Berlitz: Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2012

Berlitz: Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2012

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 150 x 222 x 36mm | 1,038.72g
  • Berlitz Publishing Company
  • Berlitz Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 20th Revised edition
  • Full Colour Photographs Throughout
  • 1780040008
  • 9781780040004
  • 147,373

About Douglas Ward

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.

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Review quote

"Anyone who loves to cruise will love this book. The Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships is one of the best "general" cruise guides you can buy. The author Douglas Ward provides an in-depth review of 285 cruise ships in this cruise guidebook, now in its 26th year of publication. Mr. Ward is certainly a cruise expert--he has spent 5600 days at sea! The guide book has exceptional information on ships of sizes and prices. Like me, Mr. Ward believes there is a cruise ship to suit everyone's taste." (from About.com - Linda Garrison)

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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

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