Then Leisure cruising launched in 1966, when the Norwegian Caribbean line chartered the M/S Sunward from the then-obscure port of Miami. The onboard skeet shooting, shuffleboard, and slot machines were what people wrote home about.

Now The since-renamed Norwegian Cruise Line launches its latest vessel (bringing the total to seven, with two more expected in November). The new M/S Norwegian Sun comes complete with an eight-story atrium, 11 bars, a colossal casino, nine restaurants, and a sizable spa.