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Old 08-04-2008, 07:24 AM
spoheat spoheat is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Minnesota
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Oh! my first cruise was on the Empress--she was the Nordic Empress then and pretty darn new. It was the beginning of a very compelling addiction. Funny what sticks in your mind about that first experience: Our waiters were Jose and Roy (I knew that without looking it up) and the moment we knew we were hooked was when every person on our table for 10 ordered prime rib, each wanting it done a different way, and when the plates came you could distinguish, easily, rare, medium rare, medium, and so forth. It may sound funny but that was a real defining moment for us for future travel: feeding 1600 people and having that kind of quality control, that was for us! Having her move on from RCCL premium fleet makes it feel like it was a long time ago.
RCCL Nordic Empress 1993
RCCL Nordic Prince 1994
RCCL Explorer 2003, 2005
RCCL Navigator, 2004, 2007
RCCL Mariner 2006
RCCL Liberty 2008
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