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.