Europe’s Biggest. Boldest. Adventure.
Get ready for excitement next summer on the largest and most spectacular gay cruise to sail Europe. Ever.
Atlantis returns to the brand-new, over-the-top Odyssey of the Seas for a breathtaking adventure from Rome to the Riviera Coasts of Italy, France & Monaco, alluring Sicily, and an overnight visit on the playground island of Ibiza! It’s the ultimate Med cruise for 4200 guests as Atlantis changes everything you know about sailing on the most technically advanced and outrageously engaging ship sailing today.
Our 2023 Med Cruise takes you on a journey through some of the world’s most fascinating places while dazzling you onboard with a stellar lineup of performers, fantastically inventive parties, and innovative ways to play. It’s the perfect combination of thrilling exploration and onboard excitement for nine picture-perfect nights of pure pleasure.
The Med’s Greatest Ship.
Odyssey of the Seas launched in 2022, quickly becoming Atlantis’ highest-rated ship of all time, setting a new standard for thrilling onboard experiences surrounded by luxurious comfort in striking and modern ways. From her massive pool decks to innovative sports complex, Odyssey will tempt you with so much action that you might never head ashore! Feel the rush of skydiving with RipCord, surf our waves on FlowRider, soar to breathtaking new heights in NorthStar, and play on at SeaPlex – where you’ll find everything from flying trapeze to volleyball to bumper cars and so much more.
Technical innovations abound, from Bionic Bar’s robotic bartenders to magical video effects in Two70 to Voom – the fastest wi-fi at sea. Three distinctive pools offer plenty of places to take in the Mediterranean sun, splash a bit, and of course dance under the stars on the largest outdoor deck in Atlantis’ 30-year history! And with thirteen innovative places to dine, you’ll fulfill every imaginable culinary fantasy.
The Future of Cruising
The newest and most innovative ship to ever sail the Mediterranean boasts more original features, more outrageous activities, more tantalizing restaurants, and more incredible technology than any other ship. It’s the next generation of cruising and simply perfect for the Atlantis experience.
Dramatic and Decadent Dining
With thirteen different places to dine, you’re guaranteed to find your favorites, along with new ways to delight your palate. It all starts with the four unique “main” restaurants, where Odyssey’s novel Dynamic Dining concept lets your savor each unique experience at your leisure. Each original venue offers menus than change throughout your cruise and you can dine with friends old and new in your choice of style. And of course, there’s never a dress code with Atlantis.
For a casual meal or quick bite, head up to the sprawling and innovative Windjammer Market, where fresh enticing market offerings abound. Authentic fresh pizza awaits at Sorrento’s, grab sushi at Izumi, or indulge in Mexican fare at El Loco Fresh. Or better yet, drop into Playmaker’s Sports Bar for all your favorite apps, nachos and beer.
If you’re looking for special night out, options abound. Coastal Kitchen services up New American dishes with a modern, scenic ambience. Dig into a juicy steak at Chop’s Grille, or ocean-fresh sushi at Izumi. Or for an evening that is truly magical from setting to plate, you’ll need to experience Wonderland – the most progressive and eye-popping dining experience at sea.
Royal Relaxation. However You Want.
When you’re ready to really move, the fully-equipped gym and fitness center offers the latest equipment, invigorating classes, and plenty of ways to challenge yourself. There’s always a place to relax in any style you desire. The glass-enclosed solarium offers a quiet sun-drenched pool surrounded by inviting loungers. Two massive main pools offer plenty of ways to escape the heat, and one boasts a retractable glass roof (just in case!). Open deck spaces abound along with hot tubs virtually everywhere you turn.
Fly! Up High or Down Low.
You can really fly onboard Odyssey! Soar towards the clouds in NorthStar for 360-degree views 300 feet above the ocean. Learn a few circus tricks at our onboard trapeze school, play a game of glow in the dark laser tag, or ice skate in the Sea Plex. Take the plunge in the only skydiving simulator at sea with RipCord.
We Will Rock You. And Then Some.
Odyssey’s over-the-top entertainment venues redefine spectacle, as we present the most exciting lineup. Discover the breathtaking Two70 with shows that feature electric multi-dimensional spectacles brimming with kaleidoscopic sounds, magical special effects, and dazzling acrobatics. The raucous and outrageously fun Music Hall, hosts Atlantis’ cabaret stars and live musicians in a concert-style setting. Late into the night (and early morning), stop in for our signature and decadent after-hours parties.
And since it’s our 30th Anniversary, we’re pulling out all the stops with more stars than ever.
Places to Meet
Odyssey’s uniquely designed lounges and bars are perfect for meeting friends or striking up conversation with friendly strangers. The social centerpiece is our Lime and Coconut Bar, perfect for poolside libations. Playmaker’s Bar and Arcade is the perfect place to catch your home team live, or Schooner bar for a more elevated retreat with friends and cabaret.
Rooms With a View
Every detail has been designed to give you a comfortable yet sophisticated sense of home and all staterooms are appointed with upscale fabrics, contemporary art and stunning leather and wood finishes to provide a truly unmatched experience.
Most rooms have floor to ceiling windows with views of the wide-open sea. And, in an innovative twist, every interior room provides real-time views of the ocean and our exciting destinations, through virtual balconies that span nearly floor to ceiling and capture all the beauty of the sea. Imagine enjoying the sunrise and sunset from the comfort of your interior stateroom!
The suites are nothing short of spectacular, including several two-story loft style suites that have a true residential feel to them.
If you’re traveling with friends, take a look at the groundbreaking staterooms using three different category staterooms uniquely connected through a vestibule to form a special layout that provides separate bedrooms and bathrooms. Enabling flexibility to share time together, while also allowing everyone to have their own spaces, these ingenious modular rooms are called Family Connected Junior SuitesSM.
There are currently no extensions for this trip.
From Rome to the Islands
Your real Odyssey starts in majestic Rome, one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities and the perfect beginning for an all-gay cruise at the height of summer. Three wildly different Italian islands begin your journey, starting with our extended stay in the vibrant port city of Naples. Explore the historical treasures of Pompeii, magical cliffs of Capri, thrilling coasts of Amalfi, and sensuous streets of Sorrento. All you have to do is choose.
Sardinia’s capital city of Cagliari beckons from the sea with golden-hued palazzi, whose domes and facades lead up to the rocky Il Castello. Explore the clear blue waters of Poetto beach for a taste the island’s vibrant party scene.
Our dramatic arrival into historic Palermo showcases the rugged shores and bold landscapes of Sicily where fascinating cultural history will thrill you in unexpected ways.
Thrilling Ibiza Night & Day
After a playful day at sea, we’ll arrive in the evening to the pulsing island of Ibiza, where our overnight stay lets you enjoy it all both day and night. Explore the walled city of Evissa before heading out to one of the island’s legendary nightlife venues. Just save some energy to explore Ibiza’s fascinating and welcoming beach culture the next day. Atlantis will create some unique experiences on shore to introduce you to the true Ibiza!
Summer in the Riviera
There’s nothing like summer on the French and Italian Riviera coast, and our next three destinations draw you into the heart of it all.
When you arrive in vibrant Marseille, you’ll encounter a port bursting with life showcasing the best of French seaside culture. It’s the perfect base to explore the rustic magic of nearby Provence and the joys of one of the world’s most picturesque regions.
If you’re ever dreamed of playing in the Monte Carlo Casino, sunbathing in Cannes, or taking in the breathtaking vistas of the French coastline from the mountains you’re in luck. Our next call to Villefranche lets you do it all with our extended stay! You’ll be just minutes from the heart of Monaco, the boardwalks of Cannes and Nice, and the medieval hilltop village of Eze. Explore, play, and enjoy one of the world’s greatest seasides.
Just save some energy for Italy.
Our last stop in La Spezia consistently surprises Atlantis guests with the incredible options that abound. The five connected towns of Cinque Terre are just minutes away and if you’re never been to Florence or Pisa, this is the place to start with easy excursions to most of northern Tuscany. And don’t forget the charms of historical La Spezia, where inviting cafes and fabulous shopping are just steps away from Odyssey.
Friends from Everywhere
With 4200 guests traveling from over 60 different nations, the Atlantis Med cruises have become the largest and most diverse gay experience in the world. Around half of our guests are from Europe, with large groups from Australia, Brazil, and beyond. It’s a unique place to revel together, take pride in who we are, expand our horizons, and have a lot of fun along the way. We’re thrilled celebrate the diversity of our community in new and exciting ways.
While most of our entertainment is in English, Atlantis supports guests who speak French, German, Spanish, & Portuguese through our international hosts, original entertainment, and many special events. In 2023, Atlantis will present some original shows in French, Spanish, and likely other languages depending on talent availability
Whether you come with a partner, friends, or on your own we’ll make you feel right at home. Everything we do brings our community together, whether exploring a new city, laughing at our comics, learning about wine, or joining a table of new friends for a meal. You’ll find so many ways to relax, from the first day at the pool to nights filled with the silliest costumes you’ve ever seen.
Our Festival of Entertainment.
Our festival of non-stop gay and lesbian entertainers explodes onto Odyssey’s many stages every night with our most thrilling lineup yet. The 1300-seat main theater host our superstar special guests, dazzling production shows, and Atlantis signature performers like La Voix and Air-Otic – our uniquely original gay flying show. And that’s just the beginning.
Check out our Gay Comedy All-Stars, Outrageous drag queens, and electrifying singers in the raucous Music Hall. Be prepared to be amazed by the unique immersive productions in Two70 – one of the world’s most advanced and original performance spaces where technology and talent blend seamlessly to create an experience unmatched at sea.
In 2023 look for fresh new shows, including some in French, Spanish, and other languages. Watch our “Already Booked” page for regular updates on who’s coming to perform!
We’ll even bring the show under the stars with concerts on the massive pool deck from world-class electronic music acts. Past shows have featured Above & Beyond, Galantis, Markus Shulz, Gareth Emery, and many more. Who knows who we’ll bring this year!
The one thing we know for sure is that there’s nothing like an Atlantis show and no matter where you look, you’ll be surrounded by amazing choices.
Sizzling Parties. Everywhere.
Odyssey features the most spectacular and inviting pool decks we’ve ever seen, making it the perfect setting for Europe’s largest gay cruise. We’re raising the bar to create the most spectacular events on land or sea. From themed T-dances to endless nighttime parties, there’s nothing like dancing outdoors under the ocean’s sky. We’ll spice things up with our biggest production yet, featuring huge LED screens, brilliant lasers, world-class sound, and of course endless ocean views.
The massive SeaPlex venue boasts soaring ceilings, a huge unobstructed dance floor, and wrap-around balconies to watch the action. We’ll transform it into a dazzling show of lights and lasers for the ultimate after-hours and music-themed experiences.
As you head into morning, it’s hard to resist the call of our sizzling events in the clubby Music Hall, where two-story ceilings and walls of sound set the perfect vibe for a true after-hours feel.
Odyssey offers the most dynamically different and dramatic settings Atlantis has ever had for a party. Wait until you see what we have in store for Europe’s largest and most sensational gay cruise!
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