Once upon a time libraries were a featured attraction on every cruise ship. But with today’s e-readers, tablets and smartphones, not to mention competition from more exotic forms of entertainment like “climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, hand-carved carousels, 4-D theaters…”, etc., libraries have lost some of their luster.
However, as this article in the Washington Post shows, there is still hope for the library-loving cruise-goer. Travel writer Carol Sottili offers bibliophiles her list of the best ships for traditionalists, scholars, techies, and multi-takers. In short, there’s something here for everyone.