Atlantis celebrates 30 years of all-gay vacations in 2021 with the ultimate Mediterranean cruise on the brand new 4200-guest Odyssey of the Seas. We’re changing everything you know about sailing on the most technically advanced and outrageously engaging ship ever to sail the Med.
When Odyssey of the Seas debuts in April 2021, she’ll set a new standard for thrilling onboard experiences surrounded by luxurious comfort in striking and modern ways. From the massive pool decks to the 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.
After three days in Greece and Turkey, a relaxing day enjoying all Odyssey has to offer provides the perfect respite. Discover the rugged shores and dramatic landscapes of Sicily as we land in historic Messina with easy access to the Taormina’s spectacular hilltop vistas and fascinating cultural history. Our extended stay in the vibrant port city of Naples lets you 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.
Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica, welcomes you to a unique culture where brilliant natural beauty meets French hospitality and culinary traditions. From bold mountaintops to inviting boutiques, it’s the perfect ending to an incredible journey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Our own Odyssey starts in majestic Rome, one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities and the perfect beginning. After an invigorating day at sea packed with surprises, the breathtaking cliffs of Santorini welcome you to the quintessential Greek Isle. Spend the day exploring the volcanic beaches, tasting local wines, shopping the charming streets of Oia, and of course witnessing one of the world’s most famous sunset rituals.
The island playground of Mykonos beckons, with a full day and night offering plenty of time to explore Europe’s most famous gay resort destination. Beach culture in every imaginable flavor invites you to relax, tantalizing restaurants abound, and once night falls the pulse of music and friendly nightlife create an environment unlike anywhere else.
Discover incredible Turkish hospitality in dazzling Bodrum, home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Bodrum castle dominates the port, but that’s just the beginning of a fascinating island filled with wonder and surrounded by an endless turquoise coast.
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 to take you on a brand-new course to celebrate our 30th anniversary year!
While most of our entertainment is in English, Atlantis provides assistance to guests who speak French, German, Spanish, & Portuguese through our international hosts, original entertainment, and many special events.
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 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.
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.
Odyssey features the most spectacular and inviting pool decks we’ve ever seen, making it the perfect setting for our 30th Anniversary celebration. 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!
Whether it’s the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, or St. Peter’s Basilica that interests you, Rome is home to a lifetime’s worth of historical, architectural and spiritual sites. You’ll also discover Rome to be a modern, vibrant city teeming with crowded cafes. Get lost in this remarkable city.
Whether your ideal day is filled with relaxation or participating on one of the many Atlantis activities, sea days offer lots of ways to meet new people, reconnect with old friends and try something new.
The island’s capital of Thira is a maze of whitewashed buildings and narrow cobblestone streets atop a cliff hundreds of feet above the island’s main port, where yachts and cruise ships anchor. Small, family-owned vineyards dot the center on the island. And for a romantic moment, head to the tiny town of Oia and watch the sky turn a dozen shades of pink and orange as the sun slowly drops over the horizon.
Quaint, whitewashed villages contrast with sexy, international beach crowds and a pulsing nightlife in Mykonos, one of the world’s hottest gay destinations. Chora, the island’s main town, is a tangle of twisted, cobblestone alleys that reveal a surprising range of interesting boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Work on your tan and enjoy the scene at the super gay Super Paradise Beach before heading back into town for a sunset dinner then enjoying the vibrant nightlife that has made Mykonos a true international hotspot.
Enjoy an overnight in Mykonos whether you head to the bars and clubs for a wild night, or just taking in the vibrant, dynamic nightlife with a long walk on the beach before getting back onboard for our departure.
Bask in Bodrum’s peninsula beaches and explore the turquoise-blue coast of one of Turkey’s most vibrant towns. Catch the old village atmosphere with countless options to explore from the Castle of St. Peter as you head to Old Town, lined with vine-draped and whitewashed cottages. Take a ride to Gumbet for a more cosmopolitan feel with it’s lively modern beach resort. Head over tot he unique Museum of Underwater Archaelogy for finds froms Bronze Age shipwrecks. As you head back onboard, stop into the bazaar area to catch a glimpse of Turkish textiles and pottery.
After a week of exploring and epic parties, you still have one more day to try the RipCord skydiving simulationr, surf FlowRider, or take a ride to new heights in NorthStar.
Enter the gateway to Sicily, covered in lush green mountain tops and surrounded by crystal blue seas, perfect fo the Beaches of Messina with spectacular views of the Straits. Find upbeat friendly locals and lively colorful festivals throughout the town while visiting the majestic Cathedral and the Piazza del Duomo, or catch an epic view of the ancient Fontana del Nettuno. Walk along the Viale Italia for unforgettable overviews of Sicily.
Options abound in southern Italy’s largest city. Visit Sorrento, Positano and the Amalfi Coast, some of the most beautiful villages in the south of Italy with exquisite coastal landscapes. Or take a day trip to the island of Capri, an enchanting and picturesque island made of limestone rock. A favorite with Roman emperors, the rich and famous, artists, and writers, discover the secrets of this beautiful island that has charmed visitors for centuries.
Elegant and sunny, explore of the most beautiful bays in the world with a Napoleonic heritage and prestigious museums. Check out the tantalizing flavors of the quaint town of Ajaccio. Discover an array of outdoor activities from hiking, canyoning, mountain biking and climbing.
We return to the magical city of Rome. Once the center of the Ancient World from which emperors ruled over nearly all of western civilization, Rome is still a cultural mecca. Only a few cities in the world can boast such a well-preserved level of architecture, art, and religious iconography.
Disembarkation begins ar approcimately 8am, We do not recommend flight before noon.
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Join 4200 friends from around the world for 9 days of non-stop sensory overload as we set sail next summer on the incredible Odyssey of the Seas!