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Sailing to the Sun


Cruising History and Evolution
by William H Miller

Today, the worldwide cruise industry is booming and there are more liners carrying more passenger than ever before in all maritime history. There were some 120 new cruise ships built during last year alone which included the biggest and the most luxurious afloat. Cruise ships visit ports around the world and the ships themselves are amenityfilled, moving resort-hotels. But when did it all begin? This book looks at the evolution of cruising, from the mid-nineteenth century. It chronicles the growth of long, luxury cruising in the 1920s and then, in the Depression-era 1930s when cruising reached the general public as a form of escape. By the latesixties, purposeful cruise ships were being built and these spawned today’s fleet, including the largest passenger ships ever built. Lavishly illustrated with b&w and colour photographs and ephemera, this is another enjoyable read from ‘Mr Ocean Liner’, Bill Miller. 127 pages.

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William H Miller


Cruises, General Interest


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