Elizabeth II

Letters: Ocean liners of old, car rental returns and Boaty McBoatface

I read "Turning Ships Into Big Resorts" [Cruise News, May 15, by Rosemary McClure] with great interest.

When I was a child and again as a young adult I traveled on the “old-fashioned” ships, cruising the Caribbean on the venerable Nassau and crossing the Atlantic on the Queen Mary and the France. This was before the advent of nonstop entertainment.

The mega-ship craze has kept me from another big-ship voyage until recently. We have booked a cruise to Alaska this summer. It's a test to see if we like modern cruising. I don't understand the need for constant stimuli.

I was never bored on those classic ships even as a child and wish a shipping line...