‘First Dates’ at sea with cruis­ing’s an­swer to Fred

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sake that it was true. There I was, as, the last tra­di­tional match­maker in Ire­land, about to board one of the he world’s largest cruise ships for a week of play­ing Cupid in the Caribbean. an.

I’d never been on a cruise be­fore. fore. In fact, I have hardly ever been on a boat ex­cept for the ferry go­ing to and fro be­tween Ire­land and the Aran an Is­lands. As I ap­proached and ad­mired mired the vast­ness and beauty of the ves­sel, I won­dered what my fa­ther andd grand­fa­ther would have made of it all. Most of their match­mak­ing was s done las “Cruis fro hos match­mak g nig i tr matchm t to­gethe b power ha mar­rie l oc­curre m se peopl d sh

The MSC Div­ina, be­low; Wil­lie on the ship’s dance

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