"Love Boat Rejects: Unforgettable Photos Of People On Cruise Ships In The 1990s"


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FUNFACT: most of these people are dead now.


@pesco both this and the post on the main site are without title.
ETA somebody ninjad the title here on me.


What is this? How are we here?

Oh it’s fixed now. It seemed like a top seekrit thing for a minute there.


I still haven’t worked out what the appeal of a cruise is meant to be.


this just confirms that, Love Boat aside, cruises are definitely one of the circles of hell. EDIT: if i ever find a pink jacket like that one man’s, i’ll be a happy, happy man.


This is what happens with retirement homes cost as much or sometimes more than a cruise.


Fixed, thank you!


The title post on the main site calls these “vintage” photos. Are the 1990s really considered “vintage” era now? Oh God I’m old.

Edit: also, some of these look like they could easily have been taken from the 60’s or 70’s.


Not Steve Ballmer. Then again, he’s a vampire.


DFW provides a porthole into the 1990s cruise ship scene.


Only thing I’ve read by him so far (in A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again), and it sums up why I’ve never had any interest in taking a cruise.

Way, way too much norovirus goes around on those ships.


The appeal of a cruise is being at sea surrounded with better-off peers, a staff of domestic servants, and millions worth of equipment designed to eliminate any notion of being at sea.


Let’s not forget a once-in-a-lifetime chance to bond with strangers by sharing a virus and puking with them.


The guy before the jump…is that Norman Reedus’ grandpa?


I have been mildly interested in taking a rehoming (or whatever you call it) cruise. Where the boat is between cruises and has a 2 to 3 day trip to the next starting point. I know they do Seattle to LA often, cheap, no shows, for a weekend of quiet and viewing the sea it sounds like a nice deal. But a proper cruise, no thanks do not want.


Ah, I knew this sounded familiar. Didn’t I suggest this for the book club?

My parents have done a few ‘cruises’, but on small boats - not sure of numbers, 20 people or so? Up the Amazon, around a few Greek islands. They sound like an excuse for retired middle class Brits to drink lots of wine, mostly. I’m pretty sure the Greek one’s sister ship sank a few years ago but my google-fu is failing me.

They did a bigger cruise from Vancouver up to Skagway once, don’t think they enjoyed the experience much.


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