2007-01-31 / Features

Ahoy! Senior Cruise Escorts Wanted!

BY LIZ GOFF

Are you a single senior man who loves to travel the high seas?

A growing number of cruise lines offer free or inexpensive travel to carefully chosen, unattached men over 50 and 65 who meet rigorous criteria.

These unpaid hosts, usually retired professionals, encourage mingling among cruise ship senior passengers, serve as dancing or dining partners for single travelers, make a fourth for board-ship bridge games, act as escorts for shore trips, and socialize- without romantic entanglements- with single women on board cruise ships.

Royal Cruise Line has a roster of screened men over 50 to act as unofficial hosts on its cruise ships. With four to eight hosts aboard each ship, these men spend their evenings doing their best to see that solo women travelers have a great time.

For information, send qualifications to Royal Cruise Line, 1 Maritime Plaza, Suite 1400, San Francisco, California 94111 or go online to www.Royal Cruise Line Escorts.

The Delta Queen Steamboat Co., which makes about 50 cruises each year up and down the Mississippi River aboard huge paddle wheelers, recruits mature and responsible hosts, assigning two to each trip to dine and dance with single women to ensure they enjoy their trip.

For information go online to www.deltaqueenworking vacation.

Other cruise lines offering escort employment to senior men include:

Royal Viking Line- go online at www.royalviking.com.

Regency Cruises- go online at www.regencycruises.com.

Cunard Lines offers employment aboard the QE2, the Vistafjord and the Sagafjord. For information, go online to www.cunard.com.

Merry Widow Dance Cruises offers monthly cruises and tours for single, widowed or divorced women. Accompanying them are hosts to serve as dinner partners. For information, call 1-800-374-2689 or go online to www.merrywidowcruises.com.

If you are interested in "really going places", the Holland America Line recruits retired professionals with good social skills to act as hosts on its "grand voyages", world cruises or two-month voyages to Australia and New Zealand. For information, go online to www.hollandamericaline. entertainment.com.

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