This is not about our first cruise but the first time that I ever saw a Cruise Ship and decided that I had to go on one.
We were in Jamaica in Ocho Rios at the Mallard's Bay Resort in 1979. This was the first trip like this that we had ever taken. I woke up on our second morning there and opened the curtains to our balcony on the 5th floor that looked out onto the bay. I was shocked to see the largest ship that I had ever seen in my life.
I quickly woke my wife up and had her look at it. We then got dressed and walked around the bay over to the pier so we could get a close-up look.
I will never forget that sight. We later started sailing and are now scheduled for our 18th cruise in February and it will be our first with our grandchildren, ages 6 and 4.