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Cruise Confidential

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

An insider's look at the crazy life of cruise ship employees!!

Those who want to live a truly adventurous life work on cruise ships. Those who are less adventurous can live vicariously through Brian Bruns' book, Cruise Confidential! Cruise ship employees live a truly crazy life filled with tons of hard work mixed with moments of e...
Those who want to live a truly adventurous life work on cruise ships. Those who are less adventurous can live vicariously through Brian Bruns' book, Cruise Confidential! Cruise ship employees live a truly crazy life filled with tons of hard work mixed with moments of excitement!! This book is a fun read that will give you a new appreciation for those that make cruising enjoyable!

posted by FrostyHarwood on November 13, 2008

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Fiction or Non-Fiction?

Starts off sizzling, then fades toward boring. You have to wonder how much of this is truth vs. make believe. If you enjoy cruising, this is a good read. Take it with you on a cruise and as you sit on your balcony reading, wonder, just wonder what is going on several...
Starts off sizzling, then fades toward boring. You have to wonder how much of this is truth vs. make believe. If you enjoy cruising, this is a good read. Take it with you on a cruise and as you sit on your balcony reading, wonder, just wonder what is going on several decks below. Readers will pay more attention to ship's crew, that's for sure.

posted by cg67 on June 14, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Started out great but ran out of steam real fast

    The first 50 pages were great the rest bored me to tears. I found it quite difficult to finish the book. I laughed a lot and this probably would be great to take to the beach. I just felt it was too much of the same information repeated over and over. Plus it makes me feel guilty when I go on a cruise going forward to ask my waiter for anything now that I am aware of all the running around they have to do. I prefer not to know what other's job entails especially when I am on vacation. I just want to relax and have a good time, not think how many laps I make someone run around to get me what I have paid for.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 18, 2010

    Not Compelling, A very light read

    As another reviewer noted, despite trying to cheaply capitalize on the title of Anthony Bourdain's book, this is not the same sort of book. Nothing wrong with a little sex & drugs in a story like this, but surely there should be more to 300 pages than that.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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