A brief history of cruising

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Cruising is becoming more popular each year, but have you ever wondered how cruising began? Who conjured up the notion of using ships for leisure instead of trade or war? How did the industry develop?

Episode two of The Insight Guides Podcast features cruise expert Douglas Ward, author of the annual Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships guide, who explains how cruising began, how it developed, and why it’s such a great way to travel.

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca is a voracious reader who loves words. You'll often find him spending time in galleries, writing, designing, painting, drawing, or photographing and documenting street art. He has a publishing and graphic design background and loves movies and music, but then, who doesn’t?

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