Cruise for Transgender Persons to Sail December 2014

From The Dallas Voice:

Travel agent Jeff Land blocked cabins on a Royal Caribbean sailing in December for what he believes is the first trans cruise.

“This has been a dream of mine for so long,” Land said, “because it feels safe being with other trans people.”

Land identifies as transgender and prefers female pronouns.

“I’m hoping to book 40–50 people,” she said.

The cruise is on the Navigator of the Seas that leaves from Galveston on Dec. 14 for a week. Three ports of call on the trip include Honduras, Belize and Cozumel.

“In Belize, people should stay together, but it’s gay-friendly,” Land said. “Honduras and Cozumel are both very gay friendly.”

She chose that itinerary rather than another offered that includes Jamaica, which Land thought would be dangerous for trans travelers.

Land said the question asked most is whether the cruise will be safe. She said she avoided Carnival Cruise Lines because of an incident that happened two years ago, which she discussed with Royal Caribbean.

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