When you sail an ALL GAY Chartered cruise you get nothing from the cruis line itself, no repeaters party, upgrades etc.
If you are sailing on one of the Gay Group Cruises (Pied Piper, Cruising With Pride, etc.) you'll get all the benefits as a repeat cruiser that the cruise line offers - parties, upgrades and even a repeaters discount if offered.
My partner and I feel the Gay Group Sailings are the way to go unless you feel you need to be on a ship with 1200 -3000 other gay men partying all week. The prices are better on the Gay Group Sailings, as are the choices of ships and length of the cruise. We have done both but prefer the smaller Group Sailins.
Dan and Peter