Royal Caribbean is “gay travel approved”

Royal Caribbean International is the first and only cruise line to be awarded’s “Gay Travel Approved” seal of approval.

The Gay Travel Approved designation is awarded to select travel partners that offer a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ traveler connects the LGBTQA community with gay friendly destinations, hotels, attractions, clubs and restaurants throughout the world. Their mission is to provide the community with safe, welcoming and unique recommendations to ensure that every vacation is both pleasurable and memorable.

According to Royal Caribbean has shown an ongoing commitment to the LGBTQ community by demonstrating a spirit of diversity and inclusion on all of its 25 ships that visit exciting destinations around the world.

This designation has been a long time in the making.” Said Steve Rohrlick, CEO of “The recent appointment of Grant Van Ulbrich as the first openly-gay Diversity Executive on a major cruise line and the steps he is implementing are indicative of Royal Caribbean International’s commitment to the LGBTQ community. It is therefore our distinct pleasure to bestow Gay Travel Approved 2016 to Royal Caribbean International.”

Royal Caribbean has always been known and recognized for extraordinary service that is warm and attentive and remains committed to creating a diverse, welcoming environment on each and every one of our ships,” said Grant Van Ulbrich, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Royal Caribbean. “To take our efforts to the next level, we recently introduced a new Diversity and Inclusion department and one of its first priorities is to focus on continued training and education for our international crew members.”

Being “Gay Travel Approved” lets the world know that’s team of experts and editors along with feedback from travelers have given a travel partner the distinction of having that “je ne sais quoi” that LGBTQ travelers appreciate.

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