Olivia provides unique cruise, resort, adventure and riverboat vacations for lesbians.
Olivia has been serving the lesbian community since 1973, both as a groundbreaking independent women’s record label and as THE travel company for lesbians. Founded by Judy Dlugacz and nine of her friends, Olivia Records produced some 40 albums and sold more than one million records, tapes and CDs by artists such as Christian and Williamson, Teresa Trull and Linda Tillery. (Click here to learn more about the lifetime achievements of Judy Dlugacz. To learn more about co-founder, Rachel Wahba, please click here.)
Since 1990, when the company shifted its focus toward travel, Olivia has taken almost 200,000 women on cruise, resort, adventure and riverboat vacations all over the world, including Antarctica. We always charter entire ships or buy out whole resorts to provide a safe space for women to be out and feel free. Women of every ethnicity, nationality, age, ability, relationship status and profession travel with us for an extraordinarily unique experience – to have an all-woman, all-lesbian vacation.
We also tailor specific programs to different types of travelers. Single travelers meet up at onboard mixers, dances and port excursions, where solos coordinators are there to facilitate friendships for those who are a little shy. For women of color, the Sisters at Sea (on cruises) and Sisters at Play (at resorts) programs bring women together to mingle and participate in special activities. Sisters’ coordinators organize casual meet-and-greets, film screenings and entertainment that celebrates diversity.
We always bring you the best of the best in lesbian entertainment, featuring artists such as Melissa Etheridge and Indigo Girls, comediennes Wanda Sykes, Lily Tomlin and Whoopi Goldberg, world-class athletes Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova, influential voices such as Dr. Maya Angelou and Edie Windsor, and even financial expert, Suze Orman.
Whether it’s an intimate riverboat cruise from Switzerland to Amsterdam, an African Safari adventure, an all-inclusive resort vacation in Puerto Vallarta, or a cruise with 1,900 lesbians to Australia and New Zealand, you are sure to find an Olivia vacation that’s perfect for you.