Olivia Cruises, one of the leading women’s cruise lines, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
To commemorate the occasion, Grease legend Olivia Newton-John will be joining nearly 2,000 women on a 12-day cruise through Australia and New Zealand, Olivia Cruise’s first ever journey to the land down under.
‘We are living through a historic moment where the walls of prejudice are finally coming down,’ said the British-born Australian four-time Grammy Award winner.
‘I am thrilled to join Olivia’s incredible family and am excited to welcome them to Sydney with a fantastic concert in port.’
In addition to the enviable concert in Sydney, cruisers will have the experience of a lifetime across seven other port cities throughout Australia and New Zealand .
For their cruises, Olivia Cruises charters the entire ship so travelers ‘can be out and free’ on holiday.
So whether you’re flying solo, celebrating a honeymoon or taking a trip with your girlfriends, Olivia Cruises has some of the most exciting travel opportunities for lesbians in 2015.
Be sure to check out the vacation stretchers to make the most of your time on the sea and touring the world.
One of the smaller cruises of 2015, the Central America journey takes cruisers through the Panama Canal, to the largest island in Central America and to black sand beach that sparkles at night with bioluminescent algae. Jungle expeditions will take you to meet tiny capuchins and ancient ruins, while at sea you’ll enjoy the splendor of Central America’s climate.
When: 24 to 31 January 2015
Ports of call: Colón, Panama; Transit Panama Canal; Isla Coiba, Panama; Golfito, Costa; Bahia Drake, Costa Rica; Quepos, Costa Rica
Ship: Windstar’s ms Wind Spirit, accommodates 148 passengers
Price: Category BX Deluxe Staterooms early bird prices start at $4,199 (€3,136)
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Olivia Travel, the first-ever cruise to Australia and New Zealand gets kicked up a notch with a performance by Olivia Newton-John. Setting sail to unspoiled terrains, guests can partake in adventure activities or meet the native locals: Hand-feed kangaroos and hang with koalas.
When: 13 to 24 February 2015
Ports of call: Sydney, Australia; Hobart, Tasmania, Australia; Fiordland National Park (scenic cruising), New Zealand; Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand; Akaroa (Christchurch), New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand; Tauranga (Rotorua), New Zealand; Auckland, New Zealand
Ship: Holland America’s ms Oosterdam, accommodates 1,900 passengers
Price: Interior Staterooms start at $2,099 for early bird price (€1,568)
One of nature’s last untamed frontiers, Alaska welcomes Olivia Cruises with a customized LGBT tour through an Alaskan town. You’ll have the change to get rugged with kayaking, dogsledding, rafting, hiking and more. You’ll see some of the highest peaks in the US, and meet giants from below like orcas and whales.
When: 13 to 20 May 2015
Ports of call: Vancouver, British Columbia; The Inside Passage (scenic cruising); Tracy Arm/Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Glacier Bay (scenic cruising); Ketchikan, Alaska
Ship: Holland America’s ms Volendam, accommodates 1,450 passengers
Price: Interior Staterooms start at $1,299 with early bird special (€970).
This is your chance to experience civilizations dating back thousands of years. From bird watching and ouzo drinking, roam through the cobble stone streets of Greek islands and the market places of Turkey, and don’t forget the sunblock!
When: 16 to 23 August 2015
Ports of call: Istanbul, Turkey; Mytilini (Lesvos), Greece; Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey; Mykonos, Greece; Santorini, Greece; Chania (Crete), Greece; Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Ship: 5-star Azamara Quest
Price: Club Interior Staterooms start at $1,999 for early bird special (€1,493)