Memories . . . . I loved the Song of America, sailed on her in 1998 towards the end of her RCI days, 14 days LA to San Juan probably very close to her last cruise.
I sailed on the NCL Southward in 1982, single cabin with NO surcharge! I remember sailing past the ssNorway, looking up and saying I'm going on that ship next year!
The food was awesome, great presentation. Everyone dressed nice every night, not formal but nice, shorts or jeans were not an issue. Several times during the cruise we got a glass of wine or Akvavit (Aquavit) on Viking night from the cruise line (no charge)!!!
I still enjoy cruising but my cruises between 1982 and the 90's were the absolute best, lots of great memories!
P.S. Thanks for sharing that wonderful video, Song of America was a class act.