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Remember, if you will, the old days, when Carnival Cruise Lines was known for its hard-partying ethos, and its "Fun Ships" motto the swingers cruise fun in a very s kind of way. Well, no more: This week, the formerly swingin' line issued an edict that strikes at one of the core fantasy-obsessions of our time. To wit: Carnival will no longer host "cougars" theme cruises.
I know, I know, it's a blow -- and such a surprise, coming on the heels of what was apparently a very successful December "cougars" cruise aboard Carnival Elation, in which nearly older women and willing younger men, um, participated. Like most theme cruises, the December cougars cruise was organized and marketed by an outside agency, but when SinglesTravelCompany.
No offense, says Carnival, but "We are no longer allowing any groups to be booked and marketed under this theme on our ships. But fear not, seaworthy cougars and cubs, other cruise lines are apparently not so prudish. Cougar Cruise II www. Likely so. Let's be completely 21st century and just set aside some groups that might have been considered bizarro or controversial back in the dark ages, but today are just part of the warp and weft of western civilization.
Gay or lesbian group cruises? We're now at a place where a company like R Family Vacations www. I'm going to ignore the whole subject of clothing-optional cruises www. Though some aren't so open-minded: Back in MarchWindjammer Barefoot Cruises' ship Polynesia was refused permission to dock in Nevis -- not because the ship was sailing a gay cruise, said tourism minister Malcolm Guishard, but because it was sailing a naked gay cruise. Guishard noted. No, today there's not a whole lot of affinity groups that can't find their place aboard a cruise ship if they so choose. And with that said, let's look at some of the I was going to say "weirder ones," but that's so not PC.
Let's just call them "niche. Not lifestyle in the Pottery Barn, fitness club, or gated community sense, but lifestyle in the "swinging lifestyle" sense. Couples who want to sail with and get to know other couples, in the biblical sense, can on with The Swinger Cruise www. Says the cruises' organizers of their November lifestyle cruise, aboard Royal Caribbean's 2,passenger Radiance of the Seas, "Experienced swinger lifestyle event promoters French Connections and cruise planners CSI, Inc.
No families, no vanilla passengers. The swingers cruise you open up the website of The Liberty Ship www. Which, y'know, makes perfect sense to me. The Liberty Ship, says the group's website, is "a unique American themed cruise vacation for We The People -- the Tea Party patriots, the 'ers, common sense Conservatives, Libertarians, and all freedom loving citizens from across the fruited plain.
The weeklong eastern Caribbean cruise departs November 14 from Ft. More establishment conservative cruises are being offered this year by The Weekly Standard www. On the left, a pair of the swingers cruise cruises are being offered by The Nation www. Sometimes you just want to hang out with your people, y'know? Cruise Trek has apparently been going strong since and has another cruise scheduled on October 19 from Genoa, sailing to ports in Spain, Portugal, and Morocco, though the site doesn't yet list which ship will be the venue.
Of course Behind-the-Scenes production staff us as well! On a different celestial plane, NCL's Norwegian Gem will sail round-trip from Venice October 23 on a weeklong Greek Isles cruise, and among the guests will be a large contingent of Red Hat Ladies -- women over 50 who wear red hats and purple outfits, go out for tea, and celebrate silliness as "the comedy relief of life.
Keep that last in mind when contemplating The Koi Cruise www. Sailing that vessel's usual 7-night cruise among the Hawaiian islands, the cruise gives koi enthusiasts a chance to visit six top koi breeders in The swingers cruise, the Big Island, Kona, and Kauai. Any fish the participants purchase will be air-shipped home from the breeder by special arrangement, bypassing the hassle of transporting live animals through customs and caring for them during travel. Nonconformists of a different stripe, whose dogs all have fleas, will be sailing in just a couple weeks aboard the big Ukelele Cruise www.
Running 7 nights round-trip from Los Angeles, the cruise visits Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta -- all places where the armadillo-shelled charango is definitely a more prevalent stringed instrument than the uke, but no matter. On board, uke fans can participate in classes, workshops, jam sessions, open mic sessions, and uke-themed parties, and take in some performances to boot. Meanwhile, an affinity group that you'd expect to sail under the radar seems in fact bent on world domination.
I'm talking about quilters, who have the chance of sailing on no fewer than five Quilting Cruises www. Later quilting cruises include a weeklong Alaska cruise sailing August 29 aboard HAL's Oosterdam; a night southern Caribbean cruise sailing February 6,aboard the line's Noordam; and an 8-night Bermuda cruise sailing June 5,aboard Veendam. This year's winter quilting cruise, departing February 3 aboard Noordam, is already sold out. She was supposed to arrive in New York on April 17, but instead sank on April 14, and became a legend. Olsen Cruises -- operating in association with British travel firm Miles Morgan Travel -- will set sail from Southampton for a night Titanic Memorial Cruise that will follow Titanic 's original itinerary, passing by Cherbourg on the French coast, calling at the Irish port of Cobh, then heading out across the Atlantic.
She'll arrive at the site of Titanic 's sinking on the th anniversary of the tragedy, and conduct a memorial service above the wreck. From here, Balmoral will do what Titanic never did: continue on to Halifax, Nova Scotia where Titanic never was intended to call, but where rescue ships ended up bringing many of her dead and then complete her journey in New York.
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