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Berlitz: Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2012

Berlitz: Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2012

Paperback Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships

By (author) Douglas Ward

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  • Publisher: Berlitz Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 688 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 222mm x 36mm | 1,039g
  • Publication date: 19 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1780040008
  • ISBN 13: 9781780040004
  • Edition: 20, Revised
  • Edition statement: 20th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Full Colour Photographs Throughout
  • Sales rank: 121,940

Product description

Part 1 combines authoritative text and evocative color photography to define the cruising experience, helping readers decide on which type of cruise, which cruise line and which size of ship is best for them. There is lively background information on the burgeoning cruise industry and what makes it so enjoyable and popular with travelers, along with things the cruise lines won't always tell you, and plenty of snippets of fascinating information gleaned from Douglas Ward's many years of cruising. Part 2 consists of comprehensive reviews of every major cruise vessel, from large to small, from unabashed luxury and exclusivity to ships for the budget-minded and youth-oriented. Details include precise specifications on size and facilities, number of cabins, etc, as well as an overview of what to expect on board and useful information for families. Part 3 provides practical information on booking, budgeting, cruise etiquette and safety at sea, plus website contacts for every major cruise line.

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Author information

Douglas Ward, the world's top authority on cruising and cruise ships, is president of the Maritime Evaluations Group, an independent international agency that rates cruise ships worldwide. With more than 40 years' experience, he spends up to 200 days a year aboard cruise ships, meticulously inspecting and evaluating their facilities.

Review quote

"It's hard to see how any cruise professional can operate without a copy of the guide at his or her side and anyone with an interest in cruising will find this an extremely readable and useful publication. The guide is a superb work of reference and something that no regular cruiser should be without. If you have questions about cruising, chances are you'll find the answers here." (from Cruise and Travel Lifestyles - Tin Thomas)

Table of contents

Introduction The Cruising experience Different kinds of cruises Choosing the right cruise The ships and their rating Practical information Maps Tables and charts