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Each year, thousands embark on popular cruises to ports from Alaska to Bermuda, from the Norwegian fjords to the Greek Isles, in search of relaxation, adventure and romance. Liners to the Sun revels in the past glories of the ocean-liner and examines with thorough and affectionate detail today's best ships.

Ship aficionados and casual cruisers alike will gain a new insight and appreciation for these great ships that have become "floating vacation resorts." Liners to the Sun ...

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Each year, thousands embark on popular cruises to ports from Alaska to Bermuda, from the Norwegian fjords to the Greek Isles, in search of relaxation, adventure and romance. Liners to the Sun revels in the past glories of the ocean-liner and examines with thorough and affectionate detail today's best ships.

Ship aficionados and casual cruisers alike will gain a new insight and appreciation for these great ships that have become "floating vacation resorts." Liners to the Sun takes a candid look at their rich history, construction and crew. With stories gathered from years of research as well as his own personal experiences, author John Maxtone-Graham reveals how ship, crew and passenger have changed—and stayed the same. Filled with photos and drawings, this fascinating book proves that the journey, not the destination, is the most fun.


About the Author:

John Maxtone-Graham is a maritime historian, author and lecturer specializing in the history of ocean liners and cruise ships. His most famous book, The Only Way To Cross, was recently reissued by Barnes and Noble. He is the co-author of the best-selling Titanic Survivor, by Violet Jessop.

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New York Times
Mandatory reading for those who love ships, the sea and the ways of travelers. The cruise passenger who is serious about his fun will surely carry Liners to the Sun in his luggage.
Midwest Book Review
Liners to the Sun is an engaging and informative ocean travelogue which also offers considerable insight on the past, present, and possible future of ocean cruising. [M]ore than 250 black-and-white photographs and drawings, showcased with an authentically detailed narration, and an attention to the nuts-and-bolts of shipboard voyages, combine to make Liners to the Sun an especially recommended title for anyone wanting or needing to learn more about the realities and experiences of life on the waves in general, and ocean bound cruising in particular.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574091083
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/19/2000
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
1 Cruise Lines 1
2 Newbuilding 12
3 Class Distinctions 52
4 Cruises Past 102
5 Tropical Rig 190
6 Cabin Fever 234
7 Backstage 268
8 Dark Nights 300
9 Cruises Present 345
10 Cruises to Come 441
Appendix A Postscript to Crossings 461
Bibliography 475
Index 479
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2001

    A wonderful book !

    I am a great fan of this author and have read this book many times. Its a wonderful , fun read and brings the the whole cruise experience to life, even for the arm chair traveller! I have been on many cruises and this book captures the entire experience.

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