Established in 1985, RSVP Vacations is the originator of the gay and lesbian cruise concept, with the goal of providing a safe, tailor-made vacation environment for gay men and lesbians. Our first cruise - “A Cruise to Remember” - sailed out of New Orleans, February 15, 1986 with 750 guests ready to create and enjoy the overwhelming experience that only can happen on an all-gay vacation.
Since its inception, RSVP has stuck to one of our core principles: to appeal to a broad spectrum of the community. From age 21 to 95, from Buenos Aires to Boston, single or coupled, thousands have joined in celebrating our diversity.
Over the years, RSVP has welcomed some of our community’s most amazing luminaries. We’ve had High Tea with Quentin Crisp, film presentations with Vito Russo, Q & A with Armistead Maupin, a look at Broadway with Harvey Fierstein and Anthony Rapp and many more. Our entertainment has included some of the industry’s hottest talent including: Kathy Najimy, Ty Herndon, Ann Hampton Callaway, Dianne Schuur, and Sam Harris. We have also introduced some of the brightest and best up and coming acts like Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen, Peter Donnelly, Michael Holland & Karen Mack, and Levi Kreis.
Every RSVP vacation has its own unique flavor, driven by the wide variety of gay-focused activities provided. Whether it is our outstanding entertainers, famous T-dances, raucous Bingo sessions, hot leather and underwear parties, or our infamous costume contests, there is always something for everyone—even if it means just being yourself for a week, with 120 to 3500 likeminded people in a completely welcoming and comfortable environment.
Over 100,000 guests have travelled with us over the years. We invite you to become part of our global family.