Released by History Press on July 1 2019 this is a first hand account account of Cunard's  Royal Family of Queens. The stories of how ships, crews and passengers changed during their long history makes this book a fascinating and amusing read.


 As one of the few smaller cruise ships with a worldwide itinerary, Pacific Princess has become a fim favourite with ship lovers across the world. This book gives a wonderful impression of life aboard.

Avalable in print and e-Book



 The world's five biggest cruise ships cost more than five billion dollars and introduce technical innovations that changed the face of cruising.  At any one time, 40,000 people could be living aboard these floating cities. Available in print and e-Bood



Since 1841, professional photographers have been the visual historians of Australia. This is their story and how they formed a professional association to advancee their art.

Available in print and e-Book




Paul Curtis was born in Cornwall UK and began contributing photos and articles to newspapers and magazines before he was sixteen. At nineteen he took a job as a cruise ship photographer. Paul mostly worked out of New York on ten different cruise ships managing photo units and gift shops before swapping his camera for a microphone and becoming an entertainments officer aboard the original Queen Mary transatlantic liner. Following the Mary's withdrawal from service, Paul moved to Australia and entered the business world before returning to writing and eventually establishing a magazine and book publishing company and becoming the photographic industry's spokeperson and event organiser. 

His main interests are all things that float on water, from paddleboards to ocean liners, and his photography interests cover everything from the business and history of photography to the pure joy of making creative images. 

His books include Aboard the Pacific Princess, The Oasis Sisters, High Tea with the Cunard Queens and A History of Professional Photography in Australia. In August, 2019, Paul tackles the issues of life at sea on small boats with the release of his new book, Better Things Happen at Sea. His books are noted for being informative while still being highly entertaining.

In 2019, Paul revised and updated his book on the Pacific Princess and and added a review of the entire Princess Cruises fleet. He also updated and revised the Mega Sisters to be the Oasis Sisters to add in a new ship and a round-up of the entire Royal Caribbean fleet.




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An amusing look at things that can go wrong in small boats, this new book will be relased in August  2019