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Variety Cruises, a cruise line based in Athens, Greece, has announced a gay cruise from August 20-27, 2010.  The sailing will include Greece and the Greek islands–Mykonos, Santorini and other islands on their small sailing ship, the Panorama. Cruise-only rates start at $2,290 per person per week–certainly hefty compared to the fares RSVP and Atlantis are offering, but it’s an apples to oranges comparison when you consider the difference in ship style. But it also seems very steep considering the price only includes some of your meals. I personally don’t know how Variety will do with the concept–if any of you have sailed them on a mainstream itinerary, I’d love to hear about it. Special activities include lengthy swim stops in selected beaches such as [&hellip

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A while back many MMOB members participated in a survey about the site; from the results we learned that while nearly 100% of you have been on a cruise, only 35% have been on an all-gay cruise, such as RSVP, Atlantis, Olivia, or R Family. You probably know that those companies charter entire ships, but they are not cruise lines themselves (although RSVP did once own a small ship). Meanwhile, I recently learned that a Greek cruise line, Variety Cruises, is trying their hand at marketing their own all-gay cruises. Frankly, I’ve wondered for years why Princess or Celebrity haven’t tried this on their own. There are many challenges for a cruise company in attempting to market to us as homos. Probably the biggest is [&hellip

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