Cruisin' for a bruisin'

Even at my age, if someone wanted to gather together a group of my peers and engage us in some age-appropriate activities I’d be on it like a Westside whore on a New Jersey businessman.

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Love…exciting and new.

Any child of the 1970s who has been aboard a cruise will likely have the same reaction.  Why isn’t this ship like the one from The Love Boat?  And why couldn’t you just skip the Pacific Princess and drive to Puerta Vallarta from LA?    That last part is probably for the Angelinos among us, but it stands to reason why my boat, Norwegian Sky, didn’t really have the same oomph I expected from a cruise liner.  Perhaps the magic of television just made everything seem nicer.  Perhaps its because I’m older and, like going back to high school after you’ve graduated, cruise ships look different to adults.  Or perhaps it is because they never showed you real cabins on The Love Boat.

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