optional pre cruise package
JULY 22 thru 25, 2022
CSD Berlin & Berlin Pride Festival
|Friday, July 22||CSD Berlin Pride Arrival Party|
|Saturday, July 23||Pride Parade|
|Sunday, July 24||Berlin Pride Festival|
|Monday, July 25||Free Day In Berlin|
Die Begrüßung, Berlin! We’ll start our celebration in Germany for Berlin Pride, known by the locals as Christopher Street Day, or CSD Berlin. After settling into your hotel, come meet your hosts and fellow OUTbounders. Join us for a welcome cocktail party before heading out into the city to join roughly half a million people celebrating the start of CSD Berlin! After all, Berlin is Europe’s premier gay and party destination, so would you expect anything less? We’re staying in the heart of Berlin’s gay district of Schöneberg, so come and go as you please. Enjoy all that CSD Berlin has to offer however you want!
Come OUTbound today for CSD Berlin’s main event, Gay Pride Berlin’s pride parade with colorful floats, live music and one of the biggest parties in Europe! The parade runs from Kurfürstendamm, just a few blocks from our host hotel, the Axel Hotel Berlin, all the way to the famed Brandenburg Gate, ending with a lively concert which always welcomes special guest stars and goes well into the night. Go bar hopping down the main ‘drag’ Fuggerstraße, hitting all the famous clubs like Prinzknecht, Woof Berlin, Heile Welt and Bull. Our host hotel is just a few minutes walk away, so you do you and OUTbound away!
OUTbound today your way! Spend your last full day in Berlin immersed in all that the CSD Berlin Pride Festival has to offer, or venture out and experience the smaller event called Kreuzberg Pride, which is held each year alongside Dyke March at the same time as CSD Berlin. These prides have a more local vibe if you’re looking to keep things a little more chill. Either way, there’s literally something for everyone at one of the most inclusive and popular pride events of Europe, so let loose and experience your pride the Deutsch way! Tonight is the CSD Berlin closing party, so make every minute count!
Spend your final morning in Berlin enjoying one of the many LGBTQ+ cafés along the Motzstraße, do a little shopping at KaDeWe, the largest department store in continental Europe, or just sleep in and rest up after three full days of CSD Berlin festivities. The morning is yours. Explore the area around our hotel with your free time. Schöneberg is a neighborhood known since the 1920s for its vibrant LGBTQ+ community that loves to show off its beautiful colors, from bars and cafés to galleries and street celebrations. This afternoon, we’ll check out of the Axel Hotel Berlin and transfer to our ship.
Be sure to join us on Friday for a special “Welcome to Berlin” night OUT, with OUTbounders Deiler and Javier guest bartending at The Green Door, an infamous speakeasy that can’t be seen from the outside but for, you guessed it… a green door. Deiler and Javier will dazzle us with their limitless bartending knowledge while you escape into a piece of esoteric Berlin. Sit back and enjoy this special night as the boys serve cocktails ranging from the ‘make-you-feel-right-at-home’ to the ‘how-do-you-pronounce-this-again.’ Since the 1920s, Schöneberg has been the center of gay life in Berlin, and centrally located within this neighborhood is the Axel Hotel, our host hotel for CSD Berlin. For an authentic neighborhood experience, come to Flohmarkt Schöneberg, and lose yourself among the countless stalls. Brimming with second-hand treasures and gorgeous vintage fashions, the flea market adjacent to the town hall gathers the alternative spirit the city is so famous for.
Our OUTbound host hotel is none other than the famous Axel Hotel Berlin, located in Schöneberg, heart of Berlin’s gay scene. The Axel Hotel is fascinating for its cosmopolitan spirit, design, comfort and its excellent service. The charm and elegant mix of gold on black, overlay and textures make the Axel a unique space. With uniquely design rooms for the LGBTQ+ traveler, the Axel is fully equipped to provide our OUTbound guests with maximum comfort and a different stay. The surrounding neighborhood of Schöneberg loves to show off its beautiful colors, from bars and cafés to galleries and street celebrations.
4 Day/3 Night Package
for 2 People
*Prices based on Axel City room, double occupancy. Upgrades to Axel Superior, Junior Suite or Axel Suite available for an additional cost.