San Francisco world lesbian travelers heading to the Caribbean should be sure to check out Olivia Travel (www.olivia.com), the world’s largest provider of lesbian cruise, resort and adventure vacations. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company will launch its 40th anniversary year by offering two 7-day Southern Caribbean cruises in Jan-Feb and two 7-day resort vacations in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in May.
The 40th anniversary themed trips commemorate an impressive four decade history during which the company grew from a groundbreaking independent women’s record label into the leading lesbian travel company. More than 6,400 women will help Olivia celebrate the milestone anniversary in grand style amid dozens of high-profile entertainers, surprise special guests, parties, city excursions, recreational activities, dances and spectacular live shows planned during all four trips.
The back-to-back Southern Caribbean cruises depart Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Jan. 27- Feb. 3, and Feb. 3-Feb. 10, 2013, with full ship charters on Holland America’s newest signature ship, the Neiuw Amsterdam. Highlights of the cruises will include musical performances by original Olivia recording artists Meg Christian and Cris Williamson, in addition to sports icon and social justice pioneer Billie Jean King and other popular musicians, speakers, DJs and special guests. Calls on the private Bahamian island Half Moon Cay, plus the gay-friendly islands of Willemstad, Curacao and Oranjestad, Aruba, promise spectacular sightseeing and action-packed enjoyment for the 2,400 women onboard.
Then, May 11-18 followed by May 18-25, 2013, Olivia will welcome guests for two consecutive Music and Comedy Festival anniversary vacations at Club Med’s Punta Cana Resort in the Dominican Republic. The resort vacations boast the most impressive line-up of entertainers to date including comedians Wanda Sykes and Suzanne Westenhoefer, singer Vicci Martinez, who was a season one finalist on The Voice, plus many others. Between shows, guests at the oceanfront property can participate in snorkeling, trapeze, windsurfing, kayaking and sailing, plus workshops, solo mixers and other activities.
A limited number of reservations for each trip are still available by calling 800-631-6277 or 415-962-5700, option 1. Convenient payment plans are available and standard travel agent commissions apply. For more information about these trips, and Olivia’s full 2013 vacation schedule, visit www.olivia.com.
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