The Alaska Cruise Handbook

The Alaska Cruise Handbook : A Mile-By-Mile Guide

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Updated for 2012, this #1 guide to Alaska cruising features in-depth sections on each port with many insightful stories about the people and the coast. The key to this book's enduring popularity is the lavish 22" x 34"fold-out map with a numbering system for ease of following your ship's position.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 288 pages
  • 177.8 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 748.42g
  • Coastal Pub
  • United States
  • English
  • 0979491576
  • 9780979491573
  • 275,933

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Award-winning author and mapmaker Joe Upton spent twenty years exploring the Northwest coast as a commercial fisherman and journalist, collecting stories, taking photos, making maps, and catching fish. In this book, which has more than 300 color photos and a large illustrated map, Upton has assembled all the information you need for your Alaska cruise.

Included is detailed information on excursions, wildlife, walks, ports of call, cruise planning tips, where to look for whales, and much more. This guide is immensely popular because, in addition to being full of information, it also features Joe's wonderful stories.

Readers may explore Alaska before their cruise through Joe's videos. The map has links to short videos featuring Alaska stops and Joe's stories that can be found on a companion website,
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About Joe Upton

Joe Upton was a commercial fisherman for 25 years in Alaska and Maine. He lives with his wife, Mary Lou, on Bainbridge Island, Washington, and Vinalhaven Island, Maine.
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"Love the book! We laminated the map for use on our balcony." -- review in "Cruise Critic"
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