US company to launch ‘first LGBT cruise line’

US company to launch ‘first LGBT cruise line’

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A company claiming to be the world’s first dedicated LGBT cruise line is due to make its debut next year.

Miami-based Anteros Cruises plans to run a 400-passenger yacht-like ship which can access small ports in the Mediterranean in summer and Caribbean in winter.

Itineraries will range from between five and 14 days, co-ordinated with LGBT events such as Pride celebrations.

No details of the vessel to be used by the start-up have been disclosed.

The company’s website says that a vessel has been identified and the acquisition was due to be completed by the final quarter of 2015 ahead of a maiden voyage in 2017.

Anteros promises “celebrity-designer interiors and stylishly-sophisticated soft goods, to unparalleled personalised service delivered by a meticulously trained crew” with a higher than usual staff-to-passenger ratio.

The ship will offer passengers “world-class cuisine, signature amenities, and as much or little internet connectivity as they desire”.

Company director, David Huang, said: “Every aspect of the Anteros Cruises experience is designed with LGBT community members in mind.

“Our number one priority is making our guests feel comfortable, relaxed, and open, so they can be themselves while enjoying our luxury yacht-like cruise experience.”

He added: “In the coming weeks, we look forward to presenting the world with even more exciting details about Anteros Cruises – the first dedicated LGBT cruise line.”


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