AfriGay Travel is proud to announce the biggest, and first of its kind, LGBTQ+ cruise in South Africa. The three-night cruise will take place on the MSC Musica, setting sail from Durban to Portuguese Island in Mozambique from March 11 – 14, 2022.

Celebrating all things LGBTQ+ is nothing new in South Africa, and AfriGay Travel is excited to take the celebration to sea.

AfriGay Travel’s Marketing Consultant, Michael Gladwin says, “The ‘gay cruise’ concept is a hit in North America and Europe, with the very popular Atlantis & Vacaya cruises taking place regularly. We want to bring it to Africa! After all, South Africa has one of the most liberal constitutions in the world with regards to LGBTQ+ rights. We are very excited to work with MSC as we create an event, at sea, that celebrates our LGBTQ+ community.”

The AfriGay team have been working tirelessly during lockdown to get the ball rolling on what is set to be the largest party at sea – when there is a gay party, we know it will be a good one! The cruise is open to anyone who identifies in the LGBTQ+ community as well as their friends and allies.

Posted by AfriGay Travel on Sunday, January 10, 2021

The cruise weekend will be filled with fun, parties on the ship and the beach, amazing drag shows, live music, international DJ’s and celebs, as well as time to chill and rejuvenate. AfriGay Travel’s “The Virgin Voy-Áge” is proud to have the likes of Metro FM’s Bujy Bikwa, Jacaranda FM’s Martin Bester and well-known presenter and actor Sade Giliberti hosting and performing on the weekend. Martin’s band will also offer a feature performance. Winner of The Voice SA Taschee Burger, the sexiest international DJ Direct from Tel Aviv Pride and superstar Drag Queen Priscilla fresh off the shores of Mykonos will be performing on the cruise. AfriGay is also proud to bring on board other amazing local talents, Miss Drag SA 2019 Belinda Qaqamba Ka-Fassie, the inimitable Crystal Carrington and Lebo Molax & The Boys in Heels as featured performances.

Cruise tickets include accommodation, all meals and entertainment.

AfriGay Travel is no stranger to travel experiences for the LGBTQ+ market. They know that it is often challenging to travel as an LGBTQ+ person. The team at AfriGay Travel have made it their mission to create experiences for the community that always include a welcoming, inclusive experience. Anywhere in the world.

As proud members of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), AfriGay Travel has an extensive global network of resources in the travel & tourism industry which assist with creating experiences that not only exceed expectations but bring LGBTQ+ communities around the world closer together.

“We are excited to see more offerings for LGBTQ+ travellers coming out of Africa, and particularly proud because this innovative cruise comes from IGLTA Foundation Fellowship Recipient Michael Gladwin,” said IGLTA President/CEO John Tanzella. “After this challenging year, it’s inspirational to have new LGBTQ+ trips on the horizon.”

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.