Posted February 8th, 2009, 05:40 PM
It sure was fun!! I recall the band on deck played Anchors Away then California Here I Come as the ship pulled away from the LA dock. Nearly everyone had confetti or streamers to toss. The dock was literally covered with the stuff.
There have not been any streamers or confetti thrown from ships in San Pedro (LA Harbor) for at least 10 years. Pollution laws.
I remember being on the Viking Serenade, Song of America both Rccl ships, and Princess and Carnival ships that left LA every week to Mexico.
All the ships would have a band, partying with streamers and confetti for the passengers on sail a way. As the ship passed Ports O' CAll we would all throw our streamers and confetti and yell loudly. On shore the people at the restaurant would release balloons and use there loud speaker system to say hello to us as we passed.
This would be considered the good old days of cruising.