Apparently cougars put on more of a party than the Fun Ships can handle.
Carnival Cruise Lines has turned away a singles group that promotes cruises and other social events for cougars and cubs -- older women and younger men who, um, court each other.
Nearly 300 cougars and cubs sailed on a ``very successful'' group cruise onboard the 2,052-passenger Carnival Elation in December 2009, according to Rich Gosse, executive producer of CougarEvents.com and chairman of The Society of Single Professionals.
But when the group's travel agent, SinglesTravelCompany.com, tried to arrange another Carnival trip, the Miami cruise line said no way.
``We have decided not to have any future groups on our ships booked on this theme,'' Carnival spokeswoman Jennifer de la Cruz said.
De La Cruz insisted that, ``there were not any particular issues on board,'' during the December cougar cruise, which was put together by the singles' travel agent, not the cruise line. ``However, we simply made the business decision not to have future groups book on this theme.''
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