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Sail away with Pride:
Miami Beach Gay Pride 2010 Announces First-Ever Pride Cruise
To the Bahamas Aboard Norwegian Sky

(Miami Beach, FL 01-10-10) -- From Ocean Drive to the ocean, Miami Beach Gay Pride 2010 is setting sail with the first-ever "Pride Celebration at Sea," Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23, 2010 on Norwegian Sky. With the 2nd Annual Pride Parade and Expo set for Saturday, April 17, along South Beach's famed Ocean Drive, this cruise is an ideal way to extend the magic of Pride weekend for another five days at sea. The event also represents an opportunity to "cruise for a cause" as a portion of the tickets sold will be donated back to Miami Beach Gay Pride. The Pride Cruise is proud to have LGBT community partners that include: The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and South Florida Family Pride.

Norweign Sky Cruise Ship aerial view "More than 20,000 people came together for our first Pride celebration in 2009," says Babak Movahedi, president of Miami Beach Gay Pride's Board of Directors. "The addition of this cruise is an exciting continuation of the Pride festivities, extending the great feeling of PRIDE to a community at sea."

The Pride Cruise is a four-night/five-day voyage aboard the luxurious Norwegian Sky with stops in Grand Bahama, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay. The cruise is produced by Source Events, the premier travel company specializing in adventurous travel for the LGBT community and their friends.

"Miami is the cruise capital of the world, and we can't think of a better place to host the first-ever official Pride Cruise," says Craig Smith, president of Source Events. "In addition to the sparkling Caribbean and exciting ports-of-call, the Pride Cruise will feature special parties, a tea dance, entertainment, guest speakers, exclusive shore excursions and even a gay film night at sea."

Norwegian's signature "Freestyle Cruising" aboard Norwegian Sky features a choice of six restaurants, ten bars and lounges, a full-service Body Waves Spa, fitness center, two glimmering pools, five hot tubs, a basketball/volleyball court, golf driving net, Internet cafe and a jogging/walking track. Nightlife includes the Sky Club Casino, Stardust Theater, White Hot Party, karaoke, or just chilling out with old and new friends, admiring the view from Norwegian Sky's beautiful glass-domed atrium.

Win an 8-day Miami Beach Gay Pride Vacation and Pride Cruise! Miami Beach Gay Pride, Passport Magazine and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) have teamed up to provide a once-in-a-lifetime vacation which includes roundtrip airfare from anywhere in the Continental U.S., three nights in the oceanfront Shore Club www.shoreclub.com on South Beach and all the sights, sounds and excitement of Miami Beach Gay Pride on Saturday, April 17. Then take your Pride from Ocean Drive to the ocean, and enjoy a sea-sational five-day Caribbean Pride cruise, courtesy of Source Events. Entering is easy. The Miami Beach Gay Pride vacation contest will be online at www.passportmagazine.com/miamipride from Thursday, January 7 through Sunday, March 14, and the winner will be announced on March 15. The winner and his or her traveling companion will be whisked away to Miami Beach on Friday, April 16, just in time for the Second Annual Miami Beach Gay Pride.

Coming Soon! Watch for details on how to win a trip for two to Miami Beach Gay Pride, including round-trip airfare from anywhere within the continental U.S., three nights at The Shore Club and a stateroom aboard Norwegian Sky to sail away with Pride.

Prices for the Pride Cruise begin at just $329 per person, based on double occupancy. For reservations or more information, visit www.SourceEvents.com/pridecruise or call (888) 768-7238. For details on Miami Beach Gay Pride 2010 and related events, visit www.MiamiBeachGayPride.com.

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