Posted Yesterday, 01:03 PM
My first cruise was in 1971 aboard the brand spanking new Song of Norway, which was RCI's first ship. I was 8 years old. I remember very well the white glove service and that the beds were all twins. We had a metal key and I have no idea how anything was paid for. I do know, however ,that the staff absolutely went nuts over us kids, treating us like little princesses and princes. This is the cruise that solidified my passion for cruising and passenger ships in general. There were no organized kids activities other than swimming and board games, and we were expected to behave. When the ship returned to Miami, I didn't want to get off. I wanted to live on it forever.
Song of Norway, 1971, Bahamas
Imagination, 1/1996, W Caribbean
Imagination, 1/1998, W Caribbean
Song of America, 1/1999, Mexican Riviera
Jubilee, 1/2000, Panama Canal/S. America
Inspiration, 1/2001, W Caribbean
Enchantment of the Seas, 11/2002 - Back to back! E/W Caribbean
Carnival Conquest, 9/2003, W Caribbean
Island Princess, 12/2004, Hawaii
Coral Princess, 9/2006, Alaska
Brilliance of the Seas, 12/2007, Transatlantic
Norwegian Spirit, 1/2008, Central America, "Chubby's Party Cruise"
Carnival Legend, 11/2008, C America/W Caribbean
Carnival Conquest, 2/2009, W Caribbean, "Chubby's Party Cruise II"
Carnival Triumph, 1/4/2010, Yukatan Peninsula
Carnival Triumph, 1/9/2010, Bahamas/Key West, "Chubby's Party Cruise III"
Carnival Triumph, 2/2011, C America/W Caribbean, On board w/Grammy winners Chubby & friends
Statendam, 12/2011, Panama Canal
Carnival Miracle, 11/2014, Mexican Riviera
Carnival Miracle, 12/2014, Hawaii
Carnival Miracle, 1/31/2016, 13 Night Mexican Riviera
Carnival Legend, 5/2016, Honolulu to Vancouver
Carnival Miracle, 2/2017, Mexican Riviera
Koningsdam, 5/2017, Northern Europe/Russia
Caribbean Princess, 1/2018, Circle Caribbean
Carnival Pride, 1/2019, 14 night Southern Caribbean