Why Come on Pride of the Ocean?

Hot Tub FunThe Pride of the Ocean Film Festival Cruise is the first LGBT film festival on the high seas. We are dedicated to providing our audience with a unique fusion of exciting films and luxury cruising.

Our ships offer luxurious and fun things to do, including delicious dining options, bars and lounges, casino, spa, pools, and fitness center and so much more, making these cruise ships vacation destinations on their own. But mostly we offer a great group of people to travel with.

Guys on FerryWhat does Pride of the Ocean have to offer?

  • Firstly, we are a film festival. Our Program Director, John Scagliotti, has been programming some of the most important films of the year. To see trailers from our program of films, visit our “See Our Films” page on the Pride of the Ocean website.
  • “CineSLAM Film Seminars” CineSLAM brings on board talented filmmakers for film critiques and workshops facilitated by The Center for Independent Documentary Executive Director Susi Walsh. Here is your chance to share your ideas with the next generation of LGBT filmmakers. (Filmmakers: click HERE to learn how to apply!)
  • We sponsor exclusive opening and closing cocktail parties for our audience members.

2013 Closing Cocktail Party

Since our first cruise in 2010, Pride of the Ocean has catered to a diverse group of Since our first cruise in 2010, Pride of the Ocean has catered to a diverse group of passengers, including filmmakers, film festival directors, and most importantly, you film lovers! Here is what some of them have to say about Pride of the Ocean.


John and Jennifer

John Scagliotti and Jennifer Arndt-Johns

“We had an amazing time! I think the environment you’ve created is fantastic…helping nurture community is a really amazing thing.” –Jennifer Arndt-Johns, programmer for QFest Philadelphia





“It’s incredibly important…planting seeds for relationships to foster and grow for many, many more years.” –Rodney Evans, director of “Brother to Brother”

Ryan Harrington, Geisha Cumberbatch, and Rodney Evans

Ryan Harrington, Geisha Cumberbatch, and Rodney Evans





Join us for our upcoming cruise:

Fort Lauderdale to the Western Caribbean

8 Days, 7 Nights

February 25 – March 4, 2018

Click HERE to see the complete itinerary.