First cruise was on Royal Caribbean's Song of America in 1988.
She sails as the Destiny for the Thomson line now.
#1: Amazement at the size of the ship (37,500 tons)
#2: Streamers and drinks while leaving port
#3: Sending Christmas cards from Hell (Grand Cayman)
#4: Dropping anchor next to the Sun Viking at Labadee
#5: The sad feeling I had when it came time to debark