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Wynen, Nancy H.
A survey of the cruise ship industry, 1960-1990
M.A., Florida Atlantic University, 1991, 109 pages

Cruises have existed as a unique travel experience since 1960, when air transportation overtook ships as the main mode of travel for tourists. In order to survive, shipping companies devoted their resources to the recreational market. This thesis studies that development and the relationship of cruise travel to traditional travel theory. The second part of the thesis is an analysis of the ports by world region visited by cruise ships. Changes in port popularity from 1960 to 1990 and the attraction to the ship companies and travellers is studied.