Oceanic travel has changed a great deal since the idea of a cruise liner was conceived. From the birth of the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (known today as P&O) to the legendary Queen Mary II
, the idea of hopping on a ship for a joy ride has risen to new heights.
Within his book Giants of the Sea
, Aaron Saunders chronicles a different sort of sea-bound beast; he gathers together a list of the ships that transformed modern cruising, for a wander through cruising history as leisurely as the cruises themselves.
Each cruise liner within this book has a special purpose for being there. For example, the 1990-built Crown Princess
is included because it was designed by Renzo Piano – the man whom also designed Osaka’s Kansai International Airport, the New York Times building, and Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz.
Waves of information and interior photographs await you within Giants of the Sea
. You’ll see ships that bent over backwards to take out the “largest cruise ship ever built” title, while others strove for a sense of exploration and innovation.
Giants of the Sea features:
- Hardcover, 192 pages.
- An in-depth look at forty of the world's most influential modern cruise liners, from 1988 onwards.
- Includes historic photographs, as well as photographs of modern cruise ship interiors.
Dimensions: 27 x 21cm.