Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships 2012

Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships 2012

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by Douglas Ward
     
 

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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“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)

“The newest edition of the Berlitz Guide To Ocean Cruises is now available in bookstores and online. Like a vintage bottle of wine that only improves with age, the Berlitz Guide keeps improving with each new edition: graphics, ease of navigating through the various sections, lots of photos, and a slew of informational text boxes inserted throughout the book.”
(from Ships and Cruises.com)

“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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780040004
Publisher:
Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
Publication date:
10/19/2011
Edition description:
Twentieth Edition
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.40(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher

“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)

“The newest edition of the Berlitz Guide To Ocean Cruises is now available in bookstores and online. Like a vintage bottle of wine that only improves with age, the Berlitz Guide keeps improving with each new edition: graphics, ease of navigating through the various sections, lots of photos, and a slew of informational text boxes inserted throughout the book.”
(from Ships and Cruises.com)

“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)

Meet the Author

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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this guide book as a guft for my husband, since we'll be taking our first cruise next summer. It's extremely thorough, with lots of helpful facts about each ship. I wish there were some anecdotal stories from actual passengers. But as an information resource for people who have never taken a cruise, it's outstanding.