Variety Cruises Offers LGBTQ+ Cruise in the Seychelles

Variety Cruises has announced this year’s LGBTQ+ cruise in the Seychelles. Departing October 28, 2023 aboard Pegasus, this “Limited Collection” itinerary will offer enhanced guest experiences highlighting local farm-to-table dining, soft adventure tours, an Off-Broadway-at-Sea night and other signature activities led by a guest host.

Guests will be joined on board by Constantine Venetopoulos, director of communications and PR for Variety, part of the third generation of the Greek family-owned cruise line. Venetopoulos helps lead the gender equality pillar of the Variety Cares foundation. He has been a volunteer counselor since 2011 for The Trevor Project, whose mission is to end suicide among LGBTQ young people, and is the director of the film “Draw With Me,” which was the first documentary on transgender history to be presented at the United Nations during the 50th anniversary of the Stone Wall riots.

Variety Cruises has a long-standing history of gender-inclusive staff training that ensures safety and comfort for the LGBTQ+ team and guests, in partnership with organizations such as IGLTA and The Trevor Project. The line recently established a partnership with Hellinides, an organization supporting women in business via training, professional development and networking.

The Seychelles is considered an ideal destination for both summer and winter cruises due to its warm climate. The 148-foot Pegasus has 21 cabins and welcomes up to 44 guests. Variety’s eight-day itinerary is a round trip to Mahé island and takes passengers to multiple destinations. Optional excursions offer further opportunity for diving, walking through tropical jungles or visiting beaches.

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