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Beyond The Mirror’s Gaze…

An animated exploration of gender fluidity and falling in love. BeyondTheMirrorsGaze-HDR-NoMargin

Iris Moore is a Montreal based artist who is focused on painting, drawing and animation. In her animated film “Beyond The Mirror’s Gaze”, she explores the fantastical and surreal, with the intention of evoking the viewer’s sense of whimsy and wonder surrounding themes of gender.

Meet Iris at one of our group excursions, cocktail parties, or group dinners, because Pride of the Ocean is about much more than films. Only 7 days remaining to reserve your cabin! Click here or on the button below to see available options.


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Pride of the Ocean is Much More Than LGBT Films…

Pride of the Ocean will bring a smart engaged community together for inspiration, sharing information and fun on the Norwegian Breakaway sailing from New York to Bermuda on June 1-8, 2014!
Here is just a little of the fun you can expect indoors on the ship with live comedy from The Ryan and Amy Show!!

Outdoors and off the ship, join us for our amazing group excursion in Bermuda aboard the Rising Son II, full of sailing, snorkeling, beach walking, and rum swizzles.


How about outdoors and on the ship? Enjoy our exclusive cocktail party celebrating our lesbian pioneers out on the Spice H20 outdoor lounge on the back deck as we sail past the Statue of Liberty. That and all of our cocktail parties will allow you to meet  folks from around the world.
Spice H2o Statue of Liberty
 If that’s not enough fun for you, try hanging out with Geisha, our cruise associate, on the rope course.
You might just end up walking the plank!
Don’t miss out on the fun! Join us now… by putting a deposit down on your cabin here!

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Group Shore Excursion Announced for Bermuda Cruise

On Pride of the Ocean’s Pride Cruise June 1-8, 2014
The view from the deck of the Rising Son II

The view from the deck of the Rising Son II


Thumbs up from Captain Josh of the Rising Son II

Our cruise associate, Geisha Cumberbatch, with the crew of the Rising Son II

Cruise associate, Geisha Cumberbatch, with the crew of the Rising Son II


Join us as we board the Rising Son II for Bermuda’s ultimate sailing experience.

You can sunbathe on the roomy hammocks or relax in the comfort of the interior cabin with its full amenities. Sip complimentary beverages with your newfound friends as you cruise by the old remains of Bermuda fortifications. Chat with the crew about Bermuda’s past and present as you cruise toward beautiful and secluded swim sites.

The Rising Son II will anchor in shallow water, where you may choose to swim up to the nearby beach, kayak or kick around with the crew’s snorkel gear. Immerse yourself in crystal clear waters under the watchful eye of your instructors and explore the great expanses of pristine reef.

After 1 1/2 hours of playtime, you’ll be welcomed back aboard for unlimited complimentary Rum Swizzles. Let the island music get you into the vacation spirit as you head out for another hour of true catamaran sailing. Bring sunscreen, a towel and your sense of adventure.

After booking your cabin on Pride of the Ocean, our cruise associate, Geisha Cumberbatch will contact you to ask if you’d like to be part of this exciting group excursion. For the many of you who have already booked your cabin with us and would like to contact Geisha directly, she can be reached at (866) 432-0050 (toll-free), or email Geisha with questions at

Click here for more information about our Bermuda cruise.


Rum Swizzles Anyone?

Rum Swizzles Anyone?

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No Selfies Please…

Pride of the Ocean’s New Exclusive Photography Program for 2014
Kelly Burkhardt on Pride of the Ocean’s Skagway Alaska excursion in 2013 (credit Richard Davis)

Kelly Burkhardt on Pride of the Ocean’s Skagway Alaska excursion in 2013 (credit Richard Davis)

Pride of the Ocean’s cruise to Alaska in 2013 drew many ooh’s and ah’s for the stunning vistas and the even more stunning photography of our guests taken both on land and at sea during the voyage.

Geisha Cumberbatch

Geisha Cumberbatch

Don’t be forced to walk the plank, or worse yet ride the water slide, for not having your camera at the ready and missing those magic moments during your upcoming trip to Bermuda. Leave the photography to us!

In 2014, we will begin our new Pride of the Ocean Exclusive Photography Program, offering our guests a complimentary private web page with a set of your own exclusive personal photographs from the trip, taken by a professional photographer while on the cruise, as a souvenir of the trip. This is in addition to the great films, great people, great food, and great places that you experience as part of a Pride of the Ocean cruise.

Former Vice President of Operations at TLA Releasing and current film producer, Kelly A. Burkhardt, will be joining Pride of the Ocean’s New York to Bermuda cruise on June 1-8, 2014. In addition to her filmmaking skills, Kelly is also a professional photographer and will be Pride of the Ocean’s official photographer for 2014, ensuring that you are always camera ready.

We’d like to thank Richard Davis for capturing so many great memories as the official photographer for our 2013 cruise in Alaska. If you missed seeing Richard’s breathtaking photographs from Alaska, click here to see those, as well as photographs from our prior cruises.

Click here to learn more about our upcoming Bermuda Pride cruise and our Hawaiian Islands Coming Out Day cruise.

It’s all fabulous on Pride of the Ocean!HDR-Alaska-Photography-Horizontal



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Alaska with an expert…

Traveling by cruise ship is always enhanced by quality shore excursions, giving travelers a feel for the ports of call. While the films, filmmakers and other honored guests are no doubt driving your interest in Pride of the Ocean, we know our destination is also a powerful draw – Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Victoria… and of course, the magnificent Glacier Bay.PostcardsNo one knows the importance of the shore excursion like your fellow passenger, award-winning writer Randall Shirley, one of North America’s busiest freelance travel journalists! Over the next few weeks, travel to Randall’s blog and read his recommendations on shore excursions that will apply to many Alaska cruises. A Vancouver native who honeymooned in Alaska, he certainly knows the territory.

Randall-Shirley-Postcard Randall has been in the journalism field for 20 years, including roles as editor and travel editor of three national Canadian gay magazines, and appearing on TV and radio as an expert in gay travel, cruise travel, and theatre travel. He frequently writes for publications such as Travel+Leisure, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, Canada’s Calgary Herald and Up! inflight magazine.

His travels have taken him to (more…)

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