3 “Drag Race” Queens Want to Go Cruising With You This Summer

Move over, Julie McCoy! Phi Phi O'Hara, Jiggly Caliente, and Darienne Lake will be taking control of the ship.

This week U River Cruises announced plans for a new eight-day cruise that will have Drag Race fans screaming, “Lips ahoy!” The company has teamed up with Phi Phi O’Hara (at top), Jiggly Caliente, and Darienne Lake for its July 6 “U in Drag” sailing that will transport guests from Regensburg to Frankfurt, Germany.

While aboard, the trio of Drag Race divas will treat passengers to a week filled with unforgettable performances, not to mention take on hosting duties for a slew of interactive activities like karaoke night, drag makeup lessons, an exclusive bar crawl through one of the ship’s ports, and more.

Photo courtesy of U River Cruises

The “U in Drag” itinerary is one of the many initiatives undertaken by the leisure travel company as part of a recent overall rebrand intended to attract travelers with a more youthful spirit. (U’s second themed itinerary that sails a few weeks later, for instance, is squarely aimed at tattoo enthusiasts).

Photo courtesy of U River Cruises

The drag-themed cruise, which starts at $2,899 per person, will take place aboard the “A”, one of U’s two sleek and stylishly designed ships that boasts about 60 guest cabins, a roof deck bar, gym, and a full-service restaurant. It includes open bar throughout the cruise, three daily meals, select shore excursions, complimentary Wi-Fi, and other popular activities such as mixology classes, silent discos, a local DJ, paint & wine classes, and rooftop yoga.

(Editor’s note: A previous version of the article incorrectly listed the price of the cruise as $3,199.)

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