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MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION GAY CRUISE

DATES: February 14 to March 3, 2007

DESTINATIONS: Mexico, Belize

COMPANY: Aquafest (800-592-9058, Aquafest.net)

CRUISE TYPE: Mainly gay male group on large ship

HIGHLIGHTS: Special gay Mardi Gras events, film festivals, and parties on otherwise straight cruise

COSTA RICA + PANAMA CRUISE

DATES: February 24 to March 3, 2007

DESTINATIONS: Pacific coastlines of Costa Rica and Panama

COMPANY: Travelpride (877 774-3342, TravelPride.com)

CRUISE TYPE: Small ship, mainly men

HIGHLIGHTS: Windstar vessel with real sails, Miss Coco Peru performing

GRAND PACIFIC PASSAGE

DATES: March 11 to March 28, 2007

DESTINATIONS: Los Angeles to Hong Kong via Honolulu

COMPANY: Above and Beyond Tours (800-397-2681, AboveBeyondTours.com)

CRUISE TYPE: Mixed gay, lesbian, and straight group on large ship

HIGHLIGHTS: Elegant service on upscale Crystal Cruise, with gay group escort and customized excursions

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS CRUISE

DATES: April 23 to 30, 2007

DESTINATIONS: Oahu, Big Island, Maui, Kauai

COMPANY: Atlantis (800-6-ATLANTIS, AtlantisEvents.com)

CRUISE TYPE: Large ship, mainly men

HIGHLIGHTS: Norwegian Cruise Lines' new and elegant Pride of Hawaii, the largest-ever U.S. flagged ship

TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING

DATES: May 29 to June 4, 2007

DESTINATIONS: Transatlantic cruise from New York City to London

COMPANY: RSVP Vacations (800 328-RSVP, RSPVacations.com)

CRUISE TYPE: Large ship, mainly men

HIGHLIGHTS: First-ever gay charter of the highly rated and classically glamorous Queen Mary 2

MEDITERRANEAN CULINARY CRUISE

DATES: May 29 to June 8, 2007

DESTINATIONS: Venice, Athens, Greek Isles

COMPANY: Olivia (800-631-6277, Olivia.com)

CRUISE TYPE: Large ship, women only

HIGHLIGHTS: Onboard dessert artist Elizabeth Falkner (2006 Bun Appetit pastry Chef of the Year) and Josie Smith-Malave (from Bravo's show Top Chef)

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

DATES: June 15 to June 25, 2007

DESTINATIONS: Quito, Galapagos Islands

COMPANY: Romance Voyages (866-456 1269, RomanceVoyages.com)

CRUISE TYPE: Small ship, mainly men

HIGHLIGHTS: Daily shore excursions and encounters with exotic wildlife made famous by Charles Darwin

BERMUDA

DATES: July 7 to 14, 2007

DESTINATIONS: Bermuda and the private R Island

COMPANY: R Family Vacations (845-348 0397, RFamilyVacations.com)

CRUISE TYPE: Large ship, LGBT families

HIGHLIGHTS: Tons of outdoor kids' activities and parties, both on board and on shore
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Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Date:Feb 27, 2007
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