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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
There are three modes of travel: air, land, and sea. Through the Porthole: First Cruise Cunard's Queen Victoria by Gary Troia takes readers on an exciting trip along with the author on his first cruise on the Queen Victoria. His account of ten days on the Queen Victoria gives readers a peek into the ten day cruise trip docking at La Coruna, Cadiz, Malaga, Tangier, and Lisbon. The descriptions of the comfort and luxury inside the ship will make travel aficionados book their next trip on a cruise ship when it comes to exploring new places. The author's journey is both inner and outer, and his travel experiences on his first cruise is more like a fiction tale that will fascinate readers and encourage them to go on a cruise.
The narration in Through the Porthole is detailed and descriptive, and that makes it vivid for readers to see these places through the eyes of the author. Readers get to know the formalities that have to be observed while traveling on a cruise ship, and will make them aware of the luxury and comfort that exist inside a cruise ship. For all those travelers who love adventure, traveling on a cruise ship will be fun and enthralling because, unlike a flight, the sights as they travel from one place to another can be captivating. The black and white pictures shared by the author make the journey palpable to readers and give them a peek into the excitement of taking a trip across the ocean.