Ocean Explorer Maps
This pioneering map series aims to meet the needs of passengers on cruise ships. Most popular maps cover individual countries, or regions of countries, showing cities, towns, and villages, plus roads, railways, rivers, etc. However, passengers on ships seldom need to know much about the inland parts of the countries concerned: what is of most interest to them are the port cities and nearby sites of historical, cultural, or archaeological interest. In some areas their interest will concentrate on the wildlife likely to be encountered, or the exploits of the early explorers who discovered these lands. Ocean Explorer maps provide basic background information and illustrations that help cruise passengers to appreciate and understand the places they are visiting, as well as being cartographically accurate maps that show them exactly where they are going. Although the maps are printed on paper with a glossy feel, you can easily draw in the route of your cruise, using pen or pencil. The first map in the series, Antarctic Explorer came about because of the complete absence of any map (apart from nautical charts) showing the relevant parts of that continent in sufficient detail.