Article by David Barnett – The Telegraph, Jan 30, 2019
All aboard the HMS OMD: the strange world of Eighties pop throwback cruises
If you can remember the 1960s, then, of course, you weren’t there. But what of the 1980s? Well, if you can remember that decade, then you were quite possibly on a cruise ship in the North Sea in the middle of October, your teenage kids festooned at their grandparents’, the cockerpoo safely stowed in the kennels and an unlimited drinks card burning a hole in the pocket of your neon Lycra shorts.
It’s cold, and wet, and decidedly un-festive as the sumptuous Navigator of the Seas departs Southampton Docks, but who cares about sun?
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