Friends of "D" are often announced. You will find a higher percentage of gay/lesbian population among the passengers simply because gay/lesbians are often of a higher income bracket and are able to cruise more often and very few have children. There is also a pretty high percentage of the crew that are gay, especially among the dancers BUT....word of warning, it doesn't matter if you are gay or straight, that type interaction between crew and passengers can get someone fired. In other words, leave the crew alone no matter what your preferances are. Go with your mate or friend or maybe you may meet someone onboard but don't really make that the main reason for cruising.