By William H. Miller
The selection of 26 of the great ships covered in this book is superb. All the major leading maritime nations are well represented by some of the world’s most glamorous ocean liners. Ocean Liner Chronicles has a chapter on each vessel with fresh photographs, anecdotes from passengers, crew or owner that enlivens the ship’s career. From the early, unforgettable and ever-popular classics, the ship beautiful Aquitania; the fabulous Ile de France; the German giant Bremen; the brilliant Britannic; the stately Italian Vulcania; the enduring Malolo; the honeymoon ship Queen of Bermuda; paquebot supreme Normandie; darling of the Dutch, Nieuw Amsterdam; Israel’s Shalom; the second Mauretania; Yankee flagship America; green goddess Caronia, to the Caribbean trendsetter Song of Norway, to latest generation of cruise ships, the mega- Carnival Destiny, the P&O record-breaker Grand Princess and a new dimension, Disney Magic. If your favorite is not here, it may appear in the future.
The newer cruise ships have brought back to life the otherwise doomed great passenger liner and offer the enthusiastic public the opportunity more than ever to enjoy the experience of traveling at sea. These ships have created an interest in the traditions and heritage from the classic ocean liners of the past, an interest that convinced most modern cruise companies to celebrate that glorious custom, reproducing on board some of the décor or beautiful art that was once on board the “old ladies”. This wonderfully illustrated book combines past and present and, as you look through the pages, you will be embarking on a marvelous virtual voyage at sea. Softbound. 162 black and white and 13 color photos. 136 pages.