Cruise Vacations For Dummies 2007

Cruise Vacations For Dummies 2007

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Listen to a free companion podcast! On a cruise vacation, getting there is half the fun or more. Even if you're a land lubber, this guide will get you ready and eager to set sail. You'll learn what to expect and how to enjoy every minute on board or in port. As the authors write, The captain does the driving, the chef does the cooking, the bartenders do the pouring, and the stewards make your bed. You unpack once and then relax and enjoy. Discover how to pick the cruise for you and choose great things to do, with: reviews of the best cruise lines and specifics such as the best ships for families, best romantic cruises, best party cruises, best small ship cruises, and more; overviews of popular cruise ports in the Caribbean, Alaska, the Mediterranean, the Mexican Riviera, Hawaii, and New England and Eastern Canada; special icons that point out Bargain Alerts, Heads Ups (warnings about tourists traps, unsafe neighborhoods, etc.)
, and Kid Friendly options; info on onboard entertainment and activities, food, spa offerings, shopping, gambling, and children's activities; recommendations on the top attractions and best shore excursions at popular ports; details on everything from passport requirements to packing tips, and from embarkation day to clearing customs. Like every "For Dummies" travel guide, "Cruise Vacations For Dummies 2007" helps you make the most of your vacation. It includes: down to earth trip planning advice; info on the best ships for every budget; tips on sightseeing at ports of call; and handy Post it Flags to mark your favorite pages. Whether you're looking for adventure on the high seas or laid back fun in the sun, get your sea legs and get set for smooth sailing with this friendly guide.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.4 x 30.5mm | 498.96g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • w. photos, maps.
  • 0471788635
  • 9780471788638

Table of contents

Introduction . Part I: Getting Started. Chapter 1: Choosing Cruising: The Best of the Best. Chapter 2: Is a Cruise for Youse? The Whats, Wheres, and Whys. Chapter 3: Choosing Your Ideal Cruise. Part II: Planning Your Cruise. Chapter 4: Booking and Paying Up. Chapter 5: Ticking Off Your Pre Cruise Checklist. Part III: All Aboard: The Cruise Experience. Chapter 6: Embarkation Day. Chapter 7: Wining and Dining. Chapter 8: Filling Your Days: Onboard Activities and Entertainment. Chapter 9: Keeping the Kids Busy: Activities for Children and Teens. Part IV: Ship Shapes: The Cruise Lines and Their Ships. Chapter 10: Vetting Your Vessel: The How to of Comparative Cruise Shopping. Chapter 11: Mainstream Ships. Chapter 12: Luxury Ships. Chapter 13: Small and Sailing Ships. Part V: Calling All Ports: Where to Go and Why. Chapter 14: Preparing for Ports of Call. Chapter 15: Landing in the Caribbean. Chapter 16: Doing Alaska in Style. Chapter 17: Meandering in the Mediterranean. Chapter 18: Exploring Other Destinations. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten Things to Do When Your Cruise Ends. Appendix: Quick Concierge. Index.
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About Heidi Sarna

Matt Hannafin is a freelance writer, editor, and musician based in Brooklyn, New York. Coauthor of the upcoming 1,000 Places in the U.S.A. & Canada to See Before You Die (a sequel to the 2004 bestseller) and Frommer's Cruises & Ports of Call, he also writes regular travel columns for, the Boston Herald, and Porthole cruise magazine. His work has appeared in dozens of other books, magazines, and websites, including Gourmet, Modern Bride, Avid Cruiser, and Travel Weekly. Heidi Sarna is a freelance writer who has sailed the oceans blue for more than a decade, often with her young twin sons and lucky husband in tow. Coauthor of Frommer's Cruises & Ports of Call and a contributor to several other guidebooks, she also writes regular travel columns for and Porthole cruise magazine. She's written for many magazines and newspapers, including Gourmet, Conde Nast Traveler, Parenting, Bridal Guide, the Boston Herald, and Travel Weekly.
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