Originally Posted by felix_the_cat
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.
Indeed. When you look back at how much cruising has changed it's insane. The Nordic Prince and Song of America were huge ships until the Majesty of the Seas Came. Then Explorer, Liberty / Freedom, Oasis / Allure. They're insane now. How much bigger and wider can these things get?
I personally love the idea of bigger, newer and fancier. What are your thoughts?