Many of you have been concerned about the impact that the recent hurricanes might have on our upcoming cruise. We have confirmed that at this time, our Caribbean cruise should be able to operate its full itinerary as scheduled. All ports for the Koningsdam Caribbean Cruise are scheduled to be fully operational by the time of our arrival.
RSVP is partnering with LGBT organization Alturi and other non-profit organizations to provide much-needed relief to residents of the Caribbean, including San Juan. We encourage you to give whatever you can to support these relief efforts. Details can be found at http://www.alturi.org/rebuild_caribbean
It all starts with the newest state-of-the art cruise ship sailing three idyllic Caribbean islands. Imagine the joys of discovering new friends and reconnecting with familiar faces in a warm, welcoming gay and lesbian setting. Marvel at a spectacular entertainment lineup offering more variety than ever. Revel in parties designed just for you. And add a sprinkle of magical silliness just for fun.
This is the new RSVP Caribbean Cruise. And you’re invited to experience it all in 2018!
Holland America’s sparkling new 2650-guest Koningsdam brings you everything RSVP guests love with cutting-edge innovations and brilliant design throughout. Combining the best classical features with striking modern touches, Koningsdam is a true work of art with more dining options than ever before, sensational entertainment venues, and simply gorgeous staterooms. You’ll find her spacious open decks and inviting pools provide the perfect place to work on your tan, finish a great book, meet new friends, or even join a RSVP pool game.
Our incredible new itinerary starts in gay-friendly Ft. Lauderdale of course, sailing to one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean. St. Thomas is home to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Magens Bay, where you’ll bask in endless sunshine and crystal blue waters. We’ll then sail to the exciting new port of Amber Cove, an RSVP first, on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. It’s a perfect spot for exploring untamed wonders or relaxing on pristine powder-white beaches. Our final stop is our private island of Half Moon Cay, always an RSVP favorite. Relax on your own private beach surrounded by warm clear waters and endless water sports, with more options than ever before.
Of course, the best days on an RSVP cruise are spent enjoying a day at sea. Start with a lazy brunch with friends. Wander up to our sunny decks, sparkling pools, and whirlpools to play and relax. Treat yourself to a treatment in the award-winning Greenhouse Spa, simply the newest and most modern spa at sea. Take in a fitness class from our talented instructors, or work out in the super-modern gym. Or get your game on at our outdoor basketball/volleyball court. Just save energy for RSVP’s signature t-dances, pool games, and general good times all day long.
One of the best parts of any RSVP vacation is sharing a meal with friends old and new, and you’ll find a breadth of remarkable dining options to enjoy onboard Koningsdam. From the ultra-modern main restaurant, to favorites like Pinnacle Grill steakhouse, Tamarind’s Asian specialties, Canaletto’s rustic Italian, and the all-new Sel de Mer seafood brasserie and Culinary Arts Center’s farm-to-table dining, you’ll find something for every taste and style. And forget everything you’ve heard about cruise ship buffets — the new Lido Market turns out a never-ending spread day and night that always keeps you coming back for more.
Every RSVP meal is designed for sharing great times, with no assigned dining times and no stuffy dress codes.
With more dazzling entertainment than ever before, you’ll enjoy RSVP signature performers from the gay and lesbian world, stage and screen, along with Holland America’s award-winning productions. RSVP’s stellar line-up of musical artists, comedians, cabaret acts has included such legends as Kathy Najimy, Ann Hampton Callaway, Leslie Jordan, and Ty Herndon along with RSVP favorites Amy & Freddy, Bob the Drag Queen, Sister Helen Holy, and so many more. Look for an amazing new lineup in 2018.
Koningsdam features stunning new venues that let our stars shine brighter than ever, starting with the innovative World Stage, featuring a 270-degree wrap-around LED screen. And the two-story Queen’s Lounge showcases RSVP cabaret stars in a whole new way. Notes Piano Bar lets RSVP piano players tear up the keys up-close, while Lincoln Center Stage showcases the best in classical music. We’ll even produce poolside concerts, movies under the stars, and a host of thrilling surprises. One thing is certain – Koningsdam offers the greatest stage ever for RSVP performers.
Koningsdam’s wide-open center pool creates the perfect setting for RSVP’s famous t-dances and evening parties under an endless Caribbean sky (with a retractable cover just in case of inclement weather). Our talented DJs play your favorite hits at our legendary theme parties. No matter what your taste in music, we’ll welcome you to the dance floor with friends like you everywhere you turn.
With fares as low as USD $899, it’s easier than ever to join us on our newest vacation. This amazing value includes virtually everything, from world-class entertainment and fabulous parties to incredible accommodations and dining. For over 32 years, RSVP has been creating amazing vacations where everyone is truly welcome. Whether you’re traveling with your partner, spouse, friends, or on your own, you’ll find endless opportunities to connect, play, and simply relax. There’s no better place in the gay and lesbian world where you belong!
February 11 to February 18, – USD $899.00
Embarkation begins around 11:30am on February 11, with all-aboard at 3:00pm.
Disembarkation begins at approximately 7:30am on February 18. RSVP does not recommend flights from Ft. Lauderdale before 10:30am and from Miami before 11:30am.
Holland America Koningsdam
Duration: 8 days
Start in: Fort Lauderdale, FL
End in: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Operator: RSVP Vacations