect weather, beaches and a buzzing gay scene, Miami is one of the most desirable holiday destinations for gay travelers. Miami Beach is the place to be. You’ll see a lot of beautiful people, not least scantily clad gay men! Right by Miami Beach you’ll find many excellent bars and restaurants. There are many charming Art Deco buildings in Miami and historic hotels. It’s home to a big art scene, a thriving culinary scene and buzzing gay nightlife. Some of the best parties in Miami take place on the beach.


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Day 2 - Fun Day at Sea!
Sit back, kick off your shoes and put your feet up during our 'at sea' days, where you can chill in the bar, lounge by the pool or enjoy a relaxing beauty treatment in the spa. For simple pleasures, why not try a game of table tennis? Or if you’re feeling energetic, now’s the chance to explore all the amazing activities the ship has to offer, from spectacular, West-End-style entertainment to adrenalin-charged sports.


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Day 3 - George Town, Grand Cayman
Grand Cayman is where the high life meets island life. This international banking haven is as much known for award-winning beaches as for the flocks of celebrities and high rollers that frequent them. You can sip Cayman Mama’s while rubbing shoulders with the global glitterati. During your Grand Cayman cruise, you can snorkel with stingrays in Stingray City. Treat your inner foodie at eateries established by acclaimed top chefs like Michael Schwartz, or chow down on conch fritters by the seashore. You can even soak up some rays at one of the beaches voted best in the world, Seven Mile Beach. And do it all in the same day.


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Day 4 - Cozumel, Mexico
With its lively tropical reefs, crystal-clear waters and ancient ruins, Cozumel is ripe for one-of-a-kind adventures. Cruise to Cozumel and head to Chankanaab National Park, where you can snorkel among the colorful reefs and schools of tropical fish that give this island its premier diving status. Or travel back in time on an adventure through the towering Maya ruins of Tulum. When you’re done exploring, unwind with a beachside massage at Playa Mia. From culture savoring to soaking up sunshine, you’ll find a world of adventure waiting for you in Cozumel.


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Day 5 - Fun Day at Sea!
Up for adventure? Put on your brave face and get ready to race through twists, turns and next-level thrills on the boldest slides at sea. The Perfect Storm waterslides take excitement off the charts. A luxurious sanctuary offering signature treatments, medi-spa services, and a full-service salon to make you glow from the inside out.


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Day 6 - Miami, Florida
Boasting one of the most iconic and established gay districts in the country, South Beach is a hub of gay community, culture and nightlife in its most glitzy and glamorous form. Miami is home to a wide and varied selection of gay clubs, bars, hotels and other venues that are guaranteed to pique the interests of any gay traveler. From drag shows and cabaret to gay superclubs, there’s something here for every gay traveler.


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Independence of the Seas

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Guests: 3,648 • Crew: 1,360 • Gross Tonnage: 155,889 • Length: 1,112' • Beam: 184' • Draft: 29' • Cruising Speed: 23 knots

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Big Gay Caribbean Cruise 2025 Rates
Category Description
Per Person
Per Person
Interior Stateroom Independence of the Seas Inside Stateroom Size approx: 160 sq. ft. Enjoy your vacation in the perfect space. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. Two Pullman beds in staterooms with up to 4 guests. One bathroom. $ 653
$ 1,181
Promenade View Interior Stateroom Independence of the Seas Promenade View Stateroom Size approx: 167 sq. ft. Delight in bowed windows overlooking the Royal Promenade. Up to 2 guests. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One bathroom. $ 743
$ 1,361
Oceanview Stateroom Independence of the Seas Oceanview Stateroom Size approx: 161 sq. ft. Gaze into the beautiful views from your cozy room. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One bathroom. $ 979
$ 1,833
Oceanview Balcony Stateroom Independence of the Seas Balcony Stateroom Size approx: 164 sq. ft. Balcony: 47 sq. ft. Experience a spectacular view for a memorable vacation.Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One bathroom. $ 1,059
$ 1,993
Junior Suite Independence of the Seas Junior Suite Size approx: 277 sq. ft. Balcony: 50 sq. ft. An incredible intimate suite with a great view. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One bathroom with tub. $ 1,688
$ 3,251
Grand Suite Independence of the Seas Grand Suite Size approx: 381 sq. ft. Balcony: 95 sq. ft. Enjoy a comfortable suite and the extra perks. Up to 4 guests. Room with bed, vanity and sitting area with sofa. Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. One double sofa bed. One bathroom with tub. $ 1,910
$ 3,695
Owner's Suite Independence of the Seas Owner's Suite Size approx: 506 sq. ft. Balcony: 64 sq. ft. Enjoy the ultimate suite for a perfect vacation. Up to 4 guests. Room with bed.Two twin beds that convert to a Royal King bed. Living room with sitting area. One double sofa bed. One bathroom with tub.

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All prices are per person, occupancy selected, and include all meals, accommodations and entertainment!

Taxes of $150 pp, Gratuities of $80 pp ($92.50 pp in Suites) and optional insurance are additional.

Price Includes $125 Entertainment & Event Access Fee to help cover our entertainment cost and ship venue fees charged by the cruise line.

First deposit of $500 per person is required upon booking. Full payment is due 90 days prior to sailing.

Optional shore excursions will be offered.

Prices are cruise only and DO NOT INCLUDE return airfare! Please ask for airfare add-ons back to your home city.

Fares are subject to availability and may change without prior notice.

Also included are the traditional Big Gay Cruise activities, subject to minimum participation.

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