We anticipate this year to be a very special sailing, not only because we celebrate our Tenth year but we will sail on our most exotic destinations yet!
Our annual cruise includes a happy, vibrant mix of men and women with an amazing blend of education, adventure and mutual support you’ve never experienced. This will be a week you’ll never forget!
The Celebrity Summit will be our “home away from home” for the week. Celebrity is known for outstanding cuisine, superior service and entertainment, and a cozy yet sleek modern décor. In fact, Celebrity Cruises has been named the number one large cruise line by both Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast magazines!!
We will sail roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico to a vibrant array of charming Caribben islands. Our first stop is Barbados, a British Colonial island know for spectacular white sand beaches and snorkeling. Our second port of call takes us the majestic and lush island of St Lucia with its rugged interior of rain forest, volcanos and hot water springs. This is one of my personal favorite Caribbean islands. The next day we arrive in charming Antigua which boasts 365 beaches, one for every day of the year. Here you will also find old sugar plantations and rum factories. Next up is St Maarten, which is half French and half Dutch. On top of many people’s list is a stop at famed Orient Bay Beach, which has a clothing optional area. Our final stop takes us to the shopping capital of the Caribbean, St Thomas. Here one can fine some the best buys as well as beautiful cove like beaches such as Magan’s Bay and Little Magan’s (a small gay friendly beach)
This is not a fully chartered ship like a RSVP or Atlantis cruise. But we are a large group with our own scheduled private group activities including cocktail parties, disco nights, plus R (maybe X) rated games, which are very well received. Join our private excursions designed exclusively for our guests, which tend to be less expensive than similar excursions offered by the cruise line. And waaaay more fun!
This is truly a unique travel experience for people living with HIV, the only one of its kind. Our special events offer the chance to bond with your fellow group members whether it is one of our many private social events or an educational workshop.
The HIV Retreat Cruise is a week to be remembered. We hope our terrific memories this year will include you!