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Life on Nomad Cruise is catered for the ultimate worktation experience. From talks, workshops, meetups and networking events throughout the cruise, you’ll easily find yourself apart of a wider network of like-minded go-getters. Of course, you can also spend your time eating your bodyweight at the buffets, sampling each cocktail menu item, or even dancing off the inevitable buffet tax under disco balls into the early hours of the morning. But after all this, you may still want to take a time-out and read a really good book while listening to the waves lap against the front of the ship. There’s nothing quite like being transported to another world while your body is also in transit.

Here are 5 books we think are perfect for reading while on a cruise ship:

1. Blue Ocean Strategy (Business)

Based on a study of 150 strategic moves spanning more than a hundred years and thirty industries, Kim and Mauborgne argue that tomorrow’s leading companies will succeed not by battling competitors, but by creating “blue oceans” of uncontested market space ripe for growth.

2. Moby Dick (Fiction)

An American classic steeped in symbolism telling the tale of a boat captain’s revenge quest against a powerful and elusive whale who took his leg on a previous encounter at sea. The book explores themes of good and evil, class and social status and the existence of God, among many. Powerful, profound and rich in exploration of the human spirit, Moby Dick is essential reading when spending time on the ocean.

3. The Old Man and the Sea (Fiction)

The concept of success is redefined in Hemingway’s novella about an experienced yet aged  fisherman’s 3-day battle to hook a marlin in the Gulf of Mexico. Themes of man’s determination, grit and resilience in the face of defeat is explored in Hemingway’s signature minimalist style. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated” sums up what is an easy yet deeply impactful read for fellow ocean-goers.

4. Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do (Non-Fiction)

‘Blue Mind’ is an insightful look into the emotional, behavioral, psychological and physical connections which makes humans so enchanted with water. The concept of a ‘blue mind’ is, what the author suggests, a natural state of mind which all humans instinctively know but many of us have forgotten. What better place to re-establish your intrinsic connection with water than on a cruise ship?

5. Sea Survival Handbook: The Complete Guide for Survival at Sea (Non-fiction)

Just in case. The title pretty much says it all.