In a day of endless OnlyFans stars, any sexual encounter is a chance to monetize. Passengers aboard Atlantis Events LGBTQ+ cruises seem to be acutely aware of this fact as they find themselves awash in a sea of half-naked gays.
Apparently, this prime content-creating opportunity is not what the cruise operators had in mind when setting sail. In an updated version of the guest handbook created jointly with Royal Caribbean, Atlantis outright prohibited making and distributing adult material onboard their cruises.
“While we want everyone to have fun, there are limits and so we ask that you be respectful of all guests and our cruise partners,” a section of the handbook reads. “Please do not post anything explicitly sexual on social media in a public forum or other online space.”
The prohibition comes along with the threat of being removed from the ship entirely.
“Any guest who posts or publishes an explicit and publicly visible photo or video will be asked to leave the ship with no refund,” it reads.
This policy comes after a number of explicit videos from previous events went viral on social media, largely in NSFW gay circles.
Searching “Atlantis cruise” on Twitter makes abundantly clear what the company is trying to avoid — if your safe-search is off, that is. The girls are flying in the face of these new guidelines with a very visible fervor.
It’s also seen on sites like OnlyFans and JustForFans, though neither the privacy nor the paywall makes content exempt from this policy.
The handbook emphasizes the Atlantis Events and Royal Caribbean “take this seriously and have a team of volunteers monitoring most sites.” One has to wonder who’s been tasked with sifting through all of these materials (as well as how much the job pays, whether they’re hiring, and how soon a new hire could start).
Atlantis Events CEO Rich Campbell assures that this wasn’t a matter of targeted discrimination, but protection on the cruise line’s part.
“The cruise lines have asked me to include that and that’s not such a strange request,” Campbell tells Buzzfeed News. “They don’t want their brand featured.”
“We’ve always taken a one-off approach to [adult content],” he continues. “If we see something like that then we contact the person who did it and say, ‘Hey, please take that down,’ and they usually do.
JustForFans founder Dominic Ford asserts that “every brand has a right to protect its image” and said policies like this were “fairly standard” at other major gay events.
“If models are careful and smart about filming, they should be fine,” he says.
“It’s a shame that sex work and pornography is still marginalized and stigmatized,” he continues. “But we need to find ways of working with our friends and allies to make sure everyone’s safe spaces are protected, not just ours.”
We offer a salute to the brave men fighting for our freedoms out on the open seas.
They should sue anyone who posts sex videos featuring settings which identify their ships or brand.
They should be paying them for the free press. Not like they are complaining about the buffet being toxic.
Seems pretty homophobic to me.
It only seems “homophobic” because relatively few women want to be exhibitionists on video.
Stop? That’s kinda rediculous. I’ve never seen a porn movie made on a ship that shows the name of the cruise line.
LOL Watching the current social media of the situation, I don’t think current passengers got the memo.
Put that many people, of any persuasion together, and a whole lot of sh#t is going to happen. They’re called “cruises” for a reason
“It’s a shame that sex work and pornography is still marginalized and stigmatized,”
What about all the illegal videos shot in public spaces where nudity and sex acts are against the law? Filming in gym locker rooms and public restrooms for example. That kind of behaviour is not exactly doing the gay community’s public image any favours.
The difference is filming people without their consent in a lockerrroom or restroom is a crime. And immoral.
Film consensual adult content on a gay cruise (even in a private cabin) is more likely to involve civil litigation if, anything. Think of that kerfluffle a few years ago when Michael Lucas breached his AirBnB contract with that lady by filming on her property (and trashing it in the process).
WOW! Just in the “G” rated photos, I have never seen that much white skin in my life.
I’m on the cruise right now. It’s very diverse.
That’s even considering that publicity photos for gay cruises push a faux narrative of diversity as bad as a university brochure.
I would not care for such crowds, but 40 guys all wearing the same harness, what a scandal!
I recall that there was that cruise where people filmed a couple having sex on their balcony while the ship was in a Bahamian port. Caused a stir — maybe if they had not been so average in appearance.
I guess having the policy mitigates the cruiseline’s liability, but I can’t see them realistically putting a stop to this kind of merrymaking — too many partiers, too many substances to abuse, all in one place.
That shit used to have an appeal to me but now a days hell no. I’d be more interested in exploring the locations then being up for days doing the alphabet soup of drugs.
Lol. The cattle market of the seas packed to the rafters..well! at sea lets wonder how they are to leave. Who the heck cares.
Oh, so INSPIRING!
I’d love to be the insatiable… And have a group of studs queuing waiting for their turn to…
Seriously, are there any gay cruises that are NOT like this? I mean, if this is your thing, hey, that’s fine. But not everyone wants to be stuck on the SS Folsom for a week.
WTF does the cruise line think would happen? A bunch of horny men – at sea ..Hello.. Atlantis should be PAYING the passengers to feature the ship in the sex vids. That’s a LOT of FREE, priceless PUBLICITY = more bookings.. But I do see that the whole Sex at Sea video thing can get a bit tedious real quick. Like , we all have imaginations. And some things are best left to discretions sake.
hey when regular porn is made the name of the places or hotels or any business logo Is never showed. why are you expecting these companies to “donate”. their logos and business identifiers to your only fans crap??? the magic of the Atlantis cruises is that creates a community that is totally free and private in nature. takes worries of all kinds away from all the cruisers and we pay a premium for that. take all the videos and photos you want but keep those for yourself. I only post 2% of all the images I take in the cruises and they are all mostly of the locations I go and the parties with permission of any other people in costumes and friends. I never post anything from people I don’t know without consent. I have pictures of some interesting stuff and characters sometimes but those images are for me only not for public consumption. let’s respect each other and enjoy the good time. these cruises are not necessarily cheap so please don’t screw up other people monetary investments. it is disrespectful.