This Sunday, 5,400 people will set sail on what is being billed as the
largest gay cruise ever -- and Atlantis Events announced Thursday it will
repeat the voyage in 2012.
Royal Caribbean's two-month old Allure of the Seas will depart from Fort Lauderdale with stops in Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. This is the first time the ship has been chartered to an outside company.
Demand for the cruise was so high, Atlantis has already booked it for January, 2012. Tickets for that cruise will go on sale at the end of the month.
"Our guest response to this first Allure of the Seas sailing was incredible, with the charter selling out in three weeks with no advertising whatsoever," Atlantis CEO Rich Campbell says. "We knew they would love this cruise, but had no idea just how strong the response would be."