I have many great Royal Caribbean memories. My first RCCL cruise was on Sovereign of the Seas in 1991. I was 11, but I was hooked. We had previously done Premier and Carnival. Nothing prepared us for how elegant Sovereign was. I remember all the polished brass, the outstanding food and wonderful service. I can still hear Captain Eriksen's voice over the PA for his announcements in his very distinct Norwegian accent.
Our second RCCL cruise was the inaugural Alaska season on Legend of the Seas. It is still one of my favorite ships in the fleet. I was 15 at the time and there were maybe 15 other kids my age. We had such an awesome time. It was sad to see her leave the fleet. She was such a beautiful ship!
One of the best memories was getting to dine with Captain Espen on Freedom of the Seas in 2016. It was my first opportunity to dine at the Captain's Table and one I will never forget. I'm a pilot and he's also a pilot. We had an excellent dinner conversation sharing our love of flying. The next day, I was invited for a personal tour of the bridge by Captain Espen himself. It was a wonderful cruise and I'd love to sail with him again.
We've done Carnival, Celebrity and NCL, but Royal will always be my favorite.