Maritime History Books

When I was growing up, easy to read books about ocean liners helped shape my understanding of the significance of these great ships.

Both Rachelle Cross and I think it’s important to make maritime history accessible, interesting and understandable. Our books are written with this in mind, with an aim of keeping the narrative punchy and entertaining. If you’ve read our books and want to provide feedback, get in touch.

Latest Books:

Check out one of our latest books by clicking on the blurbs below, or you can choose from all our books based on topics using the menu to your left.

Cunard History Book

180 Years of Cunard

Updated Cunard history book that traces the 180 year heritage of the Cunard Line. Learn more >

QE2: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Beautifully crafted QE2 History Book exploring QE2’s half-century history. Learn more >

Cunard Colouring Book

Cunard Colouring Book

Colour in your favourite Cunard ships and learn about their history. Learn more > 

P&O Colouring Book

P&O Cruises Colouring Book

A beautifully crafted colouring book celebrates the long heritage of P&O. Learn more >

QM2: A Photographic Journey (2017 ed.)

Tour the magnificent Cunard QM2, where ever you are. Learn more >

Queen Victoria 2017 Refit Edition

Fully updated following Queen Victoria’s 2017 refit. Learn more >

Oriana A Photographic Journey

Oriana: A Photographic Journey

A photographic tribute to P&O’s much loved and recently retired Oriana. Learn more >

Rachelle Cross, Chris Frame: Aurora a Photographic Journey

Aurora: A Photographic Journey

Take a tour of the last ship built for P&O SNCo. before the Carnival merger. Learn more >

QE2: A Photographic Journey

Tour the QE2 as she was during her final year of service. Learn more > 

Queen Elizabeth: A Photographic Journey

120 page full colour photographic souvenir book. Learn more >

Orient Line History Book

A Photographic History of Orient Line

Trace the fascinating history of Orient Line & how it shaped Australia. Learn more >

A Photographic History of P&O

Explore the history of P&O Cruises with magnificent archival photographs. Learn more >

Evolution of the Transatlantic Liner

Discover the Evolution of the Transatlantic Liner. Learn more >

The QE2 Story

Learn about the QE2’s four decades of service. Learn more >

The QM2 Story

The first ten year’s of Queen Mary 2. Learn more > 

The Cunard Story

Cunard’s history in a short-story format. Learn more >