Despite the general depression that has afflicted the shipping and shipbuilding industries, the cruise industry has continued to support an ever-increasing number of cruise ships. The cruising slump of the mid-1970s, which was mainly due to the oil crisis, has been reversed, and several newbuildings are of record size. The purpose of this paper is to provide a historical background for understanding the present-day cruise industry. It reviews the development of the industry from its conception in 1835 to the present, with an appreciation of the cruise ships themselves and of how they have adapted to modern requirements.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Payne, S M
  • Publication Date: 1990-5

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 26p., incl. discuss.
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  • Accession Number: 00660699
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM