Albert Ballin designed the first cruise ship, the Prinzessin Viktoria Luise, which was completed in 1900. Ballin was the general manager of the Hamburg-America cruise line.
Ashlee Simmons has written professionally for more than 10 years. Her writing focus is travel, equestrian and health and medical articles, but she enjoys writing human interest stories as well. Simmons graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a liberal arts degree.