U Launches ‘Tattoo on U’, ‘U in Drag’ Themed Sailings

U is re-inventing the river cruise experience even further with the launch of two new themed cruises in Germany this summer aboard The A.

According to officials, the new tailored itineraries, Tattoo on U and U in Drag, are themed around topics that emphasize U’s ethos as “a sexy, fun, never-seen-before cruise experience.”

“We’re so excited to announce tattoo- and drag queen-themed cruises for our U guests,” says U president Ellen Bettridge. “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 travellers along the way. 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. The launch of these two cruises is just the beginning for our themed concepts onboard U.”

U’s new themed cruises will offer enhanced versions of the Germany’s Finest eight-day itinerary that sails from Frankfurt to Regensburg, and include:

  • U in Drag: July 6, 2019

U has teamed up with celebrity drag queens Jiggly Caliente, Darienne Lake and Phi Phi O’hara, as seen on the hit TV-show RuPaul’s Drag Race, to offer guests a week they won’t forget.

Along with several onboard performances throughout the sailing, the itinerary includes interactive activities co-hosted by the drag queens such as a karaoke night, drag makeup lessons, an exclusive bar crawl at one of the ship ports, and more. The sailing will be an action-packed celebration of culture, entertainment, glitter and stilettos.

  • Tattoo on U: Aug. 17, 2019

On this cruise, U guests will sail with celebrity tattoo artists Steven Tefft, winner of Season 2 of the show Ink Master; Reese Hilburn, seen on Spike TV’s hit show Tattoo Nightmares Miami; Bobby Moss; leading tattoo model Heather Moss; and tattoo expert Paul Gambino for a week dedicated to all things ink.

In addition to the opportunity to get inked by these celebrity artists throughout the cruise, the itinerary includes an onboard welcome party with the artists, a tattoo parlour crawl in one of the ports, contests to win a free tattoo from one of the artists onboard and $200 towards a favourite tattoo shop, brunch Q&As with topics including “Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask a Tattoo Artist” and “History and State of Modern Tattooing,” and much more.

U’s themed itineraries include open bar throughout the cruise, three daily meals, select shore excursions, complimentary WiFi, onboard local U hosts, and other popular activities such as mixology classes, silent discos, a local DJ, paint & wine classes, and rooftop yoga.