Black singles cruises and Christian black singles cruises are becoming increasingly popular. Many major cruise lines, such as Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean, offer cruises designed with the African American vacationer in mind, and as the range and variety of these cruises expands, more cruises for singles are launched.
The cruises are often themed around black culture, and many have a list of black celebrities and prominent public figures. There are a range of cruises on musical themes, such as the Capital Jazz Super Cruise, which sails from Miami to a number of destinations and features a stunning list of onboard jazz A-listers, and the One Love Gospel Cruise and Concert, which cruises from Miami to Jamaica. There is also a Black Comedy Cruise and a BBW Empowerment cruise. All these cruises are designed specifically for black passengers, and many celebrate black culture. All these cruises can be a great way for black singles to meet their perfect match. However, for those who know they are looking for love, or who simply want to sail on a ship full of other singles, there are also black singles cruises, as well as specifically Christian black singles cruises.
An annual black singles cruise was set up more than a decade ago. The cruise invites all single men and women, regardless of their ages, to hit the water and find the partner of their dreams, or simply a friendship they've been waiting for. The cruise, promoted by the organization Black Cruise Week, changes location and ship, but has traditionally taken its passengers on a whirlwind trip of Europe, calling at ports in Spain, Italy, and France. The cruise includes live music, speed dating, singles mixers, and beach excursions.
Mature black singles may want to check out the over-40s cruise offered by the Carnival Victory. The week-long cruise stops off at a string of stunning destinations, including San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dominica, and St Lucia. It is the only cruise for African American men and women over 40, and boasts a colorful range of activities, including a Grown Folks PJ Party and an African Attire Night. For those looking for seniors singles cruises, this could be the perfect way to meet a new partner.
Many major cruise lines do Christian singles cruises, offering passengers of the same faith the chance to meet and pray together, while attending seminars and talks on their faith. The Black Christian Singles Ministry recognized the need for Christian black singles cruises, and has launched a twelve-night cruise on the Ruby Princess. The ship, part of the Princess cruise line, sails from Barcelona and stops at ports in Italy, Greece, and Turkey. Cruise packages for black singles are popular, because they provide relaxation time and a sense of community all in one memorable holiday.
There are also Black singles cruises for the African American gay and lesbian community. Carnival hosts one such cruise, Nubian Dreams, on its Carnival Glory ship. Passengers don't have to be single, but for those looking for love, Nubian Dreams is designed to provide a fun-filled experience, offering lots of opportunities to party, network, and generally enjoy the cruise destinations while meeting new people. The Nubian Dreams Cruise changes its itinerary, but in the past has sailed from New York to Canada on a circular, five-day trip. There is also an annual Black Gay and Lesbian Pride cruise, which invites its passengers to join the "hottest party on the water." This Caribbean cruise keeps its passengers busy, with highlights such as a costume ball, formal wear party, 70s flashback events, and a talent show. The organization Black Cruise Week will have the latest information on this Black Pride cruise.