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Albert Ballen Biography
Albert Ballen is the person who is credited with the invention of cruise ships.

Before World War I many different ship companies started including cruise ships among their fleet, to add luxury and comfort to sea travel. However, many of those cruise ships suffered considerable damage during that war, and in 1918, Mr. Ballen, thinking that his creation would eventually be an economical flop, committed suicide.
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