When you’re ready for some genuine adventure, get onboard Europe’s most spectacular gay cruise for a breathtaking journey from Rome to the Greek Isles, Turkey, and more. Atlantis celebrates 30 years of all-gay vacations in 2022 with the ultimate Mediterranean cruise on the brand new 4200-guest Odyssey of the Seas. We’re changing everything you know about sailing on the most technically advanced and outrageously engaging ship ever to sail the Med.
The Atlantis Odyssey Cruise takes you on a journey through some of the world’s most fascinating places while dazzling you onboard with a stellar lineup of performers, fantastically inventive parties, and innovative ways to play. It’s the perfect combination of thrilling exploration and onboard excitement for nine picture-perfect nights of pure pleasure. All at amazing low fares starting at just $1599!
- August 21 Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy 5:00 pm
- August 22 Amazing Day At Sea
- August 23 Santorini, Greece 1:00 pm 11:59 pm
- August 24 Mykonos, Greece 9:00 am Overnight
- August 25 Mykonos, Greece 3:00 am
- August 25 Bodrum, Turkey 1:00 pm 7:00 pm
- August 26 Epic Day at Sea
- August 27 Messina, Sicily 8:00 am 8:00 pm
- August 28 Naples / Capri, Italy 7:00 am 6:30 pm
- August 29 Cagliari, Sardinia 9:30 am 3:30 pm
- August 30 Civitavecchia, Italy 5:00 am
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
Whether it’s the Forum, the Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum, or St. Peter’s Basilica that interests you, Rome is home to a lifetime’s worth of historical, architectural and spiritual sites. You’ll also discover Rome to be a modern, vibrant city teeming with crowded cafes. Get lost in this remarkable city.
Amazing Day At Sea
Now you're really on vacation! We set sail towards the Greek Isles with nothing but azure waters and crisp blue skies ahead. There's nothing like a day at sea to meet up with friends old and new. Explore the incredible features on Odyssey of the Seas, from the heights of North Star to the zaniness of bumper cars. Take a dip in one of our pools or hot tubs, and sneak in a workout before Atlantis' first big T-dance!
The island’s capital of Thira is a maze of whitewashed buildings and narrow cobblestone streets atop a cliff hundreds of feet above the island’s main port, where yachts and cruise ships anchor. Small, family-owned vineyards dot the center of the island. And for a romantic moment, head to the tiny town of Oia and watch the sky turn a dozen shades of pink and orange as the sun slowly drops over the horizon.
Quaint, whitewashed villages contrast with sexy, international beach crowds and a pulsing nightlife in Mykonos, one of the world's hottest gay destinations. Chora, the island's main town, is a tangle of twisted, cobblestone alleys that reveal a surprising range of interesting boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Work on your tan and enjoy the scene at the super gay Super Paradise Beach before heading back into town to watch the sunset rituals. Our late stay gives you plenty of time to soak it all in, and still enjoy a late dinner -- Greek style!
We're in Mykonos late enough to sample the vibrant, dynamic nightlife and world-class people watching before heading back to the ship. Just don't miss the boat!
Bask in Bodrum's peninsula beaches and explore the turquoise-blue coast of one of Turkey's most vibrant towns. Catch the old village atmosphere with countless options to explore from the Castle of St. Peter as you head to Old Town, lined with vine-draped and whitewashed cottages. Take a ride to Gumbet for a more cosmopolitan feel with it's lively modern beach resort. Head over to the unique Museum of Underwater Archaelogy for finds from Bronze Age shipwrecks. As you head back onboard, stop into the bazaar area to catch a glimpse of Turkish textiles and pottery.
Epic Day at Sea
Relax and enjoy yourself on a perfect day at sea in the Mediterranean. With more outdoor deck space than any ship we've chartered, there's plenty of places to soak up the sunshine. If you're craving a little more action, try skydiving on RipCord, surfing on FlowRider, or enjoying the spactacular views from NorthStar. Just save up some energy for one of our legendary T-dances and a big night out under the stars!
Enter the gateway to Sicily, covered in lush green mountain tops and surrounded by crystal blue seas, perfect for the Beaches of Messina with spectacular views of the Straits. Or head up to the legendary hilltop town of Taormina for a spectacular view and glorious ancient ampitheater.
If you're staying in town, don't miss the majestic Cathedral and the Piazza del Duomo, or catch an epic view of the ancient Fontana del Nettuno. Walk along the Viale Italia for unforgettable overviews of Sicily.
Naples / Capri, Italy
There's no more fasinating port in Italy than Naples, where options abound. It's a short trip to Sorrento, Positano and the Amalfi Coast, where some of the most beautiful villages in the Med meet exquisite coastal landscapes. Or take a day trip to the island of Capri, an enchanting and picturesque island made of limestone rock. A favorite with Roman emperors, the rich and famous, artists, and writers, discover the secrets of this beautiful island that has charmed visitors for centuries.
Cagliari is the capital city of the Italian island of Sardinia. It’s known for the hilltop Castello, a medieval walled quarter situated high over the rest of the town. Architectural highlights include the 13th-century Cagliari Cathedral. Housed in a former arsenal, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Cagliari displays bronze objects, Roman ceramics and artifacts from the Nuragic age to the Byzantine era.
It's the perfect relaxing ending before we head back to Rome!
We return to the port of Civitavecchia, gateway to the magical city of Rome. Once the center of the Ancient World from which emperors ruled over nearly all of western civilization, Rome is still a cultural mecca. Only a few cities in the world can boast such a well-preserved level of architecture, art, and religious iconography.
Disembarkation begins at approximately 8am and Atlantis does not recommend flights before noon.
Transfers from Civitavecchia to Rome and the airport will be available from Atlantis, along with some exciting post-cruise options!
The brand new Odyssey of the Seas sets a new standard for thrilling onboard experiences surrounded by luxurious comfort in striking and modern ways. From the massive pool decks to the innovative sports complex, Odyssey will tempt you with so much action that you might never head ashore! Feel the rush of skydiving with RipCord, surf our waves on FlowRider, soar to breathtaking new heights in NorthStar, and play on at SeaPlex – where you’ll find everything from flying trapeze to volleyball to bumper cars and so much more.
Technical innovations abound, from Bionic Bar’s robotic bartenders to magical video effects in Two70 to Voom – the fastest wi-fi at sea. Three distinctive pools offer plenty of places to take in the Mediterranean sun, splash a bit, and of course dance under the stars on the largest outdoor deck in Atlantis’ 30-year history! And with thirteen innovative places to dine, you’ll fulfill every imaginable culinary fantasy.
Our own Odyssey starts in majestic Rome, one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities and the perfect beginning. After an invigorating day at sea packed with surprises, the breathtaking cliffs of Santorini welcome you to the quintessential Greek Isle. Spend the day exploring the volcanic beaches, tasting local wines, shopping the charming streets of Oia, and of course witnessing one of the world’s most famous sunset rituals.
The island playground of Mykonos beckons, with a full day and night offering plenty of time to explore Europe’s most famous gay resort destination. Beach culture in every imaginable flavor invites you to relax, tantalizing restaurants abound, and once night falls the pulse of music and friendly nightlife create an environment unlike anywhere else.
Discover incredible Turkish hospitality in dazzling Bodrum, home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Bodrum castle dominates the port, but that’s just the beginning of a fascinating island filled with wonder and surrounded by an endless turquoise coast.
After three days in Greece and Turkey, a relaxing day enjoying all Odyssey has to offer provides the perfect respite. Discover the rugged shores and dramatic landscapes of Sicily as we land in historic Messina with easy access to the Taormina’s spectacular hilltop vistas and fascinating cultural history. Our extended stay in the vibrant port city of Naples lets you explore the historical treasures of Pompeii, magical cliffs of Capri, thrilling coasts of Amalfi, and sensuous streets of Sorrento. All you have to do is choose.
Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica, welcomes you to a unique culture where brilliant natural beauty meets French hospitality and culinary traditions. From bold mountaintops to inviting boutiques, it’s the perfect ending to an incredible journey.
With 4200 guests traveling 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 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, expand our horizons, and have a lot of fun along the way. We’re thrilled to take you on a brand-new course to celebrate our 30th anniversary year!
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 we do brings our community together, whether exploring a new city, laughing at our comics, learning about wine, or joining a table of new friends for a meal. You’ll find so many ways to relax, from the first day at the pool to nights filled with the silliest costumes you’ve ever seen.
Our festival of non-stop gay and lesbian entertainers explodes onto Odyssey’s many stages every night with our most thrilling lineup yet. The 1300-seat main theater host our superstar special guests, dazzling production shows, and Atlantis signature performers like La Voix and Air-Otic – our uniquely original gay flying show. And that’s just the beginning.
Check out our Gay Comedy All-Stars, Outrageous drag queens, and electrifying singers in the raucous Music Hall. Be prepared to be amazed by the unique immersive productions in Two70 – one of the world’s most advanced and original performance spaces where technology and talent blend seamlessly to create an experience unmatched at sea.
We’ll even bring the show under the stars with concerts on the massive pool deck from world-class electronic music acts. Past shows have featured Above & Beyond, Galantis, Markus Shulz, Gareth Emery, and many more. Who knows who we’ll bring this year!
The one thing we know for sure is that there’s nothing like an Atlantis show and no matter where you look, you’ll be surrounded by amazing choices.
Odyssey features the most spectacular and inviting pool decks we’ve ever seen, making it the perfect setting for our 30th Anniversary celebration. We’re raising the bar to create the most spectacular events on land or sea. From themed T-dances to endless nighttime parties, there’s nothing like dancing outdoors under the ocean’s sky. We’ll spice things up with our biggest production yet, featuring huge LED screens, brilliant lasers, world-class sound, and of course endless ocean views.
The massive SeaPlex venue boasts soaring ceilings, a huge unobstructed dance floor, and wrap-around balconies to watch the action. We’ll transform it into a dazzling show of lights and lasers for the ultimate after-hours and music-themed experiences.
As you head into morning, it’s hard to resist the call of our sizzling events in the clubby Music Hall, where two-story ceilings and walls of sound set the perfect vibe for a true after-hours feel.
Odyssey offers the most dynamically different and dramatic settings Atlantis has ever had for a party. Wait until you see what we have in store for Europe’s largest and most sensational gay cruise!
We invite you to share in our 30th Anniversary Celebration, with easy low fares to get you onboard the largest and most exciting gay cruise Europe has ever seen! Great deals start at just $1699, and virtually everything included – superb accommodations, world-class dining, stellar entertainment, fascinating enrichment activities, endless parties & nightlife, and so much more.
Join 4200 friends from around the world for 9 days of non-stop sensory overload as we set sail next summer on the incredible new Odyssey of the Seas!