🏳️‍🌈 All-Gay Big Med 🇫🇷🇮🇹

 13-20 May 2023

Off the beaten path Med on board a ship for 1000 men. From 1221€ with drinks.

The Med hidden secrets. And the classics.

Our itinerary


* Itinerary subject to change.

Sat 13 - Sat 20 May 2023

• Embarking 13-17 h (1-5 pm)
• Set sail 20 h (8 pm)
• Bear Dinner
• Eurovision LIVE at the Theatre (9 pm)
Eurovision Party

• Bears by the pool
• Bear dinner
• Drag Party Night

• We arrive at 8 h (8 am)
• Half-day Bear tour (not incl.)*
• Bears by the pool
• All aboard 19 h (7 pm)
• Set sail 20 h (8 pm)
• Bear dinner
• Sailors & Uniforms Party

• We arrive at 7 h (7 am)
• Full day Tour (not incl.)*
• Bears by the pool
• All aboard 20 h (8 pm)
• Set sail 21 h (9 pm)
• Bear dinner
• Fluor Construction Party

• We arrive 8 h (8 am)
• Full day Tour (not incl.)*
• Bears by the pool
• All aboard 20 h (8 pm)
• Set sail 21 h (9 pm)
• Bear dinner
• Rugby Kit Theme Party

• We arrive 8 h (8 am)
• Full day Tour (not incl.)*
• Bears by the pool
• All aboard 21 h (9 pm)
• Set sail 22 h (10 pm)
• Bear dinner
• Kinky Party

• We arrive 8 h (8 am)
• Full day Tour (not incl.)*
• Bears by the pool
• All aboard 17 h (5 pm)
• Set sail 18 h (6 pm)
• Bear dinner
• Rainbow Party

• Disembark from 8 until 10 h

Our ship: Vasco da Gama


In 2019, Vasco da Gama, formerly Pacific Eden, returned to her home in Europe, where she was commissioned as Statendam by Holland-America Line in 1993.

She combines the Portuguese explorer tradition with the demands of today’s cruise guests: a wide range of different bars and restaurants in an exclusive setting, lots of public space with a modern interior, and tasteful design elements.

On board, you’ll find a full range of equipment for spa, fitness, and your personal leisure activities. You won’t find any other comparable cruise ship of this size on the market offering such good value for money. The personal atmosphere on board due to the manageable number of guests is key to the sense of well-being. 

The Highlights

Oasis Pool: At aft on Deck 10, this pool really is an oasis by day, with a wonderful sea view and fresh breeze, teak-wood deck, and super comfy loungers. At dusk, it will be transformed into the perfect space for our parties.

Lido: hot tubs and heated main pool that thanks to the flexible panorama glass sliding roof, can be used throughout the year.

Dinner: Stylish evening meals with flexible times and open seating at the Mediterranean, Asian Fusion, or Club Bistro. And for a little extra The Grill, a top-quality steakhouse.

Spa & Wellness includes a sauna, steam bath, and a Gym open 24 hours with 11 spinning bikes, 5 steppers, 7 treadmills, 5 seated bikes, 14 weight machines, 2 rowing machines, and a large selection of free weights.

The data

Tonnage: 55451 GT

Speed: 22 knots

Length: 219 m

Width: 30 m

Draught: 7,5 m

Passengers: 1000

Decks: 14

Crew: 550

Propulsion: 2 x 12000 kW (16000 HP)

Currency: Euro

Flag: Portugal

The cruise we’ve dreamed of.

Clothing-optional deck

Nothing beats the freedom of being naked while cruising. Feeling the sea breeze all over your body. It’s a very private and secluded area, perfect for sunbathing au naturel. Naturist is your lifestyle? Then see you at the Sports Deck, or is it D*** Deck? 🙂

#TeamAll-Gay 🏳️‍🌈

We are so proud to be teaming up with the newest European gay cruise, based in Berlin. Like we did on our very first cruise in 2008 with Atlantis, where we hosted and managed the Bear neighborhood, with 250 bears, chasers, daddies, and chubs. How many will we be on board this time?

Our parties

Is there a better way to start a gay cruise than to experience the Eurovision Song Contest live on board with men from all over? Day 1. Category is: Your flag. Let your imagination free with these other themes: Day 2 Drag Bear, 3 In the Navy, 4 Fluor Construction, 5 Rugby Club, 6 Hot-n-Sexy, and 7 White.

Best Single rates ever

Singles only 15% Suppl. & Best time to book for 🇺🇸 cruisers (1€ = 1$)!

All rates are per person based on double occupancy.

Price includes: All taxes & gratuities, ship accommodation, ocean transportation, meals, bear private parties, entertainment and some drinks (water, lemonade & ice tea).

Price does not include: Flights, pre/post-cruise hotel, tours, transfers, alcohol (packages available), soft drinks, specialty restaurants, gambling, gifts, photos, medical services, internet and laundry.

A deposit 500 EUR per cabin must accompany all reservations. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure for all reservations. 

From the time of booking until 91 days before: 100 EUR/cabin. Up to 90 days before departure: 30%, up to 45 days before departure: 40%, up to 30 days before departure: 60%, up to 10 days before departure: 85%, up to one day before departure: 90% and on the day of arrival or in case of no-show 95%
of the agreed travel price.

Two all-inclusive options are available.

The Classic package costs EUR 29 per person per day and includes draft and bottled beers, non-alcoholic beer, house wine and sparkling wine, Port, Madeira, Sherry, all non-alcoholic cocktails, Aperitifs (Aperol spritz/orange, Campari soda/orange), all non-alcoholic house beverages (juices and soft drinks), Mineral water and still water, All coffee specialties (alcohol-free) and Hot chocolate and tea.

The Premium package EUR 49 per person per day and includes the Classic plus cocktails, premium mixers, scotch, whisky, gin, vodka, rum, tequila, brandy, cognac, fruit brandies, liquors, bitters and vermouths.

All-Gay & Drinks

Yes, it exists. An All-Gay cruise with Drinks package. And not only one, but two. Classic Package is perfect for bears. It costs 232€ and includes unlimited beer, house wine, and more. Premium is 392€ and includes the Classic plus all kinds of spirits. More info above.

Bear Tours

Off-the-beaten-path destinations like Elba island, Principality of Monaco, and Corsica combined with all-time classics like Rome and Florence. Four countries in a week for your bucket list: France, Italy, Monaco and Vatican city.

Pre- & post-cruise

Our cruise is round-trip from Marseille. Founded around 600 BC by the Greeks, Marseille is the oldest city in France and the best starting point to experience romantic Provence. It’s also very easy to reach from Paris, only a mere 4-hour high-speed train.


Must be arranged by yourself. We strongly recommend an arrival flight the day before the cruise and, in case you wanna fly after disembarking, book your flight after noon.

Instant booking

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Support Gay-owned

Now more than ever, it’s time to support gay businesses that do travel projects and Cruise4Bears is proud to collaborate with a leading European Gay company. Please consider doing the same.