A brief history of cruising

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 has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.


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