Thanks Ron and Jon, I appreciate the feedback and did not know this helpful information about the Princess Line; we will do some more research on Princess for a potential future cruise.
We love the service on Celebrity and have heard equally compelling accounts for HAL, regarding their service and the "little touches" that set them apart.
I work for an international hospitality firm and for any other well-traveled person or hospitality employee reading this, we know that ours is quite possibly one of the largest industries which employ gay men and women. Point is, we know they're there, but the fact that Princess actually honors gay passengers by unashamedly introducing their GLBT staff, and having a particular venue operated by a gay employee says a lot, IMHO.
Anyone else? I see that a lot of folks may be lurking this board, and interested in this thread...would really like to know your preferred cruise line, and why? Doesn't have to be "gay-related".