Welcome to Aquafest
Group Event Cruises Since 2001

We are different from full ship charters, as our onboard group program combines the best each ship offers along with unmatched Gay & Lesbian social gatherings.. We provide great discounts and very competitive offers, where the LGBT full ship charters cannot.

Aquafest is a Gay & Lesbian Group Cruise Event with the Best Group Discounts on the Finest Ships with the Most Enjoyable and Varied Entertainment Packages.

What is Aquafest?

We are different from full ship charters, as our onboard offering melds the best each ship offers along with an unmatched Gay & Lesbian entertainment and event packages. We successfully provide great discounts and very competitive offers, where the full ship charters cannot.

Looking for a terrific LGBT friendly cruise at a great discount?

Aquafest Cruises can help you find a great vacation at huge savings on LGBT friendly cruises for gay and lesbian couples, singles, and groups. Aquafest is an "Award Winning" LGBT agency that has provided vacations for thousands of travelers since 2001. We also believe in social networking and support MeetMeOnboard. We have been a recipient of their Cruizie Logo as the BEST LGBT Group Travel Company.

Cruises are relaxing and are conducive to a party atmosphere as the ambiance is carefree. Cruising is the most affordable and the most popular gay vacation choice today. Cruises provide luxury accommodations, all meals, use of ships facilities including pools and gyms, world class entertainment, great service, and exciting ports-of-call…

Aquafest Cruises is America's best Gay and Lesbian cruise agency offering discounted cruises. We offer you the best LGBT friendly cruise lines. Aquafest Gay and Lesbian special event Cruises offer a wide range of LGBT entertainment in a private environment to make your gay cruise experience a memorable one.

Aquafest Cruises offers: singles, couples and group discounts, Mardi Gras celebrations, Halloween celebrations, celebrity guest entertainment, beach parties, costume parties and contests, private group cocktail parties, formal dinners, tours and excursions, comedy and game shows and more. Activities and Amenities vary by sailing date.

Aquafest offers Gay and Lesbian friendly Cruises in a wide variety of exotic locations including Alaska, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, Virgin Islands and more, aboard luxurious cruise lines including Carnival, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC, and Royal Caribbean.


Is our annual Halloween cruise program. We are famous for this event which caters up to 500 guests in a group environment on a mixed clientele ship. Aquafest Events creates a vibrant LGBT microcosm at sea in the midst of regular cruise ship clientele. We are the BEST affordable option to a full-ship LGBT event! Keeping the parties PRIVATE allows us to reserve a "safe" space needed for guest celebrity entertainment, exclusive dance parties, LGBT theme costume balls for adults. Don't miss out on our biggest annual EVENT!

Our Unmatched Value Package Includes Spectacular Entertainment and Superstar Celebrities on our Annual Halloween Event!


Is Aquafest's newest offering to give our LGBT travelers a chance to take a tour with us to exotic destinations around the World in a private land tour charter. These are more intimate offerings and will never cater to more than 50 travelers in a group. Visit the globe with us...


Join one of our smaller, group cruises with other LGBT travelers in an exotic cruise setting hosted by professional Aquafest staff. This unique opportunity could be a President's Cruise hosted by Aquafest's own Tom Baker to an exciting destination like Europe or some other fantastic place. While these groups are not a full scale event like Halloween, they provide a chance for fellow travelers to enjoy many group socializing opportunities, cocktail parties, optional group excursions ashore, dining, and more.

We Give You More!

Meals, celebrity entertainment, onboard accommodations and advertised Aquafest events.

More Aquafest Value...

  • Private shows with guest celebrities on the Halloween Cruise
  • $1000 Grand Prize for BEST Halloween Costume!
  • Gay and Lesbian GayMe Shows
  • Gay DJ on the Halloween Cruise
  • Themed Dance Parties
  • Group Dining on most cruise lines
  • Aquafest Staff & Cruise Directors
  • Gay Sporting Events
  • Optional Gay Beach Parties on the Halloween Cruise
  • Singles Get-Togethers, Couples Get-Togethers, Lesbian Get-Togethers
  • Afternoon T-Dance on the Halloween Cruise
  • Private Optional AquaQuest Shore Excursions
  • Activities and Amenities vary by sailing date

What's Not Included: Tipping, personal items, alcoholic beverages, gift shop and spa purchases, gambling and optional shore excursions. Non-discountable fees, port charges, and taxes are additional.

The Aquafest Difference: Our Rates vs. Full Gay Charters

(Sample offer: 2014 7-Day Caribbean Cruise)

Cabin TypeAquafest RateGay Charter RateYour Savings!
Inside $599 pp $999 pp $400 pp
Oceanview/Outside $684 pp $1199 pp $515 pp
Balcony $894 pp $1279 pp $385 pp

Important Travel Tips for Clients

It is the passenger's responsibility to determine, obtain, and provide proper identification, documentation (including passport and visas if required), and inoculations for all destinations to which he/she is traveling. The traveler should verify requirements well in advance of travel to insure compliance. Travelers who do not meet all passport, visa, and inoculation requirements will be denied boarding by cruise lines and airlines and/or entry to the country to which they are traveling. If you hold a current passport, it must be valid for 6 months past your return date. Passengers who do not meet these requirements will be denied boarding by cruise lines and airlines. CruiseCenter is not responsible for providing documentation and inoculation information.

Please note that, regardless of age, travelers to and from certain destinations in the Western Hemisphere will soon be required to have a passport or other secure, accepted document to enter or re-enter the United States. For more information, please call the National Passport Information Center at
1-877-487-2778 or access online at click here.

Aquafest Cruises is a member of the HRC Federal Club to show our support to the LGBT community. Being a member demonstrates that we are supportive of the "greater protective issues" of the LGBT community!

Visit the HRC website — click here!