Abalmy night in the Caribbean, a ship under twinkling stars, live salsa, arms entwined, hips swaying, a first kiss …
No, that’s not a scene from the old TV show “The Love Boat:’ It’s a snapshot from my life.
Eight months later they were married, and recently celebrated their sixth anniversary on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas.
Of course, not everyone who goes looking for love has wedding bells in mind. After a bad break-up I just wanted some fun so I took a cruise with two single girlfriends;· says a friend who asks to remain anonymous (we’ll call her Jan).
It shouldn’t be a surprise, then, that hookups can and do happen on a cruise.
Call it love, call it romance, call it a one-night stand.
Before they’d even embarked, the trio caught the eye of the ship’s officers.
“It was like they hadn’t seen a single woman in months;’ laughs Jan.
“As we stood on the pier they were actually leaning over the rail, checking us out.
I’m not usually one to make instant decisions, but I pointed to the oldest one and said, ‘He’s mine’.” The girls soon engineered an invitation to drinks, and Jan was happy to find that her First Officer wasn’t just a handsome face. After we’d chatted for a while, I gave him a suggestive smile and asked, ‘So what will you be doing this week?