There’s no better place to enjoy the summer than gay and lesbian cruising America’s most majestic state with RSVP! Next summer, explore one of the world’s most beautiful destinations as RSVP sails to the best of Alaska on one of our all-time favorite ships, Holland America’s Eurodam!
Magical Scenery. Endless Adventures.
Experience the majesty of America’s 49th state in a way that’s only possible by ship. Cruise alongside a pod of orcas, watch in wonder as glaciers calve before your eyes, discover a convocation (that’s right…a convocation) of bald eagles in mighty spruce trees, take in the unspoiled beauty of the Inside Passage, and spy Alaska’s bears feasting on bountiful wild salmon.
Adventure awaits at every moment! You can sea kayak through calm waters or hike trails filled with fascinating wildlife. One thing we know is that virtually everything will take your breath away!
So Much to See and Do
From gay–friendly and convenient Seattle, you’ll sail to Alaska’s capital city, Juneau. Beyond the mix of cosmopolitan chic and frontier ruggedness, discover one of Earth’s true wonders – Mendenhall Glacier. Whether you admire the glacier’s glory from afar, explore the ice on foot or by dogsled, or soar over the crevasses in a helicopter, we know you’ve never seen anything like it.
As we sail through Glacier Bay, the largest UNESCO-protected biosphere in the world, we’ll cruise past ten tidewater glaciers, endless snow-capped mountains, and dazzling deep fjords. It’s a great privilege to sail these protected waters as only a few ships are allowed in each year.
You’ll awake the next day to the island-studded waters of Sitka, one of Alaska’s most authentically rustic towns. From its rich Russian heritage to non-stop adventure, Sitka offers plenty of choices between hiking, kayaking, whale watching, or simply taking in the town’s charm.
Our morning in Ketchikan presents the option of floatplaning through Misty Fjords, exploring the world’s largest collection of totem poles, watching the salmon run from the famed red Creek Bridge, or even snorkeling.
Finally, the picturesque city of Victoria provides the perfect ending in this «City of Gardens.» Our late-night visit let’s you share the vibrant entertainment and nightlife scene with friends old and new.
Sail One Of Our Favorite Ships
There’s no better ship to explore Alaska than on Holland America’s Eurodam, one of RSVP cruisers’ favorite ships. From abundant balcony staterooms to inviting entertainment venues, from the delicious Pinnacle Grill to the ship’s world-class spa, you’ll find the perfect setting to relax in style after an active day ashore. And with her retractable pool deck roof, we’ve created an ideal place to enjoy RSVP’s legendary T-dances and nighttime parties.
RSVP Entertainment – Bigger and Better than Ever
The wonders don’t stop with the Alaskan scenery. We’re pulling out all the stops with an all-star lineup of RSVP signature entertainers along with stellar new talent. Our two-story theater hosts RSVP mainstage singers, comedians, drag performers, and Eurodam’s dazzling production shows. In the intimate Queen’s Lounge, you’ll enjoy original cabaret acts up-close. Or cozy up to a classic RSVP pianist in Billboard Onboard. Or better yet…try your luck at the friendly casino.
Friendly Parties Designed For You
For 32 years, RSVP has created memorable parties featuring the music you love to hear! Our afternoon T-dances are favorites, with upbeat and playful party themes under the Alaskan sky. Nights sparkle with more ways to have fun with your friends than you ever imagined, including our legendary RSVP Costume Contest, inventive theme nights, and so much more. Stay tuned for details!
Great Friends. Amazing Value.
RSVP brings together friends from all walks of life to celebrate the magical diversity of our community. There’s never been a better time to join the RSVP family than in Alaska. We’ve worked hard to keep our fares low, starting from just $899! It’s our lowest price ever for Alaska, making it easier than ever to enjoy all the entertainment, parties, and incredible friends that make RSVP great. We invite you to let RSVP show you Alaska our way – a new place where you belong.
RSVP has chartered dozens of ships in our history, but few have been as well received and loved by our guests as Holland America’s Eurodam. She’s the ideal blend of modern and classic, with panoramic ocean views, large balcony staterooms, two expansive pool decks (one with a retractable dome cover), delicious restaurants, unique entertainment venues, and a world-class spa. In short, the perfect ship for 2,100 LGBT guests to explore Alaska with RSVP!
Dining Your Way
The exceptional Holland America culinary staff offers sophisticated and delicious choices in a variety of enticing venues. Whether you’re looking for a casual meal poolside, a romantic elegant dinner with your partner, or a celebratory feast with friends, there’s always something to satisfy your taste and style.
As with all RSVP cruises, there’s never an assigned table, dress code, or dining time. You’re always free to dine when and wherever you’d like and with whomever you’d like. And our friendly Team RSVP is always on hand to assist in seating with friends old and new.
The impressive two-story Vista Dining Room is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing dinner with friends. With windows on three sides, a grand stairway, and an elegant atmosphere, it’s the perfect setting for our fresh, multi-course meals prepared by Holland America’s expert chefs.
Casual options abound, starting with the indoor/outdoor Lido Restaurant which offers an ever-changing selection of freshly-prepared dishes to suit any appetite. From grilled paninis to sushi and barbecued chicken to fresh salad options – whatever you’re in the mood for, the Lido is ready to please at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For a great poolside burger or snack, check out Dive-In.
If an entire day of RSVP activities leaves you wanting something more, you can always order room service, too – available 24 hours a day and free of charge.
For a more elegant affair, visit The Pinnacle Grill for a sophisticated meal featuring sterling silver, premium beef, and fresh seafood. All matched by a selection of wines rated «Excellent» by Wine Spectator.
The award winning Canaletto Restaurant serves rustic Italian fare in an upbeat family-style setting, focusing on fresh made pastas and other fabulous specialties. It’s a great place to meet friends and take in the scenery along with the food.
Please note an extra charge applies for The Pinnacle Grill and Canaletto.
Healthy Options & Special Needs
For our guests with special dietary needs, RSVP and Holland America offer «Light and Healthy» menu items featuring meals low in sodium and cholesterol, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, fat-free, diabetic, or other special dietary needs meals, as requested.
Sanctuaries to Relax
Whether you want to enjoy some private time outdoors or spend the week in a spa stateroom, Westerdam offers a fantastic selection of choices for total pampering and relaxation.
The modern central pool features plenty of space to relax, swim, and play, with comfortable chairs and loungers everywhere you turn. There’s even a retractable «magradome» roof that can be completely closed – perfect for Alaska! Step outdoors to the aft deck to enjoy Eurodam’s beautiful Sea View Pool surrounded by massive teak decks.
When you’re ready for some pampering, the Greenhouse Spa offers a variety of heavenly beauty and wellness rituals. Enjoy a facial, a hot stone massage, a steam in the thermal suite, or sooth away your tensions in the relaxing hydro pool. If hiking glaciers wasn’t enough activity, drop in for a workout in the state-of-the art fitness center, featuring a full set of weight equipment, modern cardio machines, and a variety of challenging classes.
Incredible Entertainment Spaces
Eurodam’s wide variety of entertainment venues offer more places than ever for the RSVP style of cruising along with plenty of welcoming lounges to meet your friends in style.
Start with The Mainstage Show Lounge – the focal point of any RSVP cruise. This fabulous 1000-seat two-story theater showcases RSVP’s signature entertainers, lavish production shows, and unique variety performances.
The Culinary Arts Center presented by Food & Wine Magazine features a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen offering interactive gourmet cooking lessons taught by Holland America’s Master Chefs. At night this space becomes the Queen’s Lounge, where we’ll host intimate cabaret shows featuring RSVP singers, specialty acts, and more. And on a few nights, we’ll transform it into BB King’s Blues Club, where musicians bring the blues and beyond to life.
For something more intimate, check out the Crow’s Nest, a stunning lounge on the top deck, with sweeping 270° views. Or meet friends in our inviting Piano Bar, where some of RSVP’s legendary piano entertainers will dazzle you every night. There’s even a screening room offering the best of first-run movies and unique gay cinema. Feeling sporty? Don’t miss the big game in our lively Sports Bar.
Warm and Inviting Staterooms
When you do finally return to your stateroom, you’ll discover a quiet, elegant retreat, with rooms larger than most in the industry. Many feature private verandahs and all boast modern amenities, including flat-screen televisions with DVD players, large bathrooms (many with tubs), luxurious beds with Sealy Premium Euro-Top mattresses and finely woven cotton linens, and 100% Egyptian cotton towels.
Our luxurious suites offer in-room whirlpools, spacious sitting areas, access to the private Neptune Lounge (suites SB and above), and much more.
Let Holland America’s legendary service staff take care of your every need, with a friendly staff that’s just a phone call away. It’s their smiles and friendly attitude that create a modern cruise experience that’s fresh and appealing and yet both timeless and refined.
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