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the #1 operator of luxury all LGBT+ cruises and land tours, is proud to announce a unique Mediterranean Cruise for LGBT+ travelers from Venice to Malta, taking place August 14-23, 2024. It all starts with a unique cruise ship. The Atlas World Traveller – which just debuted in 2022 – is a premier oceangoing ship for just 200 passengers. It is, essentially, a luxury yacht. So, rather than the typical 4,000-person cruise where you wait in line for everything, you’re cruising on a very large yacht with l

luxury décor, service, and food. And no lines.The rooms on The Atlas World Traveller are at least 30% larger than standard cruise line rooms, with the smallest double occupancy cabin measuring 270 square feet. Suites add the bonuses of walk-in closets and personal butlers, and all rooms have marble baths, personalized in-room food and beverage service, and L’Occitane bath products. Add to that stunning public space including four dining options, a L’Occitane spa, pool, hot tubs, gym, and two performance venues, and Brand G elevates the cruise ship experience, but for just 200 LGBT+ guests.
And as with every Brand G Vacation, virtually everything is included: all gourmet dining, unlimited top- shelf alcoholic beverages, shore excursions, airport transfers and more. The itinerary, though, is what makes this vacation truly special. Since the ship’s smaller size makes it able to dock in some of the most unique ports in Europe, this Mediterranean odyssey covers four different countries over ten days, including Italy, Albania, Malta, and Croatia.

The cruise begins in Venice, which is a can’t-miss experience since the Venetian government continues to flirt with banning cruise ships entirely as of 2025.
From Venice, though, the ports diverge dramatically from the standard Mediterranean routes. While Brand g’s luxury cruise does the journey to Dubrovnik, which many cruise ships do, it also makes stops in Rovinj and Sibenik, equally splendid and historical Croatian destinations that are less known and far less crowded. Saranda, Albania is another city that few ships visit. Butrint National Park is a breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site that holds the remains of a city from the Roman Empire, all surrounded by stunning natural beauty.

Monopoli, Gallipoli, and Sicily in Italy continue the theme of exclusive, less-traveled ports. Sicily, in particular, holds a wealth of historically significant sites, including archaeological parks, remnants from World War II battlefields, and the UNESCO-protected Noto, known as the Baroque Capital of the world. Finally, the ship arrives at its final destination, Malta. Valletta, its capital city, offers a wide variety of sightseeing options, including Popeye’s Village (the charming village that was created from scratch for the Robin Williams movie, Popeye), the Lascaris War Rooms, the stunning islands of Gozo and Comino (Malta is made up of three islands) and more. Visiting these nine ports over ten days – particularly on such a luxurious ship – is a truly singular Mediterranean cruise experience. Brand G’s summer 2024 Atlas Class Venice, Croatia, and Sicily Cruise has limited availability remaining. For more information on the 2024 Brand G Atlas Class Mediterranean Odyssey – Venice to Malta (taking place August 14-23, 2024), or to see other Brand G offerings, please visit:
About Brand g Vacations Brand g has become the #1 operator of luxury all-LGBT+ vacations. Launched in August 2011 with a single riverboat cruise, Brand g Vacations has grown exponentially, and in 2024 will offer 21 luxury trips to the four corners of the globe. From exotic and lesser-traveled countries to beloved iconic destinations, Brand G offers remarkable service and exceptional experiences curated by LGBT+ travel experts. Brian Van Wey and Jeff Gundvaldson, co-owners and operators of Brand g, along with their staff of eight have more than 75 years combined experience in LGBT+ travel. Owners Jeff and Brian are intimately involved in all aspects of the vacations Brand G delivers, from initial conception to curating the itineraries, to hosting their guests on trips, ensuring first-class service. Virtually everything is included in the price of a Brand G vacation except airfare. Yes, even shore excursions and cocktails, as well as special signature experiences. The trips are intimate in size (40 to 200 guests). Additionally, Brand G partners with LGBT+ organizations across the U.S. to provide ongoing funds to support their missions. Over the past 11 years, they’ve given over $750,000 to non-profits engaged in LGBT+ issues like equality, HIV, refugees, and the arts.   

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