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5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to laugh out loud, relive the good old days, or share a few tears, then this is the book for you!
Chronicles of a cruise ship member is a wonderfully witty insight into the wonderful world of cruise ships. Having worked as a fellow crew member this book brought all the memories back, the good, bad and the ugly!! I couldn't believe how all the smells came back to me of the crew mess and the I-95, and the constant hustle and bustle on board. I felt privileged to have an...
Published on 4 May 2012 by LJCUK

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3.0 out of 5 stars Fun
An entertaining little book that does exactly what it says on the tin. The writing style's not the greatest, but it's perfectly readable. A good editor would have got this to a 4 star.
Published 6 months ago by Simon Exton


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3.0 out of 5 stars Opportunist anecdotal experience, 27 April 2014
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Clive Turner (Paphos, Cyprus.) - See all my reviews
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Yes, just a collection of annecdotal experiences, strung together to make a book of interest to cruisers who might have wondered what goes on within the crew arena. Not very informative though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 26 Jan 2014
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a very good read
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3.0 out of 5 stars Just average, 19 Jan 2014
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The book has a few informative parts but is a bit self indulgent and hence overlong. Pity as it could have been so much more informative.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Typical adventurers of staff member, 30 May 2013
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Slightly glossy version of a crew members memoirs but easy reading. Goes on a bit but on balance great for those dedicated in exploring life behind the scenes
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not recommended, 27 May 2012
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This book tells the reader about life onboard a cruise ship from the point of view of a resident musician.
Having worked on a cruise ship myself I have first hand knowledge of a great deal of the situations recounted here, though am always interested to know how the same situations can be experienced differently by differ people.
Unfortunately the author doesn't have a very entertaining writing style. In fact the book is very disjointed and feels like it was written by two entirely different people, with some chapters written in a very straight forward, school work plain English, and other sections being written in the style of a surfer dude musician.
If you have read every single cruise ship related book on the market and are desperate for more then give it a go, but there is little here to recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, 30 July 2014
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I have read a few books by those who had a life at sea and this didn't disapoint me. A nice insight on life on a cruise ship.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I finished the book...., 5 Mar 2014
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Kerrypickle "KLE" (South Glos England) - See all my reviews
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It was a difficult read. Mainly because of the style of writing and the repetition. I started counting ( and gave up half way through) the number of times the author mentioned in many different chapters, the food for the crew, e.g Lentil Curry, Chicken tenders, and Filet Mignon. The differing nationalities and their roles onboard and the hierarchy or (as described by the author) the Caste system. The air conditioning or lack of same in the crew quarters.
Add to this the number of times the author uses the term Cruise crew members and one begins to suspect that the book is being padded out, I suspect it would have been at least a third shorter without much of the above and probably the better for it.
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