Full Steam Ahead A Golden Age of Cruises
Author: Boris Danzer-Kantof
Publisher/Date: UK: Scriptum Editions (c. 2013) 1st printing.
Format/Condition: New hardcover book with dust jacket in Fine condition. 192 pages, bibliography. Dimensions: 9.75 x 12.5 inches. Lavishly illustrated in color and black and white.
Description: A stunning record of the golden age of cruising offers a visual feast of life both on board and ashore, then and now, from privileged enclave to luxury for all. With its irresistible promise of freedom, romance, and history, the cruise has always offered a timeless experience far removed from that of everyday life, ensuring that its allure has remained undiminished to this day. From its beginnings in the late 19th century to its renaissance in the 1970s, the world of the cruise has shown itself to be endlessly adaptable.
Abundantly illustrated with archival and contemporary photos-some filling two pages, and most previously unpublished-as well as documents, passenger travel diaries, and promotional brochures and posters, this volume takes the reader on a journey aboard some of the world's most legendary cruise liners from the 1930s to the present day, visiting ports of call in the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, the Great North and the Poles, Latin America, East and South Africa, and the Far East. From the earliest flimsy pleasure boats to the mighty steamers and floating palaces of recent times, take to the seas and journey to glamorous ports of call near and far, as you embark on a captivating voyage.
Also the author of Palaces et Grands Hôtels de Légende and The World of Department Stores, cultural historian and archivist Boris Dänzer-Kantof imbues the book with the excitement of travel and the nostalgia of bygone glamour.
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