The Joy of Cruising: Passionate Cruisers, Fascinating Stories

The Joy of Cruising: Passionate Cruisers, Fascinating Stories

by Paul C. Thornton

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The Joy of Cruising is about passion. Award-winning author Paul C. Thornton profiles travelers from all over the world with a passion for cruising and who act on that passion in creative and fascinating ways. From a Grammy award winner, Poker Hall of Famer, winner of the TV series Last Comic Standing, to "ordinary" cruisers doing extraordinary things, The Joy of Cruising will fascinate anyone who has ever cruised, aspires to take a cruise, or just loves travel. The Joy of Cruising is an anthology that takes a look at the magic of cruising from the vantage point of travelers passionate about travel—a compendium of anecdotes, stories, and profiles of cruisers who have some unique or interesting perspective. It is not cruise-line specific, nor an industry overview, cruising guide/how-to, exposé or behind the scenes. The Joy of Cruising is a positive examination of why cruisers do what they do in the pursuit of their passion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543959246
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 01/31/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 359
File size: 29 MB
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About the Author

Grand prize winner 2017 North Street Book Prize! Paul C. Thornton is originally from Brooklyn and Long Island, New York. The Joy of Cruising is Paul's second book, a stark departure from his first: White Man's Disease, a memoir described as "gripping and inspiring" in the press release announcing it as the winner of the North Street Book Prize, about Paul's harrowing brush with death, journey of recovery from trauma, resilience and ultimately transformation. White Man's Disease is at once poignant, sad, tragic and funny. Despite their very different subjects, at the heart of both White Man's Disease and The Joy of Cruising is passion and how passionate people do wondrous things. Paul lives in Fort Myers, Florida with his wife Cheryl and considers cruising with their grandchildren life's ultimate escape. Paul longs to cruise as much as the people he writes about in The Joy of Cruising.

Table of Contents

Dedication 1

Acknowledgements 3

The Joy of Cruising 5

The Joy of Cruising 7

Marathoner of the Seas: Joe Church 15

Jim Zim 32

The Godmother: Elizabeth Hill 45

The Influencers 55

Dana Freeman Travels: Cruising with Grandma 57

Sheri Griffiths: CruiseTipsTV 70

The Traveling Wife Cruising Around the World: Lucy Williams 83

Ships and Champagne 94

Cruisers Like You and Me…Sort Of 103

Bill and Rosie, and Mark and Leanne, and Karen and Jerry 105

A Cruising Ministry 126

Cuba Cruising 134

Seventeen Seas 157

Cruising's Young and Restless 165

Cruising's Young and Restless 167

Cruising Isn't Just for Old People 196

Cruise Bloggers: The Readers' Choice 206

Cruise Bloggers: The Readers' Choice 208

CruiseMiss: Danielle Fear 210

Popular Cruising: Jason Leppert 220

Royal Caribbean Blog: Matt Hochberg 228

Disney Cruise Line Blog: Scott Sanders 235

Theme Cruising: Two Passions in One 242

Theme Cruising: Two Passions in One 244

Malt Shop Memories 250

Festival at Sea 258

Music On the Ocean: Cruise Production, Inc. 275

Card Player Cruises 287

ETA Motorcycle Cruises 294

Performing On the Ocean 306

The Cruise Director: Alonzo Bodden 308

Jazz On the Ocean: The Legendary Manny Kellough 316

Lectures and Luxury 326

Laughter On the Ocean: AJ Jamal 336

The Joy of Cruising Reprise 346

The Holidays 348

About the Author 352

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