Back before the birth of Cruisemates,in 1996. some of us here, were part if a cruise chatroom. We all decided to have a pre cruise bash, before many sailed on the Veendam. So, cruisers,and non cruisers alike, got together at the closed off for us..
Boy oh boy was it ever fun....we had maybe 75 people...we arranged entertainment, gave name tags made to liike life preservers, made by Tweety, and, other fun things.
At this point, we all just knew each other from the chat room...We had a fabulous memorable get together,and, not a serial killer among us
Many friendships for life, were made that night! Subsequently, many other bashs have been held, but there is nothing like the 1st time!