The British Cruise Ship

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    The British Cruise Ship

    An Illustrated History 1844-1939

    Ian Collard

    Amberley 2013

    Paperback 128pp Illustrated 167x246mm

    9781445621210   Product Code: 19854

    It was a novelty in 1844 when P&O began to offer passages on their regular steamer routes, travelling as far as the Mediterranean to visit places such as Athens or Constantinople before returning to England. Leisure cruising grew in popularity and by the 1880s ships were being built specifically for the purpose. This book tells the story of British cruising through archive photographs and illustrations of the ships and their passengers as well as posters, advertisements and other contemporary ephemera.

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