This is one of the more unusual theme cruises that we’ve come across in a while: Men in drag will take over Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas during the Disco Queens on the High Seas cruise September 16 – 22. Shall we start taking wagers now on how many times “I Will Survive” and “It’s Raining Men” will blast from the stereo speakers near the cantilevered hot tubs?
The theme cruise will center on a drag pageant, for which organizers are seeking six contestants who can sashay and saunter their way across a stage in disco-themed eveningwear and swimsuits during a performance competition. The winner, who will be selected by legendary drag pageant mainstay Tommie Ross, will receive $1,000. Heck, that’s enough to buy a dozen Spanx full-body shape-suits.
Four drag queens known throughout the Florida drag circuit — Darcel Stevens, Ginger Minj, Chantel Reshae and Aysia Black — will perform during nightly shows. Other scheduled events include a disco party (with awards for best-dressed guest and best disco dancer), Broadway revues and a celebrity impersonator show.
The roundtrip cruise sails from Port Canaveral, with stops in Falmouth, Jamaica; Grand Cayman; Cozumel and Labadee. Rates start at $1,555 per person, double.
For more information, including details on how to apply to be a contestant in the Miss High Seas pageant, visit www.MusicinMocean.com.
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