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Seafaring life, ocean travel, etc.

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  • Cruise Sector Growthby Alexis Papathanassis

    Gabler Verlag 2009; US$ 89.45

    Scale is a central theme of the cruise industry. Excessive scale in the ocean liner business gave rise to the birth of cruising in the 1960s. Air travel had gradually replaced ocean travel, and the ships built for scheduled passenger services were put to other uses, such as leisure cruises. For the cruise lines, the achievement of cost-saving scale... more...

  • Sailors, Whalers, Fantastic Sea Voyagesby Valerie Petrillo

    Chicago Review Press 2003; US$ 11.99

    Children are fascinated with sailing ships, lighthouses, whaling, shipwrecks, and mutinies, and these 50-plus activities will provide them with a boatful of fun. This activity guide shows kids what life was like for the greenhands, old salts, and captains on the high seas during the great age of sail in the 19th century: aboard square-riggers, clippers,... more...

  • Ocean Travel and Cruisingby Kaye Sung Chon; Arthur Asa Berger

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 62.95

    A one-of-a-kind analysis of ocean cruising! In Ocean Travel and Cruising: A Cultural Analysis, noted author Arthur Asa Berger turns his critical eye to the phenomenon of ocean cruising. This academically solid yet reader-friendly book brings a multidisciplinary cultural studies approach to the subject, examining ocean cruising from economic, semiotic,... more...

  • North-east to Muscovyby C P Mayers

    The History Press 2005; US$ 15.99

    North-East to Muscovy explores important and overlooked sea voyages, the motivation behind them, the geographical knowledge acquired on them which put England in the forefront of cartography, and the extraordinary dealings of the Muscovy Company - which included passing on a proposal of marriage to Elizabeth I from Ivan the Terrible. more...

  • PassPorter's Disney Cruise Line and Its Ports of Callby Dave Marx; Jennifer Marx

    PassPorter Travel Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    This 12th edition offers an unprecedented level of detail in a Disney Cruise guidebook, including in-depth coverage of the line's brand-new cruise ships, the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, its presence in Alaska and the Mediterranean, and its 2015 ports of embarkation: Port Canaveral, Miami, San Juan, San Diego, Vancouver, Barcelona, Copenhagen,... more...

  • Cruising the Eastern Caribbeanby Diane Rapp; Laura Rapp

    Hunter Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    This book offers comprehensive coverage of vessels that cruise the region and what they offer--service, cabin details, amenities, passenger/crew ratio, dining options and itineraries. The guide covers: Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, Guadeloupe, St. Thomas & Martinique. The author tells you how to get the most... more...

  • Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sailby Sam Jefferson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 21.99

    In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China, the ships combined beauty with breathtaking performance. With over 200 gorgeous paintings and illustrations, and thrilling descriptions of the... more...

  • Essential Little Cruise Bookby Jim West; Ann Burgess

    Globe Pequot Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    Cruise offerings abound, but making the most of your experience takes information that is harder to come by. The Essential Little Cruise Book , now in its fourth edition, is a compact collection of cruise wisdom. It holds everything you need to know for a perfect vacation at sea and answers such questions as how do you snag the best cabin in... more...

  • Cruise Ships The Small Scale Fleetby Peter C. Smith

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 20.00

    Peter C. Smith presents us here with the second release in his visually splendid Cruise Ships series. Whilst his first book concerned itself with the large-scale ships currently cruising through our seas (those weighing 40,000 GT and more) this volume focusses on the other end of the market; the ships that weigh in at less than 40,000 GT, but which... more...

  • Ned Myersby James Fenimore Cooper

    The Floating Press 2015; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    Quebec-born Ned Myers was a fascinating character who knew he was destined for a life on the sea from an early age. Orphaned as a young boy, Myers ran away to New York City at the tender age of 11 to fulfill his dream. On one of his voyages, Myers made the acquaintance of American author James Fenimore Cooper, who was so taken with this salty sea dog... more...