Summer’s hotter than ever in 2020 with an all-new cruise between
Europe’s two gay capitals – Amsterdam and Barcelona – for an incomparable
journey to the most fascinating cities in Spain, Portugal, and France. From
lush vineyards of Bordeaux to amber streets of Seville to powder-white beaches
of Malaga, you’ll experience something remarkable every day. There’s even an
overnight in seductive Lisbon! All during the best season to sail, where summer
sunshine and warm waters grace every amazing destination. Featuring thrilling
new entertainment, spectacular outdoor parties, and 2400 great friends from
around the world. With fares starting at just $1399, there’s never been a
better way to explore!
- July 12 Amsterdam, Netherlands 5:00 pm
- July 13 At Sea
- July 14 Bordeaux (Le Verdon), France 11:00 am 9:00 pm
- July 15 Bilbao, Spain 9:00 am 7:00 pm
- July 16 La Coruña, Spain 11:00 am 5:00 pm
- July 17 Lisbon, Portugal 3:00 pm Overnight
- July 18 Lisbon, Portugal 4:00 pm
- July 19 Cádiz, Spain 10:00 am 8:00 pm
- July 20 Málaga, Spain 8:00 am 6:00 pm
- July 21 Valencia, Spain 1:00 pm 6:00 pm
- July 22 Barcelona, Spain 5:00 am
The world’s gay capital is the perfect place to start an Atlantis cruise! Explore Amsterdam’s legendary canals where an eclectic mix of old and new blend together in seamlessly, and unmistakably Dutch ways. Make time to visit the Rijksmuseum, home to the Dutch Masters, or some of the other stellar sites.
Atlantis will offer pre-cruise packages to this remarkable city to give you a chance to make the most of it all!
Relax. Connect. Play. That’s a day at sea with Atlantis. Start off whenever you feel like it – after all you’re on vacation. Join a few friends for brunch or find your place in the sun. Drop into the Spa for a pampering treatment or refreshing workout. Take in a few pool games or a little afternoon silliness like Bingo. Just make sure you’re ready for one of our legendary T-Dances!
Bordeaux (Le Verdon), France
The gateway to the world’s most prestigious wine region is a coastal city in Southwest France, right on the Bay of Biscay. Spend the day exploring the region’s many chateaus with extensive in-depth tours. The area boasts some of the finest bordeaux, cabernet sauvignon and merlot in the world. You can also explore Le Verdon’s historic Old Port which hosts a night market every Tuesday at 18:30 where you can discover the local artisans and browse the stalls filled with delicious food.
The heart of Spain’s Basque region welcomes all with a love of food, wine, and laughter. Take a stroll down the new, ultra-modern Zubizuri Bridge to the cultural center of Euskalduna Palace. Venture out on a “poteo” – a small glass of wine here and there with typical “pintxos” or tapas – and experience the delicious character of the locals up close. A visit to Bilbao's spectacular Guggenheim Museum is also a must for those with an appetite for the amazing.
And for a real adventure, head over to nearby San Sebastian for one of the most stunning beaches in Spain, along with some of the most progressive and inventive food in the world.
La Coruña, Spain
Galicia’s coastal richness is in full display in La Coruña, with two gorgeous beaches in the heart of the city. Surfing and seafood are the focus here, beyond the stunning coastline into the city’s many marketplaces and inviting cafes. The Roman Tower of Hercules, in continuous operation since the 2nd century AD, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, surrounded by a large park.
Sophisticated and electric, the crown jewel of Portugal is one of the most captivating cities in Europe. You'll see why this city reigns above all others as you stroll along elaborate mosaic sidewalks and pass by the Monument to the Discoveries. A quick trolley ride transports you to the cobblestone district of Baixa. We're there a full day and night, allowing you to take in the extravagant nightlife and gay culture in Bairro Alto and Principe Real. Dine, dance, and indulge in any way you choose!
Journey into the Seven Hills district to experience castles and cathedrals. Wherever you turn, the streets are lined with colorful ceramic and antique shops, street artisans and aromatic cafes. Or if you choose, be lured off and pampered in the resort cities of Cascais and Estoril.
There are probably no more famous streets in the world than those in the capital city of Andalusia. Breathtakingly beautiful Seville is the 4th largest city in Spain, founded as a Roman town and now features a unique mix of Roman and Moorish architecture, alongside remarkable modern buildings. Visit the lavish St. Mary of the See Cathedral, one of the largest medieval and Gothic buildings in the world, or the sweeping grounds of Plaza de España. Just don’t miss a chance to indulge in the city’s unique tapas scene.
And if you don’t want to take the hour trek to Seville, Cádiz is an outstanding introduction to Andalusia. The charming old quarter in Cádiz makes it easy to see why this small seaside town is frequented by Spaniards on holiday.
The capital of Spain’s Costa del Sol welcomes over 6 million tourists each year to Malaga’s powder-white beaches, Picasso Museum, and inviting old town. Walk up the hill to city’s 2 massive hilltop citadels, the Alcazaba and ruined Gibralfaro, remnants of Moorish rule. Or head over to nearby Marbella, one of the most beautiful and inviting port cities in the Med.
One of the most vibrant cities in Spain, and the country’s third largest, has become one of the great tourism capitals of the country. From the ancient landmarks in the medieval city like the Serrans and Quart Towers, to the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences, there’s no better place to see how old and new Spain come together seamlessly. Valencia also boasts several beaches, including some within nearby Albufera Park, a wetlands reserve with a lake and walking trails.
Finally, we arrive in the gay capital of Spain and one of the most important cultural and economic centers in Spain, and indeed Europe. Since its founding, Barcelona has always been a center of art and design, culminating with Gaudi's masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia Basilica, a prime example of Art Nouveau architecture, with its bold color, beautiful tilework and swirling lines. Spend a day wandering through the old Gothic quarter or take a 30-minute trip to Sitges, the famed gay Spanish beach resort.
Atlantis will offer post-cruise packages in Barcelona that include transfers and in-depth tours of this vibrant and thrilling city.
Disembarkation begins at approximately 8am on July 22nd. Atlantis does not recommend flights before noon.
What better place to start a gay cruise than Amsterdam, Europe’s
most gay-friendly city, where charming canals meet a dynamic and passionate scene.
After a relaxing day at sea, explore the legendary vineyards of Bordeaux, or simply
explore the marvels of one of France’s most recent transformations. Bilbao’s
stunningly modern museum sets the tone for the gateway to the magical
countryside of Spain’s Basque region. Indulge in the culinary and visual
wonders of Galicia, as La Coruna’s awe-inspiring cliffs, windswept pristine beaches,
and glorious seafood tempt you at every turn.
Our dramatic arrival into Lisbon will put you in the mood to enjoy the wonders and fascinating nightlife of this unique coastal city. With a full day and night to explore you’ll truly have time to enjoy one of Europe’s most progressive and constantly changing cities. Just save some energy for historic Seville where ancient streets are lined with treasures beyond your imagination.
No visit to Spain would be complete without exploring the beachside city of Malaga, with a magnificent coastline and laid-back attitude. It’s the perfect base to explore the wonders of Spain’s rich south, including the medieval city of Granada and more.
Finally, the ultra-modern Calatrava structures that dot Valencia bring you face-to-face with the future of Spain in one of the world’s most beautiful coastal cities. That is, until we arrive in glorious Barcelona!
After all that exploring, you’ll be thrilled to come home to
the stunning Norwegian Jade. Fresh
from a multi-million-dollar upgrade, Jade
features a fantastic spacious central pool deck, with incredible open spaces
for dancing under the sun and stars. You’ll love her innovative modern look,
enticing restaurants, full-service spa, and spectacular performance venues.
While we sail between these amazing ports, there’s plenty to do onboard to keep you entertained, from daytime pool games to our festive afternoon T-dances. Take in our original drag bingo, indulge in a leisurely brunch or a playful game of volleyball, or just find a quiet deck chair. When you’re ready to soothe yourself after a long day of touring, drop into the spectacular spa with every imaginable treatment along with one of the largest and most complete fitness centers at sea.
In so many ways, Jade is the perfect ship for an Atlantis cruise!
Atlantis cruises in Europe bring more guys together from
more countries than ever before. With 2400 guests joining us 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 2400 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, explore new horizons, and
have a lot of fun along the way. We’re thrilled to take you on a brand-new
course in 2020!
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 is designed to create a welcoming community, whether you’re exploring a new city, laughing at our comics, learning about wine, or joining a table of new friends. Our relaxed atmosphere makes it easy to feel comfortable, from the first day at the pool to nights filled with the silliest costumes you’ve ever seen.
Every night, Atlantis presents some of the world’s finest gay and lesbian performers in our spectacular 1000-seat theater, along with superb production shows and so much more. Virtually everywhere you turn you’ll find Atlantis signature cabaret stars, piano maestros, variety acts, drag stars, hilarious comics, and so much more. All of them ready to keep you laughing, singing, amused, and amazed.
Nothing in the world compares to dancing outdoors,
surrounded by thousands of friends from around the world. Jade offers the most
striking space we’ve had to create a masterful setting of sound, lighting, and
special effects. Starring four of the world’s top DJs to create Europe’s
hottest summer parties.
Atlantis theme parties are legendary, original, and endlessly inviting. Our zany afternoon t-dances encourage you to have fun in ways you never imagined. And it’s all so easy, since you don’t have to travel, pay a cover, or plan ahead – it’s all right there if and when you want it.
A cruise holiday makes it easy to do it all, since virtually
everything is included – superb accommodations, world-class dining, stellar
entertainment, fascinating enrichment activities, endless nightlife, and so
much more. Each day is an extraordinary new adventure filled with opportunity.
We work hard to create amazing value with fares starting at just $1399 for 10 magical days of fun and discovery. With fares this low, there’s never been a better time to get onboard Europe’s most exciting gay cruise as we sail from Amsterdam to Barcelona!