I have encountered the specialty gay cruiselines like Atlantis and RSVP and they seem to be incredibly overpriced with the same itineraries for simply having gay clientele. I wouldn't think that it would be that much more expensive for these cruiselines to direct events to the gay community.
What cruiselines in the regular mainstream have more gay clientele? Just curious.
Yes, those group cruises are more expensive than the price that you would normally pay for the same cruise. Atlantis Events ends up chartering the entire cruise ship for that sailing and brings onboard their own entertainment, dj's, etc. This cost ends up being passed on to the end consumer.
Of course, it's also a law of supply and demand. Those cruises always sail full and sell out early, so they know they can get the premium that they charge.