Atlantis Events is having it’s “Largest Gay Cruise in History” aboard the “incredible Harmony of the Seas“. Scheduled for February 4th to 12th, the cruise promises “8 fabulous nights packed full of awe-inspiring parties, superstar performers, great friends, and endless surprises.” (Other than the usual surprises of people going overboard, drug OD’s and COVID.)
Last year, the New York Times published an article by Ceylan Yeginsu quoting an Atlantis Events’ partygoer saying “this is going to be the wildest party for our community in two years. I’m talking dirty dancing, sex, drugs, raves, orgies . . . ” But this year, Atlantis has a new rule. In an email recently sent to the over 5,000 guests who are booked on the cruise, it claims that it will disembark (without refund) any guest who publishes any photos or videos of “anything explicitly sexual on social media.”
Why? They don’t want more incriminating pictures especially with the cruises’ past histories.
The email reads: “Important – New Social Media Policy – While we want everyone to have fun, there are limits and so we ask that you be respectful of all guests and our cruise partners. Please do not post anything explicitly sexual on social media in a public forum or other online space. Any guest who posts or publishes an explicit and publicly visible photo or video will be asked to leave the ship with no refund. This also applies to any private media posts (whether or not behind a paywall) that identify or could identify either Atlantis, our vendor brands, their properties, or any other guests with or without permission. We take this seriously and have a team of volunteers monitoring most sites. Thank you for understanding and keeping Atlantis friendly!”:
The last fourteen years Atlantis Events cruises have ended numerous overdoses, arrests and at least five drug-related deaths on Royal Caribbean cruises chartered to Atlantis:
Last year, a guest attending the Atlantis Events cruise aboard the Oasis of the Sea died as the Royal Caribbean cruise ship was heading to Mexico due to drug use complicated by inadequate medical care. Medical care which is supplied by Atlantis not Royal Caribbean
In February 2019, federal agents arrested two men trying to board the Allure of the Seas at PortMiami for possession of a large quantity of drugs which they were intending to sell on the cruise ship which had been chartered by Atlantis Events.
In January 2018, Storm Chasers’ star Joel Taylor died of a overdose on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, which had been chartered by Atlantis Events. ” .
There were more drug deaths in the following years going all the way back all the way to 2009, a passenger died after he reportedly took drugs during a cruise aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship which had been chartered for the use of Atlantis Events. Spencer Yu, an attorney for Warner Brothers and a board member of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (“GLAAD”), died on the Mariner of the Seas. The medical care was described by party goers as delayed and haphazard.
The question is not just why Atlantis Events thought that it should try to prevent posting of sexually explicit photos and video while Atlantis Events has not made an attempt to prevent the use of recreational party drugs which have claimed so many lives during these type of cruises.
HELP KEEP US GOING!