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Western Caribbean Cruise 2024

October 28 – November 2, 2024


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Gross Tonnage: 139,863

Length: 1,020 feet

Beam: 157.5 feet

Draft: 28.3 feet

Cruising Speed: 22 knots

Guests: 3,114

Crew: 1,185

Decks: 15

Registry: Bahamas



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Big Gay Halloween Caribbean Cruise 2024

5 nights from/to Galveston (Houston), Texas

October 28 – November 02, 2024
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Gay Halloween CruiseThe Big Gay Halloween Western Caribbean Cruise promises an unparalleled adventure for LGBTQ+ members and allies. Featuring a dazzling array of stars from RuPaul's Drag Race and renowned recording artists, we're thrilled to announce our inaugural voyage from Galveston for our Halloween Cruise sailing October 2024. Prepare for exclusive nightclub events, daily happy hour drag shows, costume contests, themed parties, and a private theater performance – all available at an incredibly affordable price!

Get ready for an unforgettable Halloween experience aboard the Big Gay Cruise Halloween Edition in October 2024! We have an exciting lineup of game shows, bingo sessions, trivia challenges, and more, all hosted by our entertainment master, Dale. Join us for thrilling competitions, laughter, and great company as we celebrate the spookiest season on the high seas.


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Big Name = Big Entertainment!

Prepare yourselves for an evening of uproarious laughter, because we're thrilled to reveal that the sensational American comedian and actress, Thea Vidale, will be headlining our comedy show on the Big Gay Cruise! Brace yourselves for a night of unparalleled humor as Thea takes the stage, bringing her extraordinary talent, wit, and infectious energy to our cruise. With her unique blend of comedy, Thea Vidale promises to deliver a performance that will have you in stitches and leave you begging for more.

Whether you want to groove to disco classics or jump around to modern tunes, there's something for everyone at our exclusive nightly nightclub event in Studio B. Experience the biggest name DJs in LGBTQ nightlife from all over the US!


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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 2am. 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 soon to be announced as well as recording artist 20 Fingers!

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!


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Your Ship - Mariner of the Seas

This isn’t your same-old, never bold weekend. This is a boredom busting getaway for the whole crew.

The amped up Mariner of the Seas is packed with more ways to play on the most maxed-out short getaway ever. Hang ten on the added FlowRider surf simulator or race down The Perfect Storm waterslides. Bond over family-style Tuscan eats at Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver, or kick off date night at The Bamboo Room. Ditch the road trip for an action-packed cruise ship, with quick cruise sailing from Galveston.


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• Ship is loaded with surprises to thrill even the boldest weekend warriors showcasing more of thrills and adventure

• Hang ten on the newly added FlowRider® surf simulator or race down The Perfect Storm waterslides

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

• Sweeten up your getaway with creamy milkshakes and a side of classic Americana and much more at Dining onboard

• Double the thrills with the boldest waterslides at The Perfect Storm


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Dining on Mariner of the Seas
You’ll find endless ways to please your palate onboard. Savor a taste of Italy at Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver. Say "Konnichiwa" to fresh sushi and sashimi at Izumi. And sweeten up your getaway with creamy milkshakes and a side of classic Americana at Johnny Rockets®. Or go big for brunch with a behind-the-scenes galley tour at the Bottomless Galley Brunch.

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand cut steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant. Now, they give you a fresh twist on a favorite, with a revamped menu that brings contemporary flair to traditional steakhouse offerings.


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Bars & Lounges
Your downtime just got turned way up. The amped Mariner of the Seas® has all sorts of new spaces to kick back and raise a glass to adventure. Head to Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade for burgers and brews while you cheer on your team on one of the wall-to-wall screens. Or check out The Bamboo Room for craft cocktails in a tiki chic setting with a throwback vibe.

Throwback vibes and kitschy cool cocktails will whisk you away at The Bamboo Room — a Polynesian watering hole that packs a punch. This tiki-chic lounge is the perfect spot for a pre-dinner cocktail or a late night rendezvous. Expert bartenders keep your tastes in mind as they craft your perfect potion with exotic fruits and spices.


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Activities on Mariner of the Seas
Get ready, because the amped Mariner of the Seas is packed with unexpected ways to spend your time onboard — and the name of the game is tech on every deck.

Looking for an unforgettable adventure on the high seas? Look no further than FlowRider®. Experience the thrill of riding the waves without ever leaving the ship. Whether you're a seasoned surfer or just looking to try something new, Flowrider is the perfect way to make a splash.


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 28 Oct Galveston, Texas    4 PM
 29 Oct Fun Day at Sea!    
 30 Oct Costa Maya, Mexico 12 PM 7 PM
 31 Oct Cozumel, Mexico 7 AM 5 PM
 01 Nov Fun Day at Sea!    
 02 Nov Galveston, Texas 7 AM  
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Day 1 - Galveston (Houston), Texas
A quaint seaside city toting a Texas-sized personality, Galveston offers both action-packed adventure and an easygoing beach vibe. Dangling on a barrier island fringing the Gulf of Mexico, the sea meets the South here in spectacular fashion. Over 60 National Register of Historic Places play backdrop to the Pleasure Pier’s waterfront amusements. Jump onboard a Galveston cruise to experience the lively seawall scene on two wheels, or relive the port’s glory days at the Texas Seaport Museum. Head to the island’s west end for kayaking and fishing— or brave the world’s tallest water coaster at Schlitterbahn Water Park. Houston is a major metropolitan area - fourth largest in the US and is about 50 miles inland from Downtown Galveston.


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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 - Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico
Past meets present in Costa Maya. Cruise to Costa Maya and find ancient Maya ruins and mysterious jungles just begging to be explored, as well as private beach clubs and trendy restaurants— all in one place. It’s 250 square miles of paradise packed with entertainment and history, all just 30 miles south of Cancun. The Great Maya Reef just off the coast is the second largest in the world— it’s a must-snorkel spot. Or you can kick back at the port village of Mahahual with an ice-cold michelada— a spicy beer cocktail— in hand. For a culture fix, head to the Kohunlick ruins to see the famous Temple of the Masks.


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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.


Mariner FlowRider

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 - Galveston (Houston), Texas
It is 51 miles by road from Galveston to Houston. Houston is home to Space Centre Houston, the coastal visitor centre at NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex. Complete with a large gay community and plenty of nightlife, this city is simply out of this world. Gay life here is mostly centered in the Montrose neighborhood, with nearly two dozen gay bars and clubs sprinkled in between lovely craftsman-style homes and apartment buildings. You'll find something for everyone here from popular gay dance clubs to leather bars and neighborhood haunts popular with locals.


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Guests: 3,114 • Crew: 1,185 • Gross Tonnage: 139,863 • Length: 1,020' • Beam: 157.5' • Draft: 28.3' • Cruising Speed: 22 knots

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Per Person
Interior Stateroom Mariner 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. $ 561
$ 1,082
Promenade View Interior Stateroom Explorer 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. $ 656
$ 1,155
Oceanview Stateroom Mariner 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. $ 793
$ 1,401
Oceanview Balcony Stateroom Mariner 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. $ 859
$ 1,685
Junior Suite Mariner 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. $ 1,464
$ 2,716
Grand Suite Mariner 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. $ 1,919
$ 3,626
Owner's Suite Mariner 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. $ 2,211
$ 4,109
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All prices are per person, occupancy selected, and include all meals, accommodations and entertainment!

Taxes & charges of $125 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 $450 per person is required upon booking (Suites require higher deposit). 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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