A Couple of Good Reads For Our Repeat Cargo-Passenger Clients

Pictured, left to right,  at the 75th Anniversary reception of the Propeller Club of London at IMO headquarters are Lord Ambrose Greenway, past president of Cruise Europe and author of Cargo Liners: An Illustrated History, Kevin Griffin, managing director of The Cruise People Ltd,  Canadian television and print journalist Fred Langan and Jean van Steenberghe, vice president of Fednav Europe Ltd.

Lord Greenway’s latest book Cargo Liners, An Illustrated History can be purchased at Pen and Sword Books for £15.20 a copy, reduced from £18.99. This new book, illustrated with a magnificent collection of more than 300 photographs, begins with the establishment of routes around Europe and across the North Atlantic in the 1850s. Not until compound engines were developed did vessels steam further afield, to the Far East and Australia. The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 cemented the dominance of the cargo liner and only with the appearance of the first container ships was that dominance overthrown. Many of these ships carried up to twelve passengers.

For those who speak French, the latest edition of  the Guide des Voyages en Cargo (et autres navires) by Hugo Verlomme and Mark Bombail can be purchased from Amazon UK for £15.54.Listing hundreds of routes across seas and oceans worldwide. Mythical destinations: Buenos Aires, Valparaiso, Singapore, Sydney, Papéeté, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Vancouver … the poles, the tropics, islands, fjords and icebergs. Ships large and small will take you there, merchant ships, working ships, cargo ships, coasters, expedition ships. Sea voyages with style. Thanks to an amazing choice of routes, ships and itineraries, travellers in larger numbers are turning towards the sea, happy to escape the realms of mass market tourism and the dictates of airlines. Included in this work is an interview with Cruise People head Kevin Griffin.

For further details of cargo ship voyages please call Miri Lopusna at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail cruise@cruisepeople.co.uk.

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