Sunday, September 18, 2022


On September 30th Viking Tours will be hosting the Midlands first ever LGBT+ Cruise. This inclusive event will have a DJ on board and the Drag Queens Naomi Diamond, Miss Neon Love and Lucina Schynning. The cruise departs from Athlone Castle at 5:30 p.m.  and sails  north on the River Shannon to Lough Ree. The duration of the cruise will be two hours (round trip). Tickets are on sale now at This is an 18+ only event. Terms and conditions apply.

Captain Mike explained: “This cruise represents a truly inclusive event for the Midlands region and the need for the  LGBT+ community to be represented, especially within non-urban areas. The selected Drag performers will be a wonderful addition to the cruise and bring some brightness to  September. My Viking-themed passenger ship, formerly known as M.V Britannia, will be  one hundred years old next year. As such, this inaugural LGBT-led voyage signifies  progression and a type of change that is both welcomed and essential for Athlone,  Westmeath and the entire Midlands.”

This event has been planned with the help of the Midlands LGBT Project and is supported  by Westmeath County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.


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