Atlantis reinvents the gay cruise in 2018 with a history-making cruise on the largest ship in the world – Harmony of the Seas. Bigger than ever for our 5400 guests from around the world. And more fun than you ever imagined with a non-stop festival of spectacular performers, legendary DJs, incomparable parties, thrilling activities, and so much more. There’s never been a gay cruise like this!
- January 20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 4:30 pm
- January 21 At Sea
- January 22 Labadee, Haiti 8:00 am 4:00 pm
- January 23 San Juan, Puerto Rico 1:00 pm 10:00 pm
- January 24 Philipsburg, St. Maarten 9:00 am 7:00 pm
- January 25 At Sea
- January 26 At Sea
- January 27 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 7:00 am
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Fort Lauderdale is truly the perfect place to begin any gay cruise, with over 100 gay-owned hotels, guesthouses, shops, bars, clubs and restaurants.
Relax on one of the inviting gay beaches. Visit the Riverwalk arts and entertainment district for shopping and dining. And Ft. Lauderdale's varied nightlife includes something for virtually everyone.
Of course, you can't miss Wilton Manors whose main street is well known as "the gayborhood" by locals. You'll find gay businesses of all kinds, from bars and bakeries to clothing and thrift stores.
Sailing on Harmony with Atlantis is unlike any cruise experience we’ve ever created. Today’s the day to explore the distinct neighborhoods and set your course for the epic week ahead. Take in an Atlantis brunch with friends. Gather your courage and zoom down Ultimate Abyss, a record breaking 9-story slide at sea. Then join friends, old and new, on the dance floor for our first spectacular T-dance.
In the north coast of Hispaniola, surrounded by beautiful mountain slopes and exotic foliage, sits Labadee, Royal Caribbean's private paradise. This exclusive destination offers pristine beaches, breathtaking scenery and spectacular water activities. Regardless of where you go, you'll find yourself embraced by the beautiful landscape. Labadee's native charm, along with its natural beauty, make this a destination not to be missed.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan combines the culture of a historic city with the lifestyle of a modern metropolis. Visit Old San Juan's beautifully restored historic sites, go shopping or stop to enjoy authentic sangria and tapas. One of the gayest destinations in the Caribbean, San Juan features two gay beaches, a number of gay-popular restaurants and several gay bars. Beyond San Juan, there are mountains, caves, coral reefs, white-sand beaches and a massive rain forest that supplies fresh water to the island.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
There is the delightfulness and soberness of the Dutch on one side, the savoir-faire of the French on the other, and the blending of both with exotic native heritage. Add dozens of beaches and lagoons, luxury hotels, elegant villas, and over 300 restaurants and you may understand why St. Martin is the most visited of all the Leewards. All the great chefs, European, American, or Asian vie to compete in this gourmet capital of the Caribbean, creating cuisines equal to the best of Paris or New York. Shopping on the island is duty free and casinos, discos and night clubs stay open till dawn.
You won't lack for entertainment to keep you busy every day onboard. Enjoy the nostalgia of the handcrafted carousel and arcade. Jump into pool games with Atlantis Cruise Director, Malcolm or join other onboard adventurers at the rock climbing wall, zip lines and duel FlowRiders. Hit the Bionic Bar, where the robot bartenders have a tasty cocktail with your name on it. Then embark on an evening filled with imaginative cuisine, a hit Broadway show, high-flying daredevils over the AquaTheater and our exclusive concerts and world-class parties.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Welcome back to Ft. Lauderdale. Disembarkation begins at approximately 8:00am and Atlantis does not recommend flights before 11:00am. We can’t wait to see you onboard again in the future.
Big means more of just about everything you want in a vacation. Harmony’s never ending excitement changes everything you think about a gay cruise -- all new for 2018. Where else will you find:
- 5 theaters starring original Atlantis performers and more
- 3 spectacular outdoor party spaces
- 3 dazzling indoor party venues
- 13 tantalizing restaurants and cafes
- 4 gorgeous pools on the world’s largest and highest open-air deck
- 4 water slides ocean’s largest water park
- 7 unique “neighborhoods” to meet friends, explore, play, and relax
- An ice rink, two rock walls, zip line, sports court, two FlowRider surf simulators
- And the thrills of the Ultimate Abyss…
Get ready for the most fantastic Atlantis cruise in history!
So, will you find Harmony too big for your vacation? That’s a matter of personal taste, but if you want to experience the most feature-rich, best reviewed, and most talked-about ship in history then this one’s for you.
Seven distinct neighborhoods span Harmony’s seventeen decks, each offering unique experiences with original ways to play. Stroll lush gardens in Central Park, ride a carousel on the Boardwalk, laugh with our comics in Entertainment Court, or slide into adventure at the Water Park. And try a few things you never imagined at sea: drop 9 stories in the Ultimate Abyss, fly our spine-tingling zip line, marvel at our high-diving show, enjoy a drink at The Rising Tide bar, or learn to surf on twin FlowRider surf simulators 150 feet above the ocean.
The sun never stops shining on our three gorgeous beaches. From gay-central Ft. Lauderdale, sail to the private island paradise of Labadee where pristine beaches, breathtaking scenery, and spectacular water activities await. Indulge in the remarkable aqua sports park, exciting mountain zip line, and secluded private cabanas. There’s even a roller coaster through the hills!
San Juan’s old town invites you to spend an afternoon exploring the fabled streets. Or venture further afield to Puerto Rico’s legendary beaches and natural wonders. The dual French and Dutch island of St. Maarten offers stunning pristine beaches and awesome duty-free shopping in the friendliest island in the Caribbean.
Three main-stage venues and unique intimate spaces host the biggest gay performance festival ever created, starring our amazingly talented performers from our community and beyond. In the three-story theater you’ll find a dazzling full production of Broadway’s Grease!, Atlantis signature entertainers, and our original gay flying show.
And that’s just the beginning. Studio B presents a dazzling ice skating show along with our own musical acts. Thrill to the dive show in the Aqua Theater – a true marvel of acrobatics, high-diving, and visual spectacle set against the ocean’s night sky.
Atlantis presents the world’s best gay comics in the comedy club, a seemingly endless parade of drag queens in Dazzles, and the most original and talented cabaret performers in our community. All with a few surprises popping up along the way.
Only on Atlantis can you enjoy some of the world’s top DJ and musical stars in a magnificent outdoor concert setting. We’ve created an extraordinary new experience exclusive to Harmony where we present top musical acts in our outdoor arena for thousands of our guests. Superstar DJ Gareth Emery headlined in 2017 and wait until you see this year!
Atlantis parties are legendary, and with five incredible venues, we truly create the most spectacular parties on land or sea. From our themed t-dances to never-ending night parties, there’s nothing like dancing outdoors under the ocean’s sky. And Harmony provides our best settings in Atlantis history for a party that defies imagination.
The sensational AquaTheater hosts the biggest afternoon t-dances (and a few special events) in our most spectacular venue yet, surrounded by huge LED screens, world-class sound, soaring views from the balconies and rock walls, and ocean views all around.
At night, we’ll transform the massive open-air Solarium into the most technically advanced nightclub you’ve ever seen, with a wrap-around video wall, awesome lasers and dazzling lighting to illuminate the night sky. With two stories of dancing, there’s never been a bigger or better venue to host our thrilling events.
And there’s still more, including special events in the Promenade and progressive after-hours parties in Studio B. There’s alternative music in The Attic, and retro-classics in the art-deco themed Dazzles. With the world’s bigger ship, you can be sure that Harmony will host the biggest parties in Atlantis history!
From quick bites between events to leisurely multi-course meals with friends, Harmony offers more tantalizing dining choices than any ship we’ve ever sailed. The elaborate three-story main restaurant invites you to enjoy freshly prepared seasonal cuisine. Grab a chair and a salad in Central Park at the Park Café. Or sit down over sushi at Izumi. There’s always a fresh pizza waiting for you at Sorrento’s and Café Promenade never stops serving delicious sandwiches and other treats.
And for a something special, start at the top with a truly magical meal at Wonderland, located 13 decks above sea level. Dig into Michelin-starred chef Michael Schwartz’ farm-to-ship cuisine at Park 150. Or gather some friends to savor Jamie’s Italian. Indulge in a perfect steak at Chops, or the wonders of Sabor Modern Mexican on the Boardwalk.
Of course, there’s never a dress code or assigned seating on Atlantis so you’ll always feel comfortable in our casual, friendly dining environment.
Days at sea offer endless options, starting with an entire deck dedicated to sports and activities. Join a game of water polo in the sports pool, climb one of the two challenging rock walls, soar through the air on the zip line, or play volleyball on the full-size court. There’s even ice skating! Or dare yourself to try the terrifying Ultimate Abyss, or check out our FlowRider surf simulators 150 feet above the ocean!
Staying active is easy in the first-rate, fully equipped gym, featuring the latest in cardio and weight-training equipment. And runners will love the wrap-around ocean view track!
The Atlantis experience is a vacation filled with magical moments in our community that simply doesn't exist anywhere else. A place with more fun for everyone on the awesome Harmony of the Seas. While we all love bigger, the real joy is in the variety of experiences that you’ll discover with friends old and new.
Our low fares start at an incredible $899 for 7 nights of pure sensory overload. Make history with Atlantis as we sail the awe-inspiring Harmony of the Seas for the biggest Caribbean cruise in our 26-year history.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve received very encouraging updates regarding the ports that our ships call on that were impacted by recent hurricanes. There has been tremendous progress made and we are excited to share that Royal Caribbean resumed calls to St. Thomas on November 10 and will resume calls to San Juan on November 30 and to St. Maarten by December 17. Restaurants, bars, shops and of course, some of the most spectacular beaches, will be ready to welcome our guests back to the Caribbean, just as we have for over 25 years.
Atlantis is partnering with LGBT organization Alturi and other non-profit organizations to provide much-needed relief to residents of the Caribbean, including San Juan. We encourage you to give whatever you can to support these relief efforts. Details can be found at http://www.alturi.org/rebuild_caribbean.