Olivia has had the pleasure of taking nearly 300,000 lesbians and LGBTQ+ women on trips across the world in the last 30 years. We’ve had adventures from the Arctic to the Caribbean, and countless stories to tell. But don’t take our word for it! Here’s what some of our incredible guests have to say about traveling with us.
"The best way to travel! On every Olivia trip, I know that I am safe, loved and guaranteed to have the trip of a lifetime. I have made lifelong friends and cherished memories on Olivia trips, and that my friends...is priceless!"
"The resort was great, staff went above & beyond. Olivia group is always helpful & pleasant. We spoke spoke with Judy a few times & she is a wonderful, down to earth woman. We are so happy we took the jump to Olivia vacations."
"Being of the age of so many original Olivia women and having taken a 2005 Olivia cruise to the Caribbean, I will never forget the miracle of being on a ship in the company of hundreds of lesbians. Thank you for your existence and service to our community."
"Can’t remember what a vacation was like before Olivia!"
"So, even though we know that traveling with Olivia costs a bit more, we think it’s totally worth it and have never regretted a trip. We’ve also travelled independently and with much smaller groups. Although these other trips have also been wonderful and rewarding, we love what Olivia offers and the places it’s taken us. Priceless."
"Love you, love you all. I could never have believed the supportive and welcoming environment on board an Olivia ship until I was there."
"We have been on 26 Olivia vacations and one planned for the future-for right now! They are the best experiences. The staff are amazing and tireless!"
"Best description is summer camp for lesbians. Bonded in a world of love, joy and acceptance. Most of us walk through life always having to look over our shoulder wondering what jack ass we have offended and how we might be harassed or assaulted for just being who we were born to be. But for this sacred time, we are free. All while building lifelong friendships bonded over the pure joy of being who we were born to be."
"This trip exceeded every expectation. My wife and I booked this as our belated honeymoon in conjunction with a friend’s 50th birthday celebration. The freedom of living our authentic selves for that week was life changing. Thank you. " (Ultimate Alaskan Summer Cruise)
"Love Olivia, best trips ever!!!! It will not disappoint, if you have never been, plan your trip soon, you will love it."
"I believed vacations were about resting before I went to my first Olivia Resort. Now I know that you can rest when you're home and 4 hours is enough sleep! Olivia vacations make you want to wake up at 7am and go to sleep at 3am. You really don't want to miss a thing."
"Olivia hit a grand slam on this trip! It exceeded my expectation. I had a wonderful time. I met many nice, friendly people and enjoyed every minute of the trip--thank you. I feel it was one of the best investments of my life." (Vietnam, Cambodia & Mekong River)
"We’ve made some wonderful and long-lasting friendships on Olivia trips. On virtually every trip we have connected with interesting women from every state in the U.S. and around the world. We love the feeling of safety and comfort we know we can count on."
"If you are a lesbian, there is no better way to travel than with Olivia! Thank you, Judy, for making this possible."
"Nicoll and team are always professional, have every detail managed, helpful, fun, and a class act. Thank you for bringing Lesbians together, creating a safe environment and taking us on amazing trips. It feeds my soul to travel with you and your guests. Patagonia was magnificent and I hope you offer it again so others can see its beauty." (Untamed Patagonia Adventure)
"You guys are the best and we will continue to travel with the best travel company in the world.
"I had such a wonderful time as a solo traveler on the Olivia cruise to Norway that I can't wait to go on the next one! The solos coordinators were so welcoming and kind that I felt more a part of a community than just a woman on vacation."
"Olivia did a fantastic job during the Budapest Riverboat cruise. I can't think of one thing that could have been better...even the rain didn't make the trip less incredible. Thanks for such a wonderful trip!" (Prague to Budapest Riverboat Cruise)
"The whole experience, being with all women, the friends you meet & make, the happy energy is abundant!"
"My travel experiences with Olivia have been life changing and empowering (I was never “out” until my first Olivia cruise). Traveling the world with amazing women, I have had the opportunity to see and experience places and people I have dreamed of visiting all of my life. But most of all, I now have friends from all over the world that enrich my life in so many ways. I’m planning my 20th Olivia adventure next year!"
"Every detail was covered. EVERY!!! So many special touches. Olivia, you continue to excel!!" (Africa Safari Adventure)
"Well thought out vacations & excursions! Been on two trips and have two more booked! Nothing like it anywhere else! Haven't gone? You are missing out!!"
"I love the trips with Olivia. The staff is outstanding. I love the cruises and we’ll as the resorts. I have met so many wonderful people that I consider family."
"If you have never traveled with Olivia, please do yourself a favor and book a trip."
"Amazing what this company has done for women. To be who you are and feel safe traveling the world. God bless you!"
"This was my first Olivia vacation. It far exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed every minute and we have already booked our second cruise to Pacific West coast. The Buffett line was good most days, deserts were always delish." (Ultimate Alaskan Summer Cruise)
We had the best time and have already told everyone they should go. Every Olivia staff member was pleasant to work with and that couldn’t have been easy to deal with all of us! I was really amazed at how much interaction we had with the entertainment when they weren’t on stage...it was great to see that they too enjoyed being there (and coming back again and again).(Ultimate Alaskan Summer Cruise)
"It’s the best way to enjoy a great holiday. Meet different people from around the world. Olivia has an excellent staff who work with lots of love. Those of us who travel alone feel very comfortable and enjoy the fullest. Thanks for existing Olivia travel."
"Every single trip has been a blast! Olivia isn’t just a travel company, it’s a family. I feel right at home every time I travel with them. It’s definitely a magical experience. I look forward to many more great adventures with Olivia. #beautifultogether"
"Olivia is much more than a travel company. It is an experience in which geography is the glue that brings together a world of women. You can explore the physical terrain and that which lies within you in the same step or you can simply be yourself in the still of love and acceptance. I have enjoyed the very high-end luxury of the owner’s suite and the ease of the entry level price point. Both were magical because the people - the bonds make the trip. Go. it will change your life - or as it was in my case save it."
"All arrangements were made for me including luggage was taken care of off and on the planes from soup to nuts. All plane arrangements were scheduled. Guides and Micato are awesome! Jill is awesome! All the women on the trip were awesome! I had the trip of a lifetime thank you Olivia!!" (Africa Safari Adventure)
"All Olivia representatives were energetic, happy, and provided excellent service! I have no complaints! I appreciated Judy’s ‘meet and greet’ kind of talk about Olivia, and how she walked around the resort and pool and talked to anyone. I appreciate the hard work of all the Olivia staff. We will always support Olivia."
"I had a wonderful time on the cruise! I think I'll do only riverboats from now on. They are so much more intimate and relaxed than a big ship. The way Olivia had all the excursions planned and how flawlessly they all were pulled off was impressive! Letty and Angela were so kind, fun, and helpful...saying thanks to them seemed inadequate for all they did for us. They deserve gold stars!! Thanks again for being a part of such a wonderful organization...And thanks to Olivia for giving lesbians a safe and fun way to have such memorable vacation." (Amsterdam to Switzerland Riverboat Cruise)
"I highly recommend going on at least one—or more—Olivia vacations. The staff is great, and the attendees are So Much FUN. You will have fond memories and new family and friends!"
"I do love traveling with women, feels very safe and nice to meet so many different women. But it was the country, the animals, and the people who made the trip priceless." (Africa Safari Adventure)
"This was one of the best trips we have ever taken with Olivia and we would do it again in a heartbeat." (Alaska & Glacier Bay Adventure Cruise)
"It is always an amazing experience when traveling with Olivia and the entertainment and staff are top notch! It is really the only way we travel!"
"About to go on our fourth Olivia vacation! We're definitely hooked! So much freedom, so much fun!"
"Just came home from my 3rd Olivia Cruise. This company serves up magic! From the indescribable feeling I got the moment I stepped onto the ship, to the outstanding entertainment, to the fabulous Olivia staff, to the instant camaraderie with fellow travelers, each day was better than the next. I strongly recommend booking a vacation with them!"