On our 2008 Alaska trip on MS Volendam we met a fabulous cruise planner, David Giventer. Not only a font of knowledge on Holland America’s ships and cruises, he is just a nice person to chat with in one of the quiet bars onboard.
He gave us a list of Required Reading on The Subject of Ships and The PAssengers Who Enjoy Them.
The Sway of the Grand Saloon – John Malcolm Brinnin
Beau Voyage – John Malcom Brinnin
The Only Way to Cross – John Maxtone Graham
Liners to the Sun – John Maxtone Graham
Cruising and Crossing – John Maxtone Graham
His final words of wisdom before we left the ship:
Three Final Thoughts:
My Favourite Ship: The one I am on
My Favourite Cruise: My next One
Why Book On Board?
The only antedote to the melancholy of final disembarkation is the knowledge that your next cruise is already booked