Flashback posted a terrific set of photos taken by official cruise ship photographers in the 1990s.
Muir Vidler, who snapped this excellent shot above, recalls:
Another weekly low point was the captain's cocktail party. All the passengers would be herded past the captain for a handshake while I took a grip-and-grin photo of the momentous occasion. It was during one of these shoots that I took the first ever photo that I really liked… I can't remember how, but I had offended a cantankerous American passenger earlier in the cruise so when he came in for his free cocktail and handshake with the captain he gave me this moment of photo-gold.