Not exactly. Some upscale ships that do extended length cruises appeal to older passengers and women tend to outnumber the men by a significant amount. These ships do employ men to attend functions, ensure that every woman has a dance partner if she wishes, and act as dinner hosts. These Gentlemen Hosts, as they are frequently known, act as goodwill ambassadors and PR representatives for the cruise line. They are carefully screened and operate under strict rules of behavior. There are placement firms that specialize in supplying Gentlemen Hosts to the cruise industry.

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  1. Betty Richmond says:

    Why do Cruise packages always advertise glamorous photos of passengers propping up the bar, in the casino or having luxury treatments in the spa – when these are all very much extra and are NOT included in the much used all-inclusive advertisement copy??

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