On its way to Venice in Italy, the cruise ship Norwegian Star sails through the warm waters of the Adriatic Sea. But 60 miles off the coast of Croatia, disaster strikes – and a passenger ends up lost at sea. For ten long hours, then, Kay Longstaff subsequently struggles to survive. Yet, thanks to a miraculous rescue effort, she ultimately lives to tell her incredible story.
Ever since they made their debut in the early 20th century, cruise ships have provided a luxurious way to travel around the world. Yet while such vessels are certainly now more cutting-edge than the elegant steamships of bygone eras, they nevertheless still offer a slower and more relaxing alternative to airplanes. Indeed, traveling by boat provides an adventure where the journey is all part of the experience.