Re: Was 'Ten Forward' always on the ship?
^ Maybe just the name.
Meaning: When the ship was first launched, possibly it didn't have a fancy name that was cute to say. But calling it "Ten Forward" gave it an air of sophistication and made it 'trendy' for everyone to go there.
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