Male Models Describe Horrors of a Gay Mediterranean Cruise

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Eleven "attractive young men" claim in court that a
cruise company hired them to "mix and mingle" with gay passengers "on
a gay Mediterranean cruise," but when the male models attracted "too
much attention," RSVP Vacations forced them off the ship and stranded
them in war-torn Tunisia.

Lead plaintiff BAOL dba Bel Ami, a Czech company specializing in
gay erotic entertainment, and 11 of its employees sued RSVP Vacations
and the Holland America line, in Federal Court.

BAOL claims RSVP Vacations broke its promise of food, free cabins
and safe passage for its 11 models on a 7-day Mediterranean cruise, in
exchange for "interacting" with passengers.

The plaintiff models are from the Czech Republic, The Slovak
Republic and Hungary.

"Defendant RSVP hired a group of attractive young men to 'mix and
mingle' with their gay passengers on a gay Mediterranean cruise aboard
defendant Holland America's cruise ship the Nieuw Amsterdam," the
complaint states. "In return, RSVP promised the young men a 'vacation'
including food and safe passage from Barcelona around the Western
Mediterranean and back to Barcelona and promised plaintiff Bel Ami
that it would be permitted to photograph and video graph the young men
during the cruise. Instead of a vacation, the young men experienced a