Cruise America

Cruise America : A History of the American Cruise Industry

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The North American cruise industry is the largest sector of the trade by a long way. Of the 2007 cruise market, which totalled over 16 million, US cruise vacationers alone represented over 70 per cent of the total. With stunning photographs, many of which are in colour, this general history looks at the companies and ships that are dedicated to this particular market. From the big players, the luxury market and niche cruising, to disasters and predictions, this illustrated book covers the whole industry, past, present and future. Authors, Roger Cartwright and Peter Rushton, consider why the taking of an ocean voyage for the pleasure of the journey itself, and not simply as a means of travelling from A to B, came to be so popular, and what the arrival of the mega-ships means for the new age in cruising, providing the perfect guide to cruising and its history across America. Dr Roger I. Cartwright is a respected maritime historian and lecturer and has presented a series of maritime-themed talks on a number of international cruise ships. He has written a number of books for The History Press including P&0 Princess: The Cruise Ships, Cruise Britannia and The Saga Sisters. Peter Rushton joined the legendary Union-Castle Line as a deck cadet in the 1950s which led to a life-long interest in ships and the sea. He is a columnist for World Cruising and is a regular speaker on cruise ships, talking on both Maritime and Ocean Liner history as well as destinations being more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 222 x 244 x 8mm | 480.81g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752449117
  • 9780752449111
  • 1,754,081

About Roger Cartwright

Roger Cartwright is a maritime historian and lecturer and the author of Cruise Britannia and P&O Princess: The Cruise more