Gay Naturist Cruise. All-Inclusive Gay Naturist Resort Experience
FULL MOON LISBON TO BARCELONA CRUISE
September 15 - 23, 2013 - Aboard The Msy Wind Surf
SAILING CHANGES EVERYTHING: Discover Spain’s coastal jewels, a unique blend of east meets west, which infuse your senses with the sights, tastes and temptations of this magical region. Costa Blanca. Costa Brava. Costa del Sol. Between Lisbon and Barcelona lies a world of sun-drenched magic, yours to explore on this extraordinary voyage.
An Eight-Night Fiesta for Your Soul. Our voyage begins in Lisbon, one of the world’s oldest cities. Here, history sparks a connection within and beckons your spirit with a Southern European soul. Lose yourself in narrow alleys, sip chilled glasses of vinho verde and step back in time. Then, drift away on the ocean breeze aboard the world’s largest sailing yacht, the MSY Wind Surf, as we caress the romantic Costa del Sol by the light of the full Mediterranean moon. Ports of call include Portimão - a resort town popular with the sailing crowd, Cadiz - the ancient Phoenician city, Málaga – the birthplace of Picasso, and Palma de Mallorca – the Balearic island where the Spanish Royals summer. We’re even spending a night in Ibiza, the gay-friendly party paradise where you can unwind on the beach or be swept up by the world’s best nightlife. Recharged and reinvigorated, why not continue the adventure in Barcelona. The Catalan capital’s cultural riches include the architecture of Gaudí, such as the Sagrada Familia. An ultimate act of faith, this basilica remains under construction 130 years after ground first broke.
LISBON: Our journey begins in Portugal’s capital and Europe’s westernmost city, recently proclaimed European City of the Year by the Academy of Urbanism. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, hunt down the perfect Pastel de Nata – Portugal’s famous custard tart – and savor some traditional Fado music along the way.
PORTIMAO: Surrounded by calm seas and sublime weather, this Portuguese resort town is a popular destination with the sailing crowd. As local fishermen continue living off the sea, a visit here isn’t complete without sampling their fresh, grilled sardines.
CADIZ & SEVILLE: Founded by Phoenician sailors 3000 years ago, Cadiz is considered the oldest continually-inhabited city in Europe. Savor a glass of Barbadillo – the local white wine, climb the North Tower of the Cathedral for a spectacular view, or join our group on an optional excursion to the home of Flamenco music – Seville – where you can relish some of the best tapas in the world.
MALAGA & ALHAMBRA: With the Moorish influence of North Africa to the south, and the Rock of Gibraltar due north, we sail through the glorious gateway of the Mediterranean en route to Málaga, the birthplace of Picasso, where a visit to the Museo Picasso Málaga is only fitting. An optional day excursion brings you to the palatial complex of Alhambra, featuring some of Spain’s finest Islamic art and architecture.
IBIZA : After a day at sea, where you can replenish and recharge, dive into the pristine waters and notorious nightlife that define this island. Watch the sun set over a few libations at Cafe del Mar, take a disco nap on the beach, or unwind with some of Ibiza’s more sedate offerings.
PALMA DE MALLORCA: Our journey through the Balearic Islands continues on to Palma. Here you can stop by the Palace of Marivent – where the Spanish Royals’ summer, wander the narrow streets of the Old City, and keep an eye out for – of all things – some of the finest trash cans you may ever see.
BARCELONA : Our final stop is a Mediterranean gem where you can literally see history in the making at Sagrada Família: Gaudí’s tribute to the Holy Family (it remains under construction 130 years after ground was broken). As our cruise disembarks on a Monday, consider a post-hotel package for the weekend to really immerse yourself in Catalan culture, cuisine and architecture.
The Wind Surf is a sleek, fully renovated in 2012 four-masted sailing yacht accommodating 312 guests. With six decks and a gross tonnage of 14,745, the Wind Surf is the world’s largest sailing yacht. Wind Surf features wide open, teak decks—quite unusual for small ships. With over 22,090 square feet of open deck space, guests will find hidden nooks for private moments giving them a feeling of being on their own private verandah. The Source Events All-Gay Windstar experience: THERE’S NOTHING QUITE LIKE IT ON EARTH. Tall billowing sails – brilliant blue seas – sun-drenched teak decks. You’re with your close friends – old and new – discovering the world’s finest destinations. Nurturing your mind, body and soul as you explore tiny harbors and hidden coves where no one else can go. Invigorating your senses with 5-Star cuisine. And celebrating all life has to offer. This is the inspiration behind every Source Event Windstar Cruise. Your voyage includes:
Dining is open seated:
BRIDGE SUITES: Located on Deck 3. There are only two fabulous suites that boast 495 sq feet cabin of space features a large separate spacious sitting area, a queen-size or twin beds beds, multi-channel radio, flatscreen TV, DVD player, Bose speakers for iPod use, telephone, mini-bar, a safe, 110/220 outlet, 24 hr room service, L’ Occitane bath amenities, complimentary plush terry robes, and full length closets. Complimentary amenities such as flowers and champagne await you!!!
DELUXE SUITES – DECK 3 : Each suite boast 376 sq ft. features a queen-size bed, which can be converted into two twin beds, spacious sitting area and two full private bathrooms, multi-channel radio, flat-screen TV, DVD player, Bose speaker system for iPod use, telephone, mini-bar, a safe, 110/220 outlets, 24-hr room service, L’ Occitane bath amenities, complimentary plush terry robes and full length closets.
DELUXE STATEROOMS – DECK 3 : There are only 9 deluxe staterooms located on Deck 3. Each room is 188 sq ft. features a queen-size bed, which can be converted into two twin beds, multi-channel radio, flat-screen TV, DVD player, Bose speaker system for iPod use, a safe, 110/220 outlets, telephone, mini-bar, 24-hr room service, L’ Occitane bath amenities, a private bathroom with complimentary plush terry robes and full length closets.
CABIN A – DECK 2: Located on Deck 2. Each room is 188 sq ft. features a queen-size bed, which can be converted into two twin beds, multi-channel radio, flat-screen TV, DVD player, Bose speaker system for iPod use, a safe, 110/220 outlets, telephone, mini-bar, 24-hr room service, L’ Occitane bath amenities, a private bathroom with complimentary plush terry robes and full length closets.
CABIN B – DECK 1: Located on Deck 1. Each room is 188 sq ft. features a queen-size bed, which can be converted into two twin beds, multi-channel radio, flat-screen TV, DVD player, Bose speaker system for iPod use, a safe, 110/220 outlets, telephone, mini-bar, 24-hr room service, L’ Occitane bath amenities, a private bathroom with complimentary plush terry robes and full length closets.
Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Does not include international airfare, trip cancellations insurance, shipboard purchases, gratuities, pre and post cruise package, or optional excursions. Port fees and taxes are an additional $379. Single Occupancy: If available, individuals who prefer a cabin to themselves will be charged a 75% surcharge. If imposed by cruise line, there may be a $80 per passenger fuel surcharge fee. Valid Passports Required: Non-US Passport holders may be required to secure a visa. Passports must be valid for six months beyond the return date. Arrival airport: LIS (Lisbon, Portugal) and Departure airport: BCN (Barcelona, Spain). Complimentary transfers will be available to and from the ship the day of embarkation and disembarkation.
PRE CRUISE HOTEL INFORMATION: Continuing with the Tradition of staying in luxury hotel brands, we have chosen the Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade. Located in downtown Lisbon, on the prestigious Avenue of the same name, its luxurious rooms will live up to your expectations. Near Lisbon’s convention center and business district, and bordering historic neighborhoods, the Sofitel hotel combines business and relaxation but won’t mix the two. Add their AdLib restaurant, a fusion of French culinary know-how and Portuguese cuisine and your Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade experience is complete. Our group rate is $329 for double occupancy or $300 for single per night. It includes all taxes, portages, wi-fi, breakfast and welcome cocktail party.
POST CRUISE HOTEL INFORMATION: AXEL HOTEL-BARCELONA The Axel hotels are hotels with a hetero friendly philosophy; conceived, developed and designed for and by gay people, but open to everyone. Faithful to the concept and style of Axel-design, comfortable, cosmopolitan atmosphere, and good value for Price- the Axel Hotel Barcelona has a completely renovated design. The new 105 rooms combine the touch of decoration from Modernista with the warmth and elegance of the Mediterranean. Axel Hotel Barcelona has been awarded as “The Best Gay Hotel in the World” by readers of “The Out Traveler” (USA), the prestigious travel magazine. Our group rate is $239 for double occupancy or $209 for single per night. It includes VAT taxes and breakfast.
AMERICAN AIRLINES DISCOUNT CODE: A3493BG