VACAYA makes history again with the first LGBTQ+ charter cruise to Antarctica!

VACAYA continues to make history in LGBTQ travel industry! 

Since its founding in 2018, VACAYA has continually re-written the rules of what’s possible within LGBT+ travel – taking their guests to all-new destinations that have never been served by the existing market players. That young but already-rich tradition continues today after over 45 years since the advent of LGBT+ vacations, VACAYA is now offering the LGBT+ community the very first full-ship charter cruise to Antarctica December 6-17, 2022.

The most remote continent on Earth is unlike anything ever experienced. No matter where a person has been or what they’ve seen on previous travels, Antarctica is different from every other destination on the planet. 

Here, in the midst of the great Southern Ocean, they’ll find nature at its most magnificent as VACAYA sails one of the world’s most luxurious expedition ships – Le Boreal from Ponant, which provides the perfect home-away-from-home for 10 adventure-filled days and nights exploring Antarctica. VACAYA is also throwing in an included pre-cruise night in Buenos Aires, Argentina and roundtrip flights from BA to Ushuaia (where the cruise begins and ends) to create an 11-night expedition that sets an all-new standard in luxury LGBT+ travel. 

This incredible, first-of-its-kind cruise package includes:

  • Accommodations for 11 Nights – 1 Night in Buenos Aires, 10 Nights aboard Le Boreal from Ponant
  • Multiple daily landings on the continent via Zodiac® – hike, kayak, and mix and mingle with penguins!
  • Roundtrip flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
  • Multiple ground transfers in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Alcoholic & Non-Alcoholic Beverages onboard
  • All Meals onboard
  • And so much more! 

VACAYA co-founder Randle Roper shared, “Ever since my first trip to Antarctica in 2015, it’s been my personal mission to bring our community together there,” shared VACAYA co-founder Randle Roper.  

“Partnering with our host cruise line, Ponant, has allowed us to make this dream come true. This trip is truly the ultimate bucket list trip for most people and now VACAYA has the honor of helping our guests live out their dreams. And to add one of the greatest cities in the world – Buenos Aires, Argentina – into the mix makes it that much sweeter.”

“Although Antarctica can be a costly endeavor, we’ve negotiated a great price for our guests that is below what direct-booked Ponant guests might pay for a similar voyage,” added VACAYA co-founder Patrick Gunn. 

“When VACAYA guests take advantage of our convenient interest-free monthly payment program, these savings bring this grand adventure within reach for many in our community. Layer in all the amazing VACAYA entertainment and social activities, and this expedition actually becomes a true value – at any cost.”


VACAYA is a fresh new approach to LGBT+ travel, one focused entirely on its guests and creating memorable bespoke full-ship and full-resort travel experiences built around amazing destinations, stellar entertainment, world-class hospitality, and endless fun! VACAYA charters entire ships and resorts, so LGBT+ travelers and their straight ally friends have the freedom to express their individuality, make personal connections, celebrate life, rev up, or simply relax… together. So, if you believe “love is love,” then VACAYA was made just for you.

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