By William H. Miller, Jr.
Big, fast, and powerful, Queen Mary lived a long life that included 1,001 successful Atlantic crossings. The ship at one time held the record for the fastest North Atlantic passage and for a number of years carried the rich and famous across the ocean in luxury. Her running mate, Queen Elizabeth, christened four years earlier, saw service in World War II and afterward provided deluxe Atlantic travel. These two ships, among the most famous and successful ocean liners of the twentieth century, are given royal treatment in this authorative volume––their heralded debuts, magnificent lounges, staterooms, other amenities including maritime rivalry. Their royal successors, Queen Elizabeth 2 and Queen Mary 2––are also covered as are a host of other splendid ships. 200 rare photos of impressive interiors and exteriors––a delight for ship lovers and armchair travelers, this affectionate pictorial reminiscence will also provide maritime historians with a wealth of information. 116 pages. Softcover.