Originally Posted by Aeonix01
That's great to hear. I'm sure going across the pond was always a great experience. I would love to cruise or even fly out to the UK and Europe. It's just not in the financial cards for now. One day though. I'm happy to hear such great memories like that. It's also nice to know you have photographs from back then. Cruising back then was not as common as it is now. It was a MAJOR luxury for most people I know, and I don't go back before the late 80's or so in cruising life.
My mom wasn't using it as a luxury. It was a means to an end. Flying was generally in its infancy for regular folks and the cost was prohibitive. As we had come to Canada originally on a ship, it was natural that we went back to England to visit the family by ship.
In retrospect, compared to today's flights it was a luxury and still is.