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I'm new to Source Events. How is a Source Events cruise distinctive?
Source Events was founded in 2001 with the mission of creating gay travel adventures for the mind, body, and spirit. Our cruises are intimate voyages with 150-300 guests, so you can connect and meet other guests easily. Since our ships are generally smaller you can visit smaller ports and experience them as a traveler without thousands of tourists. We bring aboard hosts, entertainment, DJ’s and a wellness team, which offers yoga, meditation and educational talks at sea. We are community-minded, and a portion of the proceeds from all of our cruises and adventures is donated to LGBT organizations.
Do you offer Travel insurance and do you recommend it?
Yes, we do offer and strongly recommend travel insurance. You’re investing thousands of dollars for your vacation and a few extra dollars will protect you from emergencies. Most policies offer a waiver of all pre-existing medical conditions if purchased within 15 days of deposit, and cover most unexpected occurrences. There are many types of travel insurance, but we recommend Travel Guard as being one of the most comprehensive and gay friendly.
What is the cancellation policy?
Our cancellation policy is detailed in our terms and conditions.
Can I pay on a monthly payment plan for my Source Events vacation?
Source Events offers flexible payment options that let’s you pay for your vacation in easy, automatic monthly payments, at no additional charge. Final payment is still required 90 days prior to departure.
When is the deposit payable for the trip?
A deposit must accompany all reservations, with an additional payment made in accordance with the payment plan in your reservation agreement. Final payments are due 90 days prior to departure. For your convenience, we accept checks and all major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
When will I receive my travel documents for my trip?
Your travel documents will be emailed or postal mailed to you or your travel agent approximately three weeks prior to departure. If you’ve provided us with an email, most travel documents are sent by email with links that allow you to register with the ship and book excursions early. Important details, including a personalized travel itinerary, is included with your travel documents, so we encourage you to read all the information carefully.
Can you accommodate special requests on your cruises and vacations?
Most special needs such medical, mobility and specific dietary requirements can be satisfied if you give us 3 months notice before departure.
I'm traveling solo. Do I have to pay a single supplement or can you match me up with a cabin mate?
Most of our single passengers prefer us to match them with a cabin mate, and we are happy to do that. If you prefer having your own stateroom, there is a surcharge, since the cruise lines price the staterooms based on double occupancy.
I’m single and don’t want to be the only one. I’ve heard that’s it’s mostly couples on smaller ship cruises, is that true?
Actually, our small ship cruises are consistently about 50% singles and 50% couples. Our single passengers often meet each other before the cruise in our Facebook group, or on the cruise during our single mixers and dining. Our hosts are great at introducing single guests to each other, so you’ll meet new friends even if you’re shy. On our intimate cruises, it’s easier to get to know people and get together for dinners, excursions and activities, so you have a great chance of forming lasting friendships.
Can I bring straight friends and family members on a Source Events cruise or adventure?
Our mission includes creating experiences for the gay community and friends, and that includes family. It’s not unusual to find siblings of guests and a mom or dad aboard, especially on our Miami Pride Cruise, which just shows how far we’ve come as a community. Our Miami Beach Pride Cruise is probably the most diverse, so we’d encourage you to invite your family and friends and truly cruise with pride. Our gay naturists’ vacations are for men only.
Who are Source Events travelers?
Our travelers include guys and gals and come in all ages, shapes, and sizes from all around the world. We’ve found that all of our passengers share a passion for adventure and for connecting with like-minded travelers from around the world. One of the comments that we often get from first-time Source Events travelers is how enjoyable it is to be on a cruise with guests as diverse as our community. While most of our travelers come from the U.S., we find that 15% of our guests come from other countries.
I’ve never taken a cruise before and don’t like the idea of being on a party cruise. What should I expect on a Source Events cruise?
While we do have parties and DJ’s aboard, we’ve found our guests don’t like partying late into the early morning because they want to enjoy all the spectacular ports of call and great adventures have to offer. We guess you could say that our guests are mature travelers, who are aboard for more than just the parties.
Are your cruises all-gay cruises or groups aboard ships?
Our signature cruises are full ship gay charters, usually aboard luxury sailing yachts like Windstar or Star Clipper ships. Tall ship sailing is one of the most fun and romantic and adventurous ways to travel, and we love creating unforgettable, magical experiences, so we’re drawn to the spectacular beauty of these tall ships. Our Pride Cruises are large groups aboard an NCL or Royal Caribbean ships with private parties and events for our guests, so it’s like a cruise within a cruise. These cruises are usually short 3 or 4-night cruises out of Miami, which are perfect for travelers on a budget who don’t have much time to get away.