I've sailed on the Atlantic too. MargieNJ, I think I know Dino the cabin steward......took me to Forty Thieves for dancing too. Not too tall....curly hair? What the heck was his last name? It will unlock out of this 40+ year old brain of mine sometime. Something Italian that started with an 'M' I believe. I can't believe I don't remember it, as I would go into New York to visit him every few weeks.
Anyway, I loved my first cruise experience so much that I came home and quit my job and became a travel agent. Took many cruises.....at a nice reduced rate too. I eventually quit that job to go work on a ship. Had already met my husband by that time and my heart couldn't take the separation, so I came back and we got married. I have turned him on to cruising and my kids love it as well.
Gosh, can't believe how many people can remember the names of entertainers, engineers, etc.
We were just on the Crown Princess (the sailing involving the infamous tilt) and our tablemates had sailed the Oceanic. We spent time reminiscing about the ship. Recalled the reserved deck chairs and the individual deck steward we were assigned....I believe mine on the first cruise was Pino. All meals in the dining room. Dressy for dinner every night. Midnight buffets. Oh....those were the days.
I'm so glad I discovered this thread. Used to read cruise critic years ago and then not sure what happened but I stopped. Forgot it even existed. So glad I rediscovered it this week. Thanks to all for stirring up some of the memories.