What happens when you put eight leading LGBTQ creatives on a luxury cruise ship?

We found out when we followed some familiar faces onboard Celebrity Edge as they travelled around some of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful destinations this past summer.

As part of a new five-part series titled Trailblazers, the eight queer creatives set sail to key LGBTQ European destinations including Barcelona, Valencia, Ibiza, Nice, and Rome.

The series culminates in the third annual Pride at Sea onboard Celebrity Edge, featuring a guest interview from Adam Rippon.

Presenter Helen Scott and life coach Char Bailey are in a long-distance relationship in the UK.

For them, getting to travel means spending quality time with each other, and the luxury environment Celebrity Edge offers them means they can both relax on the ship and explore new destinations at the pace they want to.

In this second episode, the couple get to explore the Spanish city of Valencia with the queer group of creatives, as well as spending time to chill out in Celebrity Edge’s lusciously green Eden restaurant.

“It’s really important for us to share our relationship with the world, just to be an example to people who can’t be as visible,” Char explains in the episode.

“For me being a queer woman of colour, growing up I didn’t see many queer women of colour. So it’s really important for me to be authentic and visible.”

Launching daily on GAY TIMES and Celebrity Cruises social media channels from 30 September until 4 October 2019, each mini-episode of Trailblazers paves the way for a perfect LGBTQ travel experience.

The cast includes: YouTuber and broadcaster Riyadh Khalaf and his partner Josh Harrison; presenter Helen Scott and life coach Char BaileyJimmy Essex and Charlie Simmons, a couple from the music and entertainment industry; and last but certainly not least, vogue dancer, Jay Jay Revlon and his best friend, podcast presenter Lee Gray.

You can watch the first episode featuring Riyadh and Josh, here.

Check out our Facebook page for the daily episodes, which will launch at 7pm each evening.

To book your dream getaway, visit Celebrity Cruises here.