Giants of the Sea: The Ships that TransformedModern Cruising

Seaforth Publishing. What keeps the passengers coming in such huge numbers isn’t the food, the ports or the entertainment. The cruise ship market is a 30 billion-dollar industry, and in 2013 it is estimated that it will carry more than 20 million passengers; nor is there any sign of a slow down in the seven percent annual growth.

They come for the magnificent floating palaces themselves, the giants of the sea. In this new book, the author showcases the most influential cruise ships of the last three decades beginning with Royal Caribbean’s groundbreaking Sovereign of the Seas. The reader is taken aboard thirty of the most spectacular ships to reveal how their innovative designs changed the landscape of modern cruising.

A truly sumptuous and fascinating book for all those drawn to the world of the modern cruise ship. When she was launched in 1988 she was the largest passenger ship constructed since Cunard’s Queen Mary entered service some 48 years earlier, and her entry into service sparked a fiercely competitive building boom that continues to this day.

By employing original and archival photographs, as well as the author’s intimate knowledge of many of these vessels, deck plans, and that its origins can be traced back to one ship, a unique picture is built up of these great ships and it becomes clear that the true Golden Age of Cruising is not in some distant past but exists right now, cruise programs, launched in 1988.


A Cruise Ship Primer: History & Operations

With 172 photographs and illustrations, the cruise ship is examined; its planning, operation, construction, and ultimate fate. More than 240 ships are highlighted as the cruise ship’s history is traced from its origins through to its future projections. Read it before you board and take it along when you sail.

Cruise ships, and can be largely self-contained cities of perhaps 8, can be almost a quarter-mile long, the largest moving man-made objects, as tall as a 25-story building, 000 people. This behind-the-scenes look examines the concept, and how, development, what makes them work, and construction of vessels, as well as ship operations.

This book is a great resource for designers, shipbuilders, architects, and the cruise ship passenger.

Devils on the Deep Blue Sea: The Dreams, Schemes, and Showdowns That Built America's Cruise-Ship Empires

Tax, labor, and environmental laws to make unimaginable profits while bringing the world a new form of leisure. A colorful and compelling behind-the-scenes narrative, Devils on the Deep Blue Sea is a definitive look at the industry and its robber barons who created floating empires. In this terrifically entertaining history, journalist Kristoffer A.

Entrepreneurial genius and bare-knuckle capitalism mate with cultural kitsch as the cruise lines dodge U. S. Garin chronicles the cruise-ship industry, from its rise in the early sixties, to its explosion in the seventies with the hit show The Love Boat, to the current vicious consolidation wars and brazen tax dodges.


Cruise Ships: The World’s Most Luxurious Vessels

Pen sword Maritime. Among the ships included are cunard’s queen victoria and queen mary 2, grand Sea and Celebrity Eclipse, the two Ocean Village ships and the largest of the P&O liners Ventura, Arcadia, the big new Princess Line liners - Ruby, Oceana, Aurora and Artemis. The stunning elegance and luxurious interiors of today’s vast fleet of cruise liners remains unrecorded in all but holiday brochures.

Each liner is illustrated and described with color illustrations of external and interior views. Details of the design, building and service history of each vessel are provided with vital statistics of the ship and its facilities. This book gives a complete overview of the cream of these ships, today’s queens of the sea.

This is a book of reference for maritime enthusiasts, would-be holiday cruisers and those who have been passengers.

First Class Cargo: A History of Combination Cargo-Passenger Ships

The history Press. Pen sword Maritime. They were club-like, even yacht-like, more restful journey, pre-jet travelers who wanted a longer, and preferred by many, away from the often hotel-like quality of the big ocean liners. They also happened to be cargo vessels, carrying holds of cargo while adhering to scheduled sailings.

There were dozens of these ships, often carrying 50-300 passengers in very comfortable, sometimes quite luxurious quarters. William miller presents an important record of a little-documented aspect of maritime history. This book is about the unique, largely ignored and forgotten passenger-cargo ships that were not liners but more than ordinary freighters.

The first appeared in the 1930s but their heyday was post-war until the 1960s.

Holland America Liners 1950-2015

The history Press. In this book, renowned ocean liner historian and author William H. The pride of hal’s post-war fleet was ss rotterdam, completed in 1959, which was one of the first ships on the North Atlantic equipped to offer two-class transatlantic crossings and single-class luxury cruising. Now owned by the american cruise line Carnival, Holland America offers round-the-world voyages and cruises in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Asia.

Pen sword Maritime. However, competition from the airlines meant that in the early 1970s Holland America ended their transatlantic passenger services; in 1973 the company sold its cargo-shipping division. When the second world war ended, only nine of Holland America Line’s twenty-five ships had survived and the company set about rebuilding.

Miller takes a look at the Holland America Line and its post-war fleet up to 2015. Founded in 1873, the holland america Line provided services carrying passengers and freight between the Netherlands and North America.