Would You Set Sail On A Cougar Cruise?

   By drodriguez  Dec 02, 2010

For many years now cruise lines have hosted theme voyages like singles cruise or  gay cruises aimed to get like-minded people together to enjoy a few days at sea.  But a new themed cruise is getting a lot of attention these days; the Cougar Cruise aimed to join together older women who are looking for younger men has caused some controversy among many.

The Norwegian Cruise Line is getting set to sail the Third International Cougar Cruise this week which is sponsored by the California based Singles Travel Company.  The first two Cougar cruises took place on Carnival and Royal Caribbean.  A recent article from USA Today discusses the latest cruise held for cougars with details like the unveiling of a new slot machine called the “Cougarlicious.”

The ship that is designated for the cougar voyage holds more than 2,000 passengers and will sail from Miami for three nights going to destinations like the Bahamas and a private island owned by the Norwegian cruise line.  The Singles Travel Company is organizing all of the events on board and is selling cabins starting at $99 based on a double occupancy cabin..

In the past, people, both male and female, who have attended these cougar voyages range in age from 25 to 72.  Upon arriving on the ship, the group that is participating in the Cougar Cruise get a special bracelet with the word “Available” stamped on it in order to distinguish them from the other cruisers.  After that participants do what a lot of other cruisers do when on board a ship.  They get to know one another, take part in activities like line dancing, have cocktails together, and so on.  

What do you think of the idea of a Cougar themed cruise?

Would you ever participate in a themed voyage like this?

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camillion by camillion | Russellville, AR
Dec 30, 2010

I am packed and ready to go!!! I have been looking for something just like this; and low and behold Oprah you have came through for me again! I am so excited.......

sillysweetfun by sillysweetfun | westfield, MA
Dec 14, 2010

sounds amazzing i finally have somthing to look forward to when im old an lonley. lol

wvmommyX by wvmommyX | Huntington, WV
Dec 08, 2010

Sound like a great idea to me! I would go if I was old enough and not married!!!

belladonnarose by belladonnarose | LIVONIA, MI
Dec 05, 2010

Yes! Can I bring my hubs though? My guy is MUCH younger and it would be great to be with people who don't judge us! In this day n age we still get looks and whispers behind our backs. Geez, we've been together almost 8 yrs and I know a few people who's marriages didn't last 2.

MyEmptyCanvas by MyEmptyCanvas | KOSCIUSKO, MS
Dec 05, 2010

hahaaa.... that is to funny. Sounds like a fun meet & greet type thing. Why not? if that is your thing go for it. I am nowhere near old enough to be called a Cougar, so I'll sit this one out and leave it for the older peeps on here :) LoL

ABBYMS by ABBYMS | madison, MS
Dec 04, 2010

Sign me up, but don't tell my husband !!!!

shortyflague by shortyflague | Athens, TN
Dec 04, 2010

Sounds like fun to me. I don't see the problem.

shelly_noble24 by shelly_noble24 | SULLIVAN, MO
Dec 03, 2010

sounds like something i know a few people whod like.i think this is fine.age is no big deal once your both legal adults.hope the ladies snag them some nice guys

MadHatter by MadHatter | Whitestone , NY
Dec 03, 2010

where is the sign up line? just kidding! i don't think i am old enough to join! :(

msfriendly by msfriendly | MONROE, WI
Dec 03, 2010

My best friend and I would have a hoot! Except, we too are both married : )

Dec 03, 2010

I don't think my hisband would let me go! lol

TammyF34 by TammyF34 | Carmel, NY
Dec 03, 2010

sign me up ... lol ...