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This is the 28th year that Berlitz has published the guide - the “cruise industry bible” as it’s known by travel specialists - and this fully revised 2013 edition details all the latest trends in what has become an increasingly popular vacation choice.

The book is divided into two main parts: the first helps you define what you are looking for in a cruise vacation and advises you on how to find it. It provides a wealth of information, including a look at life aboard ship and how...

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Overview

This is the 28th year that Berlitz has published the guide - the “cruise industry bible” as it’s known by travel specialists - and this fully revised 2013 edition details all the latest trends in what has become an increasingly popular vacation choice.

The book is divided into two main parts: the first helps you define what you are looking for in a cruise vacation and advises you on how to find it. It provides a wealth of information, including a look at life aboard ship and how to get the best from it. Specialist cruises are discussed, too, culminating with that ultimate travel experience: the around-the-world cruise. This unrivaled detail is complemented by a vast number of tables and checklists, color photographs and maps.

The second section profiles almost 300 ocean-going cruise vessels. From large to small, from unabashed luxury and exclusivity to ships for the budget-minded, new and old, they are all here. The ratings and evaluations - using an internationally recognized ratings system - have been made objectively, without bias, partiality, or prejudice and are in no way subsidized by advertising or sponsorship. In almost all instances, the ships have been visited recently by the author or one of his team in order to assess current status. Passenger comments are taken into account in the final evaluations.

If you are thinking about a taking a cruise, this book clearly sets out all the information you need to make the right choice for you.
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780040608
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Edition description: Twenty first Edition
  • Edition number: 21
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

With more than 40 years of experience, encompassing over 1,000 cruises and more than 5,700 days at sea, Douglas Ward spends some 200 days a year aboard cruise ships, evaluating their facilities, inspecting each ship like a maritime Sherlock Holmes. Facilities count, of course but just as important are the standards of food, service, staff and hospitality. In his quest for the truth about cruising, no stone is left unturned, from the fluffiness of the towels to the quality of the china, and from the welcome aboard to the disembarkation process.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
What’s New for 2013
Disney Sets a Comic Trend
Cruising’s Unstoppable Growth
What the Brochures Don’t Tell You
Where To?

The Cruising Experience
Life Aboard (A–Z of Cruising)
Cruise Cuisine
Entertainment Aboard
Spas and Wellness Facilities

Different Kinds of Cruising
Cruising for Families
Cruising for Seniors
Cruising for Romantics
Cruising for Solo Passengers
Cruising for Gays and Lesbians
Cruising to Suit Special Needs
Expedition and Nature Cruises
Coastal Cruises
North Atlantic Crossings
Sailing Ships
Cargo Ship Cruising
River Cruising
Around-the-World Cruises

Choosing the Right Cruise
Choosing the Right Ship
Choosing the Right Cabin
Compare the Major Cruise Lines
Carnival Cruise Lines
Celebrity Cruises
Costa Cruises
Cunard Line
Holland America Line
Louis Cruises
MSC Cruises
Norwegian Cruise Line
P&O Cruises
Princess Cruises
Royal Caribbean International
Smaller Operators: A Who’s Who
Living in Luxury
The Best Shore Excursions

The Ships and Their Ratings
This Year’s Star Performers
How We Evaluate the Ships
What the Descriptions Mean
How a New Cruise Ship is Created
The Ships (in alphabetical order)
Ships Rated by Score

Practical Information
Booking and Budgeting
Don’t Leave Home Without
Your First Cruise: What to Expect
Cruise Lines by Market Classification
Practical Tips:?What To Do If…
How Safe Are Cruise Ships?
Eco Cruising and Emissions
Cruise Line Website Addresses
 

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

    Nook ebook - doesn't work on old nooks

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