Pride of the Ocean Press Releases

Bishop Gene Robinson to Lead Panel Exploring LGBT Spirituality & Activism on Pride of the Ocean 2014

Pride of the Ocean Continues to Grow

Pride of the Ocean Doubles in Size for 2013

The Late Scott Kennedy to be Honored on Pride of the Ocean 2013

August 2013 Film Festival Launch

Filmmaker Spotlight: Body of Work 2013

Back On Board Sneak Preview

Pride of the Ocean in the Press | Provincetown: Andrea Meyerson
“…During their Alaska cruise in 2013, Pride of the Ocean Film Festival at Sea honored her with their ‘Body of Work’ award. She’s also the founder of Women on a Roll, one of the country’s largest…  Read More

SeattleLesbian-VicBasile | Pride of the Ocean Honors LGBT Pioneer Vic Basile
“Pride of the Ocean has named Vic Basile, an Executive Producer of important documentary film and television, as its… Read More | Liza Minnelli on your cruise ship: Pride of the Ocean 2013 is a Wrap
“When Liza Minnelli is on your cruise ship, you know you’re someplace special. “Ok, that’s not really Liza,” you say to yourself…” Read More | Stonewall-Themed Journey Is on Agenda for Pride of the Ocean Cruises
“Pride of the Ocean has three cruises in the pipeline for 2014, with one honoring the 45th anniversary of Stonewall, another commemorating Coming Out Day, and a “sampler” cruise to the Bahamas.” Read More | Slam it to ‘em: intimate, gay film fest experience at sea with Pride of the Ocean
“…Since Denni and I aren’t filmmakers, we feel sort of like flies on the wall observing some very interesting and intense work. But we also are welcome to chime in, make suggestions, and be involved.” Read More | Greg Louganis Embarks on Three New Pride of the Ocean Cruises
“…Pollin and his programming partner, Emmy Award-winning Producer John Scagliotti, are putting together two new film festival cruises and one Sampler Weekend cruise (a taste of Pride of the Ocean). The two festival cruises will mark important dates in the LGBT calendar.” Read More | Off we go: Pride gay film festival at sea on Norwegian Cruise Line
“…“…This is the magic of the Pride of the Ocean: We are 110 festival-goers tucked together on one cruise ship.” Read More | All Aboard“…Pride of the Ocean, a gay-and-lesbian film festival aboard the Celebrity Summit on a June cruise to Bermuda. There were about 50 of us on a ship whose occupancy is around 2,200, so it seemed like the perfect recipe for being part of a group while not feeling like the ship was Fire Island at sea.” Read More | Pride of the Ocean Launches 4th Annual LGBT Film Festival Cruise in 2013
“With filmmakers and a few surprise guests on board, the luxury cruise ship will head to Alaska, making scenic stops in Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, where passengers can absorb the beauty of the state by helicopter, zip-line or kayak. Then passengers will be treated to a full day in resplendent Glacier Bay. ” Read More | ‘Pride of the Ocean’ LGBT Film Festival Cruises Into Alaska Next Summer
“Billed as ‘The Only Floating Film Festival’, this is not just a cruise to Alaska. It’s a gay group cruise to Glacier Bay, and a great way to mix and mingle with other LGBT film lovers who may have missed the winning films and documentaries at local festivals around the country.” Read More | 2012 Pride of the Ocean Seminars
“Q-Me Con is very excited to announce our panels taking place during the 2012 Pride of the Ocean Film Festival cruise – June 10th to June 17th to Bermuda on the Celebrity Summit.” Read More


The Political Film Blog | Pride of the Ocean’s first historic LGBT Film Cruise
“And here’s a creative way to support small rural LGBT film festivals and be part of history at the same time. Pride of the Ocean is doing a benefit film festival (this one is sponsoring our Vermont GLBT Festival of Shorts, Kopkind’s CineSLAM). The cruise takes place next May 30th on board “The Norwegian Dawn” […] seven days of LGBT films from the past 40 years in honor of the 40th anniversary of the first Pride Events called at that time “The Christopher Street Liberation March”. Read More


OutTraveler G.P.S. | Tour of the Week: Pride of the Ocean
“Six festivals from Boston, Philadelphia, Long Island, Rhode Island, Vermont and Montreal will be presenting works on the Norwegian Gem when it sets sail from New York City on May 29, 2011.” Read More | Roll Camera
“If you and your loved one are film enthusiasts, then the Pride of the Ocean might be the perfect gay honeymoon cruise for you.” Read More | LGBT Film Festival at Sea
“Do you love film and cruising? Have you been extra good this year? If you answered yes then give yourself an early Christmas present and hop aboard the Pride of the Ocean Film Festival, the only LGBTQ film festival at sea.” Read More | Pride of the Ocean Film Festival on the Celebrity Summit in June
“This is a great crowd to be part of during the screenings, group dinners, cocktail parties and seminars. There will be some fantastic “straight” people onboard who think that LGBT films are amazing in their universal appeal. And the more they get to know us, the more allies we get to embrace diversity.” Read More | Benefit Film Cruise Pride of the Ocean to honor glbt filmmakers
“This seven day cruise will offer free-style ticketing so that the attendees will also be able to participate in many of the other activities and off-shore excursions in Bermuda offered on the Norwegian Dawn.” Read More | Current Feb. 2012
“Cloudburst, starring Olympia Dukakis, is scheduled to screen at the third annual Pride of the Ocean film festival cruise on board the Celebrity Summit, June 10th to 17th. Sponsored by The Advocate, the Center for Independent Documentary, and After Stonewall Productions, Pride of the Ocean will be hosting director Thom Fitzgerald (3 Needles, The Hanging Garden) in presenting his latest film. John Scagliotti, Program Director for Pride of the Ocean says, “the era of one-dimensional gay characters is over. Cloudburst is the latest example of the new LGBT filmmaking spirit, which we cultivate on Pride of the Ocean.” Read More


The Royal Gazette Online | Show of support for gay cruise visitors
“San Francisco resident Sam Berliner, 28, who is taking part in the Queer-Trans Film Festival onboard the Norwegian cruise ship, turned out to last night’s event to show solidarity. […] Mr Berliner said his group watched a film on the ship about queer persecution in the Caribbean. ‘When we found out it was going on in real life we thought we have to do something because the film made us want to act.’ He called the event ‘fabulous’ and praised the performers.”
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