Since 2011, Brand g has produced the best-reviewed all-LGBT vacations on the planet. We set the standard for inclusivity, quality, service, destinations and philanthropy.
INCLUSIVITY: ALL-LGBT+ CHARTERS
All our cruises are full-ship charters, welcoming only LGBT guests (and their straight allies). We will never buy a block of rooms on a straight cruise unless we make that absolutely clear to you in advance. (It’s only happened once in 10 years.)
So, relax – you’re among friends!
And you’ll come away with new ones, because the Brand g social experience is an incredibly welcoming one. Even the shyest among us end up in group hugs by the end of our vacations. The intimate size (generally 40-200 passengers) provides an opportunity for people to get to know each other in a way not at all possible on large ocean cruises.
Countless guests have commented that they aren’t outgoing, and did not anticipate meeting anyone on their trip, yet made extraordinary new friends – and, in some cases, met partners.
INCLUSIVITY: THE VACATION EXPERIENCE
From the moment you arrive at the destination airport, you’re under our care. Airport transfers are included, of course, and these aren’t big bus transfers where you’re waiting for 30 people to arrive. They’re Mercedes or SUV/small van-type vehicles, generally for your group only – two people, four, etc. And we know how much luggage you tend to have, so we plan accordingly.
Pre-cruise (or land tour) hotels are always included, and they’re 4.5 or 5-star properties, including Inter-Continentals, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, etc. And every hotel includes a fabulous morning breakfast each day of your stay.
Onboard the river cruise ships, all meals are, of course, included, but unlike standard river cruises, we also include unlimited adult beverages. No charging drinks to your room and getting a bill that’s five pages long at the end of your cruise. The same goes for our land tours. While it’s very difficult to offer unlimited drinks in hotels, we almost always have some form of liquor included in each city – wine and beer with dinner, complimentary cocktail hours, etc.
On most standard river cruises, shore excursions are not included in the fare. On Brand g, they always are. Every day, there will be some type of walking or bus (or both) tour. Occasionally, there will be an optional tour offered, like a full-day tour to a nearby destination – the Salzburg tour in Austria on the Danube cruise is one example – but even those tours are moderately priced (usually less than $100 and often less than $50).
Brand g even prepays all tips (at a higher-than-standard rate), so there is never a reason to have to tip any guide, driver, room steward or waiter unless you want to for personal reasons. And then your wallet can stay firmly inside your back pocket or room safe. Because when we say all-inclusive, we mean it.
All trips are 4.5 or 5-Star luxury experiences.
From the ships to the hotels to the tour buses, every element of our vacations is carefully chosen (and personally auditioned) to meet or exceed our incredibly high standards.
A number of our ships and hotels are routinely voted World’s Best from Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler.