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The Truth About Cruise Ships - A Cruise Ship Officer Survives the Work, Adventure, Alcohol, and Sex of Ship Life
The Truth About Cruise Ships - A Cruise Ship Officer Survives the Work, Adventure, Alcohol, and Sex of Ship Life
Price: £1.95

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2.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, but self indulgent!, 21 Aug 2012
As a deck officer (on cruise ships) of 9 years, I like to think I know a thing or two about this industry, and I can't help but think that this should maybe have been titled 'The (stretched) Truth About Cruise Ships'. It's an entertaining enough book, but reads more like a fiction novel than anything else. The author has become infamous throughout the industry, posing as a supposed 'cruise ship expert' even with regards to safety etc. even though his background is soley in IT, and even though he spends roughly 80% of the book telling the reader how much he drank and how late he stayed up. It paints a horrible picture of cruise ship officers in general, portraying us all as unprofessional alcoholics.

I'm sure that most people who buy this book will have at some point worked on a cruise ship, and this sort of overly exaggerated storytelling may only serve to annoy those who know what they are talking about. The author seems to have forgotten this fact.


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