Carnival Drops Anchor on Cougar Cruises

The idea was a sell-out, but Carnival is not buying

By Michelle Wayland
|  Friday, Jan 8, 2010  |  Updated 11:37 AM PDT
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Carnival Drops Anchor on Cougar Cruises

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Cheers to cougars everywhere!

San Diego may have seen its last ‘cougar cruise’.

You may remember the controversial cruise for “younger men and older women” that set sail from San Diego in December and headed to Ensenada. 

Despite what USA Today reports as a “huge demand” the industry giant Carnival has reportedly docked the idea.

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Carnival apparently wasn’t the brainchild behind the concept. Singles Travel Company and singles group The Society of Single Professionals blocked group space and sold cabins for the trip for $125 per person and up, USA Today reported.

It’s not clear why the company has banned the wildly popular 3-day escapade, which organizers said was a sell-out. But the idea drew international attention.

Just in case you’re wondering, a cougar is an older woman who happens to enjoy the company of younger men.

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