Dublin to Lisbon Luxury All-Gay Cruise 2025
10 nights from Dublin, Ireland to Lisbon, Portugal
September 22 October 02, 2025
Atlas Ocean Voyages World Traveller
Join us on 11-day luxury all-gay cruise from Dublin, Ireland to the United Kingdom, with stops in France and Spain, followed by a day at sea before exploring Portugal, ending in Lisbon. Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey aboard the exclusive charter of the World Traveller, a small luxury-expedition ship from Atlas Ocean Voyages, reserved exclusively for our esteemed gay cruise guests. Immerse yourself in the epitome of luxury travel, where every detail has been meticulously designed to offer extraordinary cultural experiences and adventures in remote and captivating destinations.
Commence your odyssey in the vibrant city of Dublin, Ireland, where rich history and lively culture converge. Traverse the iconic landmarks of Trinity College and savor the warmth of Irish hospitality.
Sail to the serene St. Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly, a haven of white sandy beaches and historic charm, before delving into the maritime history of Douarnenez, France.
Enjoy an overnight in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bordeaux. There is no region in the world more closely associated with fabulous vineyards than Bordeaux, boasting 9,000 wine-producing châteaux and 13,000 grape growers.
This cruise offers two Spanish ports, San Sebastián, known for it’s culinary culture and La Coruna, home of the Spanish Armada.
Along the Douro River in the north of Portugal lies Porto, the country’s second-largest city. It may be renowned for its port wine – the Ferreira Caves being one such famed cellar and one of the oldest port wine cellars in Portugal. Our cruise concludes in Portugal’s capital Lisbon, a must visit for any International traveler.
Join us on this extraordinary cruise, where each port reveals a new chapter in your extraordinary voyage, promising an adventure of the senses that transcends the ordinary, aboard the World Traveller.
Dublin to Lisbon Gay Cruise Highlights
• Cultural Extravaganza: Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant cultures of Dublin, Bordeaux, San Sebastian, and Lisbon.
• Island Serenity: Enjoy the serene beauty of St. Mary's in the Isles of Scilly, with its white sandy beaches and historic charm.
• Maritime Heritage: Discover the maritime history of Douarnenez, France, and explore the Port-Musée.
• Wine Capital Exploration: Delve into the UNESCO-listed city center of Bordeaux and indulge in wine tasting at local vineyards.
• Spanish Delights: Experience the beautiful beaches, historic architecture, and culinary excellence of San Sebastian, Spain.
• Leisurely Days at Sea: Relax and enjoy the open sea during leisurely days at sea, participating in onboard activities.
• UNESCO Gems: Explore Porto's UNESCO-listed cityscape and discover the picturesque riverside and historic Ribeira district.
• Coastal Charm: Experience the coastal charm of Cascais, Portugal, with its scenic coastline and charming streets.
• FROM THE TIME YOU LAND UNTIL YOU LEAVE, NEARLY EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED.
• 11 days luxe cruise accommodation
• Exceptional culinary adventures with five included onboard dining options
• Unlimited premium pours to share with like-spirited travelers
• Personalized in-room bar service and more in every accommodation
• Complimentary 1 GB of Starlink Wi-Fi during cruise
• Luxe-Adventure Shore Excursions
• Arrival and departure airport transfers
• **Not included: International flights to and from the cruise, pre or post stays, spa treatments, optional excursions. Cruise port charges and pre-paid gratuities.
Your Ship Luxury World Traveller
Sister ship to the World Navigator, the newer World Traveller, is a yacht-style ship designed for a highly personalized and all-inclusive experience. Designed with a 1940s aesthetic inspired by the new millennium, she’s a modern classic. Complete with comfortable accommodations, globally inspired gourmet cuisine and unlimited premium beverages, and an onboard life that cultivates connection with yourself and fellow travelers, she is made for you to explore your world in relaxed luxury.
Launched in late 2022, World Traveller is equipped with the latest hybrid power management and propulsion system, maximizing fuel efficiency and consuming as low as one-fifth the fuel compared to conventional cruise-ship systems.
Navigating both remote ports and renowned destinations made for explorer spirits, allowing you to delve further into culture, history and exploration encouraging your sense of discovery and catering to your discerning tastes.
On Atlas gay cruise, every night is opening night. Our cruises always feature a Brand g Signature Entertainer to provide quality entertainment throughout the cruise well as wonderful hosts to keep you entertained at all times.
Although the focus of our cruise is mainly on sightseeing and socializing, we do like to mix in a bit of frivolity. With that in mind, we normally plan a couple of themed deck parties during the cruise. You can choose to participate (with costumes as over the top as you’d like) or just be a voyeur! Party themes will be announced four months prior to departure.
APRÈS SEA & BAR
After a day of exploration and discovery, return aboard with the day’s adventures still fresh in your mind. Après Sea creates a “come as you are” atmosphere that invites travelers to get to know each other better.
Amid the vintage style of décor and a talented pianist providing the entertainment, it’s easy to develop a sense of camaraderie with your fellow travelers.
THE DOME OBSERVATION LOUNGE
Relive the day’s adventures with like-spirited explorers as you stargaze with 270-degree and overhead views with drinks in hand. Sip on a craft beverage as you admire the views of your bucket-list destination.
Aft on Deck 5 find the elegant ambiance of Zephyr Lounge. As you enjoy a glass of wine or after-dinner coffee, watch the outline of the port grow smaller and the horizon grow wider.
7-AFT POOL BAR
Lean back and relax for a casual moment at the 7-AFT Pool Bar. From fresh-pressed juices and smoothies to craft beer options, you’ll find the perfect refreshment to share with new friends.
Offering 5 dining choices onboard, exerience world-class, globally inspired gourmet cuisine with our always-included onboard dining that offers extraordinary culinary adventures.
The main dining venue, Porto, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily with an array of delectable fare, including their special ALMA menu featuring homestyle Portuguese dishes just like grandma makes.
Stop by the cozy café for a grab ‘n’ go snack or breakfast, including muffins, doughnuts, boost drinks, specialty teas and La Cimbali, fresh- pressed coffees. Or for a midday snack, choose from sandwiches, wraps and salads.
THE DOME OBSERVATION LOUNGE
Remember to look up or take in the 270-degree window views after your day of exploring while enjoying a wide selection of teas and a delectable spread of finger sandwiches, cookies and more.
Enjoy breakfast in bed or tapas from the “always available” menu with room service delivered to your balcony or solo accommodations. As part of our suite extras, when you book a suite enjoy full room service dining.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Some of the most remarkable journeys are the ones taken inward. Throughout your voyage, take the time to relax and stretch as well as challenge yourself and keep up with a workout routine
Outfitted with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, our Fitness Studio gives you the tools you need to keep your body at peak strength.
SEASPA BY L’OCCITANE
Pamper yourself with an optional, signature treatment from SeaSpa by L’OCCITANE. Sink into total relaxation with a massage or simply sit and breathe within the heat of the sauna.
Take a lap or two at the jogging track on the top deck, complete with breathtaking horizons and exercise stations located throughout.
POOL, HOT TUBS & SUN DECK
Feel free to take it slow with a dip in the pool or at one of our two hot tubs. Catch the rays of the sun with an easy morning or afternoon on the sun deck. Find serenity during a yoga session with a view of the horizon. The choice is yours.
Dublin to Lisbon
All-Gay Cruise 2025 Itinerary
| 22 Sep
| 23 Sep
|St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly (UK)
|B, L, D
| 24 Sep
|B, L, D
| 25 Sep
|Bordeaux (Port Medoc), France
|B, L, D
| 26 Sep
|Bordeaux (Port Medoc), France
|B, L, D
| 27 Sep
|San Sebastian, Spain
|B, L, D
| 28 Sep
|Fun Day at Sea!
|B, L, D
| 29 Sep
|La Coruna, Spain
|B, L, D
| 30 Sep
|Porto (Leixoes), Portugal
|B, L, D
| 01 Oct
|Lisbon (Cascais), Portugal
|B, L, D
| 02 Oct
|Lisbon (Cascais), Portugal
Day 1 - Dublin, Ireland
Ireland’s capital, Dublin, is bustling, cosmopolitan, ancient, and young at heart all at once. It is one of Europe’s liveliest cities, where medieval and 17th-century buildings stand comfortably amid all the trappings of a 21st-century community. Marvels like the incredible Book of Kells, one of the most beautifully illuminated manuscripts in the world, call out to the curious. A gentle and relaxing cruise along the River Liffey immerses you in the capital’s colorful history, from the first arrival of the Vikings to the rapid development of the city during the 18th and 19th centuries. When in Dublin, the Guinness Storehouse, located in the heart of St. James’ Gate Brewery, invites you to raise a glass at the Gravity Bar with a 360-degree view of the city skyline.
Day 2 - St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly (UK)
While you might think you’ve landed in the Caribbean, the gorgeous oasis of St. Mary’s is very much in England. The Isles of Scilly enjoy a climate that is among the mildest, warmest, and sunniest in the United Kingdom. And very few ships visit, making it an ideal remote getaway. Among the smattering of islands strung off the tip of Cornwall is the thoroughly enchanting St. Mary’s with a population of almost 1,800 and covering an area of about three-square miles, the largest island of the five and the gateway to the rest of the archipelago. While St. Mary’s is laid back, you’ll find you can still enjoy an active day, whether you rent a boat or go paddle boarding. Hugh Town, St. Mary’s central hub, holds plenty of shops, restaurants, galleries and cafés to spend a leisurely afternoon. Nearby lie three beaches – Porthmellon, Town Beach and Porthcressa – for a relaxing beach day.
Day 3 - Douarnenez, France
Douarnenez is situated in the Douarnenez Bay, on coastal Brittany. It is a workaday town with an active sardine fishing and canning industry. The most picturesque parts of Douarnenez are found along the waterfront and can be seen in several different parts of the town, including the Quartier du Grand Port in the town center. You will also find a wide choice of cafes and restaurants near the port.
Day 4 - Bordeaux (Port Medoc), France
There is no region in the world more closely associated with fabulous vineyards than the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bordeaux. Located in the southwest of France, not far from the Bay of Biscay, Bordeaux offers about 60 appellations, 9,000 wine-producing châteaux and 13,000 grape growers – more than you could possibly try. For an amazing overview of Bordeaux wine, journey up the Castles Route, which runs along the length of the Médoc peninsula. This road passes eight of the most famous châteaux, including Margaux, Pauillac and Saint-Julien. Not far off lies the mouth of the Gironde estuary, off the coast of Royan and the Grave headland, where you’ll catch the first glimpse of the famous Cordouan Lighthouse of Le Verdon-sur-Mer, the oldest working lighthouse in France.
Day 5 - Bordeaux (Port Medoc), France
Port Médoc is where red wine is king. Bordered to the east by the Gironde estuary and to the west by the vast pine forest that separates it from the Atlantic Ocean, the soil of Port Médoc is where France’s most coveted grapes are grown. As the gateway to the Bordeaux Wine Route, you can reach the town of Blanquefort to Saint-Vivien-de-Médoc, near the Pointe de Grave, and indulge in samplings of renowned wines along the way. There is also quite a bit of French history to be appreciated here as you witness three of the 12 Fortifications of Vauban.
Day 6 - San Sebastian, Spain
Sitting along the golden coasts of the Basque Country, San Sebastián offers a seaside allure that pairs beautifully with its culinary culture. Whether enjoying pintxo bar hopping for delicious tapas or savoring the flavors of oysters with txakoli, a lightly sparkling white wine, the local delicacies are sure to inspire and delight your palate. Explore Mercado de La Bretxa, where the vendors claim Spain’s top chefs source their ingredients. Head over to Playa de la Concha to watch the local surfers in the city’s favorite pastime. Ride the vintage funicular to the top of Mount Igueldo for breathtaking, panoramic views. Wander through the Old Town and Plaza de la Constitución to connect with the locals and San Sebastián’s rich history.
Day 7 - Fun Day at Sea!
Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore.
Day 8 - La Coruna, Spain
A province of Galicia, La Coruña (also known as A Coruña) holds a great deal of history that attracts the intellectual traveler. Home of the Spanish Armada and second-biggest port town in the country, it’s a city that invites explorer spirts to rediscover all its lost secrets and hidden gems.
About an hour away lies Santiago de Compostela, a beautiful cathedral to which many make a pilgrimage spanning 500 miles across the top of Spain. If you seek the beauty of nature within the splendor of historic architecture, La Coruña offers the Garden of San Carlos and the Gardens of Mendez Nuñez with verdant patches of bushes and palm trees sprinkled throughout paved paths amid cultural landmarks.
Day 9 - Porto (Leixoes), Portugal
Along the Douro River in the north of Portugal lies Porto, the country’s second-largest city. It may be renowned for its port wine – the Ferreira Caves being one such famed cellar and one of the oldest port wine cellars in Portugal – but the city contains so much more for the explorer spirit to discover. Starting in the port of Leixões, your journey takes you to the Dom Luis I bridge, a direct link to Ribeira, Porto’s oldest district. One of Porto’s most significant sites, the Livraria Lello, is filled with historical, architectural, and literary importance, containing a world of books that any bibliophile traveler will find exciting.
Day 10 - Lisbon (Cascais), Portugal
Portugal’s capital Lisbon comes alive with a rich history seen in every nook and cranny of the city. From the resting place of famous explorer Vasco de Gama at Jeronimos Monastery to the impressive turrets of São Jorge Castle dating all the way back to second century B.C.E., Lisbon offers a deep dive into the past to satiate the most curious travelers.
Day 11 - Lisbon (Cascais), Portugal
Disembarkation. Our journey concludes this morning.
While Western Europe’s oldest city boasts an array of Baroque and Neoclassical architecture, that does not mean it has remained stuck in the past. On the contrary, the colorful culture and vibrant life that runs throughout the city’s restaurants, shops, and rooftop bars make it buzz with infectious energy. Taking a tuk tuk through its hard-to-reach passages allows you to experience Lisbon as the locals do.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I schedule my flights?
Arrival: You should schedule your flights to arrive in Dublin Airport (DUB) on or before September 22nd. Boarding will commence at 4pm. We recommend arriving the day before to avoid any airline delay issues.
Departures: You should schedule your flight from Malta International Airport (MLA) to depart on August 23rd at Noon or later.
The World Traveller is set to arrive in Lisbon, Portugal at 3pm on October 1st. You should schedule your flight from Lisbon for the 2nd of October.
What arrival and departure transfers are included?
Arrival: Transfers are provided from the Dublin Airport (DUB) to the ship or to your pre cruise hotel.
Departure: Transfers are provided from the ship to the Lisbon Airport (LIS), or to your Lisbon hotel, no further transfers will be provided.
Are excursions included?
Yes, generally one excursion per port is included as part of the cruise fare.