MIAMI (WKOW) -- Carnival Cruise Lines denied a request from a singles group to hold a "cougar" themed trip.
The term refers to older women who date younger men, also nicknamed "cubs."
the singles group says the band is unfounded. They said their first cruise on Carnival's Elation in December drew about 300 women and young men.
Carnival said there were no problems with last months trip. The Miami-based company said it was a business decision.
Analysts say it could be a move to protect Carnival's focus on family fun.
Party planners say they've had no trouble booking with rival Norwegian and Royal Caribbean.
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