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Voyages: The Romance of Cruising Hardcover – September 15, 1999

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Even if you're the sort who vows never to set foot on a cruise ship again, you will adore this book, easily drinking in the visual riches served up from the global punch bowl. Yes, there are plenty of pictures of grand ocean liners--snapped from above and from within these bits of Las Vegas at sea. But even more gasp-worthy are Harvey Lloyd's photos of 100 ports of call--from Rio de Janeiro to Singapore to Casablanca to Melbourne to Montreal to St. Petersburg. The hundreds of texturally rich photos alone sell this book, but there are a dozen well-written accompanying chapters that speak to history and life in these places first built up because they touch water. For anyone feeling that the world is boring or small, who feels stifled and boxed into routine, this book provides instant escape. More than a mere picture book, it's also ideal as a travel-planning tool, even if, vowing to never set foot on a cruise ship again, you're taking a plane. In short: an affordable treasure with sensual images so intoxicating they serve as a mind-soothing elixir. --Melissa Rossi

About the Author

Photographer Harvey Lloyd is well known throughout the travel industry for the rare and vivid images he captures. He has been made Fuji Film's official photographer for the cruise industry. Jay Clarke, travel editor of the Miami Herald, introduces the reader to the book's elements, concepts, and contributors.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: DK Travel (September 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789446170
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789446176
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 10.2 x 12.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,854,099 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lucy on January 7, 2000
Format: Hardcover
If you're a cruiser, this book will make your mouth water with its stunning photos of ships. A Christmas gift I will long cherish.
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Format: Hardcover
My wife and are are cruise fanatics, and this book is perfect for us. It's full of huge spreads of beautiful cruise photos. And it's not all standard marketing stuff, there's some very poignant shots of the ship that effectively capture the romance of ocean travel.

The ports of call information is great, too. We used it to show our cruising partners where we were headed on our next trip.

Great book!!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca of Amazon HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 16, 2002
Format: Hardcover
If you can look through the stunning photography by Harvey Lloyd and not instantly want to toss all your cares and sail away to paradise, you are a stronger person than I could ever be. I definitely hear Mazatlan calling my name.

Your heart might also start to beat just a little faster as you think about standing on the deck of the Royal Viking Sun at Venice as it basks in the golden glow of dawn over the Adriatic. Sigh...

Voyages gives the reader a journey of sheer visual pleasure to 100 of the world's most exciting ports of call. These have been selected by the world's leading travel writers.

Each destination is reviewed and rated according to: adventure, entertainment, romance, cuisine and shopping (very important aspect). Jay Clark fills in the details and has been traveling since the age of five. His articles have appeared in every major newspaper in America. The writing is flawless and captures each moment.

"Every Time I Sail into port on a cruise ship, a surge of anticipation builds inside me. I know I'm about to embark on another extraordinary adventure. I revel at the thought of the new places and new faces I'll encounter. I look forward to immersing myself in a different culture, eating out-of-the-ordinary foods, shopping for exotic goods, and seeing sights and scenes totally unlike those at home." -Jay Clarke

I was a bit apprehensive about cruising, now I am dying to go on cruise vacation! You will find the information is organized into eleven geographic regions. The east Coast of North America, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, the West Coast of North America, Oceania, the Far East, Africa, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and Northern Europe. A map on the inside covers helps you to locate your dream vacation spots.

Intoxicatingly Beautiful Photography!

~The Rebecca Review
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