There’s a new way to cruise in 2019.

DNA Magazine - - CONTENT #225 -

A GAY CRUISE doesn’t have to be an over-stuffed ocean liner! Aus­tralian tour op­er­a­tor, Her­mes Hol­i­days, now in their third year, are pre­sent­ing a sexy and so­phis­ti­cated gay cruise al­ter­na­tive. Their Queen Of The Rhine cruise de­parts Am­s­ter­dam and trav­els Europe’s stun­ning Rhine River to Frank­furt over a leisurely eight days.

The ex­pe­ri­ence starts with two nights in Am­s­ter­dam dur­ing the fa­mous Pride event, when colour­ful barges fill the canals and LGBTIQ rev­ellers and friends dance the night away at iconic par­ties like Fun House and Rapido or join in the he­do­nis­tic mad­ness of the city’s street par­ties.

The Queen Of The Rhine tour ship, The A is de­scribed as “the new­est, sleek­est and sex­i­est” with in­te­ri­ors de­signed in the style of a bou­tique W Ho­tel. Once the cruise sets sail from Am­s­ter­dam, the party on­board con­tin­ues with Aus­tralian su­per­star DJ Dan Mur­phy tak­ing up res­i­dency and brin­ing his pop­u­lar I Re­mem­ber House Party to the wa­ter.

This Her­mes Hol­i­days event seems to have a cou­ple of ad­van­tages over other cruise tours. Of­ten, cruise cus­tomers are slugged with a hefty “ex­tras” tab at check­out – those nights at the bar and mini­bar treats can add up. But Her­mes prom­ise that ev­ery sin­gle drink for the en­tire week is in­cluded in the up-front cost – so shout the whole bar! Also in­cluded in the price are all shore ex­cur­sions, gra­tu­ities and wi-fi.

As well as the on­board par­ties, the tour has an ar­ray of ex­pe­ri­ences planned for their guests. These in­clude a night out at the bars and clubs of Cologne, cy­cling along the banks of the Rhine, wine tast­ing in the vine­yards of Voll­rads Cas­tle and a gala din­ner hosted by Princess Heidi Von Hohnen­zollern at Nam­edy Cas­tle. So pack a black-tie ensem­ble and be pre­pared to min­gle with roy­alty.

Twin Bed Cab­ins start at $AUD 3,750 per per­son, and Triple Bed Cab­ins at $3,300 AUD per per­son.

MORE: www.her­mes-hol­i­ Email: info@her­mes-hol­i­

WHAT: Her­mes Hol­i­days’ The Queen Of The Rhine WHERE: Am­s­ter­dam to Frank­furt WHEN: Au­gust 3 to 10, 2019

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