GAY TIMES and Celebrity Cruises today announce the launch of “Trailblazers”, an online series exploring genuine LGBTQ+ travel experiences through the eyes of Insta-famous LGBTQ+ influencers and all set against the backdrop of the stunning Celebrity Edge. The award-winning cruise line and the queer media powerhouse have joined forces to create an industry-leading content series, a documentation of authentic experiences onboard the ship as it docks in Europe’s most famous ports.
Launching daily on GAY TIMES and Celebrity Cruises social media channels from 30th September until 4th October 2019, each mini episode of “Trailblazers” paves the way for a perfect LGBTQ+ travel experience. Setting sail to key LGBTQ+ European destinations including Barcelona, Valencia, Ibiza, Nice and Rome, the series culminates in the third annual Pride at Sea onboard Celebrity Edge, featuring a guest interview from Adam Rippon.
Four pairs of influencers who have never stepped foot on a cruise ship before were selected to participate in the series, with each of the duos’ passion points and experiences chosen to reflect a different facet of the LGBTQ+ community. The cast includes: YouTuber and broadcaster Riyadh Khalaf and his partner Josh Harrison; presenter Helen Scott and life coach Char Bailey; Jimmy Essex and Charlie Simmons, a couple from the music and entertainment industry; and last but certainly not least, vogue dancer, Jay Jay Revlon and his best friend, Lee Gray.
The cast tested out the best that Celebrity Edge has to offer: state-of-the-art spas, swimming pools and sports facilities. The influencers were able to enjoy sunset cocktails in the Rooftop Garden, followed by dinner in one of the ship’s incredible restaurants. Evenings were wrapped up with electric entertainment, before cast members returned to their luxury staterooms, only to wake up in a different iconic destination the next morning.