Sweet's maiden voyage to set sail on Norwegian Sprirt

Sweet, a lesbian travel company, today announced it has finalized an agreement with Norwegian Cruise Line, an innovator in the cruise industry, to charter the 1,972-passenger Norwegian Spirit.

The Sweet Caribbean Cruise, Nov. 8 through 15 on board the luxurious Freestyle Cruising ship Norwegian Spirit, is the company’s first travel offering. The ship will depart from New Orleans, LA, and call on Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Roatan, Honduras; and Cozumel, Mexico.

Sweet will offer guests an exciting two-day, pre-departure package in New Orleans including city tours, voluntourism and ecotourism programs in conjunction with a local Katrina relief organization, as well as a kick-off celebration.

Sweet is working with local agencies to leave each port better than they found it.  Projects will address local needs like education, wildlife and natural resource preservation, as well as helping with school construction or renovation, beach clean ups, ands wildlife habitat restoration. The voluntourism programs enable Sweet guests to experience the fulfillment of making a positive contribution.

 “We’re thrilled to partner with Norwegian Cruise Line as they share our passion for protecting the world’s natural resources and integrating smart green strategies into their business. It’s a great fit for us,” said Shannon Wentworth, CEO and founding partner, Sweet.  “Additionally, the ship provides a fun and sophisticated range of dining, spa and sporting activities under the innovative concept of Freestyle Cruising. Our guests will love the pampering, affordability and freedom.”

NCL’s Freestyle Cruising provides guests flexibility and freedom with no set dining times, dining partners or dress codes.  With Freestyle Cruising, Sweet travelers may create each day to satisfy their personal tastes and vacation goals.

Sweet guests will be able to enjoy Norwegian Spirit’s deluxe range of choices in staterooms, many with ocean views and balconies, in addition to an array of plush and artfully appointed suites and villas.  The ship features 11 restaurants, nine bars and lounges, a dynamic casino, a spa and fitness center. Among the many on-board activities are two glimmering pools, a basketball court, golf driving net and jogging/walking track.

In the evening, Sweet guests will enjoy top-tier entertainment events featuring nationally renowned performers such as the popular comedienne Suzanne Westenhoefer; award-winning musical artist, Jen Foster; comedienne, Erin Foley, who recently appeared on “Last Comic Standing”; and Edie Carey, a beloved and talented singer. Additionally, Sweet is working with the country’s largest lesbian party promoter, Club Skirts, makers of The Dinah Shore Weekend, to host tea dances and parties on board.

Recently, Sweet introduced the Sweet 100 Rewards program. It gives early booking guests VIP privileges, such as cocktail parties with entertainers and an express line at embarkation, regardless of which stateroom they purchase. Travel enthusiasts may book the Sweet Caribbean Cruise by calling toll-free 877-SWEET-30 or 510-595-7763.

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