Concierge Travel Announces LGBT "Friends and Family" Caribbean Cruise

Sunday Oct 7, 2012

HOUSTON, Tex. - Concierge Travel, the largest gay-owned and operated travel agency and tour operator in Texas, announced details for its first LGBT "friends and family" group cruise on a Celebrity Cruises ship. The cruise will sail the Caribbean Sea in style on the Celebrity Silhouette from February 17-24, 2013.

Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen, the famous Chicago-based singing duo with a huge and loyal gay following, will join the seven-night cruise for a series of intimate performances. Amy and Freddy have performed to enthusiastic crowds on past Concierge Travel cruises in Costa Rica and the Greek Isles.

The Caribbean "friends and family" cruise will start and end in Fort Lauderdale, with stops in the sunny and gay-friendly ports of St. Maarten, San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Parents, children and friends of LGBT loved ones will enjoy the comfortable and relaxing setting of the cruise, while soaking up the beautiful warm weather and lively atmosphere of an LGBT group cruise. Staterooms on this Caribbean adventure start at just $614 per person based on double occupancy.*

"We love organizing LGBT 'friends and family' cruises because they create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our gay and lesbian guests and their entire extended families," said Kim Gustavsson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Concierge Travel.

"Another advantage of our gay group cruises is the terrific fares that we're able to offer, comparable and often lower in price to a regular mainstream sailing."

Concierge Travel was also recently named Houston's 2012 "Best Local Travel Agency" by OutSmart Magazine, an honor it has received each year for the last 11 years. It was also named "Best LGBT Cruise or Tour Company," a recognition it has received for the last three years.

Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen, the famous Chicago-based singing duo with a huge and loyal gay following, will join the seven-night cruise for a series of intimate performances.

"We are so pleased to be honored again by OutSmart Magazine in their 2012 'Gayest & Greatest' Readers' Choice Awards," said Gustavsson. "We strive to provide the best experience for our clients and take pride in offering exceptional customer service. We couldn't have received these awards without the support of our loyal fan base and valued customers."

OutSmart Magazine is an award-winning LGBT magazine in Houston, Texas. The magazine surveys its 60,000 monthly readers and its online readers about the best in gay venues, restaurants, travel and other products and services throughout Texas.

Founded in 1997, Concierge Travel is a boutique, gay-owned travel agency and tour operator that creates intimate, customized experiences for its LGBT guests on its own exclusive small-ship cruises and land tours. Concierge Travel also provides a range of services and enhancements on the vacations that it books for its guests with other travel providers.

Voted Houston's "Gayest & Greatest Travel Agency" by OutSmart Magazine every year since 2002 and "Best LGBT Cruise or Tour Company" for the last three years, Concierge Travel also believes strongly in supporting the gay and lesbian community, and donates 20 percent of its total net travel revenue annually to important LGBT organizations.

Reservations for any Concierge Travel vacation can be made by contacting Concierge Travel directly at 877.775.9616. For more detailed information, visit the company's website at or like its Facebook page at

* Taxes, gratuities and port and entertainer fees are additional.


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