Brand g Vacations is teaming up with the leaders of Prague Pride for our second Danube River cruise. We’re working with local LGBT organizations in Prague to provide guests with optional activities that stray from the conventional. Our pre-cruise stay in Prague will coincide with the 2014 Prague Pride Festival – August 12-18.
We have continued our relationship with Czeslaw Walek, an advocate for LGBT rights and Director of Prague Pride. Walek helped organize the first-ever and highly successful event in 2011, which drew strong criticism from Czech president Vaclav Klaus and right-wing groups.
“I was very impressed that Brand g Vacations made the effort to reach out to us again,” said Walek. “It shows that they are going above and beyond in their continued commitment to their guests.” Following our pre-cruise nights in Prague, our all gay group will sail down the Danube from picturesque Nuremberg to Passau, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava and ending in Budapest. We have created a custom itinerary that includes two of the best Eastern European cities which have become prime destinations for gay and lesbian travelers.
“There’s no better way to support destinations that welcome us than with our tourism dollars,” says Rounds. “A full ship of LGBT passengers can make a strong statement, and it gives us the chance to validate the power of travel through our choices.”