Giants of the Seas, The Ships that transformed Modern Cruising


The author traces the origins and key stages of the development of what is now a significant industry that is already worth $30 billion and continuing to grow. The well-written text is supported by lavish illustration, that covers the growing size of cruise ships, their luxurious appointments and services, but also includes the specialist cruise ships that now provide luxury cruising on the great rivers of Europe.

The author has drawn on his own extensive experience of cruising and provided an excellent selection of vessels to provide a very good picture of the industry and its operations. This is essential reading for anyone intending to take up cruising and an enjoyable insight for those who love ships and are interested in their capabilities in cruising.





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