In 1960 there were 115 British registered ships with berths for 50 or more passengers, the fleet rapidly declined in numbers and by 1980 there were only 13. The recent surge on the popularity of cruising has led to a revival in British registered tonnage.
Author: Nick Robins
Title: The Decline and Revival of the British Passenger Fleet
First published by: Colourpoint Books
Date: 1 September 2001