DCL LGBT Friendly?


Earning My Ears
Aug 14, 2009
So my friend and I (both gay men) are interested in the Podcast Cruise 3.0 and are wondering how LGBT friendly DCL is?

Thanks for your feedback.


I spent my life hoping someday my dreams would set
Oct 17, 2001
I have always felt very comfortable in all five cruises I have done. I would not worry.


DIS Veteran
Jan 25, 2007
On our first DCL cruise, my husband and I shared the table with another gay couple and had a great time together.

Don't know if it was just luck or if the Maitre d' actively tries to seat same-sex couples together.


<font color=green>I am not a Koala Bear at the zoo
Jul 11, 2004
YES!! :thumbsup2 We've been on 2 DCL cruises, and we've never felt more welcome or at home than on DCL!! :goodvibes


<font color=green>I shall call him Mini-Me<br><fon
Nov 22, 1999
Most definitely gay friendly. I'm straight but I've done 77 Disney cruises and met gay and lesbian couples on many of those trips, all of whom were having a blast. A couple times we've been at large dining tables with both gay and straight couples and the straights never batted an eye, although I suppose you can run into jerks anywhere. I think you will have a blast.
  • f86sabjf

    Kingdom Keeper
    Jun 9, 2009
    plenty of family on our last Magic trip in oct. No one so much as blinked an eye. go have fun and dont worry


    <font color=blue>Love My Stella-rella!<br><font co
    Mar 8, 2006
    I'd be more worried about those PodCast people. :eek:



    Earning My Ears
    Aug 20, 2008
    Thanks for starting this thread...I found this information very helpful as we will be setting sail on our first Disney Cruise on December 2, 2010. :yay:
  • OH 6

    Earned my ears in 1990
    Jan 16, 2007
    Yep, friendly. We've completed 8 cruises and will take our 9th in January thru the Panama Canal on the Wonder.

    We have some crew members onboard that recognize us on the Magic - and have even become friends and keep up on facebook.

    Photographers are not a problem at all either.

    Plus, we've had really cool straight people at all of our dinner tables - so no issues there either.

    Cabin stewards don't blink an eye when you tell them to push the beds together, either.

    We love it!!:love:


    Dec 1, 2009
    this is good news for us as well - we have never been on a cruise and being Disney lovers we decided that our first would be in Jan 2012 on the Eastern to celebrate my partners 50th.

    We are hoping to have a blast - anyone else form this group going on the same cruise departing CC on the 01/14/12?

    OKW Lover

    Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle.
    DIS Lifetime Sponsor
    Apr 29, 2004
    I'd be more worried about those PodCast people. :eek:

    Hey! I resemble that remark! ;)

    Seriously, you'll find that there are some really accepting folks on DCL in general and PodCast folks in particular. Val & I count ourselves fortunate to have been table-mates with the illustrious Todd on PCC 1.0.

    Its a very open, welcoming group. Don't be afraid to be yourself.


    Welcomed Guest
    Oct 1, 2002
    We got "married" on the Wonder this past May and had a phenomenal experience! We could not have felt more special that day as well as each day, for that matter.


    DIS Veteran
    Mar 13, 2006
    Have any of you been uncomfortable or had any trouble in Nassau, Bahamas?

    The image in my head of Nassau is from the documentary on Rosie O'Donnell's r family cruises of protestors meeting the ship in port. While I know DCL is not a "gay cruise" as the r family ones are and therefore unlikely to draw protestors, it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth for the place. And then there is this: http://revelandriot.com/news/un-votes-against-protecting-gays-from-execution - So the Bahamas is on my list of countries NOT to visit.

    However, I'd love to go to Castaway Cay! I guess I could just not get off the ship in Nassau (on the hypothetical Disney cruise I plan to take someday) but am curious to hear others' experiences & opinions.


    <font color=red>all I can say is beer hurts when i
    Oct 11, 2005
    Never had any problems myself...... but I can see it happening.

    Personally, I never get off the ship in Nassau....absolutly nothing I need or want there! Let the other guests get off the ship, and enjoy the ship while it's slow! Disney built Castaway Cay for you to enjoy!

    Dead Robot

    Earning My Ears
    Dec 8, 2010
    My husband and I are taking our first DCL on the Dream end of February. I suspected that the staff are way cool with gay guest, to hear from other cruisers that is all cool is great to hear.

    Can't wait!

    OH 6

    Earned my ears in 1990
    Jan 16, 2007
    We have gotten off the ship in Nassau...not had any problems because we're gay...just didn't like the whole experience. The haggling in the straw market is not for us. We went and saw the Atlantis resort - nice, but no need to go back...so when we're in Nassau, we enjoy the solitude of the ship while everyone else is off doing their thing.