SOURCE: Olivia

February 26, 2007 08:00 ET

Olivia Announces "Under the Tahitian Sun" Fantasy Island Cruise

World's Largest Lesbian Travel Company Presents an Exotic Week of Romance in the South Pacific

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 26, 2007 -- Olivia, the world's largest lesbian lifestyle company and the best known provider of travel services for lesbians, their families and friends, announced a new 2007 cruise to Tahiti and neighboring French Polynesian islands. The exotic "Under the Tahitian Sun" cruise sails September 15 - 22, 2007 aboard Regent Seven Sea's ultra-luxurious Paul Gauguin.

The Paul Gauguin is a small vessel specifically designed to immerse passengers in the beauty of French Polynesia. It has been recognized and honored as one of the world's best cruise ships, including the Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Award for "Best Cruise Ship." It was named "Top Luxury Cruise" and "Top Romantic Ship," by Cruise Critic.

The Olivia adventure begins on Tahiti -- the largest of the 117 Polynesian islands -- known as the "Island of Love" and famous for its warm breezes that carry scents of vanilla and hibiscus. The cruise will visit the neighboring islands of Raiatea, Taha'a and Bora Bora, famous for its crystalline lagoons and considered by many the most beautiful island on Earth. The final destination is Moorea, which offers some of the world's most spectacular vistas, before returning to Papeete.

"We're excited to offer Olivia members an opportunity to discover and explore one of the most beautiful places in the world," said Olivia CEO Amy Errett. "In addition to pristine rain forests, white sand beaches and turquoise waters, passengers will experience French Polynesia in the company of community and luxury."

Olivia guests can look forward to fantastic entertainment with headliner comedians Kate Clinton and Karen Williams along with multi-talented musician and performer Zoe Lewis.

Other cruise destinations offered by Olivia in 2007 will include Antarctica, the Greek Isles, the Caribbean Islands, the Netherlands, Alaska, and the Mexican Riviera. Exotic resort destinations offered by Olivia in 2007 will include Punta Cana, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun.

For more information or to make reservations, call (800) 631-6277 or visit

About Olivia

Olivia is the lifestyle brand focused exclusively on lesbians and delivering premium products and services that connect and celebrate their lives. Originally founded as a record label in 1973, the San Francisco-based company has evolved into the leader in lesbian travel, offering extraordinary vacations for lesbians to some the world's most exclusive destinations and featuring top entertainers including Lily Tomlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Melissa Etheridge and cast members from Showtime's original hit series, "The L Word." In addition to travel, Olivia offers an Olivia Visa rewards credit card and in 2007 will be launching, an online community, content and resource destination for lesbians, Olivia Magazine, a lifestyle magazine for lesbians, Olivia Membership, a program offering special benefits and resources for lesbians, including insurance and financial services, retail discounts, access to entertainment and heath and fitness resources, and Olivia Living, an active adult resort retirement community. Visibility and empowerment for lesbians is at the heart of everything Olivia does. It is proud to sponsor top out athletes Sheryl Swoopes and Rosie Jones and support a number of Women's and Lesbian and Gay organizations, donating more than $450,000 to groups working to empower and transform lives of women and lesbians. For more information on Olivia, visit

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