"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.


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


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What is this? How are we here?

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


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


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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.


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


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Fixed, thank you!


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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.


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


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


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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.


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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.


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


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


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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.


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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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