Cruise Britannia: The Story of the British Cruise Ship / Edition 2

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This extensive volume, newly updated and expanded, provides a complete history of the British cruise ship, from the dawn of cruising through the glamorous 1930s and up to the current fleets of dedicated cruise ships. It takes a nostalgic look back at ships such as P&O’s white sisters, the Caronia—the first dedicated cruise ship—and such modern vessels as Andes, Canberra, Victoria, and QE2.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752444437
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Edition description: Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Cartwright is the coauthor with Clive Harvey of The Saga Sisters. Clive Harvey is the editor of Sea Lines magazine and the author of RMS Empress of Britain and Normandie: Liner of Legend.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Preface 8
1 A Brief History of Cruising from the Nineteenth Century up to 1975 9
2 Decline and Rebirth 37
3 Britons Cruise the Waves - the British Cruise Market in the Twenty-First Century 55
4 Cruise Britannia - the Ships 65
Bibliography 221
Index 222
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