Death by Chocolate: What You Must Know Before Taking a Cruise

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Breakwater Books, 2001 - Travel - 248 pages
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The book the cruise industry doesn't want you to read. A must read for anyone who has taken a cruise, is thinking about a cruise, or who works in the industry. If you are interested in information that is not contained in any guidebook, and the cruise industry would prefer you not have, you must read this book. The chapters include: The Art of Advertising and Marketing You Wouldn't Believe the Food!! You Can Squeeze Blood from a Tu ip Ship Society Ross A. Klein is academically trained as a sociologist and as a social worker. His previous writing covers a range of topics, including peace and non-violence, child abuse prevention, women and addictions and employability enhancement. He makes his home in St. John's, Newfoundland, and is a Social Work professor at Memorial University. Information about his other activities and ongoing work may be found at

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The merchant navy industry, which include the cruise industry has many hidden aspects. From recruitment till how staff is treated. The passenger only sees the pleasure side not the fatigue, the min wages and the bad management of crew and ship. You only have to see in the news how cruise ships sink (Costa Concordia) due to human error. On the South Korean ship there were 475 people on the Sewol - 325 of which were students on a school trip - but up to 302 people died in the disaster. The master and crew was to blame. Similar problems occur on cruiseliners. As a fellow sociologist my eyes were opened. Lydia Dekker 


The Art of Advertising 2 0
You Wouldnt Believe
Ship Society
Safety at Sea 1 14
How Green is Green? 1 63
You Can Squeeze Blood 1 8 2
In Closing
Appendix A 22 6
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