Variety Cruises, Greece’s leading small ship cruise line, announces this year’s LGBTQ+ cruise in the Seychelles. Departing on October 28, 2023, this Limited Collection itinerary will sate any wanderlust via enhanced guest experiences highlighting local farm-to-table dining, soft adventure tours that go beyond the ordinary exploring the beauty and rich culture of this exotic destination, an Off-Broadway-at-Sea night and other signature activities led by a guest host.
Guests will be joined on board by Director of Communications & PR for Variety, Constantine Venetopoulos, part of the third generation of this Greek family-owned cruise line. Constantine helps lead the Gender Equality pillar of the Variety Cares foundation, 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.
Dedicated to its pillar of gender equality, 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, the world’s leading network of LGBTQ+ welcoming tourism businesses, and The Trevor Project. In addition, Variety recently established a partnership with Hellinides, an organization supporting women in business via training, professional development and networking.
The Seychelles are famous for being the perfect destination for both summer and winter cruises due to its warm climate, and voyagers get to enjoy this paradise and experience a unique island-hopping adventure that is only really possible with a small boat. The 148ft (45 meters) Pegasus features 21 cabins and welcomes up to 44 guests. This eight-day itinerary is a round trip to Mahé island and takes passengers to multiple destinations where they get to explore the extraordinary fauna and flora within a yacht environment. Optional excursions offer further opportunity to dive into a breathtaking underwater world or walk through tropical jungles and capture heavenly beaches.