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Dennis Cox and Clark Norton receive national recognition through the INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD®! Ann Arbor, Michigan — The INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD recognized Cruising the World: From Gondolas to Megaships with photography by Dennis Cox and text by Clark Norton in the category of Coffee Table Book as a Winner. The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, […]

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Starting off the New Year is one of numerous images of Sydney Harbour that were unused in my coffee table book ‘Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships.’   A photographic feast of cruising images, Sydney Harbour is always a bustling parade of ferries and sightseeing tour boats. An ocean cruise ship, like the Carnival […]

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This week’s outtake from my book ‘Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships’ is a young cruiser dreaming of Christmas while at sea on a South America cruise aboard the Norwegian Sun.   Spending Christmas on a cruise ship in the southern hemisphere seemed like a novel idea. It would be a nice get-away from […]

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This image was an outtake because it didn’t quite fit the theme of my book, ‘Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships.’  A ship’s atrium all decked out for Christmas without a passenger in sight would have seemed out-of-place in a book filled with cruisers having a great time enjoying their cruises.  Now that the […]

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This week’s outtake from ‘Cruising the World – From Gondolas to Megaships’ shows passengers on the bow of the Celebrity Constellation during a transit through the Suez Canal on an Arabian Sea cruise from Abu Dhabi to Rome. Just ahead was Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, once the world’s largest passenger ship. Affectionately known as “Connie,” the 2,184-passenger Constellation is perennially popular with […]

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Singing pianists are this week’s subject for outtakes from my book ‘Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships.’ Holland America ships may not have had Billy Joel onboard, but every evening was an opportunity to sing along with the Piano Man (and the Piano Woman).  The entertainment concept being incorporated on HAL ships prior to the […]

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 This week’s outtake from my book “Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships” is one of several photos, this one taken at dawn, of the 16-passenger yacht “Sea Star Journey” on which I spent a week in the Galápagos Islands. Cruises of the Galápagos Islands range from four to fifteen days in duration.  There are 64 small yachts cruising the islands carrying 16 […]

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This week’s outtake from my book ‘Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships’ is a low-angle view from Central Park on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas. Taking a walk in the park in the open-atrium of one of RCI’s Oasis-class megaships is just one of the many innovations to be found on the ever-larger […]

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This week’s outtake from my book ‘Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships’ is an alternate photo of the refurbished German-owned cruise ship MS Astor from Cruise & Maritime Voyages as it cruises below a farm overlooking the Storfjord in Norway. Norway’s mountains, glaciers, and fjords are so visually stunning that many veteran cruisers consider it the most beautiful sea voyage […]

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This week’s outtake from my book ‘Cruising the World, From Gondolas to Megaships’ was photographed at Half Moon Cay in the Caribbean. Holland America’s “private island” in the Bahamas near Eleuthra is owned by HAL’s parent company, Carnival Corporation, which also operates private resort complexes for its ships to visit on Grand Turk Island, on […]

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