Author(s): William Miller
This illustrated history charts the heyday of the British passenger ship, those great and grand vessels that connected the continents, but also those far-off colonial outposts of the Empire. There were the great Cunarders, of course, but then also the likes of Booth Line to the exotic Amazon, Royal Mail to Rio and Buenos Aires, Union Castle to South ad East Africa, British India to the likes of Bombay and Calcutta, and the iconic P&O to ports such as Sydney, Singapore and colonial Hong Kong. Passenger ships both large and small are covered in these pages, alongside passenger-cargo types. Presenting many previously unpublished images alongside historic, insightful text that combines personal anecdotes of the ships and their voyages from passengers and crew alike, William Miller takes the reader on a nostalgic voyage - an evocative trip looking at days long past.
William Miller has written over seventy books on passenger ships and is an acknowledged world expert in his field. He has received the National Maritime History Award in the US, the Silver Ribband Award and he created the passenger ship database for the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. He has appeared in numerous documentaries and news broadcasts and is a frequent guest lecturer aboard cruise ships.