Our first cruise was in the late 80's (I think) on a now defunked ship and line (can't remember names at the moment) but it was quite old - had been a troop carrier in WWII, so you know it had seen better days - but we had a good time.
1. Again - blue water!
2. My first casino
3. The elaborate ruit and vegetable carvings
4. Sailing into Miami port at sunrise and all those other cruise ships
5. The ship sounding three blasts as we would leave each port