This gallery shows some of our cruise photos taken upon embarkation by the ship’s photographers. I started cruising in 1987 and in my early years often sailed alone or with friends, until meeting Dos in 2005. Even though I’ve always had a camera, I loved (and still do) like getting the embarkation day photograph, somewhat of a tradition. I especially liked the ship photos that list the itinerary, or at least the sailing date on them, as it’s easy to forget when you sailed when! Enjoy!
This was my very first cruise in 1987.
On my second cruise, I managed to carry aboard a six-pack! Openly! Wow are times different!
My third cruise, and sailing solo, although my co-worker friend from Tampa came aboard with me until sailing. Can't do that anymore!
The ship that started it all for Carnival. Former ocean liner with lots of beautiful woods. Here I'm sailing with a friend from college.
The tiny Sunward from Norweigen Cruise Line, around 16,000 tons. Here I'm sailing with my sis Jenni.
First of three times on Regency. Former ocean liner, had some interesting itineraries.
Former ocean liner no longer sailing. Princess Grace took it on her honeymoon, and was featured on I Love Lucy and several films.
Third sailing with Regency, a bit more casual in boarding!
Original Dawn Princess from 1989. 10 day roundtrip cruise from LA to Acapulco.
8 Day repositiong cruise from San Juan to New York. Boarding with Sheila, a cruise planner I had previously met and booked thru, and who was sailing as well.
At the time, this was brand new and one of the world's largest ships at over 70,000 tons!
First New Year's Eve cruise. With my friend Sherrie.
This was a 17 night cruise from Sydney to Singapore
First inaugural cruise on any ship. Also first non-smoking ship.
Our first cruise together on this 3 night Bahamas cruise.
14 night Baltic cruise from Barcelona to Copenhagen, stopping in Oslo, Warnemundie, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, and Stockholm
First Disney cruise
Bahamas sailing with my brother and friends
European cruise: Venice, Rome, Amalfi Coast, Dubrovnik, Montenegro
Sailing with my friends Ian and Rosemary and girls from Australia