Axel Hotels and Dreamlines Join Forces For New LGBT Cruise

Their first venture sets sail this fall in the Mediterranean.

LGBT-friendly hotel chain, Axel Hotels, and Europe’s largest cruise operator, Dreamlines, have announced that they are teaming up for an LGBT cruise this fall. The eight-day Open Sea Cruises x Axel Mediterranean sailing takes place September 29 though October 6, 2018, on the 1,400 passenger ship Pullmantur Zenith.

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Ports of call include Barcelona, with its beautiful buildings of Gaudí (above) and Platja de Sant Sebastià beach; Napoleon’s birthplace in Ajaccio, France; the Côte d’Azur city of Toulon, France, with its spectacular bay views reachable by cable car; Palamós, Spain, known for its beautiful beaches; and, a two-day stay in Ibiza, where passengers can celebrate the night away as part of its season closing party.

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On-board, guests can take part in cooking workshops, engage with LGBT activists at conferences, and enjoy wellness-based activities like bootcamp, yoga, and meditation. Nighttime fun will include local bar nights, DJs, dancing, and appearances by some of the queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars.

For more information, or to book a stateroom, visit the Open Sea Cruise x Axel website.

Bryan van Gorder usually writes about the places he's been or the famous people forced to talk to him.