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Fresh off a successful 2019 #Epic Cruise to Mexico, the booking for our 2020 #Exotic Cruise to Puerto Rico is underway! Our cruise this time is not only for our members, but also open to the public.

We continue our mission to introduce Black LGBTQ people to the world of cruising, that we have discovered many are not familiar with (did you know less that 6% of people of color go on a cruise, but more than 80% said they wanted to in a recent Google survey?)


Our 3rd Annual Cruise will be our best yet! We’re visiting a record 4 exotic locations, headlined by Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands!

This year we introduce a commemorative tshirt and out first group activity – Universal Studios (this add on is optional, but its a deal you won’t want to pass up!)!

What’s included:

-all means, 24 hours a day, including the new Guy’s BBQ Joing and Guy’s Burger Joint, all buffets-all 212 scheduled activities on the ship (you don’t have to attend them all)- all complimentary venues on the ship including the night clubs, comedy clubs, all pools and whirlpools- commemorative t-shirt- free food on Carnivals private island- All entertainment and shows- full day in 4 exotic countries with no passport required.- 24 hour room steward

Payment Plan:

$100 due at time of booking (holds price from rate increases)

Monthly payments of your choice made by the 21st of each month. Must total $400 by Feb 2020

Balance Due by May 2020 via monthly payments of your choice.


Prices: (Per person, based on 2 in a room.for a single room simply multiply by 2)
Interior Cabin – $748
Ocean View Cabin – $998

Balcony Cabin – $1048

Cruise Ship: Carnival Breeze watch virtual tour of ship here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6FCYYLhOCk

The 2020 #Exotic Cruise is set For 7 days, sails out of Florida, starting on Aug 22, 2020 and will feature the following stops:

Amber Cove (Carnival’s safe, secure private Island in the Dominican Republic)
St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands)
San Juan (Puerto Rico)
Grand Turk (Caicos Islands)

To RSVP email youthpridecenter@gmail.com as soon as possible to secure your spot and room choice. (We’ll need room type, name on your identification, Birthdate for U.S. Customs and the name of your roommate(s) as well.)


All payments will be made via Pay Pal via the NYPS Director. Please email us with any questions you may have. We are willing to work with everyone on our quest to introduce Black LGBTQ folks to cruising!


Universal Studios cost  information sent at a later date, however it is optional.

Martez has been selected as the 2019 Exotic Cruise Captain! he’ll be hosting events, giving away free drinks on the cruise and more! He’ll also host countdown posts on his Instagram page.