This massive 13"x11" coffee table-size book is a revised version of a book that was published in the UK in 2010. This new, Deluxe Limited Edition is hardcover, has 240 pages, nearly 500 photographs, deck plan comparisons of First Class public rooms and a two-page cutaway of Bremen. There is a new chapter, Bremen and Europa in Art, that features artwork by Berkhard Brenk, Stephen Card, Michael Ralph and Don Stoltenberg.
Enthralled with ocean liners and ocean liner memorabilia since 1985, J. Russell Willoughby has spent a good part of nearly three decades scouring junk shops, antique malls and yard sales. During that time he has managed to acquire over 12,000 items, including everything from menus, deck plans, brochures, postcards and photos to prints, models and furniture. An avid cruiser, he has sailed 43 times on various ocean liners and cruise ships to destinations around the world, including the famous New York to Southampton route. He lives in southeast Indiana, near Cincinnati, with his wife, Jill, their children, Amanda and Elliott, and a crazy schnauzer named Frankie.