USA Today Cheers on Wild 'Cougar' Cruise
Cougars and cubs playing on a ship? What may sound like a floating zoo was really the lusty subject of a USA Today feature story about the second International Cougar Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas that set sail May 16.
The article, “What really happens aboard a 'cougar cruise'?” (titled “'Cougars' prowl the seas aboard The Lust Boat” in the print version), not only provided publicity for the cruise's co-sponsor Singles Travel Company, but also attempted to spin the tawdry behavior between younger men (cubs) and older women (cougars) positively.
USA Today contributor Jayne Clark described the some 20 cougars and 25 cubs aboard as “disparate individuals” who were “looking for love, sex, companionship, an inexpensive cruise, a little R&R – or some combination thereof.”
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