Books The Last Cruise by Kate Christensen Hardcover, 285 pages, Doubleday, List Price: $26.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Last CruiseAuthorKate Christensen Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary A final voyage for a 1950s vintage ocean liner is disrupted by strife and malfunctions above and below decks, unexpectedly testing a former journalist, a sous-chef, and a violinist. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Kate Christensen The Astral The Great Man Blue Plate Special Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Last Cruise Review Book Reviews Nostalgia (And Norovirus) Make For A Novel 'Last Cruise' Fresh Air July 19, 2018 A vintage ocean liner stops dead in the water in Kate Christensen's latest. Critic Maureen Corrigan says the voyage is an "entertaining and elegantly written story about social class." Nostalgia (And Norovirus) Make For A Novel 'Last Cruise' Listen · 6:11 6:11 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/630394763/630547018" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews 'The Last Cruise' Is A Bit More Than A 3-Hour Tour July 12, 2018 Kate Christensen's new novel follows a group of people on a vintage-themed cruise — think cabaret, cocktails and no Internet — who are thrown together unexpectedly when things go wrong on board.