Sailing to the Sun: Cruising History and Evolution

By William H Miller

Author: William H Miller


Publisher: Fonthill Media

ISBN: 978 17815 57037


The international cruise industry is booming with some 100 new liners being built or on order in mid-2017 with over 25 million travellers.

Sailing to the Sun: Cruising History and Evolution tells the complete story of cruise history – its development, diversity and ships that lead to today’s extraordinary growth and expansion.

This stunning book in crisp colour and mono looks at 150 years of cruising, travelling from port to port for recreation rather than purpose. Early cruising is explored and continues into the 1920s and 1930s when in the Depression era, cruising became a form of escape.

There are further chapters on the Caronia, the most luxurious ship afloat in the 1950s, and the narrative shifts to cruising in the 1960s as airlines eliminated traditional liner services.

Then in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the creation of such mass market cruise lines as Norwegian Caribbean Lines, Royal Caribbean and Carnival. The construction of cruise ships in the 1980s is celebrated and continues in 2017 with the commissioning of the biggest liner yet, the 6,600-passenger Harmony of the Seas.


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