The Cruise Ship Phenomenon in North America

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PA hard cover New English. Even taking into account the extraordinarily prosperous economic climate of the late twentieth century, the number of people who now choose a cruise ... ship vacation is phenomenal. The number of passengers leaving from North American ports leaped from 330, 000 in 1965 to nearly seven million at the turn of the century. This book gives the reader a sense of the scope of the cruise ship industry, tracing the backgrounds of various cruise lines and providing information about the time, money, and effort that go into the myriad details encountered between building plan and cruising itinerary. From shipbuilders to cruise operators and the peripheral businesses of airlines, hotels, and land-based transportation and tour companies, cruise ships have spawned a far-reaching network that affects millions of passengers and involves billions of dollars. As an added bonus, the wealth of information in a detailed appendix gives readers an instant history of the ships, including notes on specifi Read more Show Less

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Cudahy (an independent scholar with a PhD in philosophy and a passion for transportation) looks at the early days of the cruise ship industry and discusses contemporary cruise ship design, cruise markets, and the evolution of the burgeoning, recreation-oriented business. Coverage also includes the challenges of managing cruise lines and regulations governing the industry. A detailed appendix presents an instant history of the major cruise line ships, including notes on specifications, builders, registry, and passenger capacity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870335297
  • Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
Chapter 1 Early Days 3
Chapter 2 The Industry Today 17
Chapter 3 Carnival Cruise Lines 38
Chapter 4 Royal Caribbean International 60
Chapter 5 Princess Cruises 79
Chapter 6 Norwegian Cruise Line 98
Chapter 7 Holland America Line 117
Chapter 8 Cunard Line and Seabourn Cruise Line 131
Chapter 9 Celebrity Cruises 143
Chapter 10 More Choices 156
Chapter 11 Managing the Fleet 194
Chapter 12 Building Cruise Ships 210
Chapter 13 The Regulatory Environment 229
Epilogue 239
Appendix A Cruise Ship Fleet Rosters 243
Appendix B Cruise Ship Locations and Itineraries: July 4, 2000 333
Bibliography 343
Index 349
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