Cruise Confidential: A Hit Below the Waterline - Where the Crew Lives, Eats, Wars, and Parties - One Crazy Year Working on Cruise Ships

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Travelers' Tales, 2008 - Humor - 370 pages
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In Cruise Confidential, Brian David Bruns spills the dirt -- or in this case, the dirty water -- on those romantic, fun-filled vacations at sea. His hilarious chronicle of the year he spent working for Carnival Cruise Lines takes readers down into the areas where the crew works and lives, leaving readers gasping with laughter as they're assaulted nonstop with events that range from the absurd to the utterly bizarre. Stewards fighting over food. Cutlery allowances and other nonsensical rules. What the crew calls those onboard (no, it's not "passengers"). And of course, the sex. An abundance of ready, willing, and able bodies eager for action on a vessel replete with nooks and crannies leads to love in some mighty strange, and seemingly impossible, places. Breezy, entertaining, and informative, Cruise Confidential is essential reading for those planning a cruise or for anyone who just needs a good laugh.

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User Review  - jetangen4571 - LibraryThing

I have never been on a cruise ship, but I have worked with ESL folks from many different cultures, so I regard this narrative as less reality than wishful thinking. That being said, by regarding it as ... Read full review

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User Review  - motherwright - LibraryThing

I enjoyed reading this book. It is written in a very relaxed, humorous and friendly way. Quick read (8 hours). It was an entertaining read. A well written eye-opener to how hard the staff really works, and makes you remember there really is a "dark side" in every industry. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Brian David Bruns is a nationally best-selling and internationally award-winning author with books lauded by the Travel Channel, Today Show, and USA Today. He has contributed to The Travel Channel, The Daily Beast, BBC, and CNN. Brian's Cruise Confidential series has twice been featured by ABC 20/20.

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