Jaymes Vaughan Joins as Cruise Director on VACAYA's Inaugural Voyage

Monday December 17, 2018

Jaymes Vaughan is adding yet another role to his impressive resume: Cruise Director of VACAYA's 2019 Inaugural Provincetown Cruise. Jaymes currently co-hosts the nationally syndicated entertainment news show "Celebrity Page TV," is a frequent panelist on CBS's "The Talk," and memorably ran the race of his life as one of "The Chippendales" on the Emmy Award-winning series "The Amazing Race."

As Cruise Director, Vaughan will be responsible for onboard hospitality, entertainment, and social events. The new LGBTQ travel brand hopes to capitalize on his bigger-than-life presence across various media platforms as it launches its premiere event in August 2019.

Vaughan's commitment to the LGBTQ community is evident through his work with The Dru Project, which honors Pulse Nightclub victim Christopher Andrew Leinonen. The project's mission is to strengthen gay straight alliances. Vaughan is also one half of an increasing number of out and proud gay celebrity couples in Hollywood. His partner Jonathan Bennett is best known for his role in "Mean Girls" and as host of "Cake Wars" on Food Network. The couple's visibility in the community and their advocacy for LGBTQ issues align with VACAYA's embrace of the entire diverse community, including straight allies.

"It's difficult not to fall in love with Jaymes. His spirit is electric and undeniable. His community advocacy meshes brilliantly with VACAYA's mission and we're honored to have him at the helm for our very first cruise," said Randle Roper, CEO, VACAYA. "In the great tradition of 'The Love Boat,' I couldn't imagine a better 'Julie McCoy' for us. No doubt Jaymes will bring an exciting new energy to one of the cruise industry's longest standing traditions."

"I'm so excited to be named Cruise Director for VACAYA's Inaugural Ptown Cruise. In my career, I've been blessed with so many unique opportunities and now can add what I'm sure will be one of the most fun to the list," stated Vaughan. "VACAYA is the perfect match for me because of the amazing experiences they'll create for LGBT+ travelers! I love their spirit of inclusiveness, bringing together the entire community on these incredible trips. This inaugural cruise is one you won't want to miss!"

VACAYA also has several additional itineraries planned for 2019, including:

Unico Riviera Maya - Head to the five-star, adult-only property for a romp in the sun, perfectly timed to celebrate Halloween and Day of the Dead.

European Cruises - Celebrate the holidays with three options. Amsterdam to Nuremberg (December 5-12), Nurember to Budapest (December 12 -19), or the entire 14-day extravaganza.