U.S. Navy: Cruise Books

Obtaining Cruise Books

The longer the time after the publication of a cruise book, the less likely to obtain a copy. Ships usually contract with a publisher for a certain number of copies based on the size of the crew and, often times, pre-sale of the cruise book. After the initial sale of the cruise book, there may be a dozen or so copies left over for additional sales, etc., but it is not very long before those, too, are gone.

However, the Navy Department Library has a collection of old cruise books that can be searched on line. You can find their site at https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/bibliographies/cruise-books.html.

If you know the publisher's name and address (we do not maintain those), you can write to that publisher.

Reviewed: Jan. 9, 2018