Transmission 16: Joyce Phalen
It was so exciting when we moved away from shore with all the people waving and streamers flying — just like the movies!
We lost about 1 1/2 hours per night for 4 nights, so I had to put our watches ahead before going to bed and had to catch up on sleep with naps.
There were so many activities aboard—I remember I took my girls Liz and Tracey to the Huckleberry Finn movie and they had a ball. Tracey, the baby of the family, was so good too (for a change).
The food was tremendous. They had a menu with so many different selections and everything was delicious. It seemed like we ate all day and we would weigh a ton by the time we reached Bremerhaven.
Liz wore the little black dress to dinner one night and Tracey had hers on also. A lady came over and said, “Your children look adorable!” And they did!
— Joyce Phalen, former passenger, who sailed with her daughters Liz and Tracey, and her husband Rich.