Dreams Come True, Memories Made
Regal Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Review summaryThis cruise was very special to me. I probably experienced something few others ever have. In May of 1943 I was adopted. I had always known that fact as it was not hidden from me from my earliest memories. On June 1, 2018 I was “found” by my birth family. My birth father joined the United States Marine Corps on November 10, 1942. He left for recruit training in San Diego not realizing that he had left his girlfriend in a family way. After boot camp he was shipped out to the South Pacific. She went “away” to have the child (me). After a relatively “safe” period of time she returned home. In September of 1943, my father returned home on leave from the South Pacific and he and my mother married. They subsequently had two daughters, my sisters. My birth family settled in Southern California. I grew up in Georgia. When I turned 18, I joined the United States Marine Corps. Upon discharge in July, 1965 I relocated to Southern California. I was never aware that my birth family also resided in Southern California. We crossed paths many times unaware of each other. In 2010 I relocated to Georgia. My adoptive parents passed away in 1995 and 2002. My mother kept her vow, of never trying to find me or my adoptive family, that she signed in 1943. My birth parents died in December, 2017 and January, 2018. My sisters set out to find me. They were successful! I had booked this cruise in March of 2018. One of my sisters and her husband, my brother-in-law joined us on the cruise and I felt the power of DNA! We immediately bonded. I can’t imagine a more wonderful setting to join my family. We related the story to others on the cruise. This story had a happy ending. Thank you Princess for your part in the family reunited and the memories made!
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Love the updated Medallion process.
Ports of call
Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island) Did not visit port