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The Cruise of the Snark By Jack London
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The Cruise of the Snark (1913) is a memoir of Jack and Charmian London’s 1907-1909 voyage across the Pacific. His descriptions of “surf-riding”, which he dubbed a “royal... More > sport”, helped introduce it to and popularize it with the mainland. London writes: Through the white crest of a breaker suddenly appears a dark figure, erect, a man-fish or a sea-god, on the very forward face of the crest where the top falls over and down, driving in toward shore, buried to his loins in smoking spray, caught up by the sea and flung landward, bodily, a quarter of a mile. It is a Kanaka on a surf-board. And I know that when I have finished these lines I shall be out in that riot of colour and pounding surf, trying to bit those breakers even as he, and failing as he never failed, but living life as the best of us may live it.< Less
The Story of a Migrant: a Personal Memoire By Donal Cruise O'Brien
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This memoire begins by charting a personal journey from a childhood spent in Howth, swimming in the cove and exploring the cliffs to Quaker boarding school in Waterford. Donal’s studies took... More > him from Dublin to Paris and Cambridge with graduate work in California and London. His decision to work on Africa began during university holidays in the Congo with his father who was serving in the United Nations in 1960. The School of Oriental and African Studies was the locus of Donal’s entire career from Research Fellow to Professor of Political Studies. Many have paid tribute to his capacity to listen, observe and develop his own unique perspective. Equal homage has been paid to his role as a teacher. In his retirement, Donal began work on this story of an Irishman living abroad. As a mark of his persistent courage, he completed the text in the last months of his life, despite serious illness. The migrant travelled well.< Less
"Straight Up, No Sippin'": Memoirs of Life and Work onboard Mega Cruise Ships By George Stowers
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Since the summer of 2000, George Stowers has worked onboard some of the largest and newest cruise ships that ply the earth’s waters. His time onboard these grand, floating resorts has afforded... More > him the opportunity to visit world renowned ports in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Western coasts of the Unites States and Mexico as well as all of the Hawaiian Islands. Mr. Stowers entered the cruising industry as a sales assistant in the onboard gift shops and then moved into the position of Internet Manager. For those who have always wondered what this unique lifestyle of cruise ship employment entails, his memoirs in “Straight Up, No Sippin’” provide insightful answers through witty narratives, keen observation of “vacation” behavior, and frank, self evaluation.< Less
"Straight Up, No Sippin'": Memoirs of Life and Work onboard Mega Cruise Ships By George Stowers
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Since the summer of 2000, George Stowers has worked onboard some of the largest and newest cruise ships that ply the earth’s waters. His time onboard these grand, floating resorts has afforded... More > him the opportunity to visit world renowned ports in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Western coasts of the Unites States and Mexico as well as all of the Hawaiian Islands. Mr. Stowers entered the cruising industry as a sales assistant in the onboard gift shops and then moved into the position of Internet Manager. For those who have always wondered what this unique lifestyle of cruise ship employment entails, his memoirs in “Straight Up, No Sippin’” provide insightful answers through witty narratives, keen observation of “vacation” behavior, and frank, self evaluation.< Less
CRUISE LINE CONFIDENTIAL - part 1 By JAMES SPENCER
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Want to know what really happens behind the door marked 'Private - crew members only' What do the crew get up to when they are off duty? What do they get up to when they are ON duty? What do they get... More > up to with the passengers? How do they 'earn' their tips? For the first time it is all in print. The memoirs the cruise companies didn't want you to see!!! It is the personal memoir of my time working as a waiter on the S/S Oceanic which sailed from Cape Canaveral to The Bahamas. The waiters were the 'Kings' of the cruise ship. They worked hard, partied hardest, ate the best food, gambled the most, had the most sex and unlike rock stars we never took a day off to recover. Rehab for us was the next party! The best thing was the passengers never suspected a thing and they loved us!!!!!!< Less
CRUISE LINE CONFIDENTIAL - part 1 By JAMES SPENCER
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Want to know what really happens behind the door marked 'Private - crew members only' What do the crew get up to when they are off duty? What do they get up to when they are ON duty? What do they get... More > up to with the passengers? How do they 'earn' their tips? For the first time it is all in print. The memoirs the cruise companies didn't want you to see!!! It is the personal memoir of my time working as a waiter on the S/S Oceanic which sailed from Cape Canaveral to The Bahamas. The waiters were the 'Kings' of the cruise ship. They worked hard, partied hardest, ate the best food, gambled the most, had the most sex and unlike rock stars we never took a day off to recover. Rehab for us was the next party! The best thing was the passengers never suspected a thing and they loved us!!!!!!< Less
Permanent Passenger: My Life on a Cruise Ship By Micha Berman
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Imagine yourself sitting at home. The phone rings. You have been offered a dream job and have 48 hours to fly to Miami and board a 70,000 ton cruise ship. Your destination: the Caribbean. Permanent... More > Passenger: My Life on a Cruise Ship tells the adventure of a young man serving as an Assistant Cruise Director on one of the largest cruise ships in the world, Carnival Cruise Line’s M.S. Ecstasy. Witnessing rescues at sea, stowaways, and passionate romances are just some of the day-to-day events revealed in this humorous adventure. Discover one of the wackiest job searches ever undertaken including sending letters to over 2,000 college alumni, chasing cruise line executives into bathrooms, and transforming a dorm room into a private office with hired interns. All aboard – this is one adventure you don’t want to miss!< Less
Permanent Passenger: My Life on a Cruise Ship By Micha Berman
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Imagine yourself sitting at home. The phone rings. You have been offered a dream job and have 48 hours to fly to Miami and board a 70,000 ton cruise ship. Your destination: the Caribbean. Permanent... More > Passenger: My Life on a Cruise Ship tells the adventure of a young man serving as an Assistant Cruise Director on one of the largest cruise ships in the world, Carnival Cruise Line’s M.S. Ecstasy. Witnessing rescues at sea, stowaways, and passionate romances are just some of the day-to-day events revealed in this humorous adventure. Discover one of the wackiest job searches ever undertaken including sending letters to over 2,000 college alumni, chasing cruise line executives into bathrooms, and transforming a dorm room into a private office with hired interns. All aboard – this is one adventure you don’t want to miss!< Less
Voyages: Stories of Ten Sunsail Owner Cruises By Nancy Kaull, Paul Jacobs
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In Voyages, Paul Jacobs takes us through his discovery of a passion for sailing, the joys of meeting and falling in love with Nancy Kaull, and the couples’ experience together cruising on... More > 36’ sailboats in exotic locations all around the world with the Sunsail owners program. Paul describes the cruises with a scientist’s precision, a sense of humor, and a humble perspective that will engage sailors and non-sailors alike. Nancy contributes a second perspective with detailed journal entries interspersed throughout the book. Together, the couple provides a story that’s a successful fusion of a manual for travel to and bareboat sailing at numerous geographic locations, and a personal memoir, all in an interesting, informative, and inspiring work.< Less
Voyages: Stories of Ten Sunsail Owner Cruises By Nancy Kaull, Paul Jacobs
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In Voyages, Paul Jacobs takes us through his discovery of a passion for sailing, the joys of meeting and falling in love with Nancy Kaull, and the couples’ experience together cruising on... More > 36’ sailboats in exotic locations all around the world with the Sunsail owners program. Paul describes the cruises with a scientist’s precision, a sense of humor, and a humble perspective that will engage sailors and non-sailors alike. Nancy contributes a second perspective with detailed journal entries interspersed throughout the book. Together, the couple provides a story that’s a successful fusion of a manual for travel to and bareboat sailing at numerous geographic locations, and a personal memoir, all in an interesting, informative, and inspiring work.< Less