For older women who like younger men and younger men who like older women, a "cougar cruise" could be just what they are looking for.
The Huffington Post reported that Amy Luna Manderino, 47, even met got a marriage proposal from a man she met on a cougar cruise.
"I met a young man my first night on the cruise," said Manderino to The Huffington Post. "We ended up dating ... and after the cruise he came to visit me. Turns out he wanted to marry me, but I said no ... we didn't share the same values and priorities."
Mandarino was even crowned Miss Cougar International and described the cruising as an ideal event for singles. "By night three all the cougars were in bed early, after two nights of partying," she said to The Huffington Post. "All the guys were in the bar alone."
The Singles Travel Company is one company that does cougar cruises. They offered their first cruise in 2009. "We are one of the country's largest travel organizations for singles offering more variety of vacations singles trips, singles cruises, singles adventures, senior trips, for the single traveler and the most age appropriate vacations for singles," said the company website. "As a single it is difficult sometimes to find someone to travel with you so now you don't have to stay home if your friends can't join you, travel the world with us making new friends!"
Since then the company has offered more cruises that range from Mexico to the Mediterranean.
"The itinerary of the cougar cruisers does not differ much from that of the regular ship participants with whom they share a boat, although Ann Thomas, the director of Singles Travel Company LCC, always has one or two employees host the cougar cruises. The hosts bring cougars and cubs together during meals, daytime excursions and nighttime activities, like bar hopping and jacuzzi parties," reported The Huffington Post.
The Huffington Post reported as far as Thomas knows Singles Travel Company is one of the only places that does cuagar cruises.
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