Today I was looking for something and came across a key ring that brought back wonderful memories. In February of 1983 I took my first cruise on the Festivale. While there I bought a key ring with the names of the entire Carnival fleet. Festivale, Mardi Gras, Carnivale and Tropicale. The fleet has grown a bit since then. those ships are long gone, replaced by larger grander ships. It just keeps getting better and better but those memories will still make me smile.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
wow, I have one of those key rings also and you are right, great memories..I remember the "big deal" they made when the Tropicale was first introduced as their newest ship and how I really wanted to go on it...Is it in the fleet anymore ?
Isn't it amazing when something triggers your memory, and it sends you back to the sea? I was driving by a house the other day, that had a blue tarp on the roof...I was immediatley sent back to St Thomas, after the hurricanes of Marilyn & Luis...We were the first ship back in, and quite a sad sight to behold
Trip, with her book & tea!
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What a nice momento. I have a couple of beach towels that sayh "Sitmar" on them. Our first cruise was in '85 aboard the Fairwind. Sitmar, of course, became Princess. I have fond memories of our first cruise, as well.
You are right, a small thing can bring back floods of thoughts. I have the actual key (it really is a key, not a card) from my first cruise. Plus a few others from that particular ship, as a matter of fact....