A Photographic Record.
By William Miller
The cruise industry has expanded in recent decades and now scores of luxurious cruise ships are sailing the world’s oceans with even more grander vessels being planned and built. The greatest of the modern cruise ships are superbly documented in this comprehensive text and photographic tribute.
Ocean liner enthusiasts and armchair travelers alike will enjoy comparing the designs of over 100 ships ranging from the venerable Queen of Bermuda to the 73,000-ton Sovereign of the Seas. Among those floating pleasure palaces depicted are Bahama Star, Caronia, Cunard Princess, Delta Queen, Empress of Britain, Michaelangelo, Nordic Prince, Pacific Princess, Queen Elizabeth 2, Rotterdam, Royal Viking Sun, Achille Lauro, Prinsendam, Scandinavia, United States and Windsong. Exteriors and luxuriously appointed interiors are presented including ships’ histories, tonnages, statistics, dimensions, passenger capacity and speed.
The book concludes with the future leviathans such as the proposed billion-dollar World City. Here is a cavalcade of cruise ships certain to find admirers among ship lovers and cruise enthusiasts attracted by the luxury, glamour and excitement of ocean travel today.
144 pages. 184 photographs. Softback.