Finding Love Through Couple to Wed Valentine’s Day After Meeting on Halloween Cruise

Christopher Hale and Oksana Sozontova met on the 2017 Halloween sailing and got engaged in January.

Fort Lauderdale, FL (February 12, 2018) – Cupid certainly worked his magic when Christopher Hale and Oksana Sozontova met during’s 2017 Halloween cruise onboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Conquest. Hale and Sozontova will get married in Whitefish, Montana, on February 14, 2018., is the United States’ largest organizer of hosted singles cruises and has been organizing cruises since 1991.

Hale and Sozontova met during’s pre-cruise mingle party on October 27, 2017. Hale says he saw Sozontova standing by herself, fiddling on her phone, looking bored. He then asked a friend to make an introduction. From there, the couple hit it off – chatting for hours, hitting the dance floor and have been inseparable since. Hale had been attending’s Halloween cruise annually since 2014.

“ helped us in a huge way because without them, we would have probably never found each other. The group environment helped to make the chemistry right and plant the seeds to what has blossomed into a very deep and meaningful love that we both share,” said Hale. “We both cherish all the friends we made on the cruise. We feel blessed at how supportive everyone, from the cruise hosts all the way to our favorite singles cruisers, was happy to see that finding love on a whirlwind vacation is possible.”

Hale and Sozontova then got engaged in January and will marry on Valentine’s Day. The couple will hold a small ceremony and reception on March 25, 2018, aboard Carnival Conquest, the same ship on which they met and fell in love.

“Although is best known for the lifelong friendships we help foster during our vast array of cruises, one of the top questions we’re asked is whether our guests ever fall in love and get married. Christopher and Oksana did just that,” said Sharon Concepcion, Vice President of Leisure Operations for “For many, traveling and exploring what the world has to offer – with other like-minded travel enthusiasts – as part of a sailing, has led to more than just memorable experiences, it has created lasting and loving partnerships. The love story of Chris and Oksana is beautiful, and we wish them nothing but the absolute best as they enter wedded bliss.”

The highly popular Halloween voyage, on which the couple met, occurs annually and features a wide range of activities, including a costume contest, spooky themed mixers, hosts to make guests feel welcome, opportunities to mingle through speed meeting, karaoke and more.

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### offers hosted singles cruises throughout the year to top destinations such as the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and Alaska. Founded in 1991, is part of Travel Leaders Group, which is the largest traditional travel agency company in North America with more than 7,000 locations.


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