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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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Pride of the Ocean Doubles in Size for 2013

The fourth Pride of the Ocean LGBT Film Festival sails for Glacier Bay, Alaska, in August with over twice as many passengers as the preceding third cruise. On board the Norwegian Pearl luxury cruise ship, the film festival will host groundbreaking film screenings, seminars, workshops and a wide variety of filmmakers and special guests.

Group MontageOnly a Few Cabins Remain on the only LGBT Film Festival at Sea

Anticipating the leap in size this year, Program Director John Scagliotti and Cruise Director Jim Pollin planned for more cabins to be available for the expanding audience of 2013.

James Pollin“Our cruise has leaped in size every year,” states Pollin, “and this year we knew we would see another burst of interest for our first West Coast departure.”

“We are delighted that our growth even surpassed our expectations.”

As the passenger list expanded, Pollin ensured the group had the space they needed. “Interest has been so high, the railroad car reserved for the group shore excursion in Skagway on the White Pass Railroad sold out. We quickly added another car, and that (more…)

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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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