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Death Reported on Atlantis Events Gay Cruise

Death Reported on Atlantis Events Gay Cruise

There has been a death reported on the much discussed Atlantis 30th Anniversary Cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Sea’s. Reporter Chris Wiggins tweeted news of the death. He also reported on several “Code Alpha” (medical emergency) announcements broadcast on the ship.

Atlantis Cruise and it’s operators have come under scrutiny the past few days as pictures and video’s released by passengers show the cruise sailing at 100% capacity with no social distancing or masking in place. Atlantis which had bragged about the safety restrictions before the cruise has remained silent about the sudden disappearance of all of these, on a full ship while Omnicron rips through the population affecting both non-vaccinated and in some cases vaccinated Americans alike. Ironically, in a separate move Royal Caribbean and other cruise lines have cancelled many of it’s cruses going out these past 2 weeks on ships sailing at 50% capacity or less.

Of course Atlantis and fellow gay vacation VACAY are trying to frame the backlash as a homophobic attack by those complaining which of course it is not since many of the complaints are coming from within the LGBT community itself.

Other than the obvious concern over the spreading of the Omnicron variant this cruise has also shined the spotlight on past Atlantis Events cruises which have been plagued by drug use, passengers going overboard and shipboard deaths over the years.

*In January 2020, a member of the Atlantis technical crew went overboard from the Oasis of the Seas.

*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 to Atlantis Events.

*In January 2018, Storm Chasers’ star Joel Taylor died of a suspected overdose on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, which had been chartered by Atlantis Events.

*In February 2012, an Atlantis Events attendee went overboard from the Allure of the Seas operated by Royal Caribbean. His body was never recovered and he is presumed to be dead.

*In January 2011, cruise passenger, Barry Krumholz, was arrested for selling large quantities of ecstasy pills, methamphetamine, ketamine and other drugs aboard the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas chartered by Atlantis Events. There were reportedly a half-dozen drug overdoses during the cruise.

And these are just some issues over the years.

After the death of Joel Taylor in 2019 it has also come to light that Atlantis Events hires it’s own medical team for the cruise and does not use Royal Caribbean’s. Weather a gay or a straight cruise  cruise ships are notorious for the limited nature of the cruise ship’s medical facilities and no place to have a medical emergency,

So while Atlantis Events cries homophobia to cover it’s blatant disregard of health and safety protocols for COVID perhaps we should also talk about the dangerous and deadly institutionalization Atlantis Events has made of supporting the gay drug underground.

Is Atlantis Gay Cruises Endangering Gay Men For Profit? – 2 Men Arrested For “Public Buggery”

Two male passengers aboard an Atlantis all gay cruise ship that was docked at the tiny island of Dominica have been areested and charged with public buggery while being aboard ship.

From the Associated Press:

Police Constable John George said police boarded the cruise ship and arrested the two men on suspicion of indecent exposure and “buggery,” a term equivalent to sodomy on the island. He identified the men as John Robert Hart, 41, and Dennis Jay Mayer, 43, but did not provide their hometowns. George said the men were seen having sex on the Celebrity Summit cruise ship by someone on the dock. The two were later charged with indecent exposure and are scheduled to appear before a magistrate Thursday morning. If found guilty, they could be fined $370 each and face up to six months in jail.

Atlantis Events president Rich Campbell who also happens to be on the ship and says his company will “happily return” to Dominica despite incident and that it did not affect “the overall guest experience”

But a passenger currently aboard the ship and a former passenger tell quite a different story. 

Via Joe My God:

I’m currently on the ship and most passengers are SHOCKED that Rich (owner of Atlantis Events) would even have the ship stop at this port. There is NOTHING in Dominica. Under educated (no education) people standing on the streets, shops that have little to no lighting, selling junk made in China, old buildings that should have been torn down 100 years ago and open sewers draining down the public streets next to the broken sidewalks. The only thing Rich is concerned about is INCREASING his profits and screwing the gay community. He has the ships stop and these ports because it cost less money to dock at them – increasing his profit. ALL of the entertainment on the ship as been cheap and BAD. Rich charges you double the normal cruise price and provides nothing for it.

If you are considering a RSVP or Atlantis Events cruise – DON’T DO IT.


The cruise that you went on also stopped in two other countries where being Gay is illegal…Barbados and Grenada. Barbados, in particular, has had a problem with anti-Gay VIOLENCE in the past.

I was on that cruise last year. When we stopped in St Lucia, another country where being Gay is illegal, no warnings were given as to the fact that it is illegal to be gay in St Lucia.

Rich Campbell appears to not care about his passengers safety. He will next be endangering his clients when his Baltic Cruise stops in St Petersburg Russia in July.

This is true.  On the 28th and 29th of July the Atlantis Baltic Gay Cruise is set to dock in St Petersburg, Russia   where the gay community was just stripped of all rights of speech, assembly, association, petition, protest, and due process. In response, the Gay community has asked tourists to stay away. The Canadian Foreign Ministry has issued a public warning against its’ citizens travelling to Russia in general and to St Petersburg in particular. But still Atlantis is going forward with the trip.