Jackie Bancroft Spencer Morgan (“Jackie”) took two glorious cruises with her husband, Ronnie Lee Morgan (“Ron”) in the last four years of her life. These were four-month cruises on the elegant Seven Seas Voyager at a cost of $100,000 per month. Jackie and Ron kept separate state rooms at the bow of the ship with open views of the ocean and ports of call.
These cruises were for the very wealthy, the elite. The enforced dress code was as follows: “Elegant Casual wear includes skirt, or slacks (no jeans) with blouse or sweater, pant suit or dress for ladies; slacks (no jeans) and collared shirt for gentlemen. Sport jackets are optional. While Elegant Casual is always appropriate, during Formal Optional evenings guests may opt for a more formal choice of clothing including gowns and cocktail dresses for ladies; tuxedos, dinner jackets or dark suit with tie for gentlemen.”
Opulence and formality was the ambiance, reflective of the time of the “Great Gatsby.” I write of wealth and Jackie’s life and Ron’s deviance in my book: “Observer: The Ronnie Lee and Jackie Bancroft Spencer Morgan Story, a tale of people, greed, envy, manipulation — even crime”