Saturday, April 10, 2010

An Interesting Twist

Bob and I recently discovered that we will have some interesting traveling companions on our anniversary cruise next month.

We will be sailing on a "Cougar Cruise".

Really?

Singles Travel Company describes this as a cruise for older women/younger men. After the first Cougar Cruise, the Carnival Cruise line banned future cougar cruises:

"Carnival's De la Cruz didn't say why Carnival had banned future cougar cruises. The International Cougar Cruise's organizers have said the first voyage was a smash sell-out with a lengthy waiting list of people wanting to get on board."
"We have no reason to deny this group the opportunity to sail on our ship," Royal Caribbean spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez tells USA TODAY. "We assume this group will follow our guest conduct policy, just like any other guest. We have no reason to think otherwise."

Bob says we don't qualify anyway since he's an older man traveling with a younger woman, and that we'll have a great time no matter what. Amen to that!

And as the cruise boards say, the people watching ought to be interesting...

4 comments:

Cindy Munksgard said...

Kevin and I went on the Mexican Riviera 7 day cruise for our honeymoon. It was amazing. So are you going on a Royal Caribbean cruiseship? That's the line we went on.

Have fun and we are soooo jealous!!!

FlutePrayer said...

Cindy-Yes, Royal Caribbean's giant ship Mariner of the Seas. It has an ice skating rink...

bethanyann said...

I LOL'd at my desk when I read this. I hope you come home with some really great stories (the hilarious/good kind) and Bob would qualify as cougar bait for a senior citizen! :) You'll have a great time!

FlutePrayer said...

Bee-Looking forward to the stories we'll have to tell (and I'll be looking out for those senior cougars so they keep their claws off of my cub!)