Cruises may bring to mind days of relaxing on a sunny deck, amazing food, and ample drinks, but in these novels set on cruise ships, characters find themselves doing everything but unwinding. From harrowing shipwrecks to shocking murders, ocean-liners in literature seem to serve as the perfect backdrop for suspense, intrigue, and disaster. These novels may not convince you to take a cruise for your next vacation, but they will definitely keep you reading until the last page.
A travel writer assigned to review a luxury cruise vacation witnesses a terrifying murder. But all the passengers remain accounted for—and as the ship sails on, she must attempt to convince the other passengers that something has gone terribly, terribly wrong.
An unforgettable love story that pulls readers deep into one of the most remote places on the planet. Deb and Keller are researchers with a complicated history who spend a few weeks each year studying penguins in the Antarctic. When Deb discovers Keller is trapped aboard a sinking cruise liner, her role changes from researcher to rescuer as she sets out to save him.