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Taking the sex and sin out of cruises

By Viga Boland     Mar 26, 2007 in Travel
Do you love to take cruises but find the entertainment and other amenities on the ship not in line with your religious lifestyle?
Well now, just like there are gay pride, chocolate lovers and clothing optional cruises, Christian cruises are set to appeal to yet another segment of the cruising market. With a niche like Christians, this type of cruise will bring some fundamental changes to cruising like:
1) the casino is converted to a Christian book store
2) the bar serves orange juice minus the vodka
3) the Vegas type dancers will be replaced by g-rated comedians & preachers
If that sounds boring to you, you might be surprised to know that "Cruise promoters are increasingly chartering entire 3,000-bed cruise ships for Christian passengers so they can control the environment on board."
Of course, with no casino or bar, the income for the cruise line is rather reduced but Carnival cruise lines works with cruise promoters to make up for the losses with sales of books and audio tapes.
Does that mean the cruise could cost more to start with? Well, "For about $599 for a four-night, five-day cruise, travellers of faith can take a real vacation and get some religious enrichment."
If you're a Christian who would love to cruise but thinks the usual cruises are more heathen than heaven, this might just be for you.
What do you think? Would you take a "Christian cruise"?
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