By Cailey Rizzo
March 05, 2019
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Cruises aren’t just for old fogies anymore. They’re for drag queens and tattoo artists, too.

U by Uniworld cruises is launching two themed cruise itineraries, with a very specific audience in mind.

This summer, celebrity tattoo artists and drag queens will commandeer U cruises for eight-day sails around Germany.

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“U in Drag” (departing from Frankfurt on July 8, 2019) will host celebrity drag queens Jiggly Caliente, Darienne Lake and Phi Phi O’hara from RuPaul’s Drag Race. In addition to frequent performances from the queens, they will host drag makeup lessons, karaoke parties and comedy shows.

“Tattoo on U” (departing Frankfurt on Aug. 17) will feature celebrity tattoo artists Steven Tefft, Reese Hilburn and Bobby Moss. As part of this trip, guests will have opportunities to get inked up from one of the onboard artists, partake in a parlor crawl at one of the ports and attend brunch Q&As like “Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask a Tattoo Artist” and “History and State of Modern Tattooing.”

Both themed cruises will follow U’s eight-day “Germany’s Finest” cruise from Frankfurt to Regensburg. All cruises include an open bar on board, three meals every day, select shore excursions and onboard activities like rooftop yoga, silent discos and mixology classes.

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“The themes coincide with everything our U brand stands for which is encouraging our guests to completely let go, be confidently themselves and meet new like-minded travelers along the way,” Ellen Bettridge, CEO and President of U, said in a statement. “It’s important for us to continue to innovate in ways that inspire our guests and provide them with experiences that they won’t find anywhere else.”

U is likely to launch more specific-minded theme cruises in the future. Bettridge said these two cruises are “just the beginning for our themed concepts onboard U.”

Both cruises are available to book now, starting from $3,199 per person.