Winter is the perfect time to relax on a nice cruise, and the people involved with Cruising with Pride have put together a kitschy, fun experience everyone is sure to enjoy. Starting on January 1, the Carnival Cruise ship “Victory” will leave the Port of Miami for four days of fun in the sun. Don’t forget movie time: your cruise directors are bringing along your favorite gay cult classics, too! This is the first annual “Classic Gay Film Festival at Sea.”

Sea-FilmFest_copy1On January 1, the ship will leave the Port of Miami with stops in Key West (with free day passes to the Island House resort) and Cozumel, Mexico. While at sea, the Cruising with Pride group will be showing five classic gay films: the Faye Dunaway classic Mommie Dearest; the romantic comedy Trick; the Heath Ledger/Jake Gyllenhaal period drama and love story Brokeback Mountain; the British coming of age drama Get Real; and the fairest and campiest of them all, the Australian comedy Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. There will be a cash bar and free popcorn at all five movie showings. There will be one movie shown each day except for the day at sea between Key West and Cozumel, when a double feature will be presented.Sea-FilmFest_copy2

There is still room to reserve your spot on this cruise. Inside cabins are available from $449 per person, ocean view rooms from $489 per person, balcony rooms from $589 per person, and suites from $843 per person. These prices are based on double occupancy. A $25 shipboard credit and a bottle of wine is given to every person who books a room. Gratuities are $46 and will be paid on board.

For more information on how to reserve your room, please e-mail Tom Stephens at or call him at (714) 619-8850. For more information on other Cruising with Pride cruises, visit