Cruise through History is a collection of short stories grouped by the sequence of many popular cruise itineraries, rather than by country, or period of history. An enjoyable cruise itinerary, particularly for the first-time cruise traveler, is the itinerary that includes the ports of Western Europe. This volume of stories to enhance the trip includes unfamiliar escapades associated with familiar people and places. The stories will also introduce new personalities and a depth of knowledge of new places to the traveler's repertoire. The stories in this itinerary were selected for their entertainment value, as well as a connection to sights the traveler may visit. Whether enjoyed as a history book, or read by the traveler port-to-port as their itinerary unfolds, the characters in the stories may become new friends. They are assembled here as a Cruise through History to add meaning and delight to travels. The ports discussed in Itinerary 1 are: London , Bayeux , Biarritz, La Coruna , At Sea ,Oporto-Lisbon , Seville ,Valencia , Barcelona , Marseille , Nice , Pisa and Rome. You'll find a new information on the Lost City of Atlantis and some facts about how Plato, Heinrich Himmler, Pharaoh Necco, Helen Blatvasky and more all had a fascination with the topic.