I discovered the source of my love for ships and the high seas. I have a cruise gene. It was here all along, tucked away in the corner of a closet shelf. For years it was dormant, just waiting to be found. It was in a dusty box of mementos from a long ago, dimly remembered voyage. It wasn't my cruise vacation, but my mother's.
What was her first cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Song of Norway in 1980 like? Some things never change ... there was the boat drill and Captain's Party pictured here (my Mom being greeted by the ship's Master), plus sunshine, relaxation, dancing the night away, and plenty of casino action.
Join me in a Mother's Day tribute to the lady who passed along her cruise genes to me. My mom's first cruise on the Song of Norway: Cruise On, Mom.