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Cruise Confidential: A Hit Below the Waterline - Where the Crew Lives, Eats, Wars and Parties - One Crazy Year Working on Cruise Ships (Travelers' Tales) Paperback – 8 Jan 2009

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Product details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Travelers' Tales (8 Jan. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193236160X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932361605
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 324,641 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Praise for the Cruise Confidential series:

"I found it absolutely hysterical!" - Today Show

"This man has seen it all!" - 20/20

"Cruise Confidential is a deliciously addictive read..." - Travel Channel

"...Ship for Brains is a fine pick, not to be missed." - Midwest Book Review

"I couldn't put it down." - Chicago Sun-Times

"This is a very funny, behind-the-scenes exploration of a cruise ship." - Booklist

"A really entertaining true tale [about the] bizarre world of cruise ships..." - San Francisco Chronicle

"... the real party is going on in the crew's quarters..." - USA Today

"Cruise Confidential is a juicy tell-all." - Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Bruns doesn't hold back..." - Thomas Cook Magazine (UK)

"Witty and self-depracating [Bruns] has a flair for dialogue..." - Blogcritics Magazine

London Book Festival: BRONZE
Paris Book Festival: SILVER
Benjamin Franklin Awards: GOLD
ForeWord Awards: GOLD
2008 New England Book Festival: finalist
2011 New England Book Festival: finalist
San Francisco Book Festival: finalist
ForeWord Awards: finalist

Brian David Bruns is the author of the best-selling Cruise Confidential series--by the only American in the history of Carnival Cruise Lines to endure a full contract in the ships' restaurants. Brian's hilarious, yet inspiring, journey was featured in ABC's 20/20 special edition, "Cruise Ship Confidential," seen by 7.61 million viewers.

www.BrianDavidBruns.com

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Brian David Bruns lives in Nevada, USA.


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Format: Paperback
I love cruises and always wanted to know what went on behind the scenes.
Cruise confidential answered all of my questions and confirmed a few theories too.
I could never understand why a lot of the crew stayed on board when the ship docked
in great scenic harbours but I now know it's because they are too tired to walk
never mind sightsee!
Altogether a great book, I could hardly put it down.
Author has a great sense of humour and makes it an easy read full of laughs.
Cant wait to read his next book.
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What a waste of £5.
Very very disappointing and annoying.
The whole book was all about him showing off, how popular he is, how funny, how talented, how BORING.
I was expecting a look behind the scenes of a Cruise ship, the quirky passengers etc.
What a total waste of money.
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This is a very personal tale of working on cruise ships from one man's eyes.

The reader is taken through days of working with barely a minute off, through the excesses which consume time off. It tells his tale of chasing around the world for love, and dips into those who do it for money, yet it is just one mans view, a very American outlook on an unfamiliar world, slightly arrogant but still an entertaining read.
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Muddled and frequently unintelligible. a complete waste of money and confirms how awful a cruise must be! Not even worth one star.
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Format: Paperback
If you buy this book to get a peak into cruise life from the crews' point of view you won't be disapointed. It is well written and very funny at parts. I personally wanted to learn more about how the cruiseship is run on various levels and not just what happens in the dining room. The lead character is a waiter trying to become a maitre d' so most of the book is about working in the dining room, partying at the crew bar and partying in the various exotic locations when on few hours leave. I would have liked to also read about what happens in the kitchen or the hotel or the bridge and so on. Nevertheless if you know nothing about crew life on a cruise ship you will find out a lot with this book and probably have a good time.
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More fiction than fact. An American crew member of an American cruise liner full of his fanciful sexual exploits. I was hoping for a (non-American) crew member`s description of life below decks on P&O or Cunard ship. My suggestion is give it a miss.
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Imo it is not a very well written book. Some of the anecdotes aren't interesting and the dialogue at times is quite odd. It does give a good insight into the schedules and working lives of cruise workers.
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Bought this for my daughter who would like to work on a cruise ship and she loved it - said she still wants to work on a cruise ship but maybe not this one...
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