I am currently sailing on a rainbow, seriously. VACAYA has turned the beautiful Celebrity Summit into a floating rainbow for their inaugural all LGBTQ+ full ship charter! Chartering a cruise ship is not an easy thing to pull off but chartering a cruise ship for the entire LGBTQ+ community, now that is just iconic!
How do you kick off an LGBTQ+ vacation charter company? You get Kristen Chenoweth in a rainbow sequin dress and name her godmother of VACAYA and "Queen of the High C's!"
After Kristen slayed up and down the pool deck, it was time to get that rainbow sailing! To celebrate VACAYA's first cruise, our captain took us up the Hudson River and did a 180 directly in front of the Statue of Liberty. The largest pride flag EVER greeted lady liberty to ring in a new era of LGBTQ+ vacationing!
Setting sail into the sunset, we celebrated with a poolside barbeque while getting a preview of the incredible entertainment scheduled for the week. Speaking of entertainment, the unbelievable Katharine McPhee (Foster) set the cruise into high gear.
Rising from under the stage, wearing a fresh flower sash, to the community that she continuously advocates for, Katharine performed as one can only describe as heart-stopping. Singing about love and acceptance she, Michael Orland, and a surprise performance from her new husband, David Foster, rocked the high seas!
Ending the night with the "HUSTLE" party, we kept the disco era alive to the wee hours of the morning!
That was just the first two days!