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Interview | Eliad Cohen aboard Open Sea Cruises LGBT Cruise


By Steve Brown

It’s only a few weeks until the ultimate gay cruise sets sail in the Mediterranean, and excitement is building.

With the likes of RuPaul, Icona Pop, Conchita Wurst and Vengaboys all set to perform on the Open Sea Cruises – which has partnered with London-based party collective Sink The Pink – this is going to be an unforgettable experience.

Ahead of the first day, Attitude has spoken with influencer and party promoter Eliad Cohen – who has the luxury of being on board the cruise!

For those who don’t know, Eliad began producing his world-famous Papa Party seven years ago at Tel Aviv Pride. Since then, he has been on an international tour, and his event has made stops across the globe.

Here is what Eliad had to say about the upcoming cruise.

What are you most excited for on the Open Sea Cruise?

Actually, it’s gonna be my first gay cruise, and I’m very excited to host it together with RuPaul and many more big artists.

How is this cruise different to anything else you have done before?

Normally I’ll do Papa Party and after will be back home or to sleep in my hotel. This time it’s not just about the party, it’s about a whole week on a boat with so many attractions and places to visit.

What are you looking to get out of the cruise?

I am looking to have the best time ever and to see happy people with amazing energy.


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What is your go-to item to take on the cruise?

Speedo, I guess.

Which location are you most looking forward to exploring?

All the places seem really fun, but my favourite is Ibiza. I love the island! 

Open Sea has loads of big names performing, which is your favourite? Who are you most looking forward to seeing?

RuPaul. I started watching her show last year for the first time and now I’m a big fan!

Interested in this unforgettable cruise? Book your tickets here.