The first indication that the Meow Meow Cruise may not be the trip of a lifetime for cat lovers is the fact that there are no cats allowed on the ship. That's right -- the vacation/singles mixer designed explicitly for cat owners to meet and gush about their furry friends with the life expectancies of a Star Wars trilogy doesn't actually let you bring any pets along. However, the Meow Meow Cruise does encourage you to send post cards of your trip home to your cat(s), because once you've reached the state where sending souvenirs of your week-long cruise to your cat seems like an attractive option, there is no one else in your life to whom you could mail a post card. It's like putting your kid in daycare for four days specifically so that you can go somewhere else and talk to strangers about how much you love being a parent. This cruel irony is echoed by the Meow Meow Cruise's expertly crafted banner:
Too bad, because you can't.
The founder of Meow Meow Cruise was inspired by her love of sharing photos and stories about her cats with (presumably cornered) strangers whenever she went on vacation. Despite the fact that this is something that can be done right now, on thousands of message boards, for absolutely free, if you act before the end of February you can shell out $500 to hop aboard the Carnival Victory and enjoy such activities as the Meow Meow Scavenger Hunt, Meow Meow Karaoke, Meow Meow Gambling, and the inevitable Meow Meow Mixer, which will probably end up ruining any of the tenuous friendships you might make with your fellow cat enthusiasts (let's be honest -- this cruise is going to erupt in at least one fistfight over whose cat is the smartest/cutest/best at a James Mason impression).