The East Indiaman HCS `Halsewell' set sail on 1 January 1786, en route from England to India. Her dramatic demise touched the very heart of the nation. It inspired Charles Dickens to put pen to paper; J. M. W. Turner to apply brush to canvas, and the King and Queen to pay homage at the very place where the catastrophe occurred.
The Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co., today P&O Cruises, has been taking passengers all over the world since 1837. Join the author on a world cruise. Find out how world travel has changed, and, in some cases, has not. Using extracts from old diaries, guide books and accounts, the writer compares cruising today with yesteryear.
Nick Ardley, an eccentric anachronism from a simpler age, sails his clinker sloop between Rochester and Richmond to look at a century of change. The acrid-belching chimneys have evaporated, refineries closed, but the banks remain alive. He dips and dabbles along the way, exploring salt marshes, graves, industrial ruins, and renewal.
Cruise ships visit ports around the world, and the ships are amenity-filled, moving resorts. But when did it all begin? This book looks at the evolution of cruising from the mid-nineteenth century onwards. By the late Sixties, purposeful cruise ships were being built and these spawned today's fleet, including the largest passenger ships ever ......
The Cunard QUEENS are known to millions; they attract attention wherever they sailed, but the QUEEN MARY is possibly the most beloved. She sailed for 31 years, carried millions of passengers and made over 1000 trips across the Atlantic. She is a ship of great memories-passengers on crossings, officer & crew and soldiers during World War II.
This book follows the evolution of ocean liner design, its grandeur and occasionally its lower-class simplicity. There are the lavish suites, staterooms, even the austerity of third class and steerage. But mostly it is the luxury columned lounges, marble fireplaces, the chandeliers and the palms that are featured on these highly illustrated pages.