Our first cruise was on Sitmar's Fairsea to the Mexican Riviera for 11 days. We were so young in 1979 with children age 8 and 10. The thing that was so outstanding was the way the staff treated our kids. Made them feel so special. We traveled with another family with four children. It was Christmas.
Funny thing now cruises are a lot less than what we paid then for an outside cabin. the cabins were a lot larger, didn't have to walk sideways between the furniture. The food in the dining room was unbelievable. the Waiters never seem rushed and we could linger and visit with them. Times were different then. Cruises were more expensive and not everyone was able to cruise.