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Jul 1 - Jul 8, 2019
Jul 16 - Jul 23, 2019
Aug 24 - Aug 31, 2019
Oct 5 - Oct 12, 2019
Jan 22 - Jan 29, 2020
Apr 23 - Apr 29, 2020
Jun 14 - Jun 22, 2020
Europe’s west coast is calling your name! From the soulful strains of Fado to an Irish Guinness stout, and Galicia’s famed seafood to the granite castles of Brittany, this voyage is full of fascinating cities and 300 women of Olivia.
Sep 3 - Sep 10, 2020
Oct 17 - Oct 24, 2020
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2020
May 25 - Jun 1, 2019
Oct 27 - Nov 3, 2019
Feb 23 - Mar 1, 2020
May 9 - May 16, 2020
Jul 21 - Jul 28, 2019
Olivia & R Family Vacations are teaming up once again to bring you
the cruise of a lifetime! Introducing our 2019 LGBT Family & Friends
Caribbean Group Cruise on board one of the World’s Largest Ships—Royal
Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas!
Jun 4 - Jun 13, 2019
Aug 6 - Aug 14, 2019
Dec 3 - Dec 11, 2019
Apr 14 - Apr 21, 2020
Jul 7 - Jul 14, 2020
Oct 7 - Oct 14, 2020
Dec 3 - Dec 11, 2020
Jun 26 - Jul 1, 2019
Oct 28 - Nov 6, 2019
Nov 7 - Nov 16, 2019
Nov 8 - Nov 17, 2019
Nov 16 - Nov 25, 2019
Nov 30 - Dec 9, 2019
Jan 11 - Jan 18, 2020
Mar 28 - Apr 3, 2020
Apr 21 - May 1, 2020
May 11 - May 21, 2020
Aug 15 - Aug 22, 2020
Sep 11 - Sep 20, 2020
Welcome to Machu Picchu!
Tucked away in the Andes Mountain range, above the Sacred Valley and just northwest of Cusco, stands Machu Picchu,
a UNESCO World Heritage Site, believed to have been a royal estate or sacred religious site for Inca leaders, whose civilization was virtually wiped out by the Spanish invaders in the 16th century. The Citadel was built around 1450 and though Machu Picchu was not thought to have been discovered by the Spanish, it was abandoned a century later during the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known by the locals, this great Citadel remained unknown to the outside world until being brought to international attention in 1911 by the American historian, Hiram Bingham. Historians believe that Machu Picchu was built at the height of the Inca Empire and is made up of more than 150 buildings, ranging from baths and houses to temples and sanctuaries. To walk through Machu Picchu is to walk through history, with many of its buildings still standing, irrigation systems working and the pure grandeur of this great Citadel still strong. Join us for an incredible journey to Machu Picchu.
Sep 19 - Sep 28, 2020
Oct 17 - Oct 25, 2020
How do you sum up the life and achievements of human rights pioneer and successful entrepreneur Judy Dlugacz? In one simple sentence: she is an extraordinary woman who was born to bring awareness to LGBT causes and create opportunities that enable lesbians throughout the world to live in freedom. Over the past 40 years, Judy has helped achieve groundbreaking victories for the LGBT community and to those who know and have watched her work…she is still going strong!
While living in Washington D.C. in 1973, her singer/songwriter friend Cris Williamson suggested that Judy start a record company specializing in female artists. Together with nine partners, Judy took a leap of faith and founded Olivia Records, which grew to become one of the industry’s leading independent small labels. Judy produced 40 albums and sold more than one million records by artists such as Cris Williamson, Meg Christian, Teresa Trull and Linda Tillery.
Taking her talents outside of the recording studio, she oversaw the production of hundreds of concerts and events across the United States, including four sold-out shows at Carnegie Hall.
Judy’s vision and evolution continued when, in 1990, she combined two of her passions – music and travel – by hosting a “concert on a cruise.” She invited women to enjoy the performances of Olivia Records artists and scheduled activities on a completely chartered ship. The response was so overwhelming that she founded a company offering vacations exclusively created for women, Olivia Travel, which has today become the premier travel company for the lesbian community, with a 98% satisfaction rating from its guests.
Judy is the driving force behind the support of numerous LGBT causes and organizations across the country including: Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Victory Fund, Arcadia Women’s Health Center, Dade Human Rights Foundation, GLAAD Media Awards, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Lesbian Community Cancer Project, National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, National Organization for Women, and the California Alliance for Pride and Equality.
Judy has received countless honors and recognition throughout the years for her work, with the most recent being her appointment to the LGBT Leadership Council for President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.
• Mautner Project Chair’s Award for her contributions to lesbian and bisexual women’s health
• San Francisco’s Golden Gate Business Association “Entrepreneur of the Year”
• Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year”
• Curve Magazine “Powerful Women”
• Out and About Magazine “Lifetime Achievement Award”
• Fortune Magazine “America’s 100 Best Companies To Work For”
• San Francisco Business Times “Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses”
• Girlfriends Magazine “Longest Operating Lesbian Company in the World”
• Featured in national publications such as The Advocate, Curve, Out & About, People, Huffington Post, Gay Voices, Washington D.C.’s Metro Weekly and more
Judy shares an important business philosophy with her staff and clientele, which is to recognize areas of need and give back. Following the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010, Judy helped found the LGBT Haiti Relief fund of the Red Cross, which raised over $250,000. Through her efforts, Olivia became a founding partner in the USAID LGBT Global Development, created to support and fund LGBT organizations throughout the developing world.
While splitting her time between the San Francisco Bay area and Washington D.C., Judy spends as much quality time as possible with her daughter, granddaughter and the family dogs.
Her next big project? Judy will be compiling a book that showcases the last 40 years of lesbian culture through the lens of her life experiences.
All guests traveling with Olivia must be 21 years or older.