Boarding the one year-old ROYAL PRINCESS at Acapulco on 8 April 1986, bound for San Juan.
The ship's layout - passenger accommodations above and public rooms below - initially confused me, and during our first few days onboard I repeatedly found myself going up stairways when I should have been go
The time was 08.45hrs CET, or 07.45hrs BST, or 06.45hrs GMT or UTC even. Whatever the time was is was damn early, p*****g down, blowing a gale and the ship was arriving at Rotterdam. Where were the passengers? Were they watching a stand in for Letterman on that intrusive TV screen on the 'Sun Deck'?
Image taken 10 AM this morning (7th June 2013) off Calshot Spit as she arrived at Southampton for the first time. Sadly the weather was very poor with heavy rain and a very overcast sky. Let's hope the weather is better next week for her first short cruise.