Don’t be like that lone Polar bear out on an ice floe, join with others for a party at sea.
Two bear cruises are heading out from South Florida, giving you plenty of opportunities to find the bear, cub, or otter (or any other animal adopted by the gay community to describe itself) of your dreams.
BearCruise’s 10th annual pre-Thanksgiving 7-night Eastern Caribbean Cruise will sail on Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas, from Nov. 12-19, 2023, departing from Port Canaveral. Cabins with ocean views, views of Central Park, or the ship’s Boardwalk are still available, as are interior cabins. Balconies start at $1,111 double occupancy, and interiors are $999 double occupancy. Prices include taxes and port charges.
The itinerary includes Coco Cay, Bahamas, St. Thomas, and the gorgeous Virgin Islands – St. Thomas, USVI, and St. Maarten, as well as three days at sea to explore and enjoy the ship! The trip also features BearCruise parties, meet-ups, and group dining, an onboard host, BearCruise Cruise Director, and optional exclusive BearCruise shore excursions. The featured guest entertainer is Alison Arngrim, a.k.a. Nellie Oleson from TV’s “Little House on the Prairie” performing her comedy show, “Confessions of a Prairie Bitch” and judging a Nellie Oleson Look-Alike Contest. For more details, visit the website bearcruise.com, or call 513-541-2187.
Of course, if you are willing to trek farther for your bears, you can also find them sailing away in such far-flung ports as Greece and Iceland.
On BearCruise’s 10-Day Iceland & Norway to London cruise, June 15-25, you’ll first enjoy a land adventure, with a scenic drive from Akureyri to Husavik, then go on a whale-watching tour. Then return to Reykjavik, Iceland, for a trip with stops in Ålesund, Olden, and Bergen, Norway, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Brussels, and Bruges in Belgium before reaching your destination port of Southampton and departing from London. Interior cabins start at $1,917, exterior cabins and suites range from $2,495 to $8,350 a person. For more information, go to bearcruise.com/iceland-norway-cruise.