For years, cruise ships have offered nearly free cruises to presentable men who know how to dance. They’re often called “gentlemen hosts,” and their obligation is to dance with unaccompanied women aboard the ship each evening. Now women have been invited to join the club, at least at one cruise line.
Crystal Cruises is adding two women hosts to the four male hosts it usually has aboard its ships. A sailing of the Crystal Symphony from Lisbon to Miami will offer a “Ballroom at Sea” cruise departing Oct. 5th. That’ll be the first cruise with co-ed hosts.
The cruise line knows there are always more single women aboard then single men, but Crystal tested out the concept of having a woman or two available to dance or participate in on-board dancing lessons. And the cruise line found it worked.
Want to be a host? You might want to start by talking with a company called Compass Speakers. It seeks men between the ages of 40 and 68 who know how to dance and who are good “minglers,” as the company calls them.
For a nominal fee of $30 a day, you’ll receive accommodations and food, laundry privileges, and other benefits including permission to accept tips. You’ll undergo a battery of interviews. No one with two, left feed need apply, and no after-hours fraternizing with the guests is permitted.