Olivia Cruises is a lesbian travel company that coordinates cruises for women exclusively. They do not own their own ship, so they charter entire elegant cruise ships to conduct and operate a cruise vacation. They then plan and coordinate the itinerary, activities and entertainment, while also handling all the bookings.
Olivia Cruises is part of Olivia Travel, an international tour company that is devoted entirely to providing travel services, including resort vacations, riverboat journeys, adventure travel and cruises for lesbians. Founded in 1973, with headquarters in San Francisco, California, Olivia Travel, throughout its history, has focused solely on meeting the travel needs of lesbians. Today, they are still the lone cruise company in the world that exclusively caters to lesbians. That philosophy is captured by their simple, but profound motto: “We bring women together on vacation”.
Each Olivia cruise strives to have its own unique and ‘special flavor’, but fun is the common denominator where ever the cruise’s itinerary takes the ship and its passengers. Different cruises operated by Olivia will go all over the world including Italy and the Amalfi Coast, the Caribbean, the Mystical Norwegian Fjords and the luxury and splendour of a Venice to Athens cruise. There is a destination for every woman and most women want to sail with Olivia again to sample them all.
Single women and couples are both welcomed. Meeting and making friends in a fun and safe environment, where you are surrounded by hundreds of lesbians, is the cornerstone of ‘The Olivia Experience’. For solo travellers, special single activities and get togethers are part of every cruise so that singles can meet their fellow passengers, make new friends and perhaps make a romantic connection.
The amenities of other standard cruises are also available, such as spectacular entertainment, incredible dining experiences and exotic shore excursions. However, with Olivia Cruises, they take it up to a higher level with lesbian entertainers, fabulous parties, and a real sense of community. Notable celebrities such as Margaret Cho, the Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, K.D. Lang and others have performed on Olivia Cruises in the past.
Cruising can be an addictive experience, with the basic cruise fare including accommodations (there are different levels of cabins such as balcony, ocean view, inside etc), all meals (there can be opportunities for speciality dining for a surcharge, but all meals on the buffet and dining room are included), and entertainment throughout the ship, along with Olivia’s special entertainment and programming.
Olivia charters some of the finest and most elegant cruise ships in the world, such as the Azamara Quest, Windstar’s Wind Surf, Holland America’s MS Rotterdam, and the Celebrity Summit. In addition to the crew of the ship, every Olivia Cruise is also staffed by Olivia personnel to attend to any inquiry or issue that may arise. Passengers are taken care of on an Olivia cruise.
Olivia does its best to make its cruises affordable, while providing incredible value. Next year, Olivia Cruises will be celebrating its 45th Anniversary with a special anniversary cruise to the Caribbean to mark 45 years of fun and laughter on the high seas for its loyal clientele.