Hawaii hosts 25th-birthday gay cruise


POSTED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The company that created the gay and lesbian cruise concept is commemorating its 25th birthday with a Silver Anniversary Cruise in Hawaii.

The seven-day cruise aboard NCL's Pride of America departs Honolulu on Oct. 30. It makes calls on Maui, Kauai and the Big Island before returning to Honolulu on Nov. 6.

David Uchiyama, Hawaii Tourism Authority's vice president of marketing, says Hawaii is honored that RSVP selected the state for its Silver Anniversary Cruise.

The Minneapolis-based company hosted its first all-gay cruise in 1986. Since then, RSVP says more than 80,000 men and women have participated in its ship and riverboat cruises, land tours and resort vacations.