Who Is Cruise Junkie?



In real life Cruise Junkie (Ross Klein) is a Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's, Newfoundland. His academic training is in sociology and his interests include conflict resolution, nonviolent alternatives to war, and of course the cruise industry. His c.v. is available online here.



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Ross Klein
School of Social Work
St. John's College
Memorial University
St. John's, NF  A1C 5S7  CANADA

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ross@cruisejunkie.com
rklein@mun.ca





Selected Publications

“Introductory Note: ‘Long-Tail’ or ‘Fairy-Tale’? The case for scientific publishing on cruise,” Special Issue on Cruise Research, Journal of Tourism in Marine Environments 10:3/4, pp. 141-148 (A. Papathanassis and R. Klein), 2015.

“Old Ships in New Bottles: Where Do Cruise Ships Go When They Get Old?” Cruise Tourism& Innovation: Improving Passengers’ Experiences (ed. A. Pappathanassis, M.H. Breitner, A. de Groot), Berlin: Verlag. pp. 185-198. 2014

“The Cruise Industry’s Business Model: Implications for Ports,” Harboring Tourism: Cruise Ships in Historic Port Communities (ed. E. Avrami), New York: World Monuments Fund, pp. 46-51. 2014

“Tensions Between Cruise Tourism and Land-based Tourism: The Case of Key West and Dubrovnik,” Harboring Tourism: Cruise Ships in Historic Port Communities (ed. E. Avrami), New York: World Monuments Fund, pp. 88-93. 2014

“Envisioning Environmental Policy as Social Policy: The Case of the International Cruise Industry,” Environmental Policy as Social Policy – Social Policy as Environmental Policy: Toward Sustainability Policy, (ed. I. Wallimann), New York: Springer, pp. 181-196. 2013

“Opportunities for Market Development of Nautical Tourism in Europe,” Nautical Tourism (ed. T. Lukovic), London: CABI, pp. 201-224. (R. Klein, K. Božic, R. Dowling,  P. Gibson,  Z. Gržetic,  A. Haahti,  S. Horak, T. Lukovic, A. Papathanassis and S. Pekkala). 2013

“Sexual Crimes on Cruise Ships: A Historical Perspective on Security Issues for Passengers and Crew,” Tourism and Society:  A Socio-Economic Perspective(ed. A. Pappathanassis), Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, pp. 141-151. 2012

“In the Aftermath of the Costa Concordia Disaster,” Risk & Regulation 24 (Winter), pp. 4-5. 2012

“Different Streams in Cruise Tourism Research,” Special Issue on Cruise Tourism, Tourism, 60:1, pp. 7-13. 2012

“Treacherous Waters: The Latest Bad Publicity for the Global Cruise Industry is Just the Tip of the Iceberg,” Foreign Policy, April 6, 2012 (http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/04/05/treacherous_waters); Reprinted as “Stop Rearranging the Deck Chairs: Cruise Industry Needs Big Changes,” Seattle Times, April 10, 2012; Reprinted as “Industry Cruising for a Bruising,” The Press, April 12, 2012

“Responsible Cruise Tourism: Issues of Cruise Tourism and Sustainability,” Special Issue on Cruise Tourism:  Emerging Issues and Implications for a Maturing Industry, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 18, 103-112. 2011.

"Sex at Sea: Sexual Crimes on Cruise Ships," Journal of Tourism in Marine Environments, 7:2, 67-80. (Ross A. Klein and Jill Poulston). 2011

“The Cruise Sector and Its Environmental Impact,” Tourism and the Implications of Climate Change: Issues and Actions, (ed. C. Schott), Bingley, UK: Emerald, pp. 113-130. 2010

“Cruises and Bruises: Safety, Security and Social Issues on Polar Cruises,” Cruise Tourism in Polar Regions: Promoting Environmental and Social Sustainability (ed. M. Luck, P.T. Maher, and E. Steward), London: Earthscan Ltd., pp. 57-74. 2010

“The Cost of Cruising,” Vancouver Observer, April 13, 2010 (Reprinted in Island Tides, 22:8 (April 29 – May 12) pp. 2, 11; Reprinted in The Tyee, May 21, 2010.

“Greening the Cruise Industry,” Journal of Ocean Technology,5:1 (March), pp. 7 – 15. 2010

Getting a Grip on Cruise Ship Pollution, Washington, DC: Friends of the Earth, 2009.

“Environmental Impacts of Cruise Tourism,” Prows Edge Cruise Magazine and Guide to Cruising, July 2009.

Cruising without a Bruising: Cruise Tourism and the Maritimes, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, March 2009

Paradise Lost at Sea: Rethinking Cruise Vacations, Halifax: Fernwood Publishing. 2008

"Protecting Paradise: Minimizing the Downside of Cruise Tourism,” Proceedings of the 5th International Coastal and Marine Tourism Congress: Balancing Marine Tourism, Development and Sustainability (ed. M. Luck et al), Auckland: New Zealand Tourism Research Institute, pp. 242-257. 2007

“The Politics of Environmental Activism: A Case Study of the Cruise Industry and the Environmental Movement,” Sociological Research Online, 12:2 (March), 2007 (http://www.socresonline.org.uk/12/2/klein.html)

"Attack of the Oversized Playpen,” Briarpatch Magazine 35:7 (November), pp. 14 -17, 2006


"Troubled Seas: Social Activism and the Cruise Industry," Cruise Ship Tourism: Issues, Impacts, Cases (ed. Ross K. Dowling), Oxfordshire , England : CABI Publishing, pp. 377 - 388.  2006

"Turning Water Into Money: The Economics of the Cruise Industry," Cruise Ship Tourism: Is sue s, Impacts, Cases (ed. Ross K. Dowling), Oxfordshire , England : CABI Publishing, pp. 261 - 269.  2006

Cruise Ship Squeeze: The New Pirates of the Seven Seas, Gabriola Island , BC : New Society Publishers. 2005

Playing Off the Ports: BC and the Cruise Tourism Industry, Vancouver , BC : Canadian Centre for Policy Al ternatives. 2005

The Cruise Industry and Environmental History and Practice: Is A Memorandum of Understanding Effective for Protecting the Environment, San Francisco : Bluewater Network and Seattle: Ocean Advocates.  October 2003

Charting A Course:  The Cruise Industry, the Government of Canada , and Purposeful Development, Ottawa : Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. September 2003

Cruising - Out of Control: The Environment, Workers, and Atlantic Canada 's Ports, Halifax : Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. March 2003

"Sweatships: The Cruise Industry and the Socialist Agenda" Socialist Studies Bulletin, 70 (Spring-Summer), pp. 5 – 18, 2003

“Cruise Ships Blues: A Cruise Junkie Exposes the Industry’s Darkside,” The New Times, July 2003

“Major Cruise Lines Charged, Fined for Pollution – But Not in Canada ,” CCPA Monitor, (June), 28 – 29, 2003

“Cruise Ship Blues: The Darkside of Sailing the Deep,” Whole Life Times, 25:3 (March), 22 – 25. 2003

"Cruise Ships: The Industry's Dark Side," Conscious Choice: Journal of Ecology and Natural Living, 16:2 (February), 24 – 25, 29. 2003

“High Seas, Low Pay,” Motionsickness: The Other Side of Travel, Issue #4, 20 – 25. 2003  (Reprint of article in Our Times Magazine, December 2001/January 2002.)

"Cruise Ship Blues: A Cruise Junkie Explores the Environmental and Social Costs of Industrial Tourism," Shared Vision, 171 (November), 16-19. 2002

Cruise Ship Blues: The Underside of the Cruise Ship Industry, Gabriola Island , BC : New Society Publishers. 2002

"Left In Its Wake: The cruise industry prefers a voluntary approach to environmental responsibility but performance has been poor where tough regulatory controls are not in place," Alternatives Journal, 28:4 (Fall), 23-27. 2002

“High Seas, Low Pay: Working on Cruise Ships,” Our Times: Canada’s Independent Labour Magazine, December/January, 29-34.  2001

“Cruising Attitude,” Doctor’s Review, 19:10 (October), 103-106, 209. 2001

Death by Chocolate: What You Must Know Before Taking a Cruise, St. John’s : Breakwater Books.  2001

"Jumping Ship: A Cruise Junkie Explains Why Doctors Should Think Twice Before Booking the Week at Sea," Doctor's Review, 19:4 (April), 78-81, 197.  2001


Lectures and Presentations

2014    "A Cruise Ship Terminal: The Facts, Myths and Opportunities," A Business Breakfast Sponsored by Save Our Spit Alliance (SOSA) (September)

2014      "A Gold Coast Cruise Ship Terminal: Reality vs Spin," Sponsored by Save Our Spit Alliance (SOSA) and Gold Coast and Hinterland Environment Council (Gecko), (September)

2014      “Crui$ing for Dollar$: Development of International Cruise Tourism – Implications for New Zealand, New Zealand Tourism Research Institute, AUT University, Auckland (August)

2014      “Contemporary Issues in Tourism: Cruise Tourism and the Cruise Industry,” AUT University, Auckland (August)

2014      “Planning and Development: Planning for Cruise Ships & Port Readiness,” AUT University, Auckland (August)

2014      “The Cruise Ship Invasion: Is Cruise Tourism a Viable Mode of Travel for Polar Tourism,” International Polar Tourism Research Network, Christchurch, August 2014

2014 K   “Health and Safety, Environment, and Security, International Cruise Conference 5 (Cruise Research Society), Bremerhaven, Germany, January 2014

2014      “Crime at Sea: A Comparison of Crime on Cruise Ships, 2007 vs 2011,” International Cruise Conference 5 (Cruise Research Society), Bremerhaven, Germany, January 2014

2013      “Scholarship and Critical Action,” International Critical Tourism Society Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia, (June) (with Lynn Minneart)

2013 K   “Cruising without a Bruising: The Ups and Downs of Cruise Tourism,” Fjord 2.0 Konferansen 2013 (Fjord Norway & NCE Tourism Fjord Norway), Balestrand, Norway, September 2013

2013      “Breaking Loose from the Ivory Tower: The Challenges for Academic Researchers with an Activist Agenda,” International Critical Tourism Society Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia, June.

2013 I    “Tensions between Cruise Tourism and Land-based Tourism: The Case of Dubrovnik and Key West,” International Symposium on Cruise Ships in Historic Port Communities, Charleston, SC, February.

2013 I    “The Cruise Industry’s Business Model: Implications for Ports,” International Symposium on Cruise Ships in Historic Port Communities, Charleston, SC, February.

2013 K   “Charting a Course: The Future of Cruise Tourism in Key West,” Invited Keynote Lecture, Last Stand, Key West, Florida (February)

2012      “Cruising Cash Cows: Perceptions and Misperceptions,” Forum Advocating Cultural and Eco-Tourism, Fremantle, Australia (August)

2012      “Cruising Cash Cows: Perceptions and Misperceptions,” South West Development Corporation and Bunbury Chamber of Commerce,” Bunbury, Australia (August)

2012      “Cruising Cash Cows: Perceptions and Misperceptions,” University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ (August)

2012      “Cruising Cash Cows: Perceptions and Misperceptions,” AUT University, Auckland, NZ (August)

2012      “The Business of Cruise Tourism,” AUT University, Auckland, NZ (August)

2012      “Accommodation Management: The Role of the Purser’s Office,” AUT University, Auckland, NZ (August)

2012      “Consumer Satisfaction,” University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia (August)

2012      “Sex at Sea: Sexual Crimes on Cruise Ships,” University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia (August)

2012      “Examination of Witnesses,” University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia (August)

2012      “Cruise Lines and Repeating “Titanic” Mistakes,” World’s Largest Metaphor Sinks Iceberg: A Roundtable Commemorating the Titanic, Maritime Studies Research Unit and the Department of History, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL (April)

2012      “Old Ships in New Bottles: Where Do Cruise Ships Go When They Get Old?” 4th International Cruise Conference, Leeuwarden, Holland, May.

2012      “Sex at Sea: Sexual Crimes on Cruise Ships,” NAPE Women’s Conference, St. John’s, NL (February)

2012      “Sex at Sea: Sexual Crimes on Cruise Ships,” Department of Women’s Studies Speakers’ Series, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL (February)

2011      “Protecting Paradise: Minimizing the Downside of Cruise Tourism,” Hochschule Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany (October)

2011      “Cruises Bruises:  Social Issues Related to Cruise Tourism,” Hochschule Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany (October)

2011      “Externalities of Growth of Cruise Tourism,” Stenden University, Leeuwarden, Holland (October)

2011      “Critical Approaches to Cruise Research,” Hochschule Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany (October)

2011      “Leaving Ethics at The Door: Environmentalism, Sustainability and Transnationalism,” Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education, Fredericton, June.

2011      “Sexual Crimes on Cruise Ships: A Historical Perspective on Security Issues for Passengers and Crew,” 3rd International Cruise Conference, Dubrovnik, May.

2011      “Cruise Industry: Management Challenges Ahead,” Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia (May)

2011      “Workshop on Cruise Tourism,” Institute for Tourism, Zagreb, Croatia (May)

2010      “Cruise Tourism is a Business: Issues for Charleston and South Carolina,” Cruise Industry Community Forum, Coastal Conservation League, Charleston, SC (March)

2010      “How Responsible is Cruise Tourism,” Seminar with Industry Leaders sponsored by Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), London, England (March 2010)

2010      “How Responsible is Cruise Tourism,” International Centre for Responsible Tourism, London, England (March)

2010 K   “Is Cruising Responsible Tourism,” Responsible Cruising Conference, International Centre for Responsible Tourism, Leeds Metropolitan University, March, Keynote Address.

2009      “Global Impacts Of Cruise Tourism & Sustainability,” Third International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations, Belmopan, Belize (October)

“Sweatships: Historical and Contemporary Reflections on the Crews of Passenger and Cruise Vessels,” Marine Studies Research Forum, Memorial University of Newfoundland (September 2009)

“Keeping Cruise Tourism Responsible” Coastal Tourism/Development Panel, International Centre for Responsible Tourism – Belize, San Ignacio, Belize (May 2009)

“Building Cruise Ship Tourism in Newfoundland and Labrador: Issues and Challenges,” The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, St. John’s (April 2009)

“Building Cruise Ship Tourism: Issues and Challenges,” Council of Haida Nation, Skidegate (January 2009)

“Making Cruise Ship Tourism Sustainable,” Gaaysiigang – An Ocean Forum for Haida Gwaii, Skidegate (January 2009) “Paradise Lost at Sea,” Mount Saint Vincent University Tourism Program, Halifax (November 2008)

“Cruising without a Bruising,” Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Tourism Program, Corner Brook (October 2008)

“Troubled Seas: Social Activism and the Cruise Industry,” University of Northern British Columbia , Department of Recreation and Tourism, Prince George (February 2007)

 “Troubled Seas: Social Activism and the Cruise Industry,” University of Victoria Department of Sociology, Victoria, BC (February 2007)

“Rethinking the Benefits of Cruise Tourism,” Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group and James Bay Neighbourhood Environment Association, Victoria (February 2007)

Paradise Lost at Sea: Cruise Ship Workers as Commodity,” Serving the New Economy: Critical Perspectives on Hospitality and Tourism Work – A Centre for Research on Work and Society Workshop, York University , Toronto (October 2006)

“Turning Water Into Money: The Economics of Cruise Tourism,” New Zealand Tourism Research Institute and AUT University School of Hospitality and Tourism, Auckland (August 2006)

Keynote Address, Ships vs Spit Business Breakfast, Save Our Spit Alliance, Gold Coast (August 2006)

Keynote Lecture, Cruise Ship Tourism Forum, University of Prince Edward Island (co-sponsored by Institute on Island Studies and Dean of Arts), Charlottetown (July 2006)

“Troubled Seas: The Cruise Industry and Social Activism,” Kea’au Community Center (co-sponsored by Sierra Club and KAHEA: The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance), Hilo (November 2005)

“Protecting Paradise: Hawai’i and NCL America,” University of Hawai’i (co-sponsored by University of Hawai’i and KAHEA: The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance), Honolulu (November 2005)

“Environmental Regulation of the Cruise Industry: Legal Issues and Challenges,” University of Hawai’i Richardson School of Law (Environmental Law Program), Honolulu (November 2005)

“Turning Water Into Money: The Economics of the Cruise Industry,” Mount Saint Vincent University (Department of Business and Tourism), Halifax, NS (October 2005)

“The Art of Greenwashing: The Cruise Industry and the Environment,” Brock University (Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies), St. Catharines, ON (May 2005)

“Renewable Energy: Save Money, Save the World,” Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism VI – Exploring Tourism: Widening the Boundaries of Caribbean Sustainability (Panel Participant), Saint Lucia (June 2004)

“Weighing Anchor: Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risks of the Cruise Ship Industry in Atlantic Canada,” Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (sponsored by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Ecology Action Centre, and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic), Halifax (June 2004)

“Charting A Course:  An International Congress for Coral Reef Protection from Ship-based Tourism” (Panel Participant), White Water to Blue Water Partnership Conference (sponsored by UN, US State Department, CARICOM, Government of Canada, et al), Miami (March 2004)

“The Politics of Environmental Activism: A Case Study of the Cruise Industry and the Environmental Movement,” British Sociological Association, York (March 2004)

"Cruising Out of Control," Nancy Foster Environmental Centre -- NOAA (sponsored by Last Stand and Livable Oldtown), Key West, FL (January 2004)

“Corporate Responsibility of The Cruise Sector – An Environmental, Economic And Labour Analysis,” Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism V -- Tourism and The Media: The Next Generation, Bridgetown, Barbados, (Panel Participant) December 2003.

“Charting A Course:  The Cruise Industry, Government of Canada, and Purposeful Development,” Maritime Studies Research Unit, St. John ’s, NL, October 2003

“Cruise Out of Control,” Maui Community College, Kahului, Maui (co-sponosored by KAHEA, Maui Today, Sierra Club Maui, and University of Hawaii Sea Grant), October 2003

“Cruise Out of Control,” Kealakehe High School Cafeteria, Kailua-Kona (co-sponosored by KAHEA and University of Hawaii Sea Grant), October 2003

“Cruise Out of Control,” Komohana Ag Complex, Hilo (co-sponosored by KAHEA, Sierra Club Moku Loa), October 2003

“Cruise Out of Control,” McCoy Pavillion, Honolulu (co-sponosored by KAHEA, Sierra Club O`ahu, Environmental Defense Fund Hawaii), October 2003

“Charting a Course: The Cruise Industry, The Government of Canada, and Coastal British Columbia,: University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George (co-sponsored by Economics, Geography, Resource Recreation and Tourism, International Studies, and Social Work), September 2003

"By Land, By Sea, or Both?" Caribbean Hotel Industry Conference (Caribbean Hotel Association Annual Meeting), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. (Panel Participant) June 2003

"Sweatships: The Cruise Industry and the Socialist Agenda," Keynote Address at Annual Program Meeting of Society for Socialist Studies, Halifax , June 2003

"The Caribbean Cruise Sector: Friend or Foe?" Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism IV: Maximising the Economic Impact of Tourism, Montego Bay, Jamaica. May 2003

"Cruise Ship Blues: The Underside of the Cruise Industry," The Commonwealth Club (co-sponsored by Bluewater Network), San Francisco, CA.   January 2003

"Sweatships: The Cruise Industry, Its Workers, the Environment, and the Developing World," University of Toronto, School of Social Work, Toronto, ON.  January 2003

"The Cruise Industry and the Environment," Department of the Environment, City and County of San Francisco, Sanfrancisco, CA.  January 2003

"Is the Cruise Industry Environmentally Sustainable?:  Industry Practices, International Regulation, and the Developing World,"

"Sweatshops at Sea: Unglamourous Work in a Glamourous Environment," Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association / Society for Socialist Studies, Toronto , 2002

"Cruisin' without a Bruisin': Avoiding Problems of a Cruise Vacation," Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NF, 2002.

"Images versus Realities of the Cruise Industry: Ethical, Moral and Professional Issues for Social Work," University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) and University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB), 2002

“How Green Is Green?: The Cruise Industry and the Environment,” Marine Institute, St. John’s, NF. 2001

“Death by Chocolate: An Inside Look at the Cruise Industry,” Maxwell School of Public Policy, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.  2000



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