In 1998 a rash of friends of various ages began to relate stories of having gone on a cruise. Many, indeed most, had been on one of Royal Caribbean’s larger Sovereign class. My own tale of having been on the Sitmar Fairsea and watching the Pacific Princess began to show its age and more to the point, reminded me of wanting to cruise myself.
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The year was 1983 in Los Angeles and friends of my parents wanted to show us the ship which they had taken a cruise on. We drove to the Port of Los Angeles where the Sitmar cruise line ship Fairsea was disembarking passengers from a cruise to Mexico. These were the days when people could still visit ships in-port simply by boarding. Something unthinkable twenty years later.