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.

Like us all, actor Jimmy Essex and musician Charles love to eat good food – especially when they are on holiday.

“At breakfast we plan what we’re going to have for lunch, and at lunch we plan what we’re going to have for dinner,” laughs Jimmy.

In this third episode, the couple indulge in the cuisine offered in the multiple restaurants available on Celebrity Edge, while balancing it out by using the gym facilities to maintain their healthy lifestyle.

The pair take in the breathtaking views around the ship as they do a lap (or five) on the ship’s running track.

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.

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.