The Captain's Log

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The book contains short stories about the life on board a cruise ship. It is written by a captain and everything in the book really happened. Most of the stories are humorous and some serious. They evolve around crew and passengers alike and do give an insight into the daily life on board a ship. Some of these stories have been and still are published in magazines and highly successful.

About the Author The author, Hans Mateboer, worked on cruise ships in various ranks since ...

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Overview

The book contains short stories about the life on board a cruise ship. It is written by a captain and everything in the book really happened. Most of the stories are humorous and some serious. They evolve around crew and passengers alike and do give an insight into the daily life on board a ship. Some of these stories have been and still are published in magazines and highly successful.

About the Author The author, Hans Mateboer, worked on cruise ships in various ranks since 1980 and has been a Captain since 1993. The small daily happenings on board, which often are hilareous, inspired him to write a series of short stories about this subject. Hans and his wife Lisa, live in North carolina

Book Reviews Oivind Mathisen Publisher of 'Cruise Industry News' "My magazine is read back first, as these stories always take up the last pages."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780975948705
  • Publisher: Cruise Books
  • Publication date: 10/4/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 837,215
  • Product dimensions: 0.58 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Hans Mateboer is an actual deep sea captain, who spends half the year on board cruise ships sailing all over the world. Originally from the Netherlands, his interest in water, ships and the sea was only natural. It however was accelerated by the numerous books he read as a child, about ships, the oceans and the people involved. This finally evolved in him going to nautical school and joining a shipping line. After sailing on freighters, tankers, bulk carriers and just about any other type of ship plying the oceans, he finally ended up on cruise ships where he decided to stay. He made it to Captain and was involved in the building of four new ships. He was closely involved with the start up of Disney Cruise Line

Coming from a family where it is quite normal to write, (an uncle held the record at 42 books), to publish newspaper articles regularly and to be involved in language, it seemed normal for him to do the same. However, after writing for a local paper for a few years, he met his wife and decided to move to the United States and the regular articles stopped. It was not until three years after his move that he got in touch with Cruise Industry News, a trade magazine, and together with them, he decided to brush up his writing skills. The articles published became a success and resulted in this book called The Captain's Log.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2011

    Very enjoyable

    Not the most expertly-written prose I've ever read, but the stories are interesting. I've read accounts from passengers, a member of the dining room crew, a member of the entertainment staff, and now I've heard from the man in charge. Everybody has different experiences. It was fun to read about how things look from the top.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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